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The first week of 2015 has been OK.

I got in quite a bit of cycling (4 and a half hours) including a nice 90 minute ride in the sun on Sunday. This made up for the Saturday run which was a 70 minute grass run, in the pouring rain and gale force (well not quite but almost) winds. Another shorter run on Tuesday meant just under 2 hours running last week.

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to mix up the routes I use for my runs and rides. I can tick that box for both runs with one being the usual route but in the other direction and the other being a completely different place to run. I do ‘go from home’ on my runs and rides so it does limit the routes I use but I will try to mix them up where I can. Variety is the spice of life.

It was good to get back in the pool this week for my first swim in 11 weeks – wasn’t too bad either. A good 1 hour session. Although sharing the swim lane with a family with two young children meant extra sighting was included in the swim set. I soon realised the wife and the youngest child couldn’t swim and the father and the older child were giving unofficial swim lessons to the other two – in the adult only fast swim lane! I tried being courteous and polite initially when that didn’t work I was difficult and rude, which seemed to do the trick.

I also tried Pilates in the week as well. Not my cup of tea so won’t be doing that again, but it was good to have a go. I tried Pilates as I cannot get booked into Yoga at the moment as the classes are fully booked. So a long rest from Yoga as the place closed the week before Christmas and as of today I am still not booked in to a class for next week.

Only 13 weeks to go until the Brighton Marathon and 7 weeks until the ‘Race your Pace’ Half marathon.

Thanks for reading.

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