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A PERSONAL BEST IS A PERSONAL BEST……!

So Today was a 6km TT and I decided to do it online with Row Pro. Had some company as well, unlike earlier in the week which was nice and I can see how that online community can really help motivate each other. I didn’t feel in quite in PB territory so hoped and expected somewhere under 20mins. Everything was fairly controlled, but I did drift a tiny bit late middle third which annoyed me as this is always crucial to any time trial. However a PB is a PB as I improved my only previous effort over this distance by 0.1 seconds pretty much with the last pull (pictured below) ! I couldn’t see where to alter the split length when using Row Pro online so it defaulted to 300m!

WHAT WAS I THINKING……!?!?

I have not written too many blogs of late as I have not had too much out of the ordinary to report and training sessions have been pretty tough going. Training has peaks and troughs and usually these phases pass fairly quickly, but this has dragged on a bit and became frustrating. However more recently I have seen a bit of an upturn and am hopefully on the way back.

THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING

The key to becoming fit and healthy is to eat the right things and in the right way, and to avoid neglecting your diet. The quantity and type of food you consume has a major impact on your weight, and shedding the pounds can, more often than not, be achieved by making small changes to your diet. Changing your eating habits will not only revitalise your fitness and health, but it will also encourage you live a happy, more nourishing life. The best bit is that all this can be achieved by taking relatively small steps.

THE POWER OF THE MIND….

The last 3 or 4 weeks training has been going pretty well, hitting targets and making some progress in new areas of my rowing. At the start of each week I look at the sessions for the week ahead and plan and prepare accordingly. This week one session stood out as looking particularly challenging, so much so that I didn’t think I could do it and I hate failure.

TOUGH 2 SESSIONS TODAY…

Early start today with the first session at 0600 at the home gym. Following a decent warm up, it was time for 5 x 1250m (4 rest) – targets were stroke rate 28-30 and pace 1.35-137. I have finally decided that this is close to the worst session there is.

A NEW CHAPTER…

So my last blog was not that positive, which was pointed out to me by a client today! My reply to her was that it was honest and not all weeks can be amazing (hangovers don’t help lol). This week however has been an altogether different experience.

Why settle only for a beach body, when you can have a great body for life?

It’s that time of year again and summer is upon us. But you know what that means… going to the beach. And you know that means… having that perfect summer body! But while many people may be thinking about getting that perfect ‘beach’ body, why not aim higher and aim for that perfect ‘life’ body?

FUNNY OLD WEEK

FUNNY OLD WEEK   So this week was kind of a transition week for me as I enter a new training phase next week. My training is always planned well in advance, both rowing and strength and conditioning. I look forward to these weeks as it is a chance to take the pressure off and […]

SEASON’S REFLECTION…

A SEASON IN ROWING   The end of the ranking system on the Concept 2 website is upon us and I thought I would take a look back at my experiences, progression and achievements from this year.  It has been a good first year and I am glad to have found the indoor rowing community, […]

MARATHON PB!

MARATHON PB   Today was my 4th marathon and my times have got quicker with each attempt. A lot of my best times recently have come early in the morning, but today I opted for a later start (10.30 am) to allow myself more time for nutrition and hydration. The truth is today I felt […]