Saturday, March 31, 2018

Some Training

Intervals on the bike. Nine sixty second efforts in an hours session. Definitely feeling better so all looking good to get soaking wet, cold but hopefully not too miserably on Monday as I route check and then marshal at the Gilwern Grunt.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Under The Weather

Been feeling a little off colour this week. I was hoping to put in a few sessions but just getting through life at work was enough. Starting to feel more chipper today and managed a somewhat pitiful twenty minute session. Hopefully tomorrow's session will be better...

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Just A Minute

Back on the treadmill today for eight one minute reps from ninety seconds recovery. Got my heart rate right up there and best of all, I wasn't falling off the back. Did a set on the rower yesterday.

Sunday, March 18, 2018


Today's number of bike reps (30/30s). Pretty good session. Good burn.

On other matters I wasn't expecting so much of the white stuff. A surprising 5-10cm. And as the snow came down I got to looking over my maps - as one does when one's housebound. Okay, that's bollocks - the housebound bit, not the looking over my maps. I really must get back fit so I can revisit all those great places out there in the wilderness.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Back Up To Speed

I was back up on 16kph today. Eight reps at 30/45 and 4% elevation. Felt okay. I was keeping up with pace rather than battling not to slide off the back...

Friday, March 16, 2018

Fifteen Felt Easier

Fifteen reps on the treadmill today. Thirty seconds on with 45 seconds recovery. It felt much easier than the sessions a few weeks ago. Oddly easy. I need to nudge up the effort factor... Put in ten 30/30 bike reps yesterday but didn't bother to write home about it.

And now it's time to bunker down as that pesky Putin fires in another salvo. Not content with the beast from the east or the Salisbury chemical attack he's sending in the beast II - lock up your bread and milk...

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Feeling Like Igor...

As I shuffle around with a stiff neck and aching shoulders. I've not been able to HIIT it today. That's down to using the rucksack yesterday for the first time in ages. It wasn't particularly heavily loaded but I guess you move differently when you're packing. Anyway it's no good for hitting the treadmill.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Plenty Of Layers

It's a nasty job but somebody's got to do it. Today, having volunteered a while ago to marshal check point one, Tour of Torpantau fell race, it was time to make the payment. The weather was not pleasant - slight understatement - but a promise is a promise, and wearing plenty of layers I headed up to Fan y Big from the race HQ -  the forest car park.

I took a slightly wonky route across the expanse but got there in the end. Fortunately, as it turns out, the slightly wonky route meant I wasn't waiting longer than necessary, sat, as I was, at the summit in the wind and rain. Having said that, I was up there about an hour before the sweeper came through and I was relieved of duty.

After the return slog across the top I got back down to the car in good order and with all those layers I wasn't cold or even that wet - at least on the inside. I was glad to put on a fresh set of clothes though before heading home.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Ten Not Quite Of The Best

Yes, ten somewhat random reps on the treadmill this evening. I couldn't quite make up my mind just exactly what the session was meant to be. In the end I ran ten reps of between 30 and 45s with 75 to 90s recovery at a pace of 14 to 16kph and the elevation set at 4% - about the only thing that wasn't random...

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Slightly Slacking...

I've been found a bit lacking over the last few days. Managed a couple of  bike HIIT sessions including ten 30/30s reps today and five 60/60s on Sunday. Need to step things up a bit...

Saturday, March 03, 2018

A Bit Tough Going Today

Pretty standard fair today. Eight rowing intervals, 30/30 followed by just five 60/90s reps on the treadmill. It was a bit lack lustre if the truth be told.