Avalanche Endurance Events : Ricochet training : Week 5

Week 5 and I am wondering if I have mentioned my back…

This week’s blog is brought to you by the crocodile from Peter Pan, because I got a wake up call.

Tick tock tick tock

Tick tock tick tock

Monday 25 May 2015

It was the bank holiday Monday so we decided to go to , which turned out to be a a very lucky choice.  Not only did they have some lovely gardens to walk around, but over this weekend they were hosting the , and so we were fortunate enough to be able to watch some excellent displays featuring horses, the best of which was with the Bengal Lancers.

Remarkable horsemanship from the Bengal Lancers

Remarkable horsemanship from the Bengal Lancers

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Bad back and work.  I did manage to finish reading Operation Mayhem, which is an awe-inspiring read and kept my spirits up as I sat here unable to train.  It even mentioned a number of the Selection Test Marches by name, which now means something to me.

As good a read as it sounds

As good a read as it sounds

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Bad back and work.

Thursday 28 May 2015

I drove for 6 hours today.  My hamstrings are not thanking me for that.

I did thank Debbie for cooking up the garlicky courgette chicken gratin with roasted new potatoes from Hello Fresh ready for when I got back home.

Fresh, delicious and good food

Fresh, delicious and good food

Friday 29 May 2015

Back to bad back and work.

Saturday 30 May 2015

I decided I would go to the St Albans parkrun this morning, to not push it too hard, to just see how I got on.  As it turned out, I did not get on very well indeed, having to come to a grinding halt after less than half a mile, not because of my hamstrings or my back, but simply because I was completely out of breath thanks to my fitness level having dropped away to nothing.  I was gutted, and resolved to take action to rectify that.  I will just have to work around my injuries.

I had the children with me this weekend and because the weather was sunny I took them down to Verulamium Park to see the Regiment Games from Regiment Fitness, which gave me an opportunity to say hello to a good number of people I have not seen for far too long a time, and to encourage them on while all the time I was wanting to be out there taking part myself.  Stephen got a lot of attention thanks to the stitches over his eye, the result of a tin can being included in a lightsabre fight.  I had a good, long chat with Mark Pidgen about Ironman and Ricochet, which again raised my motivation to get myself fit again so that I can take part in Ricochet in a proper, meaningful way.

Push !!!

Push !!!

Sunday 31 May 2015

It was raining, so we went to the cinema.

Positives from this week – I did not eat any chocolate.

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