It is Friday of the week before the London marathon and I have a couple of rest days. I did a 3,000 metre swim this morning but it was all very relaxed and I was wetsuit clad. I thought I would let the wetsuit see the light of day and have a really easy swim. If you have never swum in a wetsuit, it is really easy as you are very buoyant compared to normal, making the swim position much more streamline and hence easier to move through the water. I really enjoyed it.
I had a steady 60 minute run yesterday lunch time but it has been a really easy week for me. I hope that my really steady London marathon doesn’t hold any shocks in store for me and that I can get Dan round in his target time.
This evening I am off to London to collect my race stuff (number, champion chip etc.) and will have a good nose around the exhibition and see what I can put on my Christmas list to Santa.
I am feeling a bit tired but otherwise OK and of course as soon as the London marathon is over and done on Sunday, I am back in to Ironman training with two sessions on Monday consisting of a 2,250 metre swim session in the morning and a 45 minute run session later. Only 10 weeks to go now to Austria and so after this last week of rest the big push starts before the taper for the Ironman. I have planned a three week taper and I am really looking forward to it. Still, must keep focused as there is still many miles to swim, cycle and run before July.
I haven’t really mentioned it to date but I have been carb loading a bit for London and I will cover carb loading in a future blog in more depth closer to Austria.
All for now