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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday at 19:25

Thanks for your thoughts - sadly BA has PD, so not even US burgers are going to help. I think this will have to be our last moving on tour 

For the record - things were tough enough without either of us trying to prove how badly we sing 

Temperature is 90 degrees, was 75 when we got up to watch the sunrise at 6.30, so no running on the cards until we get home. Managed 30 miles on the bike, 5 miles walking and a couple of hours in the sea, so shouldn't be losing too much fitness (I hope)

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 03:15

Grey and wet here , just like home only (much) warmer!  No OW swimming will be possible, the currents and undertows are terrifying. Good fun messing around in shallow water with the waves, but after a few minutes you find you are 400 yds further down the beach. Official advice is not to go deeper than shoulder depth and you see very few (any?) swimmers.

AA: highs were riding along the ridge of the Blue Mountains, knowing you had done the main climb and it was overall downhill to your accommodation!

Lows were realising how much less BA can now do, compared to two years ago. He is significantly worse and it is only going one way. Looks like running is a thing of the past. 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 20:41

Greeting one and all. Completed the cycle section of our tri training - a rather modest 600 miles with 35,000 ft of ascent. Wish we had been luggage free on the carbon bikes 

Now off to South Carolina for the OW swim part of the set. Unlikely rot run in the heat and humidity so Bristol HM three days after we get back could be interesting. 

Try not to get injured and enjoy any races / tris coming up. We are off to 'World of Beer' tonight - over 500 different varieties........Could be a late one!! 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 22:59

Greeting from Harrisonburg VA, where the temperature is 96 degrees and we are melting.    Rode the length of the Skyline Drive in 2 days, 8,000ft of ascent and some fabulous scenery. Today was 65 miles, only 3,000ft ascent, but temperatures that were just crazy - 80 degrees in the shade at 9.00am.  Day off the bikes tomorrow to do some sightseeing - anyone for the Quilt Museum???

belated HBTY Barry and welcome back Kiwi - I'm more or less a non runner at the moment but hoping to get some enthusiasm back when we get home.

Get up the training team and I'll just keep consuming the calories........

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 22:13

Greetings from hot, sunny Virginia! After a couple of days sight-seeing in DC we brought the bikes via Amtrak to Charlottesville, where we rebuilt them yesterday. 20 mile ride today trying to find a sensible route out for tomorrow, when we will be fully loaded up and not wanting to be doubling back every time we get lost. Had enough of culture etc - time to hit the hills!  This is obviously a good town for cyclists, dedicated bike lanes on most of the major roads and priority at traffic lights.

We are fully armed with pepper spray - so bring on the bears........

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 13:24

Finally persuaded myself to get back out running on Wednesday - not a happy experience although did two runs, a 5k in the morning and a 10k in the afternoon. Just plodding and doing some deliveries of expenses etc. Carrying 4 pints of milk in my rucksack for the last mile of the 5k wasn't the best idea.

Last long ride before the holiday yesterday - 60 miles with 3,000 ft of ascent, so not very hilly, although legs felt tired at the end as the hills were short, steep and close together. 

Bags more or less packed, bikes dismantled and tucked up in their travel bags ready for the off. Will pop in from time to time to see how the training is coming along.

Good Luck in any races over the next 4/5 weeks

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 21:49

AA: we fly on Sunday, send a couple of days in Washington, then get the bikes on a train to virginia. But them back together, then 2 weeks cycle touring, rent a car, drive to South Carolina and spend a week in a small apartment on the beach, sea swimming and cycling. I have arranged and booked everything so keeping all possible body parts crossed that it all works. BA's contribution so far has been to worry a lot 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:22

Brol/Chick: in an earlier post you said the Transvulcania had 8,000m of ascent. A few of my ultra friends have done it and said there was about 4,500m of ascent. Have they introduced a longer version with more ascent (they did about 73k / 45 miles)? If so it sounds more interesting!!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:15

Penultimate long training ride before our Blue Ridge Mountain tour - 65 miles with 5,500ft of ascent to mirror our hardest day over there. This followed 55 miles with 3,500 ft of ascent on Thursday. Not sure how spin will go tomorrow. Are any of these IM or HIM decent hilly courses or are they basically flat (I always wonder at the bike times if they have a few thousand feet of climb)

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 14:28

Note: BA is looking for a care home, or in fact anywhere that doesn't require him to do so much - wimp

AA: thanks for asking - he is getting worse, but slowly, so still managing most things.

Looking forward to my next rest day - 2nd January 2016

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