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Archive: July 2010 (Close)

Running for it
rikby rik Jul 29th 2010
I tried really hard on my 4.5 mile run this lunch time. Fortunately, I managed a PB for this particular route and I'm relatively chuffed. Downside is that even though I drank loads of water I still felt side stitched. Must be my fitness level - tryin...
A suprisingly relaxed run
rikby rik Jul 27th 2010
I did my work 10k at lunch again today. I wasn't pushing at all but happily ran around in nearly a PB. Legs felt great - I can't really explain this upturn in fitness. Still getting a side stitch - I'm beginning to think I'm not drinking enough water...
And now the nose
rikby rik Jul 26th 2010
My nose clip never arrived. But I bought another one at Center Parcs and went to try it out today. The good news is that I am no longer in sinus trouble after a swim. The bad news is that it didn't really improve my swimming. I thought perhaps the sl...
Awesome Dood
rikby rik Jul 25th 2010
Well, damage limitation complete. Overate and overdrank at Center Parcs - though all in a good cause.. good times.. but did manage to do some biking. Better than that, me and Marko The Decathlete escaped over the wall and hired some bikes at Whinlatt...
Center Parcs: fit or fat?
rikby rik Jul 23rd 2010
I'm off to Centre Parcs this weekend and am almost certain to consume alchohol and eat unhealthily for two days, getting fatter. On top of that I'm unlikely to be training, not getting any fitter, unless you count laser quest. Damage limitation is th...
Tour de Work
rikby rik Jul 22nd 2010
Better training day today. I cycled to work and back - a neat 14 miles each way - and a 4.5k run for lunch. Running was a chore though - hayfever, feeling sick and a side stitch! I've decided that this is just my body adapting to my new training r...
Nose..... clip.....
rikby rik Jul 21st 2010
I'm now sure I'm allergic to chlorine or something else that lives in the pool. Having checked the Internet for my symptoms this is fact. I thought my two days blocked sinuses after a swim was normal but apparently it's not. So I've ordered a nose cl...
Everybody wants to..
rikby rik Jul 19th 2010
I was supposed to play squash today but ended up running my 10k+ route around work. For some reason I managed to knock 5 minutes off my time! Dunno why.. I've only ever ran that far 5 times. Unless you count my Run The World in 1986....
Rest Day
rikby rik Jul 18th 2010
Today was supposed to be a rest day. However, having recruited my daughter, Emma, 10, as my new swimming coach we decided to go to the pool for some lessons. This didn't really work out too well - all the kiddies were in the shallow end chucking them...
Cycle, swim, run, cycle
rikby rik Jul 17th 2010
I cycled to the gym this morning and then a 40 minute session in the pool and a 30 min run on the treadmill, and cycled back. This may count as my first triathlon. Although taking a shower, setting up my ipod and watching TV probably don't happen dur...
0.1 mph off
rikby rik Jul 16th 2010
I bombed it round my local cycling route today - just a 17 miler. I was on target for 19mph average speed when my Garmin reported I had dropped to 18.9mph on the last corner. I nearly took a wing mirror off a car, a kiddie off his bike and myself ...
Second attempt at swimming
rikby rik Jul 15th 2010
Now I've done a tiny bit of research on swimming I'm changing my training plan. My original plan was to just do lots of swimming but I'm thinking a more structured approach may be required. Somehow I need to get the breathing bit right. So, now I'...
First attempt at swimming
rikby rik Jul 13th 2010
I went to the local pool today to try and swim. Now, I've seen swimmers and triathletes and they swim front crawl. I can do this for one length of the pool and I'm out of breath! I suspect this is a combination of several things on my part: fitnes...
Not entirely sure this is a good idea..
rikby rik Jul 12th 2010
OK, so today whilst browsing t'internet looking for another cyclosportive to do, I might have entered the Tatton Triathlon Sprint on Sep 18th, which my triblog countdown uncomfortably tells me is just 9 weeks away. I have never done a triathlon be...
 
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