Saturday, April 07, 2012

I'm fundraising for the Multiple Sclerosis Society ( ) by doing the London Marathon and London Triathlon this year.  I hope you're able to sponsor me for this really valuable and worthwhile cause.  In the last few months I've been writing a blog here: - the training most definitely hasn't gone to plan but its been quite an experience!! Thanks everyone.

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Its going swimmingly

Still doing more swimming than running at the moment, but managed a couple of jogs at lunchtime in Ware last week and had a quick blast round Vicky park today (in between bouts of programming) which seemed to be reasonably pain free - so I am much more confident that I will actually make it to the start line in Greenwich and put in a reasonable shift!  Tried to keep up with my brother in the pool at Tri Club on Thursday and it almost killed me.  Him and the others in our lane did in the region of 3.8km (including drills etc) and I managed about 3.65km - which I'm more than happy with, considering I could only do about 50 metres of front crawl 6 months ago.  My swim technique is still atrocious but its getting gradually better as the weeks go by..

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Sunday, April 01, 2012

3 weeks to go

Never realised how beneficial sports massages can be, it's incredible (wish I had known about 3 months ago).  The massage itself was pretty painful and was left bruised and actually grazed from the friction - but its bloody well done the trick after days of hardly being able to walk properly...  Managed the first reasonable run this morning with no major hassles, the first for about 2 weeks.  6 swim sessions ( I think I'm starting to get the hang of it) and some cycling have kept the fitness going , so  hoping for an uneventful next couple of weeks where I can get some nice steady runs in..

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