In a blink of an eye, and it has already been almost two weeks since we've been back in Perth since our holidays. That also means that we are already halfway through the first month of the year 2011.
Training wise, this week went much better than the previous week. I felt more power in my strokes for Tuesday's and Thursday's swim sessions. The two spinning sessions I did during the week felt good, I managed to keep between 95-100rpm and hitting above 110rpm during the last 1 minute of sprints.
Saturday's bike ride was much more enjoyable than last week. Partly because it was about 10 degrees cooler and winds were 5kph lower. There was still some fatigue but only towards the last few kms of the ride, when riding against the headwind. My new cyclecomputer has a wired cadence now, but I only use the cadence mode for my spinning sessions. When I checked that I was clocking just under 110rpm for the ride, I was pretty shocked. Maybe it's time to pull bigger gears, adding more power.
Just after Canning Bridge, I bumped into (not literally) John Cooke who was just finishing his ride after an arduous ride in the hills. He's training for Ironman Lanzarote, which is infamous for it's hilly course. We chatted and rode alongside for about 5km up until the Narrows Bridge where I bid him farewell and continued the last few kms of my ride. I completed the ride the 80+ km ride with an average 29.0kph, not that fast but pretty happy with the effort as it is heading in the right direction.
That evening, darling and I had dinner at Tony's Spaghetti Bar in Scarborough, a place we've been wanting to try out for some time. It's a little take away with a few tables and chairs for those wishing to dine in. All pastas were $15 and under, with meat and seafood dishes being between $15-$20.
Very satisfied with the meal, good value, the portions were quite large and despite taking away more than half of Li-Ann's linguine, I was still left with a bloated stomach. After dinner, we had a nice walk by the sunset at Scarborough Beach.
I weighed myself this morning, and I'm happy that I'm back at my pre holiday weight! :) And I haven't even started running yet.