Saturday, 31 March 2012

March Training Update

My birthday present arrived this month in the shape of my new Garmin forerunner 910xt GPS training watch with heart rate monitor ( Promises to be a great unit but had more than my fair share of trouble with it. Initial trouble getting the heart rate monitor to pair with the wrist device. Evan Cycles replaced it for another without quibble but that unit wouldn't pair with the computer to log an analyse the data. Garmin support when I got hold of them were very good and all now happily resolved! It's not yet made me any faster yet though and it must have cost a fortune!? Perhaps I need more stuff? :-) 

As well as the training I did some collecting for the RNLI in Sandbach on the 17th March with South Cheshire branch of the RNLI. A rewarding morning meeting some very generous folk!

This month's training has been going well with some particularly nice cycle rides up Mow Cop in Cheshire and on Anglesey. Preparing for my first Triathlon of the season on the 1st April in the shape of their pool Sprint Triathlon. My training summary for the month is as follows...
3/03/12 ~ 4.3mile run around Pwllheli marina in 40mins 53secs.
4/03/12 ~ 13.5mile bike ride around the Pwllheli Traithlon bike route on my mountain bike.
               1hour 9 mins averaging 11.5mph
5/03/12 ~ 6 mile run across Winsford in Cheshire in 55 mins
6/03/12 ~ 1,600m pool swim training with Crewe Tigers Tri club
8/03/12 ~ 400m pool swim in 9mins 43Secs
10/03/12 ~ 37 mile bike ride around Cheshire taking in Malkins Bank, Haslington, Crewe, Church
                Minshull, Winsford, Middlewich, Holmes Chappel and Sandbach. 2 hours 34mins
                averaging 14.5mph
13/03/12 ~ 12.2 mile bike ride from Sandbach to Crewe and back averaging 15.6mph in 47mins
14/03/12 ~ 6 mile figure of eight run around Winsford in 54mins 37secs
15/03/12 ~ 2.4 mile run around Sandbach in 20mins 39secs
18/03/12 ~ 40mins weight training at the Living Well Gym in Northampton
20/03/12 ~ 1,000m Pool training with Crewe Tigers Tri club
21/03/12 ~ 7 mile run run looping Winsford in 1 hour 5 mins... Getting some good hill training in in
   <- 24/03/12 ~ An 18mile cycle ride from Sandbach to the summit of Mow
                         Cop on the Cheshire / Staffordshire border and back taking in
                         the infamous 'Killer mile' climb from 108m above sea level to
                         310m :-)
       25/03/12 ~ A lovely 30mile cycle ride over undulating coastal roads from
                         Holyhead in
                         Anglesey, around Holyhead
                         Mountain, Treaddur Bay, Valley to
                         Church Bay and back in 2 hours 5
                         minutes ->
        27/03/12 ~ 900m swim training with Crewe
28/03/12 ~ 5.5 mile run across Winsford in 49.5 mins
31/03/13 ~ A dry run of the Pwllheli Triathlon bike stage, 14.6miles