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Another day in Paradise

My personal blog about my life and especially my way back to compete in an Ironman Race

Sun and famous ones

this past week we have been experiencing still the same weather more or less with the majority of the days having the wind coming from southerly directions. I can recall 2 days only which had more or less the normal northerly air movement. Loads of sun and the swimming pool without too much heating effort at 27C. So the 3 swims (3km each time) were a pleasure, apart from still being a bit out of shape in the water. Cycling was 90, 60 and 70km and I got 7, 9, 14 and 21km of running at easy paces except for 8km at some half Ironman distance pace at 3:30-3:40min per km within the 14k run. The past 2 weeks also had an olympic swim champion and Marcel Zamora (5times Ironman France and a number times Embrun winner) at the Papagayo, so  we are hosting some famous ones from time to time : ) 

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another week in paradise

...last week's been a bit on and off - running due to a minor injury was pretty slow, but I managed to get in 10, 8 and 20km. Cycling 90, 70, 45 and 130km at easy pace mainly with some medium paced over-gearing sections. Swam also 2x3km and 1x4.6km. People say I've become leaner... the trainng shows little by little : )

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south east winds

The winds have been blowing unusually from the south-east now for almost a month here on Fuerteventura. Today again which made the first part of the bike ride a bit sandy as we started through the dunes. Anyway a very good week lies behind me almost, with two additions coming tomorrow - another swim and a run of 20-25km. Got 4 rides in since monday, a 20km easy Mountainbike ride, a 90km, a 60km and a 130km ride on the race bike at a good base pace. Ran monday, tuesday, wednesday and friday mostly easy with a few km at faster pace up to 3:30min per km summing up to about 50km and swam 1x3km and 1x4.5km so far, longer intervals at easy paces. Now swimming will get a little trickier over the next weeks, during the holiday season we'll host a lot of swim groups at the Oasis Papagayo, but somehow it's for sure going to work : )

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another week closer

...another week closer to Ironman Lanzarote 2016. The closer we get, the more I feel like I "need" to train. Which is of course true due the years of "nothing" in between my last one in 2009 and now. Anyway - this week has been good again in terms of running, got 14,7, 20 and 24km in, within the 14 and 24km did some faster kilometers between 3:20 and 4:05min per km with the remainder mostly really easy at 4:20 - 5:00min/km. Swimming was a good week, too - 3x swim (3km, 3km and 3.4km) at easy pace with some 50's at least at what I would say is Ironman pace for me as of now (something like 1:27min/100m, phew very slow compared to when I was "young" but Ok in the end as I only am swimming a few weeks since starting again). Cycling was little, 2x50km and 1x65km at easy pace, but the phase with loads of other athletes here in the Oasis Papagayo is yet to come and along with that I will surely be able to do more on the bike. 

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Weeks's wrap up

another week has passed by and it's been a sunny one with the winds blowing from southerly directions for a change here on Fuerteventura. Today I was thinking (again) what a luxury - mid December and still way over 20C for the temperatures... 
Well, this week has been a bit up and down, due to a minor bad cold and a lot of things apart from training to be done, I only got 2x running (14km a little faster up to 3:25/km) and 20km very easy in, 3 rides of 68km, 32km and 25km, at good to easy base pace and a 1km, a 2km and a 3.5km swim workout. The olympic pool is at 27C so except for lack of time there would be no reason to not swim longer Innocent. All right - hungry now, have to make the cat (meanwhile 3 are coming home often to get their "hugs" and "treats") leave my bely and go grab some food!

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