10hours 22minute !!! Whats that all about?
Well I banged it out, it was scheduled to be a pretty heavily focused run week, and by Thursday as predicted my legs were not that interested in playing anymore. Met up with one of the locel triathlon talent Nathan Jolly, at the pool, on Saturday and was good the catch up and talk triathlon bollox without worrying about how much i was boring anyone.
I got the Turbo ordered, a Tacx Bushido, totally wireless and can be connected into the computer. Having shopped around for ages for the best deal, I ended up getting it from a bike shop in Germany. I saved £150 on the UK prices for the same model, plus shipping was free. Should hopefully arrive in a next few days.
The cold weather continues, although at least its sunny and wind free. This week also saw the return to the surfboats, this time of year it's flat water on the south coast. With a new intake of newbies, i'm now elevated to the rank of someone who should know what he's doing. Having spent the majorirty of last season battling with what place Surfboat rowing has in my life I think I have resolved that minor head crisis. Surfboat rowing represents everything that triathlon isn't. Every part of triathlon training is all about measurables and progression. Whilst this is great and very developmental it can be mentally quite fatiguing and turn you into an extremely dull person. Surfboat rowing on the other hand is by default chaos, with no clear path, and no measurables. Whilst this might seem pointess and a waste of time from the perspective of an OCD triathlete, it serves the purpose to reset your head and be part of a team to achieve a goal, albeit a little random at times.