Monday, 26 April 2010

Difficult week ahead

The weekend was great... lovely champagne on Saturday morning, best beef ever at The Cinnamon Club - a beautiful, perfectly seasoned and cooked piece of Wagyu beef(* - full menu below).  I'm  a bit miffed that we didn't get any photos of us, but there was a nice one of me:-

So.  This week.  I have the all clear from the physio so can get on with gymming etc. in theory.  But.  The first triatholon of the year (for me) is on Monday.  So I can't really go nuts.  I need to focus on swimming, running and cycling (hah!) this week and not overdo it, so no gymming allowed.

Loose plan:-
Monday - fast 400m swim, tumble-turn practice (done)

Tuesday - 5km run after work (done)
Wednesday - long cycle on the gym bikes (to toughen up my bum!)
Thursday - fast 400m swim, tumble-turn practice
Friday - medium cycle on the gym bikes (done on a real bike); 4km run after work (done - 5km), carb taper
Saturday - rest, test bike, carb taper
Sunday - rest, carb load
Monday - RACE!

There's really not enough time between now and Monday to make much of a difference than toughen my poor bottom for the cycling a bit.  The fast swims are to get back used to the feel of fast swimming after that long old 5km one.  Running will give me confidence that I can actually run more than anything else!

And here, in its full glory, is the menu from Saturday evening's dinner...

Tasting Menu with matching wines

Norwegian king crab and tamarind salad, cured organic salmon
Orvieto Classico Superiore, Castello della Sala, Umbria /Latium, Italy, 2006
Tandoori red snapper, coriander chutney
Torrontes, Fabre Montmayou, Mendoza, Argentina 2006
Steamed chickpea cake
Pomegranate and mint sorbet
Hunter’s style rabbit tikka with dill and mustard
Pinot Noir, Fraser, Murdoch James Estate, Martinborough, New Zealand, 2005
Baked wild African prawn with ‘kadhai’ spices
Marsanne, Saint-Joseph, M..Chapoutier, Rhône, France 2007
Fillet steak of Wagyu beef with stir-fried morels, saffron sauce
Cabernet Sauvignon, Jumbuk Vineyard, Clare Valley, Australia, 2001
Apple desserts
Coteaux du Layon St Aubin, Dom des Barres, Loire Valley, France, 2007
Coffee and petits fours


  1. Love your outfit! Hope you have a good week even if it's busy!

  2. Thats a lovely pic of you! Hope your week of training goes well x

  3. Thanks ladies! I really can't wait to get back into the gym and throwing some weight around.