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This week has been my first proper week training on the bike outside in the fresh air rather than hitting the turbo. I thought that the winter spent on the turbo would be beneficial and i would be flying, however it feels like i am starting again.
Good news, todays bike ride actually felt good, maybe it was a little less windy, maybe i am getting my bike legs back again
A 72 mile bike ride for me, my longest by 17 miles. Not particularly fast but I'm still learning how far I can go at a conservative speed rather than blowing up. I managed 15.6 mph for a rolling, reasonably hilly route, which took me a little over 4 1/2 hours with no stops.
Shoulders started to hurt after about 3 and a half hours, but my retul fit is next Tuesday so that should smooth out any little issues.
Although the air temp was only 5 degrees, and my fingers/toes were very cold, I worked up a right sweat. I took a nunn tablet in one of my water bottles for the first time and I'm sure it helped.
. Have had chest infection for 2weeks and done NO training. After yestrdays MB ride felt as if I could actually manage to train for rirst time so entered local 10mile race. 1278ft of climbing and really struggled but happy to be running again.
2nd IM training is definately harder than 1st. After this there will NOT be a 3rd.!!!!!!!!!!!!
70m sportive this morning....felt OK, but as my garmin died on me I had no idea how far I'd gone....oddly this seemed to help (I didn't even know we'd finished until we turned into the last road).
Took about 5 hours, nutrition seemed to work...now I'm ready for my first 100m in a fortnight. Gulp!
good training all
Pool shut all weekend, so no swimming Saturday, got out for hour on the bike instead
Sunday 20 mile run, legs feeling that this morning
Had a big day on Saturday with a hilly 5 hours on the bike and a 2 hour transition run, and as home just after noon.
Rested yesterday and was out early for a 45 minute run, then walked 45 minutes to work to warm down. Felt rough though today, full of cold.
M..ouse wrote (see)
Evening. Long bike today 4.5 hrs. I fear I have over compensated in the eating department though. Have just had a huge pizza for dinner. Nice riding from you this weekend VT. You'll have no problems!
Thanks M..ouse (you earned the dots so I'll use them). I also had pizza. My son was out, my wife eats as much as a budgie so I polished off the remaining 3/4.
Over the next two weekends I hope to push onto 90 miles and then hold that distance for a couple of weeks before pushing on again.
Larne HM next Saturday and although I think I'm capable of 1:45, I am looking at a 80 mile bike the day after, so I'll probably pace myself round for anything sub 2.
Sorry - just started to read this thread
Ridgebackmax wrote (see)
me and bruv are doing the MK Code breaker Collosuss on Easter monday are you playing ?
I am doing the Codebreaker (?) that's attached to that one
Pizza and red wine was my re-fuel of choice last night too.
I did the Liverpool HM, previous longest run had been 10 miles and I raced the Outlaw plan (well, other than the finish, I will come back to that....) Run walk 9 and1 worked for me and I was pleased to have the mental strenght to do it and not follow the crowd. High 5 nutrition seemd to be okay, only 1 detour to bushy cover in the park required.
The last mile I let heart rate go through the roof and even did a 'sprint' race finish, all to get under 2 hour 10 minutes! Now I feel really stupid as have stiff legs and dreading training the next couple of days.