Browsing Archive: June, 2010

Allerthorpe Sprint Triathlon Write Up. 4/10

Posted by Tom Room on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, In : 2010 Campaign 
I last completed in the Allerthorpe Triathlon in 2008 when I had a stress fracture in my foot. I didn't know it at the time though, and I was hoping the 2010 edition would be slightly less uncomfortable.

I was really pleased with my swim. I broke away early on and on a technical course I managed to come out in 8:23! I have to confess this sounds too fast, but it was 30 seconds quicker than 2 years ago so I would like to think it is not too far off. Either way it set me up nicely for the r...
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The coming weeks....

Posted by Tom Room on Friday, June 18, 2010, In : 2010 Campaign 
After Challenge Barcelona I had been looking forward to racing ITU Asian Long Distance Championships in South Korea, but due to what the organiser described as "local issues", the race has been postponed...indefinitely!

This has mucked up my season somewhat. I had been intending to race 3 ITU Long Distance races; Korea, China and Ibiza and thus qualify for the ITU Series prize. But without Korea, I can't justify going to China just for giggles and racing Ibiza which is an 03 distance, also los...
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Training Week 12th-18th June

Posted by Tom Room on Friday, June 18, 2010, In : Training Week 
- 2hr easy long run

- 3hr Cheddar group ride, 15 mile and 18 mile section attacking riding, trying to drop the group
- 1hr temp run

- 5km - 1500, 800, 400, 200, 100 descending within each rep

- 2.5hr ride, was aiming for 4hrs but had really tight hip flexors which were starting to bother me
- 5x1 mile (ish) Weston reps - 4:56, 4:54. 4:54, 4:49, 4:40 - Brilliant run. First 3 reps my hip flexors were tight, my stride length short and as a result my whole body was tight. Re...
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Training Week 5th-11th June

Posted by Tom Room on Friday, June 18, 2010, In : Training Week 
I took the disappointment of Barcelona pretty hard, as my recent write ups may have suggested. Possibly I was a bit harsh on myself, but the point is that it is only the result that counts, the number next to your name. There is no room for conditional clauses in results at a high level (or any level if you want to be honest with yourself)....I raced well "given that" [insert excuse] etc. Sometimes there is an element of truth, I am sure I would have raced better in Barcelona had I not been s...
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