Work has been interesting and so training has suffered a bit, but not too much.
Swimming on Tuesday was good in that I swam with others and just followed on behind two people who were going quite quick. I worked hard but it was easy, if that makes sense. I need to do more of that.
I went outside on the bike! Woohoo! Riding back from work yesterday was quite hard. I left just after 7pm, tired, in the dark, in the rain, with a moderate head wind. For some reason my front headlight was on the powersave setting and so I couldn’t see too far ahead, which meant I had to go slower on the fast bits. I soon spotted it and fixed it but it is still quite demoralising. It took me 9s less than 100 minutes to get home – ridiculously slow! On the way to work though, I did get to 69.8kph (around 43 mph).
Running is going well. I missed one run because of my legs ached a bit too much after the Bramley run. Actually, the front of the bottom of my heel hurt – which it did after the Stonehenge Stomp. I think it is the shoes I wore and so I am not going to be using the same ones again for long runs. I did a 50 minute run in the rain on Wednesday and this morning I did 2:57. I went with Ed and really enjoyed it. With climbing over stiles, slippery shoes (should have worn my x-talons), waterlogged fields and paths and quite a few hills. Some of the route on the way back was along the South Downs Way. It’s apparently 103 miles from Winchester to Eastbourne. Would be interesting to run it one day (well, probably a day and a half!).