Monday, 23 February 2009

Monday 23rd February

Half hour turbo session this morning followed by some core work and a good deep stretch on the foam roller. My knees are very tight at the moment (?ITBS) - will have to be careful.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Saturday 21st February

14 mile run along the Lagan Towpath with the running club. Pain lessening a bit which is good - used titanium strips on my back and my camelbak today rather than carrying a water bottle which helped.

Update on broken bike situation - got a crank arm today so I can turbo again but it looks like I am in the market for a new bike - the one I have is not the right size for me - which might explain my sore knees! Need to decide now which one to go for. Exciting but scarey looking at spending that amount of money!!!

Friday, 20 February 2009

Friday 20th February

Short core and stretching session this morning. It is so frustrating not being able to turbo... One good thing though is that I have lost 2 pounds this week. Weight starting to come off now - 7 pounds to go to 9st target

1600m swim tonight in 28 minutes. Arms feeling it!

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Thursday 19th February

1200m early morning swim in 24 minutes. Pace well down today - feel very stiff. Still so scundered about my bike - it is now out of action.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Wednesday 18th February

20 minutes on turbo in new Shimano triathlon shoes on clip pedals when the left hand pedal fell off. Can't get it back on again. Think the crank might be sheared. The joys of being a female - don't know what to do now...Training going downhill along with everything else this week :(

9 mile run tonight at a fairly respectable pace. Usual aches and pains after the 6 mile mark.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Monday 16th February

Pilates class this evening using weights. Feel as if my arms are going to fall off! Very good workout. Quite fatigued today - must start to drink more water - could be dehydration from the weekend training.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Sunday 15th February

26 mile cycle today along the North Foreshore park and Dargan industrial estate. Very scenic (not!). Need to get the mileage up now on long cycles to get the endurance base into my legs.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Saturday 14th February

14 mile run along the Comber Greenway. Bit warmer than recent runs. Good average pace. Back and leg pain pretty bad today - knees sore as well! Just wondering if my bike set up is aggravating things. Time for a sports massage too, I think...

Friday, 13 February 2009

Friday 13th February

2000m swim in 35 minutes - 5 minutes faster than last week. Feel stronger which is good.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Thursday 12th February

45 minutes heavier resistance on the turbo followed by a core session. Abs starting to tighten...

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Wednesday 11th February

1200m early morning swim - fairly fast pace in 21 minutes

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Tuesday 10th February

Half hour turbo session - high cadence

Monday, 9 February 2009

Monday 9th February

Early morning spin class - lots of climbing!! Short core session afterwards.

Pilates class this evening - very, very good

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Saturday 7th February

Just over 12 miles run along the tow path this morning. Very cold but sunny. Towpath was mainly frozen slush so it was like running on a wobble board. Very challenging - we also managed to throw in a few hills too... Periformis pain not as bad today for some reason and I feel fine now which is more encouraging than last week's long run!

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Thursday 5th February

Half hour early morning turbo session - undergearing

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Wednesday 4th February

7.7 mile run tonight at a good pace with the running club. Very cold out tonight. Leg still stiffening and some back pain. Not good...

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Tuesday 3rd February

2000m swim non-stop in 40 minutes. Longest swim I have done since I was about 14!! At least I can now swim the half-ironman distance. Feel ok after it - just a bit of fatigue in my arms.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Monday 2nd February

Half hour early morning spin class with a lot of hill climbing. 15 minutes core work and stretching after it.

One hour pilates class tonight - really enjoyed it! Boy, does it show up your weak bits!! I reckon the core and pilates will be the answer to my injury problems. Instructor showed us a couple of back/glutes/hamstring stretches which I haven't done before but seem to work very deep....