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Larne half marathon today. Quite warm and strong breeze off the sea, which was in the runners faces all the way home from the halfway point.
My pacing is shite as I went out with the wind mostly behind me to reach halfway in just over 57 mins. I came back on the tougher half with the wind in my face in under 53 minutes. WTF is that all about?
Still, it was a PB for me by over 4 minutes.
Max, sorry to hear of your day and mis-fortune. Sounds expensive and annoying.
VT'd great race, especially as you have trained hard on the run in.
I am really tired and hope it is just all the training and busy working catching up with me. Enjoy Saturday night all. Roast Belly Pork for me and a seldom seen good friend due to arrive soon.
Had my best weekend so far with fab10mile run yesterday and 40mile bike today. Have been suffering with chest infection for weeks but now seem over it .
Actually braved going out in Pirate kit to motivate myself!!
I feel so far behind where I was last year I can just tell it is going to be a hard slog just to get to the start line, but hey ho, If it was supposed to be easy everyone would do it.
Lots of chest infections going round by the sounds of it, glad your feeling better CD.
Did a 20 mile run earlier and with the weather being so sunny and amazing I loved it, that told my chest infection where to go
Sounds like most people are having fun. Be hard not to with this weather!
I do a little 25-min swim after my run on a Saturday while the nippers are in lessons in the next lane. "Coach" has been saying for a while that I need to build more speed work in, so I did 10 x 100m on 2 min intervals (a bit like yours Orca & Will?). Really pleased to hold the pace all the way through at 1:48 - 1:52.
Yesterday's ride went into my top-3 faves ever. Muffin kindly let me have the prime, Sunday morning window, so I got in 4 very hard hours around the Cambrian Range in north wales and a circuit around Moel Famau. Never done the route before and it unlocked some glorious, scenic climbs in beautiful sunshine.
Legs are shredded, but I'll happily take that. Unlike some of you poor folks above, I'm miles ahead of where I was last year with 24 weeks to the race.
Nice 4k swim on Saturday
Planned LSR 20 mile run turned into 12 mile fast run as Mrs SA had taken the prime Sunday morning slot I was left with a run at midday in the heat
Strangely I am ahead of where I have been in previous years
A nice sunny 10 miler Saturday. Yesterday was a rest day. Today I took off for my daughter's birthday, and to ride.
Did 63miles on the TT - just over 3.5 hours. Feeling a little more confident on it, though I tend to get blown all over the road in any breeeze. Time to eat more??
Nice training you guys and CONGRATS to Meldy for her PB!!!
I had a good weekend too. Managed 70 miles of the Ironman Wales course with a 30 min run off. I swapped my rest day and long run day around to spend some time with Garr yesterday and so did an hour and a half run this evening.
Proper summer kit and all! Loving the weather. Makes it so much easier to get out there!
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It's left me really wheezy and sneezy though. Does anybody else suffer an Attack of the Killer Mucus after a decent sesh in the pool??
Ah thanks for the beconase tip that might help.
Ran 8 miles with the club last night on tired legs, cycled 40K before dawn today. Will have another trot at lunchtime. I rode my road bike for the first time in months today, it felt weird after riding a TT bike, I was also considerably slower but that maybe because I seem to have cooked my legs.
everyone is starting to ramp up their training nicely, on personal level I don't have the enthusiasm I had last year and have more of a CNBA attitude at times. But I'm sure I'll get there and in all probability I will be no slower than last year.
Right.... Beconase it is then.Thanks for that