I can’t remember the last time I went out for a run, my training of late focusing on my swimming and cycling. This just seems to have happened with my running being the strongest of the three disciplines and my run times not being much slower after the run an bike than they are normally. Seems odd to think how much of my pre tri life was spent running compared to now.
Last nights run took in one of the loops of the Leeds Triathlon, which had a nice hill climb and som flat where I did some sprints. Sprints hurt, a lot. I knocked out just under 10k in 40 mins not really pushing the pace. Still plenty of room for improvement and plenty of time before Leeds to make it.
The only problem was my shoes gave me a blister, this coupled with them rubbing at the last race makes me think they are on their way out, best go get some more.
Today I learnt that before doing any hill climbing I need to eat a bit more than I did today. Down hill and the flat is fine but there was nothing in the tank when it came to the hills. Originally I planned to do the route of the Leeds Triathlon but only do two of the loops as opposed to three. Had to call it a day after one though as it was too much like hard work for it to feel beneficial.
Thinking about the ride (which turned out at about 13.5 miles) I still need to keep my focus when cycling as on occasion my cadence and speed dropped a little. However the second time out with my new tri-bars showed how much they help on the down hill sections as well as the flat road like I rode in Sundays race. Think I need to adjust me seat a little though to get the most out of the new position.
I also need to think more about how I use the tri-bars, as although they worked a treat on the down hill and flat section I tended to stand up on the climbs sooner than I did previously. I think I need to be more aware of the incline and maybe more the the drop bars sooner to try and keep my legs fresh.