Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Motivation. I'm feeling it.

I am yet to encounter a day, and it's been this way for a while now, where I haven't wanted to do some form of activity. Before one day end's I have plans for the next day. Can't help it, it's the way I roll. I do believe that this will stand me in good sted for what lays ahead. I try to make all my training sessions varied as I find that if I start to repeat myself I get bored. That's also how I roll. Variety is the spice of life. It keeps me interested and wanting to keep going back for more. Repetition is a killer for me.

So today I hit the pools again. Below is my session:

  • 500m Freestyle warm up
  • 10x50m kick with flippers F/s up, Bk/s down
  • Ladder 50, 100, 150, 200, 150, 100, 50
  • 12x25m medley
  • 300m cool down
I changed it up a bit, I love the kick so that stays for me. I really get a good burn. Lactic acid builds very quickly so when I hit the end of the pool I just let my legs hang. No standing on them, just total non-weight bear hang- feels great. Today's session totalled 2400m, not bad. I am feeling strong. The thought of the 70.3 is never far from my mind when I train and it is my sole driving force. I want to be ready, strong, mentally alert and focused.

After the hour spent in the pool I toddled off to have my first Ultrasound of my right knee and then tomorrow I have one of my left knee. Fingers crossed there is nothing, and if there is let it be minor. I will wait for the results and then book in to see a sports physiotherapist. I need to start asking around for a good one in the area.


  1. Great training session!

    Cheers from Tokyo!

    "XTB" Xavi.

  2. Good pool session! 354 days to go today, before you know it it will be here! enjoy the ride!

  3. Awesome. Just keep rolling that way.

  4. Xavi: thankyou so much.

    Skierz: no sooner did I read the numbers 354 my heart skipped a beat and then I got excited.

    Patrick: I shall keep rolling till I hit an unexpected hurdle.


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