Monday, 27 February 2012

Week 7 Comments

I had an excellent week, I went away on Holiday to Selsey with Sarah and her family as it was her mum's birthday, and even though I have put on weight due to Champagne and Sausages I managed to run, swim and cycle with Sarah and her Dad and Mum joining us on the cycles. It was also my first week being able to do any training after my bike accident!

Selsey is a nice place, and is completely flat, over our 25 mile cycle route which we did a couple of times I think the total elevation was about 40ft. I have never experienced this before, and as I was taking it a lot easier than normal managed to do some runs straight after, as well as running to the swimming pool (3.4km), swimming and then running back to the house for breakfast.

I also ran my furthest distance of 8km, and felt pretty good afterwards, so all in all I am happy with what I achieved, I know just have to work extra hard this week to shift the extra 4lb's!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Week 7 stats

Weight = 15.7 lb (previous week 15 st 3.7 lb)
BF = 28.1% (previous week 27.4%)
Waist = 43 inches (no change)
Chest = 44 inches (no change)

Cycled = 71.72 miles
Run = 18.5km
Swim = 1750 metres - 65 minutes

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Week 6 comments

another pretty quiet week on the Cycling and running side of things as my knee was still quite swollen and sore, i went to the Dr's and they advised I had swollen my knee.

As a result of this I concentrated on swimming and feel like I have broken through a barrier, achieving 60 laps in 30 minutes on two consecutive occasions, a huge improvement!

I am hoping my knee will be better for my holiday as I want to run, cycle and swim as much as possible!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Week 6 stats

Weight = 15 st 3.7 lb (previous week 15st 8 lb)
BF = 27.4% (previous week 28.1%)
Waist = 43 inches (no change)
Chest = 44 inches (no change)

Cycled = 15 miles
Run = None
Swim = 4840 metres - 90 minutes

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Week 5 comments

knee injury
Its been a pretty crap week, waking up on Tuesday I realised it wasn't just my knee that was damaged, but by leg, back, shoulders and neck! I didn't do any training until Thursday as I didn't want to risk my injuries getting worse, so kept it to swimming.

My technique has greatly improved and managed a personal best of 60 laps, 1320m with only slight knee discomfort.

Not training properly was a hard mindset with eating healthy, and had a few slips, but I am happy with 1 pound loss this week. My knee is still tender and stiffens up when not in use, so will give it another day before getting back on the bike, hopefully it will be recovered enough for some light cycling. The plan is to take it easy this week until I go on Holiday on Saturday, then if all is well concentrate on cycling and running over the holiday week and then weather permitting start introducing my 78 mile work commutes in March!

Week 5 stats

Weight = 15 st 8 lb (previous week 15st 9 lb)
BF = 28.1% (previous week 28.6%)
Waist = 43 inches (previous week 44 inches)
Chest = 44 inches (no change)

Cycled = 22 miles
Run = 5 km
Swim = 2684 metres - 95 minutes

Monday, 6 February 2012

monday mishap

The week started off really well, with a 5km run at the gym followed by swimming for 20 minutes, was pretty tired afterwords but woke up this morning feeling good and set off for Winchester on  my commute. The roads were great even after the weekends weather but reaching a stretch called five bridges road it was sheet ice and came off quite badly! The fall happened as if in slow motion with my right leg twisting up and to the side, and I thought at one point something was going to snap, but luckily managed to twist slightly and ease the pressure. Was lying on my back on the ice for about 10 minutes while feeling dizzy, and wanting to be sick, but managed to get back on my feet and cycle the 2 miles to the station.

My knee has swollen up and is very tender, but managed a relaxing swim this evening at the gym followed by a Jacuzzi, so lets see if that helps!

I finally had my Ride Accross Britain registration set up and have recieved my first training plan for February....... oh boy they expect a lot of cycling, sample below:-

I need to figure out how I can achieve this (maybe not while my knee is healing). Monday to Friday I can do with my commutes to work, but 4-5 hours on both Saturday and Sunday is a lot of Family time, so I need to work out whether two 2hr 20min rides in a day is the equivalent to one 4 hour ride, that way I can use my commute and cycle to and from Work.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Week 4 comments

Another good result this week with weight losing 3 pounds!

Cycling was reduced due to my road bike breaking and being in the shop for repairs, but took the mountain bike out and did some cycling, hopefully get it back Monday night and can get the miles back up.

Feeling tired today, went swimming this morning and then did an unexpected 26 miles with Sarah on the mountain bike as her parents  came down a day early due to the forecasted snow, was a slog up the hills on the bike with the gears playing up but felt pretty good training wise!

Week 4 stats

Weight = 15 st 9 lb (previous week 15st 12 lb)
BF = 28.6% (previous week 28.8%)
Waist = 44 inches (previous week 44.5 inches)
Chest = 44 inches (previous week 45 inches)

Cycled = 64 miles
Run = 1.5 km
Swim = 90 minutes

Thursday, 2 February 2012

mid week ramble

It has been a bit of a weird week so far, started of great going for a run with Sarah in Cardiff on Sunday morning, then due to the cold weather I decided to stick to my 15 mile commute on the Monday. I noticed something seemed to be wrong with my bike, and it got so bad cycling to work in the Morning I had to get Sarah to pick me up so I could get home!

Turns out I need a new Bottom bracket and am hoping to get it fixed by the weekend. As a result of this I took Beastie (converted Mountain bike) out on Tuesday. Temperature was about -1 degrees and wasn't pleasant.

I had the second part of my yearly medical today and the doctor was shocked and impressed with the 8kg difference in weight since the first part in December and also how my diet has changed!