Now that I'm training for three sports I haven't much time left for anything else - like blogging. Well not quite, just busy at home and work. The weekly training included about 2 miles of swimming, 15.78 miles of running and 69.7 miles of cycling as follows:-
Mon 9th June
Tue 10th June
Run 5.25 Miles in 41:42 (7:57 Pace @ No HRM)
Wed 11th June
Swim 2km in the pool - 80 lengths I haven't done one of those in a couple of years and probably just once. I passed 1,500m in 30:30 and upped the pace slightly over the last 500m to come in at 40:05 for the 2km (32:15 per mile or 20:03 per Km).
Thur 12th June
Cycle & Run brick
Cycle 11.7 Miles in 37:55 (18.5 MPH @ 132 HR)
Run 5.24 Miles in 41:54 (07:49 @ 141 HR) - legs a bit like jelly at the start - felt like I was running in slow motion despite the fact that it was sub-8 minute pace.
Fri 13th June
Cycle 35.5 Miles in 01:51:00 (19.2 MPH @ No HRM) hard effort with Adrian and Robert from work. Overall time was actually 01:56:55 but we took a 5 minute break after 18 odd miles. It's easier to push the pace when cycling with others.
Sat 14th June
am 5.29 Mile run in the park in 41:59 (07:56 Pace @ 131 HR)
Took the kids to Inchydoney (where I grew up) for the day (my Dad's month's mind) and went for a swim in the afternoon to try out my new wetsuit. Never swam in one before (dived alright though - years ago). The water was fairly cold at the start as I could only keep my head down for a few seconds before my brain began to freeze but after a while I acclimatised and covered about 500m in all before returning to the kids. My biggest difficulty was removing the damn suit afterwards.
Sun 15th June
am - cycle 22.5 miles with Adrian with some reasonable hills thrown in - 01:21:49 (16.5 MPH & 137 HR)
pm - swim in Inniscarra lake with tri-athlete neighbours James and Eamon - much warmer that the sea and perfectly calm - covered about 700m across and back the lake - beautiful evening and leisurely swim - no timing. I'd want to practice taking off the suit though - the lads were dressed by the time I got the suit off (could lose serious time in T1)
I started this week with a more traditional early moring run
I started running shortly after my 40th birthday to train for the "once in a lifetime marathon" (mid-life crisis and all that) and haven't been able to stop since. This blog charts my progress as I attempt to go farther and faster than I have ever gone before.