Bad comms all round my side! been off the radar busy as and trying to crack some good running and all that jingo! after the first 60 day session , i stopped and focused on a few races and now im just working on my running and aiming to start up again in december, or early january. can definitely feel the difference from not doing it (neighbours complained about the noise though!?? go figure)
woohoo well done Amanda, thats awesome work! glad to hear that the insanity is helping so much, just imagine what it will be like after month 2? i think you shoud take it easy before the ultra and then crack on with it again after a bit of rest post-ultra! or at least i would do something like that but once you are feelnig the buzz its hard to reign it in
i completed my london triathlon on sunday and improved my overall time by 20mins from the same event last year. I was very happy when i got my time of 2hrs 55mins. my 10km run however was still very slow at 66mins and am aiming to improve on that time by about 10mins when i crack it agani next year.
for now though, i am doing the kingston 8 miler on 14 oct, and then hellrunner in november. focusing on the running side now and will crack on with some more insanity after hellrunner (or before if i can get round to it inbetween running)
hahahaha Hens you crack me up mate! i will have to watch those when i get home (work blocks youtube site!)
I have done a few crazies, the grim challenge (not as tough as the hellrunner i hear) and also the tough guy in wolverhampton, that my friend was epically mad in the head! it was so cold at the end of jan 2010 that there was a 2 inch layer of friggin ice to brake through for those dumb enough to be in the lead! hahaha good fun in the end but freeeeezing cold after full submersion in said water! literally saw stars twinkling in a black blur! crazy!
ok i am barely alive after that duathlon over the weekend, I fear i might have missed a few tricks in my training program, namely starting the insanity program a bit too late to give me time to also focus on longer running/cycling. I did my first 10km run in a slow 1hr 5mins but i was feeling good despite the pounding hit and immenant dehydration. onto the bike for 2 laps of richmond park totalling 22kms and my calfs were starting to cramp from lack of proper rehydration and changing the hight of my saddle by 1.5inches that morning. dismounting my bike was an exercise in itself as my legs gave way under the bad cramps now in hamstrings and thighs as well, this was going to be a tough 5km run to finish the day in 28 degree heat! i ended up walking most of the first 2.5kms and ran most of the last half to finish with 41mins for the 5km. I was gutted because i felt i couldve done better had i focused a bit more on my running in the month leading up to the race seeing as that is by far and above my weakest discipline. Insanity definitely helped me improve my technique and my cardio but i needed more brick training with the bike/run and more timeon the tarmac.
lessons learnt but i will still stick by insanity and i will be restarting my round 2 shortly after my londno triattlon next weekend and use it to help me prepare for hellrunner down south on 13th november!
i am having to put the insanity on hold for a short bit with my duathlon this week and the triathlon a few weeks after that. there is no doubt it has helped my fitness but i need to focus a bit more on the cycling and running and swimming over the coming weeks and then smash some more insanity after that! very excited to see my results compared to last year! GET IN!!!!