June 19th, 2007:

2 legs good, 2 wheels better.

Well I’ve gone and bought my bike – it’s a Specialized Allez road bike and I got it from local store, Don Skene, who were as good as any online store I looked at. They threw in a helmet, gloves, computer and water bottle in the total price and also throw in a free service after a months use just to check it’s all fine. Excellent service so far.


I’m collecting it tomorrow because they’re fitting all the bits for me, so I hope to take it out for a spin on Thursday.

Digging Deep

justgiving_logo.gifJust over a week into training and I’ve clocked up 3 5K runs at a decent pace, the last of which I managed to do without walking at all. Need to build up my aerobic capacity but its coming quite quickly.[newline]

Have done plenty of swimming – yesterdays session was 22 lengths albeit fragmented into blocks of 4 and 3. Would like to get to 4 lots of 4 by the end of next week as 16 is not far at all. Still bikeless at the moment but I’ll buy one shortly.[newline]

Anyway onto the more important things – if I’m doing a Triathlon then you lot can dig deep and at least sponsor my pain – Chris and I have set up a page www.justgiving.com/daveandchris and hope to raise as much as possible for the St. Margarets Hospice. The charity is close to Chris’ family and I’ve always been keen one hospice’s as charities because you know your money is going to have a direct effect. Please look at our page and if you fell you can spare a fiver or whatever then please donate. Bear in mind you’re sponsoring us both too so for those who know both of us you won’t have us asking you twice.