Quick check in as we are leaving for the hundred this afternoon
Been having a quiet week with just short runs or bike rides to keep the legs ticking over. Forecast mixed, quite warm and sunny Sat with rain and wind arriving 4.00am Sunday
Got some good / bad news yesterday. Apparently my lungs are in great condition, my haemoglobin levels are in the top 5% of the population prompting the consultant to ask if I trained at altitude!!! Sadly though the breathlessness is down to a heart problem (moderate) for which I am being referred to a cardiologist. Advice was generic - take it easy!! Now planning a more modest target for the weekend
Anyway I'll keep running slowly until told to stop I think. Another ear operation next week - so all in all I am falling apart at the seams.
Have a good weekend everyone and I'll report back on Monday
Freemers: great time, there was I feeling pleased at 7.30mm on my relay leg
2Old: proper spin sessions (we do structured training in our classes with a multiple ironman) really do help cycling, especially hills, while the marathon training helps with endurance. Are you just pedalling as fast as you can on the spin bike? What sort of resistance do you use? We aren't allowed to just spin our legs, if they are going faster than about 110, unless it is a sprint, we have to wind up the resistance. We both found the hills much easier yesterday than a typical early season ride.
Am undecided about the 10k tonight - think I might be pushing my luck with the hundred on Saturday, given I am not capable of just jogging round
100 next weekend. Today was the British Masters Road Relays. Ran anchor leg for the FV55. Managed 22.25 on a course with one drag of a hill in the first few hundred metres and a climb to the finish of the leg. Thought I might be sick towards the end and definitely felt the lack of any fast running, but pleased to be faster than last year. Lost our bronze medal but were missing two of our faster FV55 runners.
Cycling tomorrow and then just a few days before the big one.......