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Saturday box hill, brick and roller skating

Got up had porridge and met the club for the group ride. Our group was a bunch of competitive riders and as such there wasn’t much synergy or cohesion – it was a case of keeping up and overtaking on a very fast 90km ride that took in some nice hills. Approx a 1000m of climbing. Box hill was as always stunning and I live the roads there as they still have all the graffiti on them from the Olympics in 2012 – with messages to mark cavendish. I do think how lucky i am to be riding the same course they took. Anyway got a puncture just before I got home which I changed quickly and ploughed on. I bricked the ride with a 5km run. Damn it was hard. Don’t know why. I was feeling cramp I’m my shins and in my quads. I ran taller and that helped. I think it was probably lack of sodium in my body as I only drank water with no electrolyte mix and considering I smashed the ride hard I probably was a little dehydrated also. I only drank on 600ml bottle in 3 hours.
Run pace for a brick was acceptable at 4:40mins/km but as again felt hard and my heart rate was peaking high and I felt heart burn.
I then jumped in the motor and went to meet friends in Vauxhall. We went roller skating for her birthday and I fell on my arse straight away which actually really hurt. I was conscious about breaking something and so kept my arms together and took the brunt on my back and bum. A broken arm would spell disaster for my ironman and having already cancelled doing the London marathon due to injury I could deal with that again.

All good though and now off to meet sister and have dinner together xx
Long run tom – up to 16.5km now.

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Friday 14th – Last day of easy week

After a really easy weeks training I am feeling sufficiently recovered and eager for more training now. After last weekends heavy 253km cycle and the previous weeks heavy training schedule, I have taken it very easy this week.
I had Monday off completely. Tuesday I ran to club run training and back as well as the hours hill repeats. Wednesday strength and club turbo. Thursday run to training and back and at training speed work swimming and a core class. Friday today I cycled to strength and back.
I feel kind of guilty about the volume of training this week. I have reduced it more than the plan. But honestly I think I needed to. Psychologically I feel a bit training battered. It’s been relentless since last year. A very strict diet and a strict routine. I needed to chill a bit. I feel stronger too. Today I got on my bike and powered along for ages out of the saddle sprinting and testing my recovered legs. I powered up this mean hill past everyone else. In a show of strength to myself and how much easier it was.
They do say to get stronger you need a time out- well that definitely proves that point.
Tom I have a 90/100km cycle and I will brick that with a 5km run. Sunday is a 16.5km run and club swimming in the evening. I also have a date on Sunday – so wish me luck(really ought to get this ironman done first but these things happen)
Ordered some new boots for my TT bike today. Got a great offer from chain reaction cycles. I got 2x Michelin pro4 service tyres and 2xtubes for 39.99 – bargain and very happy with that.

It’s going to be great weather tom again and I’m liking forward to a normal short sleeved jersey ride again- we are doing the surrey hills which is great – I love those climbs, especially box hill.
Happy training all 🙂

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