Saturday, 30 August 2008
week six: training results
this week i put the stopwatch aside, and approached training from a new perspective: actually enjoying myself. crazy concept i know.
i'm still not following a training schedule, am more working around when it's time to wash my hair. so, what did i get up to this week:
sat: 45 minute run through park/along canal
tues: 2 x 50 minute cycle
wed: 45 minute strength training at gym
thurs: 15 minute run through park
fri: 30 minute swim
the big news of the week - is i've finally found a bike! it's a second hander, and it's being delivered in a week or so - can't wait.
the bad news; for those who know me; is that it's a racer.
i'm prone to falling off bicycles. let's say there's been a few tumbles. some alcohol induced, some not. the worst, without doubt, was The Great Fall of 2006 - during a three day cycle tour in southern france. whizzing down a hill, hitting some wet leaves in the gutter, going down, million miles an hour, cheek scraping along the gravel until coming to a rest at the bottom. i had to be scraped off the road like those cartoons when coyote gets squashed. when i rolled my trousers up, my skin rolled off too. i couldn't bend my knee for a coupe of weeks. still have a bump on my forehead, as a little reminder.
so GREAT the racer will make me go fast. but i have a feeling this is going to take some getting used to, as the sound of my cheek on gravel does tend to flashback when i pick up speed...