Thursday, 1 May 2014

Awesome April!

Well if last month was Mega March, then this has just been Awesome April!

Another really enjoyable month of training chalked up - helped by a fantastic week away at Club La Santa.

Managed to get my road bike and I'm loving the outdoor rides - as good as the Wahoo KICKR is, it's more fun cycling outside when the weather is good.

I've got the Drumlanrig Sportive coming up this Saturday - a nice, 100 mile race than my fellow ATHelite, John Young, described as 'lumpy'... Should be fun :-)  Race report to follow.

April's training calendar looks like this:

A little down (!) on last month, but I'm happy with another 60 hours and 3 minutes of training, covered 911km and burned 39,720 kCalories.

Attended a really good session on Bike maintenance at Dales Cycles in Glasgow that had been organised by ATHelite. The team there are really friendly and showed us all sorts of techniques for the bikes including proper cleaning, brake adjustment and indexing gears. This wealth of knowledge is often overlooked when people hunt down 'bargains' on the internet - get out there and support your local retailers!!

Congratulations to Alan Robertson and Graeme Scott who both completed the ICAN 1/2 ironman event last weekend in Malaga - although special blog of the year award goes to Karen, Graeme's wife!

Well done too to Derek Stewart who ran 53 miles of the West Highland Way in The Hoka Highland Fling, only for his hamstring to go pop 20 metres short of the line. In true Ironman / MDS finishing style he made it over the line... nothing stopping him getting his hands on his recovery beer! Wishing you a speedy recovery Derek!

Big congratulations to my pal Lucy Downie who also completed the Fling in an amazing 12 hours 8 mins, no doubt smiling all the way!

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