The next step is to maximise the benefit of the long rides and other sessions. To do this I plan to start using a powermeter to try and get used to working in the right power zones and ultimately to race according to power. Will this improve my overall racing? I do hope so.
So I have emailied powercylemeters.com and will hopefully be learning the wonmderful things that power can do for me. This I hope will be money better spent than a new bike (which is kyboshed due to the pound weakness anyway).
Did a solid weeks training of
Tuesday 2hr bike(30miles) commute 4000m swim(10x400) 75 min turbo threshold set
Wednesday 6 mile run
Thursday 2 hr turbo
Friday 1hr swim (speedwork) 6mile run tempo
Saturday 85 mile bike steady
Sunday 45 min continuos swim 2hr (15 mile) run
for about 17hrs training.(which is about one third of what steve did!)
Next week is a bit less but have the Hell of Ashdown at the end to put some spice into it.
And I feel good.