Some sort of Consistency
by tripyrenees Dec 12th 2010
Not a bad week of smaller runs just to get back into the swing of things. The weather has not been too bad so the running outside has been great. Shame I delayed going outside so long it got dark and I had to go on the treadmill. Next week, NO DELAYING.
Today my run was great. This was the route, 4 years ago, that took out my ACL in my knee. This is the first time back on this route since then. A great 17% climb and then a long steady descent back to the valley floor. I will use this route more from now on.
Shoulder is healing well. I have had 4 sessions of physio but the wounds were getting very red and sore. Then I found out why - the blind nurse that took out the stitches, actually had left some of the strand still in my arm. I flicked it and then pulled it out myself, over an inch long. Wound is now healing well.
So we are still on for our big challenge next year - a little less time to train now but no excuses, we will be on that start line in Bordeaux in April and we will get to Agde on the Med 8 days later.
Post Season Blues - OVER & OUT
by tripyrenees Dec 4th 2010
It has now become a yearly ritual that when our last cyclist leaves our door we seem to into the doldrums. Although this year we have done quite a bit of maintenance work on the house and garden but with my shoulder operation looming, the training h...
Run Week 2 - Done
by tripyrenees Oct 10th 2010
Not a great week for training but I did manage to get 4 more runs in. I am suffering a little at the moment with a really bad stomach, it is not stopping me running but it is bloody uncomfortable and has not gone away for over a week. This is in ad...
Run Week 1 - Done
by tripyrenees Oct 3rd 2010
Not a bad start to our run focused "off season". I managed to get 4 runs under my belt for the week although I really wanted at least 5. The runs have felt good and relaxed and even quite comfortable which I hope is a good sign of what is to come i...
Day 1 - Run Training Starts Today
by tripyrenees Sep 27th 2010
We have finally finished our season here at Pyrenees Multisport. It has been a long year with a lot of riding, not so much distance but some pretty fast days. I have ridden 3 Pyrenean Traverse tours including the 100 hour event. Several Tour de Fr...
In a new league this year - Barousse Balés Cyclosportive
by tripyrenees Aug 8th 2010
Great day today, one, I was racing with Lewis, two the sportive is on our doorstep and three, I really wanted to test myself. The Barousse Balés Cyclosportive is 120 Km and takes in 5 climbs, The cote de Barbazan, Col d' Izaut a Juzet, Col des Are...
3 Days of Iron CAMP
by tripyrenees Jul 31st 2010
When I plan bike tours and training camps I always get excited over how many different ways we can ride routes and if certain routes have just been made famous by the Tour de France then even better. This past week we held our annual Iron CAMP which...
Back to Logging
by tripyrenees Jul 13th 2010
It has been a while logging my rides but mainly due to putting it off as the rides pile up. The season is in full swing now and with the past couple of months including our Tri Country Tour and the Pyrenean Traverse, I am certainly getting the dista...
Ian's Training Log
• December 2010 (2)
• October 2010 (2)
• September 2010 (1)
• August 2010 (1)
• July 2010 (2)
• March 2010 (2)
• February 2010 (1)
• January 2010 (7)
• December 2009 (5)
• November 2009 (5)
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I am trying to get back some constency in my training after a terrible year starting with my ACL operation, rehab and then re-injury of the hamstring when I tried to come back to early. Then a torn ligment pulling some bone of my shoulder from swimming to much with bands only and then a crash descending at 60 kph resulting in a cracked collarbone. So now I will be starting running and swimming from scratch so it shoudl be a very exciting experiment to see what I can do - I want to race Ironman next year and have several other smaller running goals. This is ground zero and I have a hell of way to go......