Weekly Training Recap (27/10 – 2/11)

Monday:

am: 4,400m swim w. (2×50 on 50, 100 on 1.30, 50 on 50, 200 recov)x 6

lunch: 50 min stairclimber (my foot was really sore?)

Tuesday:

Run commute (1.5 miles each way)

lunch: 50 min stairclimber (foot still sore)

pm: intended to turbo but I was really lightheaded/dizzy (perhaps the antibiotics?), so nap instead

Wednesday:

am: 4,500m long & easy – was a nice recovery from how I was feeling yesterday!

charity day!

pm: 8.5 miles with gorgeous sunset!

Thursday:

Run commute (1.5 each way)

lunch: 8.5 miles with the amazing Freyja!! She qualified for the Olympics for modern pentathlon and is my new swim/run buddy!! Some uptempo stuff but nothing too crazy.

pm: 40 min stairclimber after working later

Friday:

am: 4,500m w 20x50s kick fast

pm: Kyle met me for 9.5 miles negative split – felt tired and ate too many halloween cakes 😦

Saturday:

Had an amazing lie in (the latest I get up on weekdays is 6.15!), so missed my intended Parkrun, baked with Mum instead, then did a 9 mile tempo before Wendy’s party!

Sunday:

48km cycle (average maybe 27.5 km/h?), crash, lift home.

7.5 miles up Hill of Fayre (wowzers – must.work.on.hills)

1km swim reallllyyyy easy

TOTALS:

Swim – 14.4km

Bike – 48km (need to do more once bike is fixed)

Run – 49 miles

Cross-Training – 140mins

Core – 45 mins

Best Halloween Weekend Ever (and another bike crash…) !

I have never been one to celebrate Halloween but this year we all thought why not!? It was so much fun!!!

Warning: lots of pics to follow!

Friday:

Kyle was off work so, after meeting me for a run at lunch, he went to buy ingredients to make a romantic/Halloween dinner (how the two combine I have no idea)

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(blood wine glasses)

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(nibbles to start – this was when Happy was still alive 😦 )

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(doesn’t he make a great house husband?!)

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(butternut squash soup with pine nuts and pancetta)

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(filo pastry pie with shallots, balsamic, white wine and goats cheese)

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(white chocolate creme brulee)

…AWESOME NIGHT!!

Saturday:

WENDY’S HALLOWEEN PARTY!

While Kyle was WINNING another race (!!!), I made these to bring:

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(burnt severed fingers: recipe here)

And on to the party:

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(zombie Mr & Mrs Claus)

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(Santa you have had too many cocktails. That is not me)

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What a fun night!

Sunday:

Well, Sunday I fell off my bike nearly 50km from my flat. Good job I had 6 strapping young men with me to help!! My chain broke and my back wheel came off, and apparently I need a new chain, derailer and hanger. Bummer. I’m ok though – it was just a massive fright! I felt like I was rocking the ride too – it was a great day and all the sugar from the Halloween party must have been great carbo-loading (I didn’t drink as I knew I wouldn’t function well after 5 hours sleep never mind if alcohol was involved, so I resorted to sugar!)

My knight in shining armour zombie Mr Claus luckily hadn’t started his 20 miler yet, so he came and got me! Thanks Kyle!! I was really mad at the situation, so I made him take me running too! We went to Hill of Fayre and only managed 7.5 miles (his Achilles was bothering him, and my legs were goosed) so we went to play in the pool instead. I did 1km easy while he foam rolled.

Oh, and more bad news. Happy died.

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(poor Happy)

Then we treated ourselves to afternoon tea at the Carmelite

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After the day I had I felt we deserved it!

Thanks to Ian, Kev, Andy, Doug, Die Hard and Ewan for helping me yesterday!!

Also, well done to all you NYC marathoners!!


Questions for you:

What did you get up to at the weekend?

Are you a fan of Halloween?