Monday, June 21

Planning a nice holiday

Good week last week training wise. Work wise, not so much. Still trying to find that focus that i need. Lists are going to be the way, write a list, complete the list. At least that way i'll feel as though i've achieved something with my working days.

Weekends training was heavier than i expected. 2hrs of interval work on the MTB on Friday evening on the local trails working on the hills and descents. Another 2 hours 30 on the MTB on Saturday, working hard for the first hour then a steady pace for the last hour half working on some technical stuff. Very hot weather had me in shorts and shirt for the day, excellent riding, but stuck to the woods mostly as the trails on the head would be covered in walkers. Sunday was planned asa 3-4 hour ride on the TT bike with a run off the back.

The plan failed, an hour in and i felt like muck, no power in the legs and mentally in the wrong place. Sat down for 5 mins, ate some food, figured i'd push on for 10mins and see if legs came round. No such luck. Turned for home and rolled back, putting in efforts where i could. Nice to be in the sun, but an example of a perfectly bad session. Wipe the slate, start again, all hours in the bank.

In between work today i have a plan to be hatched. Holiday plans, well i say holiday i do mean week of training. A week in the UK trying to get in as much training as we can between some mountain biking, some running, and some open water swimming.

Assuming it goes ahead (some issues with people not signing up!) Hit the North summers race is the main focus of the weekend. Trails, fun, racing, and beers. Then thinking a spot of riding in Lee Quarry and Crag Quarry followed by a spin North to meet some friends of Pauline, and a spin about Gisburn early on Monday morning before hitting the ferry to the Isle of Man.

Once there, who knows, maybe sit on a beach all week, maybe do something with our time :) Probably the latter. Haven't been there in years, but some internetting and some research has given me a few ideas for trails and some excellent running options. Add to the fact that the place is an island and you have a near perfect swimming location. Maybe get a point to point swim in somewhere, that'd be cool!

But i digress. Back to work.

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