Thursday, 27 January 2011

Thursday 27th of January 2011

Went for a cold 18k run yesterday morning. It had snowed on the Tuesday eve so there was quite a nice thin blanket of snow to run on which seemed to make the going nice and soft under foot. Legs felt quite tired by the end but no funny niggles or anything so quite pleased.

This morning was another spin session, really quite a hard one this morning but I really enjoyed it!

1 week to go before the 80k run....getting a little worried now but nothing I can do about it now :)

Off back to the UK this afternoon and hope to get some turbo trainer sessions in.


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Tuesday 25th of January 2011

Arrived back in denmark yesterday after a heavy weekend of famiy, friends and beer. Not ideal training but it was fun. Went spinning last night for an hour and worked very hard. Walked home which is around 3 to 4 k. Up early doors today and out for a 23k run. Went very well with no problems so I am quite happy with that. Plan to do another 24k tomorrow just to push the ks a little this week, One week after I am supposed to be doing this 80k run so I have to push a little!
Now a little aching but not too bad so I hope tomorrow will be ok. If anyone reading this has done any distance running please feel free to send me some hints!!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Thursday January 20th 2011

At the airport again after another week in Denmark. U early, walked 40 minutes to work and then went into a 1 hour spinning class. Again a very good work out. Legs are now fried so I am looking forward to a break! Need to get a medium length run in this weekend, hope to crack that one Sunday.
The weather actually managed to break out into sunshine which made me wish I had to time for a good bike ride...alas I will have to make do with yet another flight. Someone needs to invent a way to get some spinning or running on a flight...could get loads done then.
Have a good one.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Tuesday 18th of January 2011

Had a great spin session yesterday afternoon at work. 1 hours of hard hard work. I could feel my legs this morning when I cycled to work! Then went for a 10k run with a buddy of mine. Was supposed to be nice n easy but we ended up pushing it quite hard. Felt great not to have any strange paind in my just legs just the feeling that I was working hard.
Tomomorrow we plan to do a 15k run but this time not going faster than 5min pace. We will see :)
Going to just chill this eve and try to get some good kip.
Have a good one.

I have had a few questions from people who have read the blog so I just wanted to say that you should feel free to send me a question, doesn't matter how stupid you may think it is. I have learnt quite a lot in the last couple of years but I also ask lots and lots of questions still! that's the beauty of the sport, people are quite helpful and seem to like seeing newbie's improving! I don't think you can ever know enough in this kind of thing, there are always people faster, fitter or just good at different skills.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Jan 13th 2011!

Happy new year to anyone who still looks in on this. I have been plagued by an injury in my right calf muscle for some time now and I have to admit that I did get quite down hearted about it. I drank way too much and ate way to much over the festive season pushing me up by around 3kg. I think I peaked at around 5 k above my ironman wieght. Thats actually quite a lot. I have now been able to run again a few times with no problem. I am taking it very very easy to start with and keeping the distance well below 10k. I plan to start bringing this up next week.
I have been doing quite a lot of cycle training on my turbo trainer at home and spinning classes which has helped to get me over the worst of it. I still plan to start the 80k run on Feb 5th with my two team buddies so that is my focus now. No injuries and just keep the running up but gently.
Once the run is done I plan to re focus on ironman training. I really need to get back into a pool!
My new lifestyle of commuting to Denmark for work every week is going to make this a challenge in its own right but it does also give me some opportunities to get some serious training done while I am here.
Sorry its been a while but not being able to train left me feeling quite low. It also gave me time to focus on my family more which I really loved. Kids get big soooo fast and I think my daughter could probably out sprint me now! My son has developed an amazing determination (also called being stubborn!) - ironman Max?
Have a good one