MG1 nice pace ! did it feel easier im slighty cooler weather ? although still pretty warm !
NP I am sure Anita wouldnt mind not sure how my son managed to be honest ! full time job and 3 kids all under 7 ! he was getting up at silly o clock to train ! and training late at night ! where theres a will and all that !
Severe bidy attack class this mornning ! step with hand weights ! its one of those coasses yoy can make as easy or hatd as you like ! I make mine hard ! sweated buckets ( yuk ) then went for a 5 mile recovery run in a humid sunnty 25 degs , its actually beginning to feel normal running in this heat now ! 27 here tomorrow apparently ! my 14 miler should be interestimg !
NP much respect to you for your TRI very well done indeed great report , there are uncontrolable factors in every race I guess but at with just running all we have to worrry about is the weather ! still impressive in spite of the bike problems ! im tempted by this weekends events ( watching my son ) to take up TRI myself a new challenge !
SM6 nice long run !! good mileage
AFG mad !! but impressive !
Fiona brilliant cycle ! sounds a tough ride !
I went to Bolton to watch my son Ben do his first Iron man ! I cant begin to describe the pride I feel the whole event was awesome !
We were up at 3 !! to make the journey to Pennington flash for the swim start having set up T1 and 2 on the saturday ... watching 2000 athletes jumpimg in the water at 6 in the morning to swim 2.4 miles was unreal !
My son did the swim in 1.15 , after watching him get in the bike I ran to T2 back at the stadium while he rode 112 miles ! I ran a mere 10 I saw the leaders come into T2 after just 5 hours 45 minutes !!! then embark on a marathon
Ben took 6.40 on the bike , i cheered him in and out of T2 took loads of pictures cried , face booked everyone the pictures and updates then caught a bus to the finish !
4 hours 19 mins later my son became an Iron man !! total time 12.34 I caught the whole of his finish down the red carpet on my ipad ... all the athletes get their own finish ! name called out ! music blaring crowds shouting Ben you are an iron man !!! brings tears to my eyes just posting this .... Im so proud !
Oh and I have run 5 miles today (tissues again sniff sniff )
MG1 I dont think you will get much of a respite when you do return it was 30 degs here today ! nice to see a different culture and way of life though , they are probably too hot all the time to be anything other than happy and chilled out ! well done for getting so much running done on holiday
Fiona nice intervals , does it really matter what day you do them on ? my schedule is all over the place
StewartC hope you are enjoying the bike ! nice to see you running regularly again
SM6 , nice interval session ! cant remember when i last did one ! I will be happy with sub 4 at Lochness I dont want to put pressure on myself Its one I want to tick off and enjoy .. but not going to be too lazy if you know what I mean
NP I look forward to hearing about your sprint tri are you doing an autumn marathon ?
A hilly hot slog for me today ! 21 flipping miles in 3.27 .... felt slow but strong its the heat thats getting to me ! plus I got some serious hills done , looking at Lochness although its doesnt compare to when I did Snowdonia marathon its certainky hillier than london!!!
I had to get a long run done today as I am off up to Bolton for the weekend to watch my eldest son attempt his first Iron man .. target time sub 12 I am so excited about watching !
Hills/tempo/speed work ? Nothing much in it detest all fast stuff
Did 3.45 in london this year GFA for me at 52 only needed sub 4
Not sure about target for Lochness looking more to enjoy it but at a reasonably challenging pace , 3.59 would be nice rather than trying to get 3.45 again
I rely on high mileage and only do one tempo run a week thats it ! Went to club last night and ran with sub 8 min mile group for my tempo run ... he lied we ended up doing 6.4 @ 7.42 , well under 8s and my recent 10k race pace ! thats my fast running done for the week ! back to 9- 9.30 s for the rest of the week