It all had all fallen apart by number two or so I thought, try to go direct through the undergrowth screen, unfortunatly it should have been fight, with man eating brambles to contend with and a 13min leg. So for the rest of the course there was no pressure. An anoxious wait until Barry came in to find that he had suffered the same fait to number 2, and I had beaten him by nearly three minutes. To confuse matters more someone did it 7mins faster than me so not sure what happens now so will have to wait and see. It all comes down to which scores people discard etc. But all in all an enjoyable weekend.
6.8km 69min 42secs
Happy today as didn't make it to Cornwall event but Barry was beaten, which keeps the dreams alive for winning the Blue course at this years Forest League. But its going to be close......
Bike into work on the first really cold morning, with clear skies and a beautiful day ahead. Feet got really cold, might need to wear thicker sock or peddle faster, find socks I think. Then out with a group to Bellever Forest for a short ride 9km, weather still good but cold especially at the slow pace. Looking forward ride home to test new front light, but annoyed to see rain falling. Go for it and but not an enjoyable experience and turned into a bit of a slog. Feet cold and wet............ thinking about removing feet.....
Time to start training for the London Marathon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On On to the OMM
Had a really good day, today, managed the ride to work in a new record time of 50min 58 secs. Then we went to Cawsands and spent 2 hours Snorkelling. I did think I wouldn't be up for much on the way home but really felt great and got back in 1hr 02min 12secs. All in all a good day with two new fastest times and the one hour mark getting closer.
Now looking forward the Adventure Race on Saturday.
Bit tentative tonight, probably because it was the first time I have run in the dark for a while, plus the adventure race on the weekend. Great hash anyway plenty of river crossings to get everyone moaning. Ran OK but cold still hanging on, hopefully it will have gone by the weekend.
So back to back there and backs, if you get my drift. Weather much kinder today, unlike the other bikers out there that kept coming zooming past. Oh well. I had a little fall today after a van passed me in a narrow lane near home. I pulled in to let him past and left the road into a small ditch when I tried to ride out I failed and over I went. Again no one watching, and no damage done, getting quite competant at falling off. Then the submission had to stop half way up the final hill to collect my thought, well I was nackered..... Hopefully a rest at the weekend, and I will be fit to try again next week.
Will the cycling add to overall running speed?
Should I use my heart rate monitor when competing?
I am I getting fitter?
How do I tell?
Have I lost any weight?
Do I need to weigh myself?
Should I just bin it all, go to the pub and take up Darts?
Nice ride home, highlight was the rainbow that I followed along the emankment. Thought my new shoes were going to take me to a pot of gold, but no such luck. Really liked the new kit, getting feet clipped to peddles easier than I thought and getting them out was OK. Well until I got home when forgot all about them and fell off, narrowly missing my car. Had a good look around and seems like I got away with it. Apart from dented pride and bloody knee!!!!
Legs felt a little heavy to start with but thanks to new shoes and a following wind I managed to set a new world record of 1hr 5mins. 1hr mark in sight.............
Well today I took the plunge and brought some new bike shoes and peddles, http://www.bigpeaks.com/ now I am not sure that attaching myself to my bike is going to be a good idea, but I’ll give it a go. My first outing will be tonight, when I ride home…….probably riding through Plymouth in rush hour isn’t the best way to get used to them, but you have got to start somewhere.
Cross your fingers................
Anyway I was back out there tonight with my fellow hashers, did around 50mins in Zone 2. Which meant I was runing fairly steady, well slowly...... No problems with the old heart and things felt good. Still early days, but need to keep it up.
Zone Heart Rate Benefits
Aerobic 1 115-133 Increased base aerobic conditioning, fat burning ability and general endurance.
Aerobic 2 133 - 151 Sustained aerobic exercise, helps to develop aerobic energy system and cardiovascular system.
Aerobic 3 151 -167 High intensity aerobic exercise, enables the body to become accustomed to working at high aerobic intensity.
Threshold 167-174 Develops ability to exercise at 'anaerobic threshold' for sustained period of time.
Interval 170-178 Develops tolerance to lactic acid and raises VO2 maximum.
information taken from http://www.sleepmonsters.co.uk/training.php?article_id=190
Burrator Round: Quarry Car Park - Yennadon Down - Lowery Cross - Peek Hill - Sharpitor - Leather Tor - Down Tor - Combshead Tor - Sheeps Tor - Quarry Car Park.
Had really good run, longest since SLMM in early July.
Getting there but still "I need to train"
8hr Adventure Race - October
OMM - October
London Marathon April 09
fingers crossed, here goes