In general the past few days have been good.
Having decided to not run in the New Forest 14 mile run this weekend (see previous blog) it meant I could get back to training and that was a good call.
I did an easy 40 mins turbo session on Tuesday evening, just to remove the remaining cobwebs from the previous weekends half marathon, I did a 40 min run on Weds eve including some hard hills reps (3 x hard uphill and easy recovery jog back down as 1.45, 1.42 and 1.41) and then I rode to work on Thursday (20K each way) on the mountain bike (all easy).
I am planning on an easy run this evening for 30 mins and then some weights and some core work, a big ride tomorrow for circa 3 – 3.5 hours including some efforts on the race bike (Richmond Park here I come) and then a long run (90 mins) on Sunday. The Sunday run will be 6 laps as 2 x (2 easy, 1 hard).
That will put me on 8 – 9 hours training this week (Mon – Sun) so not too bad. Still not doing swimming but the holiday (in 5 days – yippeee) will mean no cycling so just running and swimming, swimming and more swimming. Racing the sharks at Sharm el Shark!
Diet is going well too. I had a cheat night last night when ‘the wife and I’ went for a curry so loads of carbs after the 6pm deadline but that’s the first time since the diet started in earnest circa 5 weeks ago. Still no alcohol this year – but I think I may crack on that whilst on holiday.
Last weigh in had me at 73kg down from 78kg at Christmas.
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