Tuesday, 28 February 2012

March 4 is ages away, surely

For some reason I decided to book myself into a 60 mile sportive for March 4. Of course I thought March 4 was ages away. Apparently my calendar tells me it's this weekend.

The longest I've ever ridden was 38 miles and I was pretty shattered after that. I guess I'm going to have to make sure I keep my energy levels up on this one. Keep hydrated too.

I'm liking the idea of it though. 60 miles. 4 miles more than the half Ironman I'm hoping to complete.

I'm also keen to capitalise on my interest in cycling again and making sure that I take whatever opportunities that come my way and saying 'yes' more.

I even sent an enquiry email to a local triathlon club. Things could be changing for me quite a bit in the near future. Either I'll sink or I'll swim. Can't wait to find out either way.

More info on the Triathlon Show Sportive (TCR) 3rd & 4th March 2012 ride.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Review of my recent running

I haven't been running anywhere near as much as I should be, or think I should be. It's mainly been because of a lack of time and instead of running I've been putting a lot of focus into swimming. I think that's probably been the wrong decision.

I'm happy with the distances, I think I just need to fit more shorter and faster runs in to my schedule and stop the swimming for a while. I always remember my Paratrooper corporals 'get out there and pound the streets'.

Here are my recent runs

Action plan for Rome 2012

Feb 27 - Mar 4

  • 5 mile run
  • 8 mile run
  • 20 mile run

Mar 5 - 11

  • 5 mile run
  • 8 mile run
  • 20 mile run

Mar 12 - 18

  • 5 mile run
  • Rest
  • Marathon
It's not ideal because I should be 'tapering', but I don't see that I have much else in the way of choice here. Perhaps I should read up a little more online for effective short term techniques, but right now this works in my head and I just need to make it happen.