Not been on for 2 weeks-ish as I was in Cornwall with no internet and no 3g phone signal for the first week and have been on the injured list this week. Had an incident last Saturday involving a floating pontoon and deciding to see how far into the sea I could bounce off the end! Cue a trip to A&E on Monday as any movement was extremely painful. X-Rays show nothing broken, thankfully. Still in a bit of pain now and restricted movement but it is gradually easing. Doubt there will be much running for the next week or so, but hopefully going to swim again next week.
Good to see some new and old faces...time to go catch up!
What: Nowt Why: On the shelf Last hard: Edge of the wooden pontoon Last rest: All week
Chicka - Enjoy your bike tour! Birks - Liking those lyrics! Alehouse - Sounds like some good stuff at your club...what other events are they represented in?
Enjoyed yesterdays Olympicising! Felt sorry for Becky Adlington but it just didn't click for her. Great swim by the American and Spanish girls! Fantastic cycling and some good stuff from Jess! Impressed with Katerina (sp?) Johnson-Thompson too...looks a good prospect!
Looking forward to the triathlon today...Helen Jenkins should do the business I think...should certainly medal! Mo should also medal in the 10k.
Did 5miles easyish yesterday...felt good! My 'easy' pace is faster than it was when I was fitter/quicker and training properly last year...seems odd. Better start rooting through the HR readings from then and compare.
Righto must dash as Chrissie Wellingotn is on my tellybox!!!
I am very fortunate to be off work this week and next...and have been glued to the Olympics too! I am currently ensconced in the caravan in West Wales with a slightly ropey internet connection which has now sorted itself out. Hence why I haven't been around! The weather here is changeable to say the least. Very heavy showers followed by sun!
In summary...last week up until the Sunday was a good training week with 3 turbo sessions, 1 run and 1 swim. Wanted to do an extra run in there but time ran away with me. Good news though...having hovered around the 14st 2.6lb mark for about a month (and creeping up to 2.8lb the week before last) I lost 1.8lb for a 14st 1lb weighday on Monday. Will have to see the effects of this week though before I get too excited!
This week has been quieter. Went to the 3 day eventing Cross Country on Monday, which was brilliant! It was a 3am start to travel and didn't get home till 11pm but it was very worth it. Even more so when the team picked up the Silver medal the next day! As a result, Tuesday was a rest day (tired and travelling to West Wales!). Weds - 5 mile steady run in hideous conditions. Yesterday was planned to be a swim. But, I am on a holiday park in the summer holidays with a 15-16m pool. Pool was just too busy. Today I will run!! My eldest daughter is threatening to come with me for a bit...secretly hoping she does!
Emzap - Hope everything gets sorted for you today! LMH - Time to channel your inner Phelps/Adlington? Birks - Sounds like a good one!
Off to Cornwall next week...will be taking the wettie to do some open water!
Oh, and I've been enjoying the Judo too...as an ex-Judoka myself I was delighted for Gemma Gibbons yesterday! Most unexpected!
Brit/Razor - great biking! MrsD - The swimming will come, you just have to just keep swimming, just keep swimming...trust me, I'm not the best, but getting better! And remember, it's the shortest bit anyway! Mikasa - I remember you saying that you were doing the Bristol HM on 30th september. In case things change, the entries are now open for the sprint tri in Cardiff on the same date. Just thought I'd let you and BF know!
40 mins on the turbo for me today...nice and steady. Kept HR between 135-145 and cadence was around 85 each time I checked. Less pins and needles this time...probably due to wearing bib shorts instead of tri shorts!!
Happy Birthday RFJ! Enjoy your hols! Emzap - Hope your running and hip settles down...I have every sympathy!! Tom - Sounds like a good run!! Pammie - I see the odd live one around here...the dogs go nuts for them! Alehouse - Hope your walk/run was OK and has minimal after-efects! Birkmyre - That is very funny! Chicka - That's some good recovery going on!! when is your next event? LMH - Nothing booked for me at the moment...possibly a super-sprint at the end of September...follows the same course as my first tri at the beginning of May. I was going to do an Oly at the beginning of September, but wouldn't do it justice at the moment. Just going to spend a heck of a lot more time on the bike!! well done on your P2! Sounds like a good double day for you too!
What: 40 mins steady turbo Why: quest to become better at cycling Last hard: Saturday Last rest: Sunday