Posted: 18/07/2016 at 08:32
TT - it will depend a lot on the tyres and other aspects of the mountain bike. But if it is a proper mountain bike with big knobbly tyres etc. then it will be a lot i.e. at least 3mph I would guess. I've done a bit of road cycling on my mountain bike and 16mph felt reasonably hard work, compared to 20mph being a similar effort level on the road bike.
CD - well done at Marlow, interesting about the run-walk strategy. I've often wondered about that but stuck to running as much as possible, even in an IM. The exception was at Kona where I decided to walk every aid station, partly as I wanted to enjoy it and wasn't too concerned about the time, and secondly due to the heat I wanted to ensure I got enough nutrition and fluids in. I suspect if I had tried to run the whole thing I would have ended up with a slower time!
Wardi - funnily enough I have a check-up at the dentist this week so maybe he can replace all my missing teeth! Must choose better lighting next time. Nice park run and other mileage.
LMH - the mileage you've done over the last few months will be plenty, no need to panic about last minute training. Hope you got a decent long run done though, it wasn't too warm early in the morning, but if you left it until later it might have been a bit unpleasant!
I've been making the most of my gym membership with a gym session on Saturday and swim with Mrs Padams on Sunday - I only did about 500m and spent the rest of the time bobbing about with her (the swimming pool is about the only place she can get comfortable now). Also did 14M on Sunday morning, about 6M of which was with the dog and the other 8M at about 6:50 pace which felt reasonably comfortable.
JPMorgan Corporate Challenge on Wednesday so will be hoping to put in a decent effort there as our company has a few good runners so we might have a chance at the team prize (plus I don't want any of them to beat me!).