Back in May my friend Carolyn talked me into doing a duathlon over at rivington. One of the hard things about the event was how difficult it was to run after the bike leg. It felt like I was barely shuffling along for at least ten minutes. Anyway I came up with a plan today for some brick training. I was hoping to get up early and out but it never happened, Anna though must have been out in the pitch black this morning! So a bit of working out my day and I went out at 9am. I did the same loop as yesterday only today someone had asked the wind to blow me about all over the place, at one point I was on a flat road struggling to move at 6mph! But it was an enjoyable ride and although slower than yesterday I felt I had worked hard.]
Back in the house and I changed into trainers shed the waterproof and headed out on a loop I have done a few times, I was finding it hard going - but not as hard as in the duathlon. The steps on the loop seemed even harder than usual but gave me an idea for a training session that should help with cross. Once back I did a bit of core work, although less than sunday as the minute I started my abs were screaming in pain - that's because I never work them!!!
It made a great training session and I'm tired now, but I have a busy afternoon so I'd better not fall asleep!
Cycling: 23.35miles @ 12.9mph 633m climbed
Running: 3.37miles @ 9'44" min/mile pace