Good to hear from you - pleased that your biking and running is now going well after your accident.
I had a really good time upto end June with pleasing results in local TT's and at Eton (3rd in age group/35th overall) then Windsor Tri's - work then got in the way of anything meaningful and with no big races to peak for the season tailed off. That said, I'm turning in some good training stats now on both bike and run so am hopeful I can hold fitness over the winter and improve on things for 2010. Learnt three things this year:
1. I need to have races in the diary to keep focus. Have already entered Eton and Windsor and need to slot something in for July to Sept. Have decided to focus again on short course/speed with a view to going long in 2011 - etape, Ironman etc
2. Need to do more swimming and do some open water training sessions - while my fitness was OK, having not competed in Tri for several years I found the swim leg psychologically challenging.
3. Need to do more running. While I got away with it at Eton (5k) , got caught out at Windsor (nightmare 10k!) - especially prone to suffering on the run leg as my biking style is power based - big gear/low cadence. In addition to running more and doing more interval and brick sessions, I'm also about to embark on a big winter weights programme (primarily squats).
Blimey Trevor - that's 'orrible; Thank god you had a helmet on...Can't do too much with the photos you uploaded because their v.small. Try uploading the originals (ie full size - ideally at least as big as the width of the site) and i'll create a header for you....
Great to see you personalising your profile page. FYI - the header image ideally needs to be 955 pixels wide by 187 pixels high. If you email me a pic or two (or upload them into the photos section of the site), happy to resize image for you if that helps.
I reckon "insufficient stretching" and lack of core specific exercises over the years certainly haven't helped. For this year I'm focussing on sprint/olympic distance events in tri and am able to run through any discomfort - which is minor at present - indeed I'm just about to go back under 20mins for 5k so am pretty pleased at how things are going as its been a few years since I've run seriously.
Recognise though, that i need to tackle the base problem as I would like to step up to Ironman again for next year. Perhaps a trip to a physio might be the order of the day - do you agree?
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