Freemers / AA: ((( ))) hope you both feel better soon. I was lucky that the thread cold didn't survive the flight to Lanzarote.
Back home now to chaos, but more sunshine than we saw all holiday ( and a lot less wind). My blushes were spared on the triathlon as the winds were too dangerous for the bike leg to take place (35 mph average and gusts up to 47mph), the whole island was put on alert. I refuse to do an aquathlon, as it became, due to the fact that better swimmers have finished the run while I am still lumbering up and down the pool
We spent our last day doing 10k off road, an hour of salsa robics (???) an hour of Padel tennis, which I had never heard of before, an hour of squash and then an hour of torture with foam rollers and tennis balls trying to ease out various muscles - quite amusing as all the rollers and mats kept flying across the place if not weighted down.
5k at 7.00am yesterday plus some aerobics, then a relatively trouble free journey home
2Old: I was under the impression that your sanity jumped ship some time ago
Up at 7.10am, HM started at 7.50am - that's what I call good preparation (not). The weather was cloudy but mercifully dry, with a wind that could have blown you off your feet. The route was 3 identical laps, all out and back - the out with the wind behind you and the return (obviously) into the teeth of the gale. Moore than half the people who started ducked out after one or two laps, so it got progressively more lonely. Ran 'naked' and managed each lap faster than the previous. The first out leg was required to get the duathlon out of my legs and the last back was a real struggle. Overall time 1.49.20, third lady overall and splits 37.55/36.58/34.28.
Followed that up with an hour of Zumba and an hour of spinning plus an hour of stretching which has made me ache in places I didn't know existed. Sadly the wind makes road biking a miserable experience and kayaking a bit risky, so have had to cut back a bit.
Barry: I'll swop your bad run for one of my good ones!
Pink: hope the injury is temporary and good luck for Bath!
Nell: your easy / moderate paces bring me out in a rash
2Old: rest day??????
Carrot: tough end to the week!
Barry: had to do the duathlon unfuelled and the HM tomorrow will be the same. Not sure how that will play out
Minni: Club La Santa guests only
Another negative split on the duathlon - couldn't believe the second run was faster than the first. WAVA on the run section was 87.7% Less said about the bike the better, although hopefully would have been faster on my own bike. BA was comprehensively last and I did wonder if he had stopped for breakfast on the bike leg
Duathlon this morning started in drizzle and ferocious wind. The first run was fine, but fell on the greasy paving slabs going into transition and grazed my hands ( butt well enough padded not to matter!). The outward leg of the ride was mainly uphill, but had the advantage of the wind at our backs. By the time I turned downhill into the wind the rain had got much heavier and was driving straight into your face. You had to pedal hard downhill into the wind just to keep moving
My hands were so cold at transition 2 that I struggled to tie my shoelaces, but was soon back out on the run with no wobbly legs as some people had. Picked off 2 people ahead and finished first lady, in an admittedly small field. A lot of non specialist cyclists were frightened off by the weather and a rash of accidents over the last few days. No times up yet, but I felt as if the runs were pretty similar and the bike was just an endurance test.
An hour later I was doing an hour of intervals in a spin class and then topped it off with an hour of Hip Hop/ Funk dance aerobics ( did I honestly think that would be a good idea???)
Delighted that my 10k time gave me a WAVA score of 83.8%
BA, although slightly disappointed with his time (and positive split) took heart from the fact that we were both at least 15 years older than any of the other male/female competitors. Today really has been more or less a rest day aerobics first thing and a 5k run, a 6k walk, then I did an hour of Zumba ( never tried it before, but a good laugh) while BA did a bike maintenance workshop. When I walked back from zumba I saw an instructor looking wild-eyed as he tried to show BA how to swing a golf club
Not sure BA and golf is a match made in heaven - but then the same has been said about BA and O4S ( and not just by me!)
Duathlon at 7.45am tomorrow, fingers crossed for a drop in the wind!