For the second week in a row we went out to do a twenty mile race on Sunday and for the second time in a week I was surprised with the result.

The swim and bike training seems to be having a very positive effect on my running. The fitness is transferring and I guess the legs aren’t getting too beaten up because I’m not actually doing that much running.

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There was also a trail marathon being run at the same time as the twenty miler we had entered. I was really itching to run it instead although I was careful not to suggest this to Ais.

I knew it was a bad idea… I’m not completely stupid…

I reasoned in my head that if I was going to come all the way to run twenty miles I may as well get the medal for the marathon.

Who the fuck want’s a twenty mile medal?

Ais has been giving me a sort of free hand to set most of my own training for the last few weeks. So far she’s just making some gentle suggestions when I seem to be about to do something asinine.

Like put a marathon in my legs for not reason other than I want a different medal.

You see why I shouldn’t be left in charge of myself?

In that way that Ais seems to be very good at she gently asks me (think how you might ask a particularly stupid person or difficult child that you are quite fond of so don’t want to upset too much) if I really think that running a marathon for no other reason than there just happens to be one on at the same time as the race we are doing is a good idea from a training point of view (I didn’t admit to Ais that I really wanted the other medal, instead saying I though the marathon would be fun…)

Of course I knew that the marathon was a bad idea but that didn’t stop me wanting to run it. I agreed to run the twenty miler. And even ran it exactly as Ais suggested.

Then afterwards I ran another half lap with Ais when I was done while she finished.

Maybe you could all it stretching the rules as opposed to breaking them….

Anyway let’s get on with the numbers…


Monday

Off


Tuesday 9 2:30 (2)

Swim 1:10 3400m. Drills and 1000m paddles, pull buoy and band. Steady effort

Bike 1:20 35k. Hill reps

    Energy 7/10
    Motivation 8/10
    Work —
    Sleep 8+ hours, good

Wednesday 10 4:00 (2)

Bike 3:30 81k 1480m elevation. Seated bg reps

S&C :30

  • Energy 7/10
  • Motivation 8/10
  • Work 7 hours
  • Sleep 8 hours. Ok

Thursday 11 1:10 (1)

Swim 1:10 3000m. 1300 paddles, pull buoy and band

  • Energy 5/10
  • Motivation 6/10
  • Work 7 hours
  • Sleep -8hours. Good

  • Friday 12 2:35 (2)

    Swim 1:10 3000m 5×300 paddles, pull buoy and band

    Run 1:25 16k. Hills, steady

    • Energy 6.5/10
    • Motivation 8/10
    • Work 7 hours
    • Sleep 7 hours. Good

    Saturday 13

    Off

    • Energy 4/10
    • Motivation 4/10
    • Work 9 hours
    • Sleep 7.5 hours. Good

    Sunday 14 2:55 (1)

    Run 2:55 35.5k

    • Energy 8/10
    • Motivation 8/10
    • Work 5 hours
    • Sleep 7 hours. Good

    • Total 13:10 (8)
    • Swim 3:30 9400m (3)
    • Bike 4:50 116k (2)
    • Run 4:20 51.5k (2)
    • S&C :30 (1)

    If you want to follow the numbers more closely I’m on Strava as Rob Cummins Wheelworx or if you’re more of a pictures instead of reading type I post on Instagram as wheelworxrob.

     

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    From smoker to back of the pack triathlete to the Ironman World Championships.

    Read about how I overcame all of the odds and discovered what it would take to get to the Ironman World Championships – my eBook is now available to buy as an eBook on Amazon UK, Amazon US, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes

    It is also available as a paperback at Wheelworx.