I have had a pretty rubbish training 3 weeks, I have had to work in different work locations, meaning my cycling has taken a big hit, and have also had a cold on one week and then complete loss of energy the next!
A few highs though, on the 10th March, I achieved my first 10km run in 1hr 2 mins and felt really good, although I hurt for the next 2 days
On the 11th, I had my final fit for 2012 health and fitness assessment, which included a 2.12km cycle on an exercise bike as fast as I can, my time was 2mins 42 secs, and as of Thursday, I was the best time in my company, will wait until official results come out for final scores though :o).
I had been itching to get back on the bike, so yesterday, I took Sarah on the hardest 34 mile cycle that I do, going up towards Meon Valley and climbing Exton Hill up to Winchester Hill, was a great ride and she was amazing, head down and legs pumping! I felt good as it had been several months since I attempted it, and last year it used to kill me, yet I found it relatively easy going at a more moderate pace. I did the same route again today with Adam, and although more tiring going at a faster pace, still managed it with relative ease!
The route is 33.5 miles long and has a total climb of 1955 feet!
Almost forgot, I AM IN THE 14 STONES!!!!!!! Such a superb feeling, I have had to bin 2/3rds of my wardrobe as my clothes no longer fit!
I had an excellent week, I went away on Holiday to Selsey with Sarah and her family as it was her mum's birthday, and even though I have put on weight due to Champagne and Sausages I managed to run, swim and cycle with Sarah and her Dad and Mum joining us on the cycles. It was also my first week being able to do any training after my bike accident!
Selsey is a nice place, and is completely flat, over our 25 mile cycle route which we did a couple of times I think the total elevation was about 40ft. I have never experienced this before, and as I was taking it a lot easier than normal managed to do some runs straight after, as well as running to the swimming pool (3.4km), swimming and then running back to the house for breakfast.
I also ran my furthest distance of 8km, and felt pretty good afterwards, so all in all I am happy with what I achieved, I know just have to work extra hard this week to shift the extra 4lb's!