Weekly training Blog: 15th July – 21st July

By PaulChristie on 22 July 2013

Monday started off with a bang, with a 06:20 cycle to the gym, 770m swim in the outdoor pool followed by a 14 mile cycle up to Winchester. I was still feeling tired after the British 10km even the day before but Adam and I decided to push ourselves and cycle 40 miles all the way home in the evening, and man that was tough! The heat is a killer at the moment, sapping any energy reserves, and making everything seem twice as hard.

Tuesday was all about having a long swim in the outdoor pool at the gym, fantastic way to cool off after a day commuting back and forward to London on the trains!

On Wednesday I was feeling pretty beat up, and after looking back at what we had been doing over the last couple of weeks, realised it was justified, so took the easy light cycle option.

Thursday and Friday was all about taking it easy in preparation for the Kiddicare Cycle-athlon on the Saturday.

Saturday was one hell of a day, together Adam and I set up outside Kiddicare Hedge End for a marathon 6 hour turbo trainer session in order to raise awareness for the charity. We knew it was going to be tough, but I think we both underestimated quite how tough it would be, especially in the on-going heat wave. Still, it was a fun day, with lots of people stopping to ask about us and the charity, as well as enter the competition that Kiddicare were running in conjunction with us, their staff were fantastic, really getting into the spirit of things donning the running vests and mascot, all the while telling people to join us on Facebook.

With the NB Heroes face book likes as well as cash donations, we raised over £170 as well as increasing the awareness of the charity, so definitely something we will do again!

Sunday was family day and a well deserved rest spent in the swimming pool with the kids :o)

Its getting closer and closer to the next big events, The Eirias half Ironman distance triathlon is only 2 weekends away, and I am really looking forward to it, but this also means the the full Iron distance challenge Henley Triathlon is 7 weeks away……..

15th July – 770m swim, 56 mile cycle

16th July – 2200m swim

17th July – 18 mile cycle

18th July – rest day

19th July – 9 mile cycle

20th July – 80.5 mile cycle

21st July – rest day