30 Jun 2009

Running:
11.3 - 56:00

Moderate / fast run. Flat, but very warm / humid.

29 Jun 2009

Swim: 1500m (approx.)

First open-water swim in my new 'home' lake:


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28 Jun 2009

Bike:
58.3: 2:29 (ascent 750m)

Very tough ride, including the Römerman course in 4 weeks time. Long and steep (up to 16%) climbs and technical descents with speeds well over 60 km/h.

26 Jun 2009

Running:
16.6km - 1:33

Easy to moderate morning run in very warm conditions.

25 Jun 2009

Bike:
50km - 1:39

Very nice bike ride: flat, sunny, warm, no wind and roads that are actually suitable for bicycles.

23 Jun 2009

Running:
10km - 56:00

Easy recovery run after Sunday's race and a lot of driving.

21 Jun 2009

Liverpool Olympic Triathlon 2:32:26 [Results]

Swim - 26:33 (87th)
T1 - 1:35 (57th)
Bike - 1:15:43 (104th)
T2 - 1:40 (207th)
Run - 46:56 (131st)

Total: 95th out of 330
M40-44: 14th out of 56

Wind, wind, wind. Swim was very good - about 200 men in my wave and all relatively civilized. Swimming in Liverpool is a bit weird and very salty, but ok. Bike was very hard (due to wind and the fact that we had to run for about 2 minutes in cycle shoes before being allowed to mount), but average pace was aroung 32km/h. Run was tough, but good, apart from being hit by a tomatoe some tosser through at runners...

Easton Carbon Wheels

I am now the proud owner of a set of Easton EC70 SL carbon wheels plus a new 12-27 cassette for the hills to come. All fitted - can't wait for a short test tomorrow.


17 Jun 2009

Lisburn 10k - 45:52 [Results]

km 1: 4:44
km 2: 4:44
km 3: 4:36
km 4: 4:58
km 5: 4:45 - 23:48
km 6: 4:35
km 7: 4:21
km 8: 4:26
km 9: 4:22
km 10: 4:20 - 22:04

Good preparation race for Sunday. First half moderate, second half fast.

Thank you for all the fairwells and well wishes!

16 Jun 2009

Bike:
32km - 1:03

Quite a tough ride in windy conditions after driving for 1 1/2 days.

13 Jun 2009

Swim:
1200m (approx)

Nice open-water swim in lake...

Running:
10.1km - 56:00

... followed by an easy run in very warm weather.

11 Jun 2009

Swim:
1500m - 24:57!!

Wow. First swim in new wetsuit (Quintana Roo Superfull) in 50m outdoor pool. Suit much lighter, arms move freely and the buoyancy seems much better. Very please indeed.

08 June 2009

Swim: 1600m (1200, 400)

First proper pool swim in a time. Arms, legs and head quite tired.

07 Jun 2009

Bike:
91km - 3:30


First long cycle. Mostly undulating. Slow and no problems.

Also, used a GelBot for the first time which went completely wrong when the gel mixed with the water...

06 Jun 2009

Bike:
26km - 60:00

Easy cycle to get rid of hangover

05 Jun 2009

Running:
20km - 1:54

First long(ish) run in a while. Slow and easy, but left hamstring is a bit tight.

04 Jun 2009

Swim: 1600m

Open-water swim in the sea. Loads of jelly fish and a cramp after 20 minutes - apart from that, very enjoyable...

03 Jun 2009

Bike:
50km - 1:45

Undulating ride at moderate speed.

Running:
13.6km - 1:13

Evening run. Was supposed to be shorter and slower - peer pressure...

02 Jun 2009

Swim: 1000m

Easy recovery swim. Very strange being in a pool again.

01 Jun 2009

Running:
10.9km - 60:00

Easy(ish) recovery run. Very warm, very nice.