Bricks

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I am actually glad this week is over, the step up in volume and introduction of bricks training has proven to be quite a leap. Combining short runs off the bike has increased my weekly run volume by around 10km and also meant I have had to put a little bit more planning into my regular sessions. I'm sure I'll have this in the routine in a few weeks time but for now it has been a steep learning curve.

I am over my cold from last week though and that has definitely helped with how I have felt during my training sessions. Despite the continued crappy weather (rain not snow) I have managed to complete all my planned sessions and actually surprised myself with a couple of good performances this week.

Swim

Back to 3x3km swims, a mixture of speed and endurance I submitted a 24:15 for a 1500m swim in the winterswim challenge. I think I could have knocked a bit more off that time if I really pushed it but I was feeling good at the end and that is where my focus is right now.

Bike

I repeated my long ride from last week but this time without the wind and with much more focus ! The result was 10 minutes quicker than last time and I was holding back a little with the aim of a short run off the bike. Still haven't been past 3 hours on this bike so not really sure how I will hold up on longer rides but so far so good.

Run

Felt better this week, kept good pace on all my runs apart from the long one today (sunday) which I put that down to the hideous weather. I have started adding in short sprints at the end of my run sessions now to get my legs used to speed again. Long run is still only at 18-19 km, I really want to go further but am holding back as I don't want to over do it just yet - still got 18 weeks till France.

A good quote I read this week,

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit — Aristotle



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