Sunday, 25 October 2009
shimano vs. effective bricks
this week has been haphazard. i've been working insane hours and as important as training is to me, sometimes you've got to prioritise. here's how training looked this week:
sunday: 1 hour cycle (speed work)
thurs: 35 minute run
friday: 20 minute run, 40 minute spin class, 15 minute run
sunday: 30 minute cycle (speed work)
here's some random moments from the week:
1. during timed cycle laps of the park on sunday, i came whizzing up to an ill placed pedestrian crossing literally filled with old people crossing with canes. usually i would stop, i promise, but i was being timed and there was NO WAY i was going to render this lap useless just because of the oldies on the crossing. as i whizzed on through one of them raised their cane and screeched, "you're DANGEROUS." sure, it probably looked that way, but do i need to wear a little shirt saying "I'm getting timed on this so please please move outta my way??"
2. i've ordered my cycling shoes twice and twice i've had emails after the fact saying they're out of stock (despite the website saying otherwise!!) i've finally placed the order at wiggle.co.uk and i've heard nothing yet, so fingers crossed. the shoes which i'm (trying to) get are: the Shimano TR51 Road Triathlon Cycling Shoes and they look like this:
3. i had a major running breakthrough during this weeks brick. more to come in later posts.
looking at my training, i'm still not getting enough bricks in. i really need to focus on this, but i find the logistics of bricks quite difficult. cycle hard for a while, then dump bike somewhere to run? where is my lock; on bike; on place to lock up to? where is a locale good for both running and cycling? so complicated, really.
the run/spin class/run theory is easy but i'm conflicted as to how successful it is, i feel like it doesn't truely replicate the experience of a true bike/run.
but as we're coming into winter, surely this will be the best (only) winter training?
how to others do bricks? i feel i need to be googling for some ideas.
so; it's two weeks until the 10k where i'm hoping to prove that all my ultra painful running work has paid dividends. i've been running pretty consistently but haven't run 10k yet. need to pull my finger out a little here. this week, i promise (!)