Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Winter/spring race plan (this has got me quite excited)

Kate's planned some races, so I probably should too. I have to start a bit later than her, and also really really really want to do a mountain bike duathlon. So, here's what I've got planned:

1. NDuro off-road duathlon, Rotorua, 12 July 2009, 10:00 am (but only if Paul thinks it's a good idea - might be a bit too soon, and I'm really not keen to injure myself!);
2. Okoroire Mid Winter Fun Ride, Tirau, Sunday 26 July 2009, 9:00 am;
3. Taupo Half Marathon, Taupo, Sunday 2 August 2009, 9:00 am;and
5. Auckland Half Marathon, Auckland, Sunday 1 November 2009, 6:45 am.

Also, I'm doing the Phundamentals MTB Skills Course, Rotorua, Sunday 7 June 2009, 10:00 am with my sister-in-law's fiance, Damian. Not a race, but it will be lots of fun, so thought I'd mention it.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Quick update

For those that care (and I suspect that's a fairly limited readership...), I have been:
  • Riding occasionally, mostly an hour at a time on the trainer, with not too many problems; and
  • Running relatively often - I've been building it up slowly, run walking, and am now running for four minutes walking for 1. On the weekend I managed 30 mins on Saturday and the same on Sunday. Running poses no problems at all thus far, even downhills (which is helping my VMO kick in, it seems).
So, hopefully this keeps up, and I can start training properly in June. On 7 June I'm going to Rotorua to do the Mountain Bike Skills course, which should be lots of fun (and hopefully make me faster on the downhills).

Haven't been back swimming - there's a bit of rehab work still to do on my shoulder.

But (touch wood - yes, again) - I'll be relatively injury free soon enough!