It’s been less than 48 hours since I ran at OCRA’s UK Championships but with the drama that has ensued as a result I feel as though it’s been a lot longer. Over the previously mentioned 48 hours I have watched every Tom, Dick, Harry, Sally, Shakira and Betty give their two cents over the 2 year-old event culminating in the eruption of what can only be described as hooliganistic-vigilantism (not a real word but I wrote a book so I can do what the heck I want) against, towards
This event was everything I was hoping for and more. Sometimes you plan things and it doesn’t go your way. Sometimes you plan things and you get it bang on. Life is so up and down that I still can’t believe how well I did. I completed World’s Toughest Mudder and achieved 50 miles. That’s ten laps of the course. 50 miles was my shoot for the stars goal; my actual goal was 25 miles minimum and get as close to 50 as I could, plus stay on it for the whole 24 hours. After Equinox2
The following week I participated in Man vs Lakes, and I’m so glad I did, because it is my favourite race to date. This is a marathon length trail run set in the beautiful Lake District with a couple of obstacles thrown in, but the best part was the start. We started by running across Morecombe Bay - through the sand and mini rivers that form - and then headed up the vertical kilometre (which had a couple of vertical miles preceding it making the vertical kilometre a little r
When I returned from Thailand I took 5 days complete rest to let my hormones sort themselves out, but I was on such a high afterwards, that I kept up my training and I was exercising at least 5 days a week and sometimes twice a day (once before work and then again afterwards). I had started the year with a bang and I was determined to keep it going. As World’s Toughest Mudder is a 24 hr race I needed to get experience in doing over-night events, and also long distance OCRs. G
16.1 done. Scaled
I got 8 rounds plus 16. So does that equal 224 reps? 2nd March I love exercise.
Today has been great! I had PT this morning and we did leg day, plus it's the first day that my hamstrings don't ache. My glutes ache from 16.1 lunges though, but wasn't worried about them, I was just not happy that my hamstrings were sore for a week! But they’re fine now.
Then no time to rest (though I did slurp on half a protein shake in 5 mins!) and I went strai
22nd Feb Today I feel great! I went to bed at about 9.30pm and slept through till 6.30am. I got up for PT at 7am where we did upper body push pull work. It was good: dead lifts; chest press; super set with rows and press ups again; lat pull downs; and finished with negative pull ups. I somehow managed to tweak something in my right shoulder doing the negatives which is annoying, (I really don't have a good track record with this exercise, doh!). It doesn't hurt, I just can’t