We did the 5 miles in just under 39 minutes and I think we were both pushing each other along. My average heart rate was above what it normally was – at 174 I knew I was really pushing myself – and about a mile from the end I really could have walked!! But Robert kept me going and I ended up really pleased with the run.
Robert seems to be a seasoned cyclist (and local) and mentioned that if I was doing the 20k cycle route for the triathlon on Saturday, I would have a head wind when going out towards Bilbster. And I did! I left about half 10 and started from the swimming pool.
All the way out to Bilbter the wind was hellish – I was cycling around 14 mph – way below my usual average – I couldnt wait to turn around and come back in the road. On the way back in I was doing around 24 mph – which felt WAY better!!
I did the first half in about 26 minutes, and the second half in about 17 minutes – total time for the 20k was 43:05. I was pretty pleased with this, but the cycle out the way against the wind was hard. I’m not used to it cycling in Glasgow with all the buildings / protection around me!!
I left my bike up in Wick as it was a bit of a nightmare taking it up. I figured I wouldnt be going on it that much int he next two weeks before the triathlon, and could practice on the indoor bike instead.
Later on that night I cycled an easy 6 miles around town, trying to collect money and getting about quickly. I met lots of old friends and old faces i hadn’t seen in ages – and raise £86 by asking people!
RUN: 5 miles, 38:57, 500 cals
CYCLE: 13 miles, 45 mins, 500 cals
CYCLE (easy): 6 miles, 200 cals.
Oh – and it was Gala night… fun fun fun…!! Thankfully I stayed sober again!! 87 days and I’m really enjoying being OFF THE SAUCE!