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Why: I've been out twice this morning as Geordie 'needed' at 3:20am and was he wide awake.
Catch up time
I was up in the small hours too birkmyre - but to take drugs as I have another filthy sinus headache.
Stickless - I can see where you get your determination from!
Blisters - full IM?
Alex - well done on the continued weight loss.
Gobi - hope the job hunting goes well.
chickadeee - you work too hard!
emzap - getting excited about your marathon yet?
Yesterday's lyrics were indeed Blue Monday by New Order.
What: an hour on the bike (probably turbo)Why: playing catch-up on the bike now (weather)Last hard: 22/4Last rest: 28/4
LMH - hope your head feels better! You too WaboGobi - Nice stats!Paddy - 2k swim...working on the 'M' word? Are you sure you don't mean the 'IM' word? (like Blisters!!)Birkmyre - My lovely hounds had me up in the small hours too...a bit later than Geordie though!7D - good work...what is your weekly mileage at the moment? You seem to be working hard! Anything planned coming up (sorry if I missed it before)Stickless - Well done to your Ma - resilience and determination abound!!Dustin - How was physio? Have you recovered from Mara now?
Swim for me this morning (in the pool, not the street!). Was hard work and couldn't get the rhythm going at first, but got there eventually. May go for a run later as it would probably be a good idea. 5 days until Tri debut.
What: 1.2k swim d&dWhy: Early morning swimming at the local leisure centreLast hard: SaturdayLast rest: 2 daysLyrics: yes, for once!
Wow it's getting busy again on here, it's nice!
LMH sorry to hear you're ill again. I am getting excited, but also v nervous (partly lack of info from race organisers, partly weather, partly the M word).
Stickless Wow your Mum has determination!
Wabo get well soon
Paddy mind what I eat?
Why: have you looked outside? No seriously, not overdoing it this week.
Last hard: eating the 2 sandwiches I was told I had to eat at lunch (usually I just have 1!).
Have a good one all.
Alex: 800km / 121 (the amount of days in the year so far) x 7 (days in the week) = 46.2k a week, or just a shade under 30 miles a week. I've a half marathon coming up and I'd just like it to be a comfortable ride around, but at the moment I'm just focusing on getting my 5k parkrun time down (23.17 as it stands, I feel 21.30 is not unrealistic by the end of the year). Thinking about the Preston Guild Marathon, but that's a while away yet.
2k swimming though, I really need to get back into swimming.
Dustin: I'd really like to break 1hr 40 but it's my first competitive half, it's hilly, and it's a trail run. 10k PB is 47.07 - maybe 1hr 45 is more realistic this time out. I hold my pace well but have no turn of speed.
Preston are doing a Guild Marathon and a Half-Marathon. I'll do one or the other, but I doubt my ability to train coherently for a marathon in order to do it justice.
What: another walk, but steady todayWhy: Achilles not great after pushing hard on the (walked) uphill yesterday
Taper well, Emzap!
Lyrics? Yesterdays seemed familiar, but not really my era. Today's: no hope, and I knew it when I saw that it was young Birkmyre who'd set them.
As Gobi did a March summary, I'll let you have a bit of a laugh.
2009: a January marathon, after which I quit running. Then.......Nothing. 2010: Maintaining a solid effort of...Nothing. OK I partook of fine wines, fine food, old cars, planes and women. 2011: Let me try and remember......nope. Nothing.2012. The new me.Went out on my 30 year old bike. Mended a few bits. Realised just how many bits were totally worn out, and decided that I could afford my first new bike as an adult. Arse sore. Still not got saddle isssue resolved. Managed 65 miles on just Saturday riding, and began to realise that I might have a go at a non-competitive approach to tri. Apart from the fact that I can't swim 50m.
March data from memory. 180 miles on bike0 running (I did 14 miles in Feb, prior to that was last August)1 beginners ski lesson.0 swim. Obviously.
April data2 week holiday with daily gym and ballroom dancing to keep weight off. Major league troughing and drinking to put it back on.134 miles on road bike (not included the gym bikes, you don't go anywhere)10 miles on tready. (B-O-R-I-N-G)13 miles on road.2 swim sessions, including a lesson. Shock.
So, progress wise, my weight IS reducing, but that should be fairly easy to do.My brief soujourn into running has been awaiting the negative reaction, but nothing yet. Fitness is 6 months short of a slow marathon.Cycling is at touring pace, with range limited by posterior contact challenges.Swimming offers great opportunities to improve. I'm looking forward to this bit. I HATED school swimming lessons.
Today I got the opportunity for a nice bike ride. The rain went away, the roads started to drain. I did 41 miles and at the furthest point the rain decided to come back. Can I log 20 miles of swimming?