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Red..... everyone knows that!
well done jamie.
I've got a bit behind with bike miles so hoping to get some sessions in over Easter.
I'll second that - top work Jamie. 6 hours out on the bike in the current glorious (!) weather is quite an achievement
I hope everyone else here isn't doing the same as Jamie! I'm a little behind that just at the mo! I have got an 80+ miler sportive coming up in a few weeks though.
Well Jamie - to make myself feel better I am going to state that you are peaking too early!
I am doing the Wiggle New Forest one. Which one are you doing?
Good week so far for me, haven't missed a sesh. 2:30 bike tomorrow morning, then a 1:15 run/walk on Saturday morning before heading off on family duties for a couple of days. Will take Sunday as my rest day and prob. get another bike in on Monday. Be rude not to.
Evening. No chance of me peaking too early. But I did have a productive swim today, not distance cos I wasn't counting but in breathing. And as my breathing got more relaxed I could increase my stroke count easier and didn't increase my stroke rate with it either. Breathing is generally a good idea I think.
I'm doing a 100mile ride from Oxford in July. Itsa bike "event" rather than a sportive, no chip times so it can take me as long as I need.
Nice one Soup. Keep plugging away.
My swimming is coming on nicely now that I'm swimming twice a week. I used to only swim once a week and managed to get my 400m down to low 7's. Not too sure if I am any faster but I certainly have much better endurance now.
Hope everyone has a great long weekend of training!
And I got that the wrong way round. I increased my stroke rate without increasing stroke count. Doh! 7mins for 400m -crikey thats fast.
The sun is shining and the temp is showing 25.
I think the themometer has bust. Just stepped outside and its cold lol. Putting another layer on before getting on my bike.
Good bike session today. Applied for a new job so tried the bike journey there and back on my hybrid commuter, then did it again to make 22 miles. Then swapped to my road bike for a track session with my bike club and 13 miles on the track done average pace 14mph which felt comfortable. 40 mile ride planned tomorrow.
Hope everyone has a good day.
50 mile ride for me this morning. Bang on 3 hours @ 128 bpm avg. Felt good. Starting to get the beginnings of a nutrition strategy together now and it's really helping with how I feel during the ride. Funny that! Was cold but not too bad, the sun making a welcome appearance! Hopefully going to get out for another 50-60 mile ride on Monday.
I tried pork pie and malt loaf today. Not sure about the pie but malt loaf certainly went down well.
Yeah I'm not sure about the pork pie - I think a lot of saturated fat will really slow the absorption of carbs? I'd try a lower fat savoury alternative. I just had jelly babies, a gel and some weak sports drink today. At the moment I'm concentrating on getting the calories per hour dialled in, then I will start working on what precisely will make up those calories. I'm thinking of alternating gels and bars with maybe a savoury something as a backup. We've plenty of training rides ahead of us to get it all dialled in!
Training-wise I had a gel every 45 minutes and drank High5 2:1 mixed 2 scoops per 750ml. On the day I had some 200kcal cereal bars cut in to 4 and had a bit every 20 mins, then a gel every 20 mins afterwards. Loads of High5 from the feedstation too.
No way was I undercarbed!
I'm just wanting a savoury option if possible as well as the gels/flapjack etc. Marmite butties are next on the list. Most of my calories will be gel/flapjack/maltloaf I expect. I'm possibly going to be 8 hours on that bike so that could be a lot of gel.
Have you seen the photo in 220 Tri this month - with the bagels hanging off the aero bars!!
I knew there was a use for aero bars. Genius