Working away and yet to find a pool. onto the todo list with that item. I know their must be one.
however, I have done 2.5miles in 90mins already in the pool looking like an well fed manitou. so I'm rather 'too' relaxed about it for now. goal is to get comfy(?) riding for 2+ and running for 1+ before getting some swim coaching and going all don fink at christmas. ( i suspect its a mental thing - can swim the distance in the time, can't ride or run it yet )
am worried about 112 on the bike and then running a marathon. thats just silly - who bloody came up with that. its like riding a bike from stafford to luton and then running into london. thats mental that is. people should be locked up for that sort of thing.
managed 35mins on the spin bike lat night - (excuse alert!) man flu coming on so an hour of spin and a little run ( brick ) tonight to tell it who's boss.
Spining classes are not appropriate .so just spinning solo with a couple of climbs and a bit of sprinting - changing the resistance every 15 mins for a blip and non of the dancing about on the handlebars or sprinting out of the saddle for minutes bollocks. ( all fun I'm sure but I'm not here for fun, just the mind numbing suffering ) - also keeping the hrt under 150 but above 135 as its the fat engine I need starting
now a spin bike is a set circumference and so, resistance is not making the thing go faster ( just harder making the thing go ). so 27mins for 10m, 60mins for 20m says more about the cadence magic number.... ( 95+/-5) than about how fit I am. although the resistance, rpm avg and the distance combined will .... enough analysis - just get the sodding miles in.
My other half suggested the same thing dave, although she was a little more direct in her language. and it didn't involve any carbon
the plan is lots of base. I (have) been doing far too much too hard - hrt up 150-160 for an hour or a little more.
planning to reign it in a little and stay sub 150 and build time. power will have to weight until the weight drops off.
thinking very hard about a runabout bike while I'm working away from home. halfords carerra or something similar of ebay. spinning is OK but its a tad boring and the stationary bikes much the same : id benefit from just getting the miles in at the moment .
id rather not go through the palava of explaining why I'm taking road bike to work with me right now. so a cheap runabout i can dump in the office for the weekend might be the trick.
of course, ebay is full of lovely unused used shiny kit ..... so setting a budget of 300 should keep me away from the sofa sleeping consequences.
( rather wishing I didn't give away my old carerra with the chorus upgraded wheels, mechs and shifters )
so, 4 days a week on the(a) bike ( spinner ) mim 60mins, a bit of running/walking ( min 30mins ) and a stone of by guy fawns ? is that a plan?
went looking for something lighter. board man team carbon looks nice ( 1000 ), they (boardmand) have a deal on the elite 9.0 ( 1500 ) ..... sized up in halfords on a 53 ( current steed is 56 ) - when did they buy board man bikes ?
weight is damned silly light - 8kg all in except pedals. Interestingly, current steed is 11kg all in with pedals.
lots of deals on ebay of course, but sizing is risky and risking 2nd hand carbon is silly ??
depressingly, 3kg off the bike makes sod all difference for 1500 : 30kg of me seems a better ( and mandatory ) weight loss.
i could tinker with the current an loose 3kg with wheels and a bit of carbon. but why bother. wheels seems the obvious place for a bit of effort though ( magic rims with steel spokes and record 8spd hub ? )