Bones, good news re the injury, looks like you're back on track mate, good stuff.
I believe that I can do it. My self doubt is in relation to the time I have set myself to complete it, I am aiming for under 13 hrs, 12.59.59 will do nicely. I have trained to achieve that time, so hopefully I will.
Sleep is big problem for me, I work shifts and I cannot get into a stable settled sleep pattern. I go to bed for 10.00 pm ( when not in work) and sleep soundly until 3 am and after that I am awake every half hour or so until I get up, normally around 5.30 - 6.00 am. The other issue is the more time I spend training the less I sleep, I believe that is a potential sign of over training. I do enjoy a couple of 10 min power naps during the day, so it's not all bad.
15 mile run done this morning, so a productive weekend.
gh, SJ & SL - Welcome, I'm glad you are all enjoying the thread.
Today, I cycled from Pennington Flash and did two loops of the course and back, 90 miles in total. It was very windy in parts, but it could be like that on the day, hope not!!
SR - I have battered the OW this week and will continue to do so until the event. Now the water temp has increased I feel that I can concentrate on my stroke and sighting rather than being distracted with the cold. I have got 3 x 3,8 km OW swims planned over the coming weeks.
Joddly, a 10 minute improvement on the 3.8 km swim in 2 weeks is a significant gain, well done.
Hi all, good to see that everyone is getting stuck in and spirits are high.
Talking of dodgy swims I did the Bala half at the weekend. I'm ashamed and embarrassed to admit that out of 279 I was 278 th out of the water, swim time of 53 mins for 2000 mts. I have got big problems with sighting that I need to put right over the next 8 weeks. I probably swam well over 2000 mts zig zagging around the course. Anyway not to worry, If I can crack the sighting then I should be ok on the day, onwards and upwards. I'm going to attend as many OW sessions as possible and get some coaching advice re sighting and swimming in a straight line!!!!
On a positive note I moved up the field by 123 places on the bike and run finishing 155 th out of 279.
My overall finish time was 5 hrs 43 mins ( including transition), which I am pleased with.
It was a fantastic day the weather, location and organisation were outstanding.
Keep the faith everyone and good luck for remaining 8 weeks.