Chick - Well done on the 1k repeats, good pacing making the last one the quickest.
AA - well done on the 20 and good luck with the tri.
2old - Maidenhead HM is 6 Sep, see your pace is increasing on the long run and that was a very good 12 mile run. That swim seems quick to me but all relative, Good luck with the YKW I would have chosen that over the swim race any day.
O4S - Hope you've recovered from the many beers, sounds a wonderful holiday/training break.
Slowly ramped back up the training this week:
Mon - restTues - 1 hour easy indoor bike, s&c Wed - 5 mile run at 7:47. Thurs - Pool swim mainly left breathing practice or how to drink lots of pool water., s&c Fri - 10 mile run, (1x slow 2 x steady) x 3 1 warm down, steady was between 7:10 and 7:28 and they were a struggle towards the end, maybe last sunday and night shift in my legs. OW swim practice with tempo trainer.
AA - Very impressive swimming, nice quick miles I think we'll be pretty close at Maidenhead.
Cotswold Middle Distance Tri for me yesterday. Conditions were great at the start. I was in the last wave of 5 which suited me, Swim in 44 mins very happy with the swim, couple of errors in T1, could n't get my leg out of wetsuit then thought I'd lost my garmin and race belt came unbuckled at start of bike, Bike in 2:46, just started to rain towards the end of the bike, run in 1:42, downpour throughout the run so turned in to a mudfest. Started the run at around 7:20 -7:30 pace for the first few miles but could n't sustain it, very similar feeling to last few miles of a marathon. Total time 5 hours 20, so very happy and loved it. My first season of triathlon has gone very well.
Brol - I'm surpised how quick my speed has come back but not sure how I'll cope over 13 miles, there is a 1:30 pacer so might tag along and see how it goes. Good effort on your 10k all things considered.
AA - I'm doing the Cotswold Classic this Sunday.
Just an hour easy bike for me yesterday, some strength and core today and off to the Lake this evening and nothing tomorrow, sort of taper I guess.
AA - Good luck for the swim. I've not got involved in the chaos of an ow start yet, I hang around at the back.
2old - Very good training from you. I'm 50 next year, hence the mid life crisis quote last year "IM before I'm 50". Not really followed a plan for the HIM an only just getting consistent weeks of training in so not sure how to taper for it apart from resting Saturday.
Freemers - Good you are back running and good luck for the job, welcome to the world of early starts but I guess your job is a long day as well, at least I finish just gone 2 on earlies.
Thanks for the birthday wishes. Bike is repaired. Pool swim on Monday. 5 mile run at 6:44 avg on Tuesday and pool swim again yesterday.
Kiwi - Hi, hope it's nothing too serious and you're back running soon.
Chick - Well done on the very long run. And good you've started open water swimming.
Well done to Minni and Brol.
2k in the lake Friday evening , eldest daughter came down to give it a go and enjoyed it.
My birthday yesterday but still managed to get out on the bike early for some hill repeats. Out on the bike again this morning 27 miles, followed by 7.5 mile brick run at 7:07 which I was happy with. Minor problem with bike when I was cleaning it turned into a bigger problem when I tried to fix it so off to the local bike shop tomorrow, need it for next Sunday.