Sunday, 12 July 2009
Bike, Meet Swim
here's my bike saying hello to the Royal Albert Docks (ie. the swim section of the London Tri!) long story, let's get to that, but first:
it's been a bit of a haphazard week. firstly let's recognise there's only THREE weeks to go until my first ever Olympic distance tri. shall we count those weeks again? one, two, three. ie. i may as well be doing it tomorrow it's so bloody soon!
what have i done this week? it's a good question, thankfully, with an answer:
monday: rest day
tuesday: spin class
weds: 50 km cycle (to + from work)
thurs: rest day
friday: 1km swim, spin class, 7km run (back to back!)
sat: short running hill session
sunday: 40 km cycle
there's a few issues with my progress, which i'm noting in point form to save your eyeballs (they need saving, really)
- my cycling training sessions typically aren't at race speed > so when i actually go hard + fast in training i find i can't sustain this for very long. BAD news.
- i'm officially rejecting gels, they suck. i tried them during my friday training sess and when it came to run i was hearing very dodgy things from my tummy and then got a bad stitch. am going to try out the bike shots and/or bar - and failing that will just use nuun in my water.
- my run, despite the stitch, went *really* well and i'm definately running faster! can't wait for the 10k next week to hopefully see the numbers go down. think i'll sub 1 hour now yippeeeeeee!
- went down to the Royal Albert Docks for a look see at the swim route and rode part of the cycle route. swim looks totally do-able, feeling good about that! cycle is much more undulating than i had expected, so harder work (but it's my strength!?) great location tho, can't wait to see it filled with tri folks + their friends/fam.
here is me wearing my ugly cycling sunnies during my rekky (how do you spell that?)
ok onto next week - the 10k run! my plan of attack is to spend the following week run focussed, and then switch to a big cycle focus the week after (which incidentally is my week of holidays, thanks husband for understanding there'll be more lacking morning time with me!) - then the last week will be resting + eating stuff (yes please!)
AND you'll be pleased to know i've worn my helmet on both cycles, although it's hidden from the pic above (i wore it, but lets not be photographed in it peoples)