Friday, 28 May 2010

Friday 28th May

5 mile easy run this morning. Few niggles still from my glutes and my calves are very tight possibly from the Newtons. Think I might need a sports massage pretty soon. My plan is just to train up to Sunday and take the race as a B race and concentrate on Crooked Lake the following week as an A race. Well that's the outline plan anyway!!

Thursday 27th May

Sea swim last night - very very cold - I think we covered about 1200m. Lots of waves and jellyfish too!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Wednesday 26th May

Hill session again on the bike last night over 16.5 miles with approx 13 miles of climbing and descents. Very good - we added another hill on to the hill we were climbing last week to give us a longer pull. My glute is still bothering me but seems to be settling. Hopefully it will be ok for Sunday.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Monday 24th May

Speed running session tonight with the running club. Very good - we covered 5.5 miles overall but I have pulled one of my glutes :-(

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Sunday 23rd May

In view of the 26c weather and my need to get the cycle miles in, I decided not to do a 10k race today but instead headed out with North Down CC again for a 31 mile cycle. Tough enough at the start on tired legs but I loosened up and was fairly pleased with how I got on including some biggish hills thrown in around Newtownards. Still an awful lot to do though.

Saturday 22nd May

Out for a 41 mile spin today with North Down Cycle Club. The first half was fairly sedate but the return to Bangor was much quicker. Good route - quite undulating for parts of it. A nice tea and scone half way too:-) I have so much work to do to improve my cycling. Really frustrated...

Friday, 21 May 2010

Friday 21st May

6 mile easyish run along the seafront from Holywood in 21c and sunshine. Summer seems to have arrived! First proper run in my Newtons. Calves feel a bit tight now so need a good stretch.

I bought Wili a mini lock and some new cleats today and me a cycle top and a pair of gloves :-)

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Thursday 20th May

Approx 1200m sea swim tonight - so much warmer than last week!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Wednesday 19th May

16 mile cycle tonight with 6 x 1.8 mile hill repeats in it. Found a good hill to do this on. A lot more sessions like this needed! Good though....

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Tuesday 18th July

Very tough half hour slog on the turbo this morning.

2250m of swim sets with the tri club this evening.

Monday 17th May

One hour speed training run session with the running club tonight. We covered 5 miles in total on the pitches. Quite a good wee session - tough but hopefully it will do me some good!

I have been notified by Triathlon Ireland that I have been selected for the Irish team for the European Age Group Championships (olympic distance) in Athlone on 4th July. Horribly excited and nervous already!

Saturday 15th July

Roe Valley Triathlon today. I was very disappointed with my cycle but the swim and run was fine. Transitions rubbish as usual! I thought I was a lot slower than last year but it turns out I was only about 30 seconds behind. I just don't feel fit at the moment but I suppose it was not too bad considered my sporadic training over the last couple of months. Let's hope for a better performance at Liam Ball in 2 weeks time.

Thursday 13th May

First open water swim of the year in Strangford Lough. It was baltic!! I couldn't run after it as I couldn't feel my feet....

Wednesday 12th May

23 mile cycle tonight - good undulating ride with one very big hill. The pace was slow though with the rest of the group.

Tuesday 11th May

Half hour turbo session in the morning and 2600m of swim sets tonight with the club.

Monday 10th May

A week of no training - no good but I feel a bit better now. Turbo session for 45 minutes followed by a pilates class

Monday 3rd May

I took part in the third leg of the Belfast Marathon relay - 7.1 miles in 1 hr 4 mins. Chest still bothering me a lot. I think I had better suspend training until it clears.

Saturday 1st May

9 mile hilly run today - I have got some sort of chest thing so found it very tough.