Jesus I haven’t seen that number for a long time.
Maybe the scales is wonky. I step off, pick it up, shake it (you will note that I have technical proficiency in spades) switch it off and back on, give it another shake just in case the first one wasn’t quite enough and place it carefully back on the floor making sure that it’s level and reset correctly.
Ok it says 0.00 before I step up. There it is again 65. Holy shit the last time I was this light I was running like….I can’t think of any funny simile so let’s just say I was running well. Really well. I was also biking well uphill but not so good on the flat.
The problem with the number this time is that it’s not as a result of a savage training and strict nutritional regime. It’s mostly the result of having a stomach bug that’s dragged on for a couple of weeks.
Still, I look down at my stomach and think that if I squint just a little bit I can see one or two bits of a six pack starting to peep through. Or maybe that’s just a couple of wrinkles…If only I’d actually done all of those crunches and planks I’d planned on…
I’ve spent several months coasting. Sitting on cruise control with no target or aim. This was mostly a purposeful decision after what was a very mixed experience at Ironman Texas in April. I had what I felt was a good performance, and a really fast day.
If I’m really honest I didn’t really ever think I’d see that speed again. But it seems that older does not mean slower. At least not just yet…
WARNING: ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS CLICK THROUGH THERE IS CURSING. LOTS OF IT. BE WARNED. IF YOU’RE SENSITIVE TO OR DISLIKE SWEARING THEN THIS IS PROBABLY NOT THE WEEK FOR YOU.
I sit down on the stairs to put on my cycling shoes and I feel something cold. Shit I think, I’ve sat in a puddle. I slide to the left and look down beside me. But it’s dry. Funny that.
Still, I’m in a bit of a hurry so I don’t ponder on where the puddle has gone. I lean back on my right butt cheek and I feel it again. Cold and wet…what the hell?
I look down and the stair is definitely dry so I reach around and feel my shorts to see if they’re wet. And I feel skin. My right bum cheek is just hanging out there. Waving around in the breeze.
I’ve burst my shorts. Jesus I know I’ve been going a bit heavy on the cake lately, and the training’s been a little light but seriously? I’m bursting shorts? Read More
I hit save and the Garmin does its thing. It sends the file up into some cloud or other and from there it makes its way to Strava.
I open the Strava app to discover I’ve gotten some kudos. I feel a warm glow of appreciation and smile to myself.
When I check back in with Garmin it tells me I’m a useless bag of shite. The warm glow dissolves into a messy brown puddle.
“Training Status- Unproductive: Fitness- falling: Training load- stable”
Is a tri bike really faster than a road bike? And if so by how much? Is it just seconds or does it save you minutes? If you’re thinking of upgrading your bike for triathlon and don’t know which type would be best for you click on through for all the answers.
Frustratingly life can occasionally get in the way of triathlon and when it does it can be difficult to know what the best thing is to do. Should I try to catch up on those missed sessions? What do you do when you can’t fit in that three hour bike ride that’s in the plan?
Click on through for the rules to keep you training… Read More
“There’s no way I’m putting up a run and advertising the fact that said I ran that slowly. Everyone will see it and think I’m really slow”
But if a session isn’t on Strava then it didn’t happen right? If I don’t post it then no one will know I actually dragged my arse out of bed at 5am to go to the pool and knock out that 4000m swim before work.
Allowing that you all probably don’t get here every week but might like an overview of how the year is shaping up so far I thought I’d summarise how things have been going. I’ll cover both how we feel things are going and what the numbers are. Read More
Due to athlete demand we have added a second Ironman / 70.3 Turbo/brick class on Saturday mornings. We now have a two hour Ironman specific option available as well as the four hour class.
If you’re training for Ironman or 70.3 this year this session is made for you with Ironman specific intervals and technique work.
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“You should start an Ironman specific turbo class on a Saturday morning in the new training room in the shop on a Saturday morning” Ais suggested.
“That sounds like a good idea” I answered “How long of a session have you in mind?”
“Four hours” Ais answered.
“Jaysus” I thought that’s a bit epic.
If you’re training for Ironman or 70.3 this year this session is made for you with Ironman specific intervals and technique work. We might even take a short coffee break at the two hour point to give your backside a break. Click through for all the details Read More