As part of my training plan I had arranged to do the big cow long weekend in Milton Keynes. This was around 3 weeks after Brighton Marathon and a chance to practice the long swim. However, prior to the weekend I had picked up a virus and was on steroids and suffered breathing problems.
I decided to sacrifice the swim as this was no place for somebody who had been ill and thought about the long bike the next day. However, the forecast was not kind with high winds and rain and I decided to go out later on my own for a 4hr loop.
The final day of the weekend was the half marathon.