Booktrunk - its all in the mind - if you think you are a plodder then you will be one. You need to break out of the mindset and aim as high as possible. I reckon that is why the Kenyans always do so well. They are positive that they are going do do well and if they have a bad race, they just say - I'll win the next one. I think we can take that on board - if with slightly lower targets
Bro - no hangover today , but I have another party on Friday so my long ride on Saturday is at risk I'll be taking a leaf out of the Kenyan's book in that regard in Jan as well. Bring on Teetotal January
2old - fingers crossed on the achilles
Barry - flying. I take it that the calf has completely cleared up
Jantastic - count me out - I haven't listened to that darn show for a year, and don't want to start again
XC season clearly in full swing. I got involved myself this Sunday, and bizarrely I even enjoyed it. Beat a couple of people I always finish behind - and this is despite having an Xmas related skinful on Friday night. Can't say I came first in my AG or broke any records tho!
Kiwi - what a shock for you & Mr Kiwi - hope they find out what caused it.
No problems with weather in London. I reckon the meeja is making it all up 7 mile tempo session last night and 5 mile easy at 7am this morning (gulp - a bit early for me)
Hello Marcus - I've got a cycle-swim-involved marathon plan myself. Here's my recipe: take one 55-70 P&D program, strip out two recovery runs, insert 2 swims and mix in 1 long cycle - bake for 12 weeks and see what happens. I don't know whether it will work, but I am happy to be an experiment of 1 again
Carrot - winter puking - are you sure there wasn't an office party involved?
AA - I was mailed details on a 10K swim from Galeforce events who do tri stuff in Bedford. They are doing a 10K swim option in their mass start event in August in box end lake, which is meant to me nice. Here is a link in case you are interested.