A gap in training…

with out intention and for no real reason I suddenly find myself not having done any training for almost two weeks! SHOCKING. However, all is not as bad as it seems.

Since my epic (for me) 8 miles on the 31st August I ran a short 6KM with Dave Anthony around Battersea park – details of that are here… http://connect.garmin.com/activity/13371974

Then the next day a group of us rode 30 miles (some a little more than that!) on the London to Windsor Bike ride for the British Heart Foundation. A marvellous day out and a lovely ride – with a couple of very nice pubs on route! this is us at the end, proudly wearing our Medals.

Here are the details for the ride: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/13371973

However, since that weekend I haven’t done a great deal of training – for the week starting 7th September I was really tired – all week. I’m not entirely sure why that is though Kate has suggested that perhaps I haven’t got my diet quite right for all this training I am doing and I simply ran out of energy!

With that in mind I have started to keep track of my daily food intake and I shall get someone to check it out to make sure there is nothing I am missing. More to follow on that. Having NEVER calorie counted in my life it feels quite odd starting now and also still a little baffling on what is good or bad.

However, this week has started fairly well. On Monday (14th) I did two 10 mile rides and then went swimming for the first time in two weeks. Having had very poor swimming sessions in the last few visits I was determined to do better. And better I did! My previous best had been 6 lengths without stopping – and this week I managed 12! Yep, I doubled it. My ‘style’ still needs a lot of work, but it seems I am getting somewhere. Kate took this video of me doing a length so I could see what I am doing wrong…. Comments welcome but first a health warning.

This video contains me in my trunks, swimming. Do not watch if you are of a sensitive disposition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVP6YqSXNX4

If there is anyone who is any good at swimming and has any hints for me please let me know. Hell, if anyone reads this, please let me know! 😉

Running. Starts tomorrow and I’ll be going for 3-4 laps of Brockwell Park – which is 10-13KM. I’m hoping to get a similar kind of come back as the swimming!

Cheers all.

Steve

 


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