Thursday, 30 April 2009

Items for SALE

There a few items that I am selling as I have just purchased a new wetsuit and they are not cheap these days.

Triathlon or Time Trial Helmet, main structure of helmet in very good condition. Right side of ear has a small crack, but this does not effect the safety of the wearer.

Fantastic light weight wheels, mavic hubs, mavic scewers, radial spoked, mavic bags. 9 speed shimano cassette, Newish tubs fitted. Excellent condition. £80

Monday, 20 April 2009

Bungay 1/2 Marathon

What a good weekend, made my way down to Bungay, Suffolk, on Sunday morning with bike and running gear. Decided to do a 2 hr bike before taking part in the Bungay 1/2 Marathon, back to back training (brick session).

Now out on my race bike as only 12 wks to go and need to start tweeking position on my bike and getting used to it. Managed to get 1:45hr covering 30 miles.


1/2 Marathon
A field of 500 people for a start of 1230, by this time the sun was high and hot, yes hot 18C. Just finished my bike session 10 minutes before run start and was feeling good. Took off a bit fast but managed to maintain a good rythme and relxed body position. The first half was a lumpy course and reached the half stage in 41:20min (6.60miles), first 10km 38:40min.

My total time was 1:25:20hr, 6:28 min/mile. average heart rate 165bpm finished 9th out of the 498 finishes. results........

Really happy with my performance for today and now know what i am capable of doing, even at this stage of my training.

What's next?
3 weeks of straight training, 10th May is the Suffolk 100mile Bike Ride, then a week later 17th May I have my first Triathlon of the session Middle Distance (70.3 Ironman) Marshman in Lydd Kent.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

March Totals

Well March has not been good sick twice, it is very difficult to avoid the sickness when a little one is running round snotty nosed. Joel can't be all to blame, I have been doing my British Triathlon Level 2 Coaching course (Club Coach) in Chichester, and on Sun just gone we were in and out of the pool for 3 hrs as we coached and were coached. The weather has been fantastic on the days I have been sick at home.

On Friday 20th March I went down to Adenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge, to their Sports Department where I had a VO2 Max test done on a bike. I am still waiting for my compiled results and will post them when I get them.

So March Totals.............
Swim 2:34 hr 7.1 miles (3000m TT 49:10min)
Bike 7:42 hr 121 miles 122 bpm HR
Run 3:27 hr 23.9 miles 137 bpm HR

My up and coming events in April................
19th April Bungay Black Dog 1/2 Marathon