Sincere apologies for the lack of posts for weeks, in fact months!
My working life has been so busy I just have not had time. Long hours and weekend working has meant every spare moment I get there are at least 3 or 4 things I need to do in that time.
Good news is the injury that caused so much downtime this year is fully cleared. The past four or five weeks I have been training and some quite tough sessions. That has included some longer runs at 70, 80 and 90 mins. All was going well.
The past two weeks have been hard with end of year figures to hit at work, the usual client, staff and supplier Christmas do’s to attend and trying to get some training in. Even though Mark and I (Mark’s my coach) thought we had tip toed around the do’s to make sure I went into the Christmas break from work healthy, I now have a cold. This is a real shame as the next two weeks were going to be a big block of training. However, after being out for several months with an injury, a cold seems like nothing and will be a week or two of down time.
So what is in store for 2013? Usual aim to improve my running, but with a full year of Mark at my side the same old goals now seem possible. So going for a sub 50 minute 10K in January, and a sub 2 hour half marathon. I am looking at the Race your Pace half at Dorney Lakes in February and the Croydon half in April.
Usual pre race SRS cycling sportives, more as training rides then as aims or goals. But the big ride this year is the Pearson 150K London to Brighton and back. I did this 2 years ago in just under 7 hours including a long rest at Brighton. I want to smash that this year. I am trying to get into the London 2 Paris 3 day bike ride through my brothers work, but that is a long shot.
Then a couple of half iron man events. Not going to do Marlow again (I don’t think I will as yet). I have my eye on the Hever castle one in September – looks and sounds like a nice one, local and good for supporters. And I have a coupon for New Forest Tri as I didn’t do the half there I had booked this year, so I may do an Olympic there. If possible I might do another Olympic or a few sprints for a laugh, but they won’t be A races.
But I am doing the Austria Iron man in 2014 – if I can get a place when entries open in 2013.
I am going to revamp the website over Xmas as well. I need to do a recommendation on Physio4Life who sorted out my injury and put a recommendation for Mark, I am enjoying the structured, common sense (when you know what you are doing) approach to workouts that Mark provides, as well as endless help and advice.
So a big year planned for 2013 and I will seriously try and be better at blogging.
Thanks for reading.