Sunday, October 21, 2007

Cardiff Small Boats Head 2007

Yesterday we had a crack at the Cardiff Small Boats Head in the pair, it was certainly an adventure. On the way to the start we encountered the water taxi and large waves that filled our foot wells. After trying to row on it was soon clear that a bail out was required, we pulled in at the top of the river got out and turned the boat over to tip out the half of the river that had jumped into our small craft.

The race itself went to plan in a great many respects except that we weren't any where near as fast as we'd hoped. We took over 16 minutes for the course. I don't think either of us could claim to be totally fit, but I think we'd both convinced ourselves that we had done enough work to compete. I think the truth may have been that we simply hadn't done enough base fitness work to go with our improving strokes from all the technical work.

It gave us plenty to think about, and a base to work from.... onwards and upwards ;o)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Funny old week

I would have liked to be able to report tales of great efforts in the fields of sporting endeavour... sadly, I can't. We have have the builders start on our extension and setting about digging one mother of a hole in our back garden. With the builders come a certain set of stresses (happily nothing to do with them as they are great blokes), like the worry about the disturbance to the road and neighbours, the worry about what they might find as they dig dig dig ever bigger holes.

This alone shouldn't have prevented activity, but it seems that I have some sort of low grade bug... it is that time of the year again, working with students coughs and colds come with the new academic year. Thanks to the disturbances in the back garden we haven't been able to get our bikes out to ride into work either..... I am not sure that these reasons really stack up to much, but I sure feel rotten for not doing anything the past few days!!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Latest training log

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Winter training? Has it really begun?

Well, last night saw the start of winter circuit class at the club, hosted by a local school. And after a crazy day in work I got there a few minutes late (five minutes actually - cheeky!). It was hard work and today my legs feel like they have had all the bones removed leaving me with wobbly jelly legs. The question is has the winter training really started?....

I hope my training logs will continue to inspire me, as will (I hope) my renewed affair with all things blogger.... ( blogging still seems more appealing to me than facebook).

Ps. Stepped on the scales this morning... that's a whole other story!?!

Last weeks activites...

And so the training log continues, not too much to write home about generally, but the weekends rowing sessions in the pair were brilliant!! We swapped the seats around each day and did lots of technical work, which really seemed to pay off. We even got a little more impromptu coaching :o)

Training LogRowStretchRunErgoCircuitWeightsCycle