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Morning all - have been SOCing all week, just no time to write about it. Run and swim this morning, half IM tomorrow. Hope your son is OK MC.
good luck tomorrow kate - which one?
he has asthma and has been getting a progressively worse cough, we thought it might be a chest infection because his inhalers weren't helping. this morning I decided I didn't want to wait till Monday to see a dr, so after a few phone calls managed to get him in to the out of hours GP - it is the asthma so he has a few days worth of steriods
Good luck, Kate!
Out at 6.30 this morning for four laps of Tooting Common, which is 12.64 miles according to Garmin. Usual birds and squirrels plus one scrawny fox, one brown rat and a flock of greenfinches.
It was 88% humidity so ran at a slower pace, completing it in 2:08:02. Average pace 10:08. Fastest mile was 9:50 and slowest at 10:31 (mile 11, which seems to be my nemesis).
My new compression tights do not chafe, so I'll be using those for the HM. Also invested in a box of gels so I tried one on the run today and it was fine. Not sure it actually made a difference though!
good run Cal
I should have been doing a sprint tri, but didn't want to be away from home for the amount of time it would have taken to get there do and get back - apparently I am the only adult here that will nag and bother to get him to take his inhaler
I did go for a nice 8 mile run though
Cotswold 113 done. Happy enough with the overall time, 5.51 with a 1.54 half marathon, but a terrible swim time. Two weeks to go back to the drawing board before I have to go double the distance.
well done kate! what happened during the swim do you think?
Not sure, did a really slow 3K in the lake on Wednesday too.
Well done Kate. A sub-2 hour half is fantastic after swim and bike (even if the swim was a bit disappointing).
Maths - sorry you missed your tri but better safe than sorry.
kate - not sure what to suggest for the swim, is your wetsuit pulled up right?
cal - yeah, there are plenty of tris but only one eldest son
Morning all - turbo for me. Ran and swam last night, I think my naughty sea anchor legs may be the problem, so did most of last night's session with an old inner tube tied round my ankles. Track tonight.
Not very early but a 6.30am run for me. I considered not doing it at all, given I'd done an almost-half marathon in training on Sunday and a hard spin class yesterday, and thought I would be sore, slow and crap. However, once I got going I realised I was full of energy. Just one lap of Tooting Common (as opposed to four on Sunday) which was 3.66 miles today. 34.48.9 giving me an average speed of 9:31. I really pushed during the third mile (8:37) and then tried not to slow to an almost-walk during the last two thirds of a mile home.
Achilles a little grumpy but I can live with it. Gym soon and then off to Jurassic World at the IMAX this afternoon.
IM Austria. That is the most bonkers weekend I've seen in a long time Gobi.
no wonder you were tired gobi!
much warmer this morning, 4.5 miles done
1 dog walker and 1 walker, bit odd at that time in the morning!
Morning all - just turbo for me after a hard track session last night. Bike is in for a service so couldn't make the most of the beautiful morning.
I'm not surprised. That is, indeed, bonkers.
Just my usual walk-commute today (plus a lot of standing and yelling at naughty girls).
Morning all - 6 miles, NW 2 cats having a Mexican stand off, DW 1 squirrel. Chucking it down when I left but now the sunshine is back. Sports massage this morning to try and piece me back together.
Morning - another 6 miler, 2 OR, 1 cat, 2 dogs, 1 rabbit. Awake coughing half the night so just a plod to enjoy being outside.
Gobi, can you offer some advice please, Mr F has offered me his Zipp wheels for IM Austria next week, I've never used them and my bike gets shipped tomorrow, worth taking the risk of trying something new on race day for the extra speed?
They're clinchers, so should be OK to change, cassette and chain are pretty new and it's an alloy braking surface. Right, on the bike tonight! Thanks.
Race wheels tests at SOC this morning for a couple of hours - whoosh!
sorry, had a crazy couple of days
kate - when are you off to Austria? Good luck for the race if I don't get chance to say it before you go
caught up on sleep at soc today, heading out for open water swim soon - it will be the first of the year, just haven't had chance to go. Feeling slightly nervous which is crazy as I love swimming outside!
9 miles today - was supposed to be slowish but ended up being HMP. I wasn't pushing myself unduly. Average pace was 9:50 - slowest mile 10:04 (uphill), fastest 9:32 (downhill). I know I need to be running a 9:54 average to achieve my goal time next weekend (if the course is the right length, of course - I ran better than that pace at Windsor and still didn't get 2:10).
Still, felt pretty good despite 5 hours sleep (downstairs neighbour had a party - wasn't unduly loud but it was enough to keep me up until 11, which is later than I normally go to bed).
Good luck, Kate, and maths - there's no way I would get into cold water willingly.