Good training today

I ran at lunch with Richie. The ice in Ursvik was virtually unpassable so we decided to knock the lap on the head and find something else to do. On the way back to the office we found a relatively ice-free lap of approximately 650m. We ran half hard and the second half easy – repeated it five times. I think it was plenty and I was digging very deep to hold onto Richie’s wake.

Tonight I also got to the pool.

  • Warm up,
  • 8×50 technique,
  • 32×50 at threshold pace (on 55)
  • 4×50 easy/hard
  • Warm down

I’m now fit for bed.

I’m not sure if I like the new format of the blog… I’ll play with it for a while and see how I feel about it.

All about the bike

I did my 5th consecutive day on the bike today, and for the second day running I did the CTS climbing DVD. That brings the total to 5:10 of cycling since Monday. The perceived intensity today was the highest I’ve felt this week – the absolute intensity was the lowest of the week – time for a break!

All about the Bike

I did my 5th consecutive day on the bike today, and for the second day running I did the CTS climbing DVD. That brings the total to 5:10 of cycling since Monday. The perceived intensity today was the highest I’ve felt this week – the absolute intensity was the lowest of the week – time for a break!

Run/Bike

I did a lunchtime run with Richie. He took it pretty easy but I was digging pretty deep to hold onto him – I’m WAY behind in my preparation for Stockholm Marathon… Tick tock …

Hopped on the bike after work and did the CTS Climbing DVD. 55 minutes of climbing simulation. It’s pretty good but Charmichael’s jokes leave little to be desired – he should stick to the training advise!

Running and Cycling

I did a lunchtime run with Richie. He took it pretty easy but I was digging pretty deep to hold onto him – I’m WAY behind in my preparation for Stockholm Marathon… Tick tock …

Hopped on the bike after work and did the CTS Climbing DVD. 55 minutes of climbing simulation. It’s pretty good but Charmichael’s jokes leave little to be desired – he should stick to the training advise!

Not much training…

dcm

I’m trying to inspire myself to start running again – only 117 days to Stockholm Marathon… time to get going! The photo above should get me motivated:

I’m aiming to be hitting my 30k run 70 days out – that leaves 47 days (or a little under 7 weeks) to build up to it. If I manage a 18k run on Friday and add 2k/week from there then I’ll just make it.

I did some cycling in the evening: 80 minutes on the trainer. Intensity was pretty easy but all in all it was pretty difficult.

Not a lot done today…

I’m trying to inspire myself to start running again – only 117 days to Stockholm Marathon… time to get going! The photo above should get me motivated:

I’m aiming to be hitting my 30k run 70 days out – that leaves 47 days (or a little under 7 weeks) to build up to it. If I manage a 18k run on Friday and add 2k/week from there then I’ll just make it.

I did some cycling in the evening: 80 minutes on the trainer. Intensity was pretty easy but all in all it was pretty difficult.

More Biking

Second consecutive day in a row on the indoor bike. Just an hour tonight – at a steadier effort than last night. I kept the intensity pretty much the same for the hour and varied cadence between 75 and 95 every few minutes.
I then ran for 40 minutes after the bike. I might try 90 minutes on the bike tomorrow. I’ll only know how I feel 5 minutes after sitting on the bike and I’ll decide then…

I moved the cleat in my left shoe today (after the cycle). I moved my foot position back and in, in an effort to take some of the strain off my arch – which is begining to feel odd. I may have to put arch supports in the shoes if this does not feel better.

Back on the Bike

trainer

I’m having trouble getting into the training this year: I had three days off after my return to training – a return was way too hard in intensity.
Last night I set up the bike in the living room, put on the Giro d’Italia DVD and cycled. I planned to just take it easy for one hour but got bored and then started to do hard efforts during the lead outs for the sprints… These varied from 3-5 minutes a piece and by the time I was 40 minutes into the session I was pretty much fried. From there I just held a steady effort and cadence for the remaining 20 minutes and called it a day.
I’ll try to focus on the bike this week and see what sort of form I can get from it. If I do and hour a day Monday->Thursday and then the 3 hours spinning on Saturday that would be my longest cycling week in two years… lets see what happens.