Training plan = more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules

I’m just past the halfway point in my 18 week training plan.  Does this mean I’ve done 9 weeks of solid work and ticked off everything on the training plan?  Not quite.  Not by a long shot.  All the unticked activities on the training plan mock me, and highlight the gaping chasm between me and the half ironman race.  What was I thinking? Continue reading “Training plan = more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules”


Weeks Six and Seven: Diversions & MSF

In the week after the Etape my legs weren’t up to doing very much at all.  They weren’t sore really, just seemed to have no power.  Trying some laps of Arthur’s Seat on my bike I really struggled on the hills.  So I listened to my body and took it easy for a bit.

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Which gave me some time to invest in the latest claim on my time: my new allotment!  I had just been thinking about how I was going to incorporate some weight training into my schedule, as I’m not a member of a gym, when along came this perfect opportunity in early May: digging over a 20 by 10 m plot covered in weeds!   Continue reading “Weeks Six and Seven: Diversions & MSF”