More SOAS kit and Stuart is a winner!

Herringbone SOAS tri kit

I’ve been so busy with work (and am still struggling with pain in my right arm/shoulder) that I’ve not managed to blog as much as I’d hoped this week.

There’s a massive sale on right now on the SOAS website, with items reduced by 30% or 40%. If you’re built a little more solidly then you might find something that fits with 50% off! I couldn’t resist ordering myself some more items. My SOAS tri shorts are the most comfortable shorts that I’ve ever worn on my bike. The only problem is that I love everything matching. It’s so hard to choose between all of the cute designs. The sale is on to make way for some of the new designs that are on their way. here’s a sneak peek:

New SOAS kit being made
New SOAS kit being made

Yesterday, I was meant to go Open Water Swimming. As my shoulder is still so painful, I don’t want to exacerbate it by doing front crawl. I did a turbo trainer session instead. It included some one-legged drills, which I found incredibly difficult. I was annoyed by this as I can usually do them really well when I’m on the road. I also had to keep my cadence high – I don’t find that too bad when I’m in a big gear, but I just don’t seem to be cut out as a spinner. If anyone has any tips for me, I’d love to hear them!

Today I had a choice between running the RR10 (a local cross-country race) or doing an hour-long workout from my coach. I chose the latter for a variety of reasons, including the fact that I could get it over and done with more quickly! I was meant to do three 10 minute intervals at Half Marathon pace. I’m struggling to know what that is at the moment. My HM PB is 1:52:19 (5:18/km). I think I ought to be able to do 2:00:00 as I ran just over that at Brighton Marathon recently (5:41/km). Unfortunately, I found it really difficult. My three intervals came out as 5:42; 5:39; 5:41. They were fairly consistent, but definitely at the bottom end of what I was aiming for. There’s no way I’d be able to sustain that for 2 hours 🙁

I’m so glad that the weekend feels like it’s on its way as I’m exhausted by this week already!

Also, today my husband found out that he’d won a pair of Grandstand tickets from Dassi bikes to the ITU World Triathlon Series in London in just over a week’s time. Here’s the schedule for the day:

Saturday, 31 May 2014
06.45 – 07.45 Paratriathlon Swim / Bike Warm Up
07.00 – 18.00 Expo Open
07.00 – 18.00 Open Race Registration
07.00 – 18.00 Media Centre Open
08:00 Start Paratriathlon
10:45 – 11:00 Start Corporate Relay Challenge
12:30 – 12:50 Youth & Junior Aquathlon
13:30 – 14:15 Elite Men Swim Warm-Up
14:30 Start Elite Men’s Race 
15:25 – 15:50 Elite Women Swim Warm-Up
15:35 Elite Men Medal Ceremony
16:05 Start Elite Women’s Race
17:10 Elite Women Medal Ceremony

I’m really looking forward to having a day out!

What have you got to look forward to in the next few weeks?

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