DD - Just train every day and build it up slow, no motivation issues then.
Re wetsuits and when to buy, myself and OH went to the Bristol Tri Centre last week and picked a couple of last seasons wetsuits for a good price, first time in a wetsuit and using the endless pool was good to try them out. If you wait until later to buy maybe not so many bargains around.
My training is going well, managed 5 x 400m on Monday, first one without warm up 10:30 then the rest 9:5x's. First time this year out on the bike on Saturday , enjoyed it but where have my bike legs gone.
Minni - Yeah but a happy muppet, who still has a 910xt. Well done on the mixed training, you are coming back well. Regarding wetsuits, depends how buoyant you are already, don't want the legs too high in the water. Anywhere near you can try before you buy.
2old - I bought a Orca Enduro 3.8(long distance ambitions?) bit of a workout getting them on especially when skin is wet. Nice long run with good pace at the end from you. Yeah I thought the same as you and got out early before wind/rain arrived, Pink is out now and it looks horrendous.
15 miles at 7:18 avg this morning, unfuelled and tough but happy enough, last 5 were quickest.
AA - At least you know why your run was so poor, speedy recovery and rest the calf - red wine?
Chick - Hope the calf is not too serious, mine went tight after last weekend's long one, but has recovered OK with stretching/icing.
Freemers - Nice quick repeats, you're right to ditch the parkrun, too much quick stuff leads to higher injury risk. If I was doing a Parkrun that would be my speedwork for the week. Enjoy the 20 tomorrow.
nell - Those intervals look about 3:15 pace? We have no bath for a week, so maybe cold shower tomorrow.
15 miles progressive for me on Thursday at 7:30 avg. Trip to the Tri shop in Bristol yesterday was fun. Good to try the wetsuits on and try them in the pool,but made the fatal mistake of trying 2 and liking them both, which lead to 45 minutes(while Pink was having her turn) deciding which to have. Managed to get out on the bike for the first time this year this morning, enjoyed it but where have my bike legs gone?
Chick - well done for getting out, it will come back. Yeah probably about 5K pace, but it was early morning off night shift with icy pavement so would hope for a tad quicker if racing. Endless pool is a tank with the water flowing so you swim but stay in the same place, yeah what Minni said.
carrot - Yeah pretty much niggle free, apart from the normal associated with an"old" man trying to do lots of exercise.
Nearly a major crisis this morning and very lucky. Turned up at swimming and coud n't find my 910xt, really thought I'd packed it(joys of nightshift) Thought nothing of it until saw Pink at home later who said " I found a Garmin like yours in the Gym car park on the way out of swimming this morning and handed it in" , my first reaction was not great, a "little" tired. Why did you not come and see me in the pool and see if it was mine? - Sorry. Anyway all good and Garmin retrieved. Also managed to leave my swim shorts in the spinny machine - see what I mean about nights/getting old.
Swimming went well , managed to swim 16 lengths straight off(previous best 6). Shame I did n't have my Garmin to record it.