Posted: 18/07/2015 at 22:30
Sorry not been posting, but my first run since 1st June was last Monday! That is not to say that I haven't been active, but after being referred to cardiology I decided to get the go ahead before running again. Meantime lots of cycling and walking, especially the former since our cycle trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains was cancelled and I have had to reorganise it from scratch, which means taking the steel bikes and carrying all our own gear. I now have a nice new, custom built carbon bike and BA gets his next week - 40 years of non existent anniversary presents [on both sides] sorted with one fell stroke. My last 8 days went like this:
Sat: 56 miles on the bike, 3,000 ft of ascent - steel bikes with full touring kit loaded up
Sunday: 6 miles walking
Monday: back to back spin classes, first one endurance hill session, the second pyramid hill sprints - 30 miles and GOK how much climbing. 2 x 2.5 mile runs to and from a meeting
Tuesday: 65 mile club ride to Wales, 4,600 ft of ascent. Steel bike no panniers
Wednesday: 5 miles walking and another operation leaving me with 5 stitches running across my right index finger and instructions not to take part in active sports for 8 days
Thursday: 70 mile club ride [!!] with 3,000 ft of ascent. Carbon bike
Friday: 10k off road race as part of the local mob match. It really hurt after 6 weeks not running but just managed not to throw up and sneaked under 50 mins [49.30]
Today: 68 miles on the bike in Wales with 5,500 ft of ascent [steel bike]
Fit but not for running...............................inevitably I am now slightly below my ideal racing weight with no races to do.
Rang VLM Wednesday about the entry and got confirmation Thursday [they had 6,000 applications, well above usual]
Good luck with the tri Barry - I'm thinking of a few duathlons this winter
2old: I feel your frustration, I haven't had a great 12 months myself with the broken rib and all the ops etc. Good news is that Cardiology have given me the go-ahead to keep doing what I'm currently doing [yes I did tell them what that entailed and they will monitor me once a year. got some new meds to try and reverse the problem
AA: glad you had a good holiday, back to running pretty quick I see.
Chick: how are things your way??