Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Day 128 - 28th of July 2009

Got up early. Swam 1K, didnt enjoy the swim as I am still a rubbish swimmer..keep the practice going I keep thinking!!
Then did 50 to 60k bike ride which felt really fast and strong so well pleased with my morning. Ran 5 k at work with a friend and the cycled home fast as I could too.

Day 127 - 27th of July 2009

Got up early and ran 10k. Great run and felt much faster than usual. Then cycled to work fast and then back later. All in all a good day of phys.

Day 126 - 26th of July 2009

Was going to do big run but felt tired so thought it was a little pointless. Did nice bike ride with kids instead. They also had a swim!

Day 125 - 25th of July 2009

Rest, short cycle rides etc but mainly rest

Friday, 24 July 2009

Day 124 - 24th of July 2009

Cycled 52k this morning in 1hour and 38 mins so quite pleased. was a good ride.

Day 123 - 23rd of July 2009

Swam this morning. Getting better. really trying hard to go slow but good. My breathing is the big issue I am trying to work on. Did about 1.5k.

Ran 10k in the eve. Trying to work hard to my technique and it seems to have paid off as I had my best 10k!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Day 122 - 22nd of July 2009

Ran to work today at 5.27min k pace. Little slower than I had hoped but still ok. Will now try to switch to slower longer runs. I need to get a few more half marathons in this month!

Day 121 - 21st of July 2009

Up early and swam 1k. Really trying hard to improve the tech side of the swimming. I feel that this a week area for me! oh dear. Cycled to work and back too.

Day 120 - 20th of July 2009

Cycled to work and back and did a quick 5k run in the evening as fast as I could.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Day 119 - 19th of July 2009

Up at 5 am. Out the house at 5:30am. 4 hours later and 120km laters I am home! had a great ride. Felt good most of the way and found some great roads just on the sea side. Legs not too bad and I think the bike seat is starting to get more cumfy! thank god. avg of 30kmh. Now I plan to drop the distance down to around teh 60k mark and build the speed up to 35kmh. Then ill try to build up with that.

Day 118 - 18th of July 2009

Rest. If that can include spending the whole day strimming garden bushes and clearning away the mess!

Friday, 17 July 2009

Day 117 - 17th of July 2009

Ran to work this morning. Didnt take any water which was a mistake as it was really hot! 5:21 avg for 10.2k so quite happy with that.
Now rest until Sunday and then perhaps a cycle ride or run.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Day 116 - 16th of July 2009

Cycled to work and back quite hard.
Gym at lunch today and planned to do 1 hour run but did 30 mins fast. It was way to hot in there so I couldn't go on anymore! Decided not to do any realy strangth work as I am still worried about my back!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Day 115 - 15th of July 2009

Up at 5am and cycled 95km in 3:10 which I think is around the 30kmh mark. Very happy with the ride. Didnt use the tri bars much as I was worried about my back so I think I could have shaved a good few minutes off the trip. Very happy though as its 15km more than I need to do in my first triathlon in October!! Dont know how far I would have gotten on a run afterwards though! also didnt swim 2k before that! getting a little worried now but am going to put 110% into my training now so at least I can give it my best shot! seeing as less that 4 months ago I was smoking over 10 a day and drinking like a fish I feel quite chuffed really!

Ok, thats enough back slapping for one day :)

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Day 114 - 14th of July 2009

Meant to go swimming this morning. Pool was closed when I got there so just cycled to work and back again. Planning to do a good cycle ride in the morning so lets see how my back handles the tri bars again!!

Day 113 - 13th of July 2009

Drove to work and back as I had to pcik kids up. Then went for a 55 minute as fast as I could manage run in the evening. Quite happy with it as its been a while! Managed just under 5.5 pace. Really need to bring that down to 5 asap.

Day 111 to 112 - 11th and 12th of July 2009

Had the kids for the weekend. Ate loads of bad food, did some short cycle rides with the kids and generally totally didnt think about anything appart from my kids! I can tell you that being a man servant to 2 small kids is harder than a marathon! But more fun too.

Day 110 - 10th of July 2009

Again just a cycle to work

Day 109 - 9th of July 2009

Just a cycle ride to work today again. Did it as hard as I could. Back holding up ok ish.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Day 108 - 8th of July 2009

Managed to cycle to work today quite slowly. Just want to get my back working again slowly. Will be taking it v slow to start with and will probably try to rest as much as possible until next Monday/Tuesday. I really want to get rid of this problem and then get back into training for real!
Good to be back on my bike anyway though. Better than sitting in traffic!

Day 107 - 7th of July 2009

Back still a problem. Just rest today

Monday, 6 July 2009

Day 103 to 106 - 3rd to 6th of July 2009

Injuery!!!!! my back went Thursday eve. What a blow! spent Friday in hospital as I have a history with my back but the good news is that its just a muscle! teh bad news is that its still not right so this week is gointg to be very light on training!! really not a great feeling.
damn damn damn! I was just starting to make some progress.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Day 102 - 2nd of July 2009

Got up at 6am, went to the pool and it was closed!! It seems that its so hot in Copenhagen right now that even the pools break...great.

So not to be downhearted I went home, put my cycling kit on and went for a 50km blast. Started a little dodgy in the legs but after half an hour I seemed to wake up and put in my fastest ride ever. Even managed to go up the usual hill quickly. Nice feeling and a great day for cycling.

Just been asked to go for another 10k run at work tomorrow!! oh no!! this is going to hurt.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Day 101 - 1st of July 2009

Cycled to work and back.
Did quater hour of interval running in the gym and 45 min of upper body work and also squats.

Day 100 - 30th of June 2009

100 days!! woo hoo. I feel kind of happy with my self..almost smug you might say.
Did a 10 k run today with an ironman finisher and a marathon runner...jesus, that is the hardest run I have done for a long time. 4.5min/k pace for the first 5k! then around 5min/k. Just dropped back in the last 2 k but finished. Almost killed me in the heat.
Also swam this mornin. 1K in half hour. Getting better just need to work on the breathing so I can do continuos laps.
Also cycled hard to work and slowly home. All in all a good day!

Day 99 - 29th of June 2009

Cycled to work. Rest

Day 98 - 28th of June 2009

Did 80k cycle this morning at a good pÄace (just over 30kmh). Great morning for it. Really enjoyed it too. Bike feels great. Very happy on the tri bars now.

Day 97 - 27th of June 2009

Rest rest rest

Day 96 - 26th of June 2009

Didn't do a big cycle this morning. Just cycled to work. Went for a 5k run at lunchtime and then cycle home.