I am still here! And still sort of running. Still feels odd only running a couple of times a week. I have a 10K next week as well. Hope that isn't too painful. Up to the Lakes this weekend to do some walking but will probably bring my shoes to have a little run around grasmere from ambleside.
You guys doing these 15M+ long runs - i can barely remember doing them!
Alright all - some good racing going over the heat of summer by the looks of things.
KFC - I presume that's the Orion Epping Forest race you did. Looks a toughie! Well done, shame about the missed turn - better course marking or marshalling required.
Barry - I've found swimming is sometimes like that. One day for no reason nothing seems to go right.
Pink - when is your first tri? You signed up to the dark side yet?
I did my first Oly tri at the weekend it was a blast. It was the national Oly distance championships so was chocka with some very fast types. Lots of disk wheels and very expensive looking bikes.
Weather was gorgeous and swim started with a run in from the beach start and was one big 1500m loop. My sighting wasn't great so I didn't take the fastest route, but came out with 32 mins nearly on the nose. Transitions were much smoother and headed out on the bike for the 42km ride - single loop undulating with some cheeky climbs. Did that in 1:21. The run was a relatively flat out and back along the lakeside with the heat building - and did that in 46 mins. So all in 2:42. Pretty please with that and my legs are well sore today. Got a pint of alcohol free beer at the end which was lovely!
2old - you doing the Southport tri this weekend? Enjoy!
Nell - you "pick your moments for a swimming race" - it sounds like you are a dark horse in the swimming stakes
I'm doing my fifth race in 12 days this evening. A club 10K (well prob about 5.5 miles). My legs are a bit knackered, so don't expect anything too special. Then after that its rest and easy work until the Dambuster.
Don't think I have ever raced this much. Must be something to do with this multisport stuff. You recover quicker (perhaps) because you're not doing so much running?