Back to the pool today, and it was so good to just swim and enjoy myself.
My goal was to see how far I could go nonstop before I felt tired, 648 metres (18 lengths of Hampton 36m pool), this distance was not including the warm up and down. First triathlon in May is a 400m swim, so the distance is in the bag.
Then back home for a run, my legs certainly did not agree with me on this, and it was more of a slow recovery run.
Windsor and Eton Duathlon tomorrow, so today was about getting bike and equipment ready. Also fuelling up.
I am going to go out and do the best I can, the main goal is to finish, the second is to do so under an hour, anything else will be a bonus. Most importantly, it is my first event wearing my Pancreatic Cancer UK vest, for whom I am raising money for this year.
Rest day woes. Race day on Sunday 🏃♀️🚴♀️🏃♀️ It is surprising how working keeps your mind occupied the week of your race. Six weeks into gardening leave and the days are rolling into one and I am loosing track of days.
I'm not sure if the weather is being a hindrance or a help at the moment with my training.
The last three times I have been out on my bike it has been a tad windy to say the least and yesterdays #KitKatSwimKlub was stopped due to thunder and lightning.
Decent ride though followed by a strength PT session with @mark_sim, where I felt strong on the bench press and 22.5kg was easy.
Interval training run tomorrow. Strength on Wednesday, bike on Thursday then a couple of easier days ahead of duathlon on Sunday.
A very blustery endurance ride today, and it was interesting to say the least 🌬️🌬️🌬️ I very nearly decided to go home after 45 minutes as it spooked me slightly when a gust of wind moved both me and the bike across the road, but, decided to stick to it.
I think my fastest 5km was slightly wind assisted.
Long, steady run was on the agenda, and, I am not going to lie, it was f***ing tough after yesterdays brick session. I think my legs have now left me and gone to look for someone that is not going to abuse them.
I can't complain though, Windsor Great Park was lovely and the weather good.
It was a good session, despite the anti breathing to the right gremlins doing their best to disrupt me. Failed miserably on breathing every 7 strokes, but, managed every 3 🤷♀️ Synchronised pairs was interesting, slowing down or speeding up to high 5 your partner.
Had a very good day on a cycle mechanics workshop @sigmasports in Hampton Wick.
Learned an awful lot and literally ended up with brain fatigue, which made the cycle home interesting. I would thoroughly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to know about the maintenance of their bikes. Received a nice little goodie bag at the end of the day.
I made sure I could be seen in the foggy conditions, as the say: Be safe, be seen.