Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Tuesday 30th March

I braved the atrocious weather conditions to make it to Ards pool for the session tonight - 2000m - mainly 100m, 50m and 25m sprints again. Big sluggish tonight for some reason.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Monday 29th March

Went to a 45 min mad spinning class tonight - decided that I need to up the ante for cycling and hope that spin classes will improve my strength and speed on the bike. My gym has just got new spin bikes with wattage and rpm display and electronic gears. They look like a time trial bike and are very smooth to use.

Pilates class tonight as well - good class using hand weights.

Sunday 29th March

Very tired legs today and still very windy so I wimped out of cycling outside and hit the turbo instead for an hour and a half.

Saturday 28th March

28 mile cycle today - sunny but quite windy. Reasonable pace but the few hills I went up nearly finished me off! Quite tired after it. The turbo is no substitute for wind and hills...

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Thursday 25th March

Half an hour blast on the turbo this morning

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Tuesday 23rd March

2000 swim sets with the tri club tonight. Very fast session - lot of sprinting. Unfortunately my back didn't like it too much and is very stiff and a bit sore now. Big stretch needed....

Monday, 22 March 2010

Monday 22nd March

Pilates class tonight - good tough session and a lot of stretching as well :-)

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Sunday 21st March

Very sore legs today after yesterday and my ITBs are so tight they are clicking! Had a big foam roller session this morning to iron out my legs and then chickened out of a cycle outside in case I did any damage and just did a steady 45 mins on the turbo. My legs feel better after doing this.

Saturday 20th March

Larne Half Marathon today - lovely conditions for running - sunny and pleasant temperature. I got through the first 10 miles - with a little walk at the half way mark to take off my jacket and repin my number - but the wheels came off the trolley after that and I struggled over the last 3 miles. I was glad to be running with a friend of mine who kept me going. Very, very tough for me. My lack of running fitness really came to the fore. I finished it in 2hrs 20. Pretty rubbish time considering my pb is 1hr 50. But I got round in one piece with no pain running which is a great result considering where I was at the beginning of January.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Friday 19th March

45 minutes sweaty grinding on the turbo this morning at high resistance.

Larne HM tomorrow - should be interesting....

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Thursday 18th March

1600m swim sets tonight with the club. Good wee session with a bit of craic too.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Wednesday 17th March

St Paddy's day turbo session - a tough 45 minutes :-)

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Tuesday 16th March

Not being well and family stuff messed up my training big style this weekend....

Back at it today with half an hour flat out on the turbo this morning and a 2550 meter swim tonight with the club. Good session - longest yet and my swimming is coming back together again.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Friday 12th March

1600m continuous swim this morning, alternating 200m normal and 200m with the pull buoy. Speed steady and I didn't fade. My back is not brilliant after this. I MUST contact the physio...

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Thursday 11th March

5 mile run this morning - very enjoyable and a good pace for me at the moment in 47:47. I am going to use this as a little time trial to see how much I can get that down over the next number of weeks.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Tuesday 9th March

2250m swim with the tri club tonight. Much better than last week. I only faded towards the end. Good session with a range of drills and distances.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Monday 8th March

Pilates class tonight - different instructor than usual and a heck of a lot tougher!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Sunday 7th March

17 mile cycle today in very nice conditions. Good speed and strength on the few little hills I encountered. Wanted to go on but just building up again slowly with the training overall. Legs and back felt fine after yesterday's run which is very encouraging. Just need to get the weekly training hours up now.

Wili is now washed and gleaming and ready for the next outing:-)

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Saturday 6th March

Well, big progress today - 10mile run! Very slow but sure and no pain or stiffness which is excellent. First lovely warmish (10c) day we have had in a long time too! Feel fine now - just a bit tired. Onwards and upwards :-)

Still not sure whether to do Larne HM though....

Friday, 5 March 2010

Friday 5th March

800m early morning swim. First non stop swim for a long time in approx 15 mins. I have lost a lot of pace. My back and shoulder are stiff now - need to get to see the physio asap.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Thursday 4th March

Half an hour on the turbo this morning.

Got my half iron-man lined up for this year - Cologne 226 half in September. Very excited now at the prospect. This gives me a great goal to work towards :-)

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Wednesday 3rd March

40min tough session on the turbo this morning.

Tuesday 2nd March

1800m swim with the tri club tonight. First swim in weeks and weeks. My swim fitness is now rubbish as well. I have a lot of work to do!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Monday 1st March

5 mile run this evening followed by pilates class.

So behind in my blog, training, etc ,etc. Need to sort myself out big style!

Got entries sorted now for the first two triathlons of the year and am working on the rest of my race plan for this year. Waiting for confirmation of a half ironman event in September which I would like to do.

Saturday 27th February

Terrible 5 mile run - no strength or stamina. Had aimed to go longer but cut it short. Came back and went on turbo for half an hour for punishment!

Friday 26th February

One hour on the turbo this evening

Sunday 21st February

1.5 hours on turbo

Saturday 20th February

One hour turbo session today - too much snow to run...

Sunday 14th February

9 mile mountain hike today down in the Mourne Mountains - very enjoyable

Saturday 13th February

One hour on the turbo today