I think the longest day I've ever done was the ride back from Nottingham to London with Stephen Bayliss in 2004. That was 150 miles!! Todays session was mentally very tough and probably as physically challenging as the 2004 ride. I rose at 7am and ate a decent breakfast. I then swam for 1 hour at Hampton Pool in the new 2XU wetsuit. My arms were pretty tired from the 3.8k that I did yesterday but I managed to push through the urge to stop. Finished the swim at about five past nine and then met up with Richard Legge to ride on the Time Trial bike for 5 hours! We headed off to the Surrey Hills and covered Albury Downs, Blackheath, Winterfold, Hoe Lane, White Down, Box Hill and back. Decent effort effort throughout and managed to hold around 140 HR for as quite a bit of the ride. Tested the legs on Winterfold and White Down and felt very strong. Weather was miserable. Wet but not much rain. Got back to Hampton about 3 o'clock and then had a 90 min break to eat soup and have a nap. Hit the run in the dark and pouring rain. Did and out and back on the river Thames down to Teddington lock. Covered about 15 miles in the 2hrs5mins and generally felt pretty good. Speed was just a shade over 8 min miles which was conservative but I'm only betting on running 20s per mile or so faster in the Ironman itself.
2500m covered in the pool, 85 miles covered on the bike and 15 miles of running!