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Friday – end of easy st

Right that’s it now. 4 months to go till the big day. And even less till the Windsor triathlon, which is my warm up race 6 weeks prior to ironman uk.
Had a two week easier pace on training however each session ha had higher intensity. Now I’ve put new plan together that really cranks up the mileage. Also TT bike is now my training weapon of choice. Getting used to the big rings on it have been tough and require more strength but hey once she’s running then the average speed sits well over 30km/hr even on clockwise Richmond park. Cruised round in 22 mins without trying which is the same as smashing it on my road bike. I have also increased my strength or at least changed from high reps in the leg squats etc to 8 reps. Just want to build some strength and then I’ll revert back into a maintenance phase. Want the extra boost for the TT bike and seated climbs- may lose a little on the run but that doesn’t bother me.
Tom flat fast run out to Windsor and back that I’ll brick with a 5km run. 90km cycle. Sunday 18km run and 90 minute club swim. Next week 3x mornings of 50km TT bike followed by ironman distance pool swims, 3 strength, 1 turbo session, 2 club swims, 1 core, 2 long runs and 1 hill repeat run session. So it’s up to the 20+hr mark again. Need to drop 5kg too which I think will take care of itself with all that exercise over the next 3 months in time for Windsor. Got a duathlon end of April too at the top gear test track. It’s a 6km 24km 6km. Should be fun!!!
All good in the hood. Let’s do this, I’m psyched and ready to hit the next level.
Happy training folks!!!

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Blow out Saturday

Friday night after strength training I made a huge pan of spaghetti with an arribiatta sauce with chickpeas and chicken breast. I was fuelling up for a fast 100km Saturday cycle and brick.
Got up early had my porridge and was the first person to arrive at the meeting point in Richmond park. 16km into the ride we were cruising at 40km/hr my rear tyre blew out loudly and aggressively. Pulled over and fitted another tube and that blew out when pumping up- the tyre had split right open now so I used a gel pack on inside of tire and fitted another tube and turned back home. I was gutted.
Got back and decided to brick the 36km cycle anyway with a 10km run. Run was great but I’ve been shattered all day from it and I’m aching which is strange for me. Maybe I’m coming down with something???
Right off to sleep now as got club running in the morning and swimming in the evening.
Oh and I signed up for a 200km group ride to oxford and back next week. Should be good and get me used to the distance for ironman.
Happy day peoples except now I need 2 new tyres – but hey I covered over 2000km on the last set!!

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