The reasoning behind the madness!

The reasoning behind the madness!

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UPDATE! 25 Oct 2010

It is with great sadness that I write this update. On the 25th October 2010 my little sister sadly passed away at the age of 31. She had bravely battled MND for 11 years. She had never given up and had achieved to much even after developing MND, winning the Open University award for achievement to gaining a degree. She will be greatly missed and will for ever be in our thoughts. Love you sis :D

Well where to start, it was all originally done as I was carry to much weight and wanted to loose it. Which I am sure it most peoples story begins, however after loosing the weight I actually started to enjoy running outside. Joined some forums (BCTTT & Runners World), there inspiration and helpfullness has helped me a lot. Now I am also swimming and commuting a couple of times a week to work on my bike! Now since 2011 I accomplished more than I thought I ever would or could. From 5k runs to an Ironman in 2014 and The Outlaw in 2015. In 2016 I am going down a different route, I will be trying Ultra's as you can see from my events I have already entered 3 so far. Now I thought wait a minute I need to have one more motivation and that people is my sister Emma. Since the age of 20 she was very unfortunate and developed MND (Motor Neurone Disease), she is now 31 years of Age. Her health has deteriatated over the years and we nearly lost her last year. My mum had to give up her work and become a full time carer for my sister and my dad takes over the duties when he comes home from work. All the races I do will be in aid of my sister and all money raised will be donated to MND to help raise awareness and research in the disease. Thanks for all your help and enjoy my training blog,

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Swim is now starting to get me down :(

My set looked simple enough. Thought I would go to my local pool being off work. This time, I timed it for the lanes.
Warm Up:
300m F/C200m Mixed stroke, alternating Backstroke and Breaststroke
2x100m (20seconds recovery) as build every 25m starting nice and slow.
Main Set:
11x100m @CSS/100m (CSS/25m recovery)
1000m @CSS/100m (CSS/75m recovery)
200m @CSS/100m

Okay hit and a miss today at swim session. Warm up was simple enough. Then onto the main set. Hit all 11 x 100m. Disaster on the 1000m got to 500m and l was 50 seconds behind. Stopped regrouped and got to 300 and l was 20 seconds behind. Finished there and cooled down. What nutrition should l be taking before and when. Not been feeling 100% this week. Also did it in the 50m pool, which l found harder but better.

I am really now starting to panic about my swimming. I know my coach is helping me and is going to alter the swim sets. The chimp is winning (Steve will know what I am talking about).

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