A Great Weekend without the Bonk this Time!

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Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Mine was great!

Friday:

After work, Kyle and I headed to 6o North (we go here all the time I would like commission please if you’re reading) and had this:

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(it was the bomb.com)

BEER AND CHEESE SOUP!! In a bread bowl!

Just like when I had a clam chowder in a bread bowl in San Fran:

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…Except it was BEER and CHEESE!

We also had the platter that we had last time and a few too many beers

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(platter, soup and peach beer!)

We then thought it would be a great idea to do a pub crawl home. This happened:

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(2 more rounds were to follow…) 

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(We sent this to his MUM. #realathletesdrinktequila)

Saturday:

After getting in around 1am, I had a bike fitting at Holburn Cycles at 7.30am. Yep, you read that right. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am dedicated and committed to rocking triathlons and this Ironman, but I was not feeling this bike fitting. Especially since I had to act like I was on form and ready for a long training weekend ahead of me.

Plus THIS was the weather:

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(soaking and windy)

And this was me after running there in the pouring rain and gale force winds:

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(dedicated runner after 5 hours sleep)

I was told it would take an hour. I was there until 11. THREE AND A HALF HOURS. Actually, he was amazing! We spoke for ages about what we’ve both done sport-wise, he gave me LOADS of tips, and I was fitted in a way that should allow my running muscles to conserve energy in the cycle phase. He even gave me a temporary saddle to use until I am “ready” for my Adamo one:

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(I love the colour!)

When I got home, I did a little run, met Lucy for Sushi, then spent the rest of the day chilling with Kyle (who had just come back from a 10k he had WON in his hungover state! Free lunch vouchers in Ballater woop woop!)

Sunday:

Sunday I woke up feeling fresh and ready for our 100k cycle again. I know my prep hadn’t been great since I was out on Friday, but I ate better than I normally would on a hangover, and I drank loads of water and went to bed early. The plan was 3 loops of a route mapped by Ian, then he, Andy and Doug would leave and I would do 2 more laps with Keith. Because it was laps, I was happy that if I were to bonk again I wouldn’t be too far from someone to come rescue me home, and also if they went out too fast I could hold back and just tick off each lap myself, hopefully with less chance of getting lost!

This was the route:

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The last 2 we picked up a bit and finished 105km with an average pace of 27.2km/h

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(I forgot to stop the Garmin when going upstairs…oops)

I’m happy I’m working on base cycling fitness and I was focussed on maintaining my new technique on the bike, so the speed didn’t matter too much to me. But boy do I need to work on drinking whilst cycling and nutrition. Bonking is a big deal people!

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I was nothing like the state I was in last week, so the rest of the day included lunch at Fifi’s (have the waffles there immediately!) and a beautiful walk around the cliffs near Collieston!

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(Fifi’s weekly quote: Be the rainbow in someone’d cloud!)

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(Kyle’s red velvet cake)

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(yes, we had cake after our waffles…must replenish those energy levels)

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(how the sun hit the cliffs)

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(Aberdeenshire can be stunning!)

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(we even saw a deer come up from the beach!)10728935_10154766963805644_1302290354_n

(can you tell it was really windy?)


Questions for you:

How much training did you do this weekend?

Have you ever felt great racing/training on a hangover?

Favourite place(s) to walk?

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