Posted: 25/07/2014 at 07:59
Greetings all, forgive me for I have not posted in a while. Will a 3 month old with a cute smile suffice as a puny excuse?
Malcs: Awesome effort on your 10km, you are a machine.......sent from the future to change the past etc etc etc. What a purple patch year you have had! It must be quite satisfying to realise that a proper schedule of training can have you outsprinting father time into the home stretch, with a sneaky little hip check as you bump him off his stride.
Training is going well for the Half Ironman. Cycling is a strange phenomenon with loads of MAMILS around at the moment. I have resisted the lycra squeeze so far, although the dark side is tempting. I did my first brick session on Wednesday which was bizarre, the wobbly legs off the bike were disconcerting.
Running is going well, although there is an annoying foot ache that sneaks in occasionally. Think I will get that checked out after reading the 'down list' on this thread.
I volunteered as a pacemaker at the Huddersfield park run last weekend. Hoping to come in sub 24, whilst pushing the Mini Hans in the pram, I went off conservatively. I had hoped to build a small cushion in case Mini Hans went into nuclear meltdown. I suspect I may have burnt off the sub 24's and to my shock came onto the final stretch in 22minutes. With a bit of sheepish slowing of my pace I managed to stall across the line in 23.18. Lesson learnt, pacing is not easy!
Park run this weekend as I trickle towards the red top.
Have fun at TR24, it is on a long bucket list.