It appears that business is picking up, or at least it is when the weather is nice.
With 13 weeks to go until Ironman Florida I’ve just posted my 2nd biggest month of training EVER! Now don’t get too excited, most people know me well enough to know I’m not going to hit you with some massive 80-100hr week figures. We all know the 20hrs a week that some people claim you need if you’re going to aim for Kona are well out of my reach. For a lot of people my 56hrs is a paltry figure, for me it’s huge! I can slightly offset it by saying 39hrs of it was on the bike which is where I need to be if I’m going to improve on my 2009 performance.
There hasn’t been much in the way of racing (for well documented reasons) but I have done a couple of my neighbourhood Duathlons and managed to win them both. That doesn’t mean a lot in the big scheme of things, winning a small friendly ‘training’ race amongst mostly clubmates, but these things are keeping me sharp and trust me, some of my clubmates are very good scalps to take at any event. They’re bloody good athletes and for me to (at times) bike away from people of their standard is a huge boost for my biking confidence.
After a couple of decent weeks we’ve been back to the rainy conditions this week. Somehow I’ve still managed to sneak 12hrs of training in which is nice. I’ve got to keep it up though now, so if the weather gods are listening some sunshine would be nice for a change!!!
In other news, the gf Shelly got all grumpy after my last posting and started sending emails out. The result? I’m back in love with Taunton Tri after a cheque appeared along with a letter of apology and a free entry to next years race. Thank you Shelly and thank you so much Paul.