Weekly training log 1

Week commencing 5th Jan.

Updated daily(ish)

Day Activity Distance Time TSS
Monday Lunchtime 10K 10.4km 50:21 84.9
Tuesday Bike 6.01km 23:26 29
Wednesday Lunchtime 10K 10.4km 56:20 75.8
Thursday Bike turbo session 11.8km 24:47 35
Friday Swim Sets 1.2km 32:19 28.9
Saturday Evening 5M 8.62km 44:29 64.6
Sunday Rest      
Totals 48.4km 4:41:42 318.2

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Kentish Killer and my first DNF

Early start, up at 5am and on the road by about 5:30am. Arrived at Brands Hatch dead on 7am for opening

Met up with a couple of the RG Active Race Team and registered.

Several of the team had switched from the long (71 mile) to the short (41 mile) course, and although I had not been on my bike really since before Christmas, I stuck with going long.

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New year, new goals

2014 has arrived with a splat.

Cold, wet and windy. Well certainly wet and windy. Cold-ish, but not freezing this time.

Jantastic has started but I didn’t manage to get too many of RG Active Race Team Essex to join me.

Training begins in earnest now for July and Ironman 70.3 UK at Wimbleball and the Kentish Killer 71 Mile Cyclosportive on Feb 23

I also will try to update this blog more regularly. Especially with more news on project OhNoMouse.

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BBC Regent’s Park 10K

The BBC Weather app a promised 25°C bright sunny day, so of course it pissed it down all day.

As it approached 5 o’clock I started steeling myself for a wet race, but as Mark and I walked into Regent’s Park the clouds parted and the sun began to attempt some sort of drying on the London pavements.

We were also a touch late arriving for the 6:30pm race start, but so were about 50 others, and this was organised by the BBC, and nothing starts on time here, even the pips get a warm up!

Having signed in and got my number, lucky number 6, making jokes about it being my seed number and finding a secure location to store our bags, we headed to the start to mingle and check out the competition.

Several clubs seemed to out in force, and I spotted a group from my town club Fairland Valley Spartans. I hoped to spot another RG Active top or two, but if there were present, the escaped me.

The course was a three lap affair, exceeding well marshalled, and I made a point of saying thanks, well on the first two laps anyway.

There was a brief intro before, which I could hardly hear, then the horn.

As normal it was a crowded start and I put in my second fastest km of the race (4:38) to make up some space, then settled down to around 5:00/km (8:00/M)

After about 4km I started to pull back a few people, especially on the (very slight) rises, and at 5km I made a conscious effort to pick the pace, to 4:50/km still leaving something for the last km.

My tussle with a girl in a bright yellow top was won at 9km when I stepped the pace up and dropped her and another couple of heavy breathers who ha started gasping at my heels.

As I came down towards the finish, I spotted Mark G and that gave me a final spurt of energy to put in a sprint finish giving me a final km time of 4:25!

By the watch I made that a 10km time of 48:15 and a new PB by ~30seconds.

But afterwards I felt that I had to work hard for it, partly the heat and humidity but my Maldon Olympic Tri 10km tine was only 1:45 slower after a swim and a bike!

Anyway a new PB and good after work run. Plus a cheeky run home from the Stevenage train station to boot. Well I was still in my running gear and nicely warmed up!

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Maldon Olympic


Swim 1500m T1 Bike 45km T2 Run 10km Total
00:42:36 00:02:17 01:22:30 00:00:59 00:50:01 02:58:25

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