I’m feeling calm and quietly confident that everything will be OK. A week off recently from training due to illness means I’m feeling rather fresh. I’m aiming to finish in around 2 hours but I’ll be happy to get around!
Over the last few weeks, I’ve trained a few times in 50m pool now and have a good idea of how I’ll perform on the swim. I won’t be fast but I’ll be consistent.
It would have been nice to swim in the Olympic Pool a few times but it’s been closed so I’ve been swimming at the lovely London Fields lido. I have one more swim session planned at Parliament Hill lido on Friday!
My cycling has also come on really well. I’m feeling much more confident than I was even a few weeks ago. My only fear is a puncture mid-race so fingers crossed that won’t happen.
The last two weekends I’ve pushed myself to go further out and for longer; to my surprise I have coped with London traffic well, playing around with my gear combos and I haven’t been too tired afterwards.
To help with endurance I’ve been training on a watt bike a couple of times a week and went to a Psycle spin session straight after my running club’s brick session. As for the sharp short hill I have to cycle 9 times, I say: bring it on!
I haven’t been running very much but the cross training is paying off! On Sunday I ran the Ealing Eagles 10km in about the same time as I ran it last year; given that it was so hot this year and I really struggled, I didn’t do too badly!
A couple of last minute preparations to sort out and I’ll be all set: wish me luck!