Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Tuesday 19th of July 2011

Didnt get up to much training on the weekend. I managed to squeeze in 1 hour on the turbo trainer riding up a mountain! dull but got the legs moving.
Yesterday I did a 100km bike ride. Pushed hard and had quite a good ride. After though I had a bit of a funny turn and didnt feel too good. Still feel a little tired today but am going to do a sow 10k run just to make sure everything is ok.
Lack of sleep seems to be taking its toll!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Thursday 14th of July 2011

Wow what a difference a day makes! Bad night’s sleep, too much food last night, crap weather this morning so no run or ride! now I am all down in the doldrums! bloody rain. Its amazing how training/not training effects my mood. It’s actually quite a shocker to realize just how obsessed I have become with all this training stuff! I am missing one or days and suddenly I feel like a real loser and am trying to find ways to cram it in! I almost went and did 5k on a treadmill! wtf.
Am going to try to snap myself out of it and make sure that I can still live a normal life!
Back to the UK this avo to meet up with one of my best mates and get on the beer. He is forces so I am guessing we will probably crack some phys but this normally just means running back to his at the end of the night after 8 pints of beer! nice.
have a good one.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Wednesday 13th of July 2011

I had planned to get out on the bike for a couple of house but A I couldnt get out of bed and B it was peeing down with rain! Went for a swim after lunch though and did 3k so am quite happy with that. I think the swim is now on track and the fear factor for the ironman swim in Sep is slowly going. Will try to get out for a run tomorrow morning as there is no spin class on. Going to be a tricky weekend for training as I am visiting a good mate of mine who is off to Afghanistan again soon. Going to get messy! maybe that could count as some kind of training?

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Tuesday 12th of July 2011

Had a good week last week of training. Added an extra 70km ride in on the Friday morning around Chew Magna lake area. Managed to find some terrible climbes which was quite fun. At one point I actually thought I may have to get off and walk my bike!
Then we went to see some friends and drank way way too much wine. Monday cycled 100km. Varied the pace quite a lot and burnt my self out a bit but I was still pleased to have done it. Today I did a 20km run in the heat of the midday sun (which is quite rare in these parts!). Hard run but again happy to get it done. I plan to do a 60km fast ride tomorrow morning and a swim tomorrow afternoon. Thursday I will probably spin but I may swap that for a hard 10km run..will wait  to see what the weather is doing.
Time is going pretty quick. Its only about 2 months now to the race! doh.
Take care

PS will update with how the bike and swim plan goes tomorrow.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Wednesday 6th of July 2011

Training has been going well. Over the weekend I did a 16km run and a 65km ride in the hills near Bath. This week I cycled and did some hill work on Monday, Yesterday did a 60km ride and an hour in the pool. I feel like my swim is starting to come together again now which is cool.
This morning its a 21km run and tomorrow who knows!
Weather has been kind over the last couple of weeks which has made the whole thing more fun really. My weight is starting to get closer to where I want it for the race in September, not quite there yet but its coming.
will update with how the run went. I have a feeling its going to be a hard one as my legs are sore from cycling..gulp.

Update post run:
oh my god that was terrible! did the 21.3km but that was not fun! seemed to have a gallon of water slushing about in my stomach! oh well its done and thats the main thing. off to try to do some work now.
Have a good one