Sunday, 2 May 2010

Title Race Over & Week 2 Training

Just watching United 1-0 up at Sunderland. Hoping to take the title race to the final day of the season. But I fear the trophy is already in Chelsea's grasp. I was disappointed with the way Liverpool conceded the first goal, prior to that they were much the better team. But when the opening goal went in I feared the worst. Lampard put in Chelsea's second and I was out the door for a run. No need to waste another half an hour watching the procession. Was a really nice run a few spots of rain but the lower temperature made for a much more pleasant running experience. No more exercise planned for this Sunday so that is my exercising week over and it's time for the week two round up.

Run - 6 runs - 33.5 Miles Total (10 Miles Longest)
Bike - 2 Commutes - 34 Miles Total ( 10 Miles Longest)
Swim - Zero Lengths once again.

Was a good running week. Only one wasted run a very short one on Friday evening, I just didn't much fancy it. Could have done with my longest run being 12 or 13 miles but a ten miler two weeks after the marathon was pleasing. Used the Bridle track pretty exclusively so will be looking to move out onto the roads more next week and start building some hill work in. But on the whole very pleasing.

With having to get the kit to work and some other commitments I only managed two cycles to work and back. Should probably have got out on a weekend bike ride but with no company and rain I stuck to the running.

My swim gear is still in the spare room ready for it's first wear, but it will have to wait a little longer. Have pencilled in Wednesday night for my first swim outing. It isn't desperate because the sprint Triathlon only needs me to be able to swim 16 lengths but all the same I'd like to do myself justice and the different exercise would do me good. Will also be looking to add some strength work into my programme and that may start next week. Happy Bank Holiday everyone, take it easy.


  1. You are managing a very impressive milege Si, impressed how much you manage to fit in! What exactly are the distances for the sprint triathlon? Sounds like a lot of fun! Keep up the good work!

  2. Cheers Pete mileage is improving. Don't think it will go much higher than 40 miles a week but I'll see how I feel.

    Time is difficult but Lauren is good about it. The running only took about 4 and a half hours. The bike is easy to fit in because it's just commuting to work and back and is so much quicker than the bus.

    Sprint Triathlon should be 750M Swim, 20K Bike, 5K Run. But the race I am doing is only 400M swim which suits me fine!