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Pyrenees Crosstrainer
Pyrenees Crosstrainer
No shortage of training opportunities here in the Hautes Pyrenees. Now I have plenty of time to train I wonder how I competed and trained for all the triathlons from 1986 onwards with a job to do as well.
So I must focus on what works best and race as and when I can.

Managing Changes

Crosstrainerby CrosstrainerFeb 16th 2012
So this time last year in February, close to the Pyrenees I was biking 5 hours each of the last 2 weeks. Now I have just had 3 weeks of ice, snow and windchill of around -10C, even too cold for skiing as its colder at the ski stations if and when the roads are passable.
It has been take each day as it comes and fit in whichever session is possible.There has been too deep snow to run in for the first time ever therefore follow the snow plough as it clears the road. Get to the pool as its a level drive and open longer in the 2 week school holidays this week and next. I have even used the stepper when too cold to run.
The mild weather has just arrived and the snow is melting. Bored with it now but hopefully its warm and sunny for XC skiing over by the Col d'Aspin.
I guess using different ways to train makes you think hard and adapt to what's available. Ticking over at least stops you overdoing it.

Total: 4h:25m
Swim 20min 1km (8%) Run 2h:20m 22km (53%) Weights 1h:45m (39%)
Total: 5h:17m
Swim 1h 2.3km (19%) Run 3h:07m 31km (59%) Weights 1h:10m (22%)

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