Last week saw the turn of the month and it was pointed out to me that i’d agreed to do the 12xIronman. I hadn’t really forgot but I was hoping too. So with that in mind I started to look at my running. I needed to be able to do more than 1 mile at a time otherwise I would need to go out running nearly every day!
I set off on Friday night and thought I’ll just see how far I can get. I mainly wanted to see how far I could go without stopping. Previously, I remember being in the gym and not being able to do a mile non stop. This may be down to the fact that I had the treadmill on too fast but most probably was due to me being unfit. Here’s what happened Friday:
Not the fastest time granted, but I managed all 3 miles without stopping which I was really pleased with. 3 miles down, 23 to go.
Also that week I did 40 miles commuting on the bike. Although these were technically in February so wont count towards the 12xIronman. On Thursday I commuted to work as normal. Well, normal ish. Something felt different. It felt good! Coming home form work im always slower than going to work. I have more climbing on the way home and the traffic is always worse due to the time of the day.
Back in the summer, when I was cycling regularly I would always get home in around 46 minutes. However, on Thursday it was 44! I also felt like I could go on and on. My legs didn’t have the dull ache they usually get after riding. Was it the new saddle? Was it the fact that I had been out for a run the night before? I don’t really know but hopefully this week it will feel just as good.
Ironman has started only 112 miles cycling, 2.6 miles swimming and 20 miles running to go……..