One of the cool things about working in Canary Wharf, the Elite tri race comes to town, the GE British Triathlon Super Sprint Series. Had a beer and strolled about after work watching how it should be done. Really enjoyed the evening. Bumped into Kate too who was racing, she was steamed at not doing that well!
Running past the Cutty Sark yesterday afternoon during lunch, I came across an elderly man walking a ferret. New one on me.. still there must be something in it.
While I think I want to write up a pretty big post given some time, for now suffice to say that I am pretty disappointed that the Henley Swim was rescheduled from yesterday (the 24th June) to the 8th July. Due to environmental conditions i.e. river flowing to quick due to the drought we’re having.
Which cuts it out of my year since I am pre-booked for the Bournemouth Olympic Triathlon. So bad news, I am hoping to get my Henley registration moved to 2013… sucks. But hey-ho
Have had an okay couple of days training. Sunday managed to get a lake swim in with buddy Duncan. Also squeezed a cycle in later in the day. Yesterday morning was a wet ride, but got the same distance in again (25 miles), the afternoon run was much more pleasant in the sun shine. Although I was starving am still trying to understand nutrition properly I think. Yesterdays run below… not stellar but steady enough I suppose.
This morning’s 4km swim felt pretty comfortable. The fourth disciple is definitely time management!
Am becoming very chuffed with my Vibrams Sprint Five Fingers, did about six miles in them yesterday. And I am starting to find them easy to pull on, tempted to think iron man, hmmmm.
Here’s a snap, i’d feel comfortable in Hobiton!
Was having a gorgeous ride this morning till a puncture struck. No problem I thought, bzzzz, wrong! I found that the valve stem I was carrying on the spare inner tubes was a tad too short. Compressed air supply soon failed and so… I walked…and…walked.
But on the upside ran for about an hour in my new vibrams, happy days again!
The title illustrates the exact nature of the morning ride, a real test of will power getting out the door this morning. Happily the new Castelli rain coat certainly earned it’s keep this morning. More to follow…