Inspired by my good training run at the weekend and by the glorious sunshine yesterday morning I decided I’d have a tough training day. The distances weren’t going to be big but the quality would hopefully be there.
I jumped out of bed and fed the cat ( nothing gets done in our house until Crosby gets fed – the noise is unbearable !! ) grabbed a quick cereal bar and got the bike out. I’d worked it out that I had just enough time to get a decent paced 10 miles in on the bike, showered and ready for work.
The ride went well, as the schools are out there wasn’t a lot of traffic and the sun was shining, it was still very cold in the strong wind though. Although the course isn’t hilly there are a couple of inclines so its not a complete doddle. My legs felt strong as I turned the gears to an average of 15mph. I got off the bike feeling fresh and ready to face the day.
10.57 miles time: 42.31 15 mph av 27.6 mph max 139 av HR
So that was the easy part of my training day.
After work I was meeting Andy for our usual 6 mile coastal run, I cycled home first to see my mam and Dad who had been doing some paint stripping at our place ( Thanks !! ) and when they went I got back out on my bike to do another 10 miles out round Glasson Dock and Cockerham sands. By the time I pulled up outside Andys my legs were feeling it a bit.
A quick change of shoes and we were off on our run. My legs felt fine and I was suprised at how good a pace I was sustaining. Andy was pushing me along and we completed the course in our fastest time of 45:52.
A glass of water and an energy gel later and it was back on the bike for the 5 miles home. I was thinking to myself “why am I so hungry” as I was running along, and then it dawned on me that the last thing I’d eaten was a bowl of porridge at 1pm – not the brightest way to fuel hard training !!
So it was a good all round day especially my brick session. A brick session by the way is a back to back training session ie: bike then run.
Total Time : 1:44:36 21 miles 145 HR 1564 Calories
bike: 59:41 15miles 15 mph av 31.9 mph max
run: 45:52 6 miles av pace 7:31 fastest mile: 7:09