Since having a baby last December all race goals have expectedly gone out the window! After pretty much an all time low of fitness in about March, I am on the build again. Though I am still without any real race goals which has left my training a bit unstructured. Thats fun for a while, but I think it is time to get organised again and maybe doing a training log for the first time in 20 years might help. We'll see how long I manage to keep it going...
Racing for this season is pretty open still with nothing marked for sure. I was hoping to do a half-hearted Ironman WA in November, and I am not sure what the latest is with that, otherwise I will hopefully do some local 1/2 Ironman's, plenty of offroad running racing including some epic weekends with friends, and some bike racing including TT's. (my wife is clearly pretty supportive...)
My current fitness is ok but not great. I have been steady since April except for 3 weeks overseas for work where almost nothing happened. I did a half marathon about 6 weeks ago in 1.33, which was a personal worst, but was expected based on the very little running and no long running I had done, so not disappointing! Since then I have pretty regularly been getting 3 swims/week with a Master's squad, cycling erratically 1 to 4 times/week with a 4 hourish ride on the weekend, and running 2-5 times a week with a few ~ 2 hour runs in there. This past week things have stepped up a bit having done the Mukumuka Munter running race on Sunday, it's a brutal offroad 29km race over nasty nasty terrain, much w/o a track, unbelievably difficult and fun. That one took me 3 hours 50. owa. This weekend I have a 15km offroad race, but a nighttime one where you are required to run with a partner. Its a very hilly one, but not as anywhere as difficult as last weekend. I expect to not be recovered yet, but it still will be a blast.
Sooo, this week has been:
Monday: day off, needed recovery as I was munted from the munter!
Tuesday: lunchtime, 30 min ez flat run. pm, 1 hour spin on the flat on the fixxer
Wednesday: am, Master's swim, 1 hour straight swim, 1st time we have done that at squad. pm, 1 hour hill run at Dry Creek. Still a bit cooked from Sunday.
Thursday: took it easy since still tired and next race already looming, so 1.15 easy spin on the fixxer.
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on Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:25 pm, edited 70 times in total.