6 miles easy in the forest this evening. Going to run into work tomorrow (4 ish miles), then bike / swim and Friday, no more running until Sunday's race- Stortford 10. Legs need a bit of a rest / mini taper
Great running swittle! Thanks Hermes. With you on the pint and chips but am allergic to nuts The pint needs to be ale mind, not lager. Dreadmill shows commitment!
Me- yesterday was a recovery swim that turned into a mile this morning's 6 am session was hill reps- 6 reps only of a new, even bigger one, with a bunch of mad women from the running club. Legs are really feeling it now
I did my first triathlon this morning. 300m swim, 21k (13 mile) cycle, 4k run. It's aimed at beginners thus slightly odd distances, but it is similar to a sprint triathlon distance, where the swim and run are a little longer. Anyway, I loved it! It was harder than I thought- I knew I'd do it in around an hour and a half, which I did, but I was thinking that an hour and a half run is fine. When you do three disciplines in that time, it's a little more demanding Haven't got any official times yet, but really I have no context / expectations for that except for enjoying it, which I certainly did. And of course it was a PB
I loved the swim, and I have been training well for that. I could have done a lot further really, it was a short swim. Cycle was fine but I had shirked on the training for that really, recently my cycling has been pootling around into work / chatty rides with friends. So I got overtaken by a fair few people on that bit. Run was fine but legs feel like jelly for the first 5 minutes or so. After that I got in my stride. I was pretty rubbish at transition!
Got a great medal, T shirt and free breakfast afterwards. Loads of chat and fun. I did it with three women from my running club, and also so several women from another local club, so there was plenty of support on the way around.
It's a really fun change from just running, with lots of variety.
Now of course, I'm thinking about doing another triathlon or aquathlon...
Another 5 k club race this evening. This time 25.16. Grrrr...nearly two minutes slower than the same race this time last year! However I did do a 1 mile open water swim in the Serpentine this morning. It was amazing! I am starting to really like this outdoors swimming lark!
Triathlon is on Sunday, so need to have a rest day tomorrow
Tell us more about your muso credentials Swittle- another string to your bow!?
I did a 5k league race last night in the Olympic Park. Rather disappointed that sub 25 still eludes me- I did it in about 25.40.. did my best though in the humidity and with sore legs from the previous night's hill session.
Tonight was a cycle and another open water swim and I felt much more confident. Still not swimming well in the lake, but getting there... lots of dragonflies skimming the surface.