This is my fitness Mission Statement for between now and August :
To get myself to a level of fitness which allows me to complete the Paras’ 10 in under 1 hour and 40 minutes, the Fan Dance in under 4 hours, and Karl Rushen’s 100s Workout in under 45 minutes.
By completing that Mission Statement I will make myself eligible for selection for the full course of The 100 Peaks Challenge, which is my goal for 2017.
Between now and August I will be taking part in Ultra White Collar Boxing on 20 March, the London Marathon on 24 April, the Paras’ 10 at Colchester on 15 May, the Caterham Yomp on 11/12 June, and High Moon and the Fan Dance on 2/3 July. Training for those should enable me to meet my Mission Statement.
My training is going to be derived from a number of sources, including a running training programme for the London Marathon, Thrive Fitness by Brendan Brazier, Your Life – Train For It by Bear Grylls, 8 Weeks To Seal Fit by Mark Divine, and Fighting Fit by Adrian Weale, but my base training plan is going to be from The Para Fitness Guide by Major Sam McGrath, which has served me very well in the past. I do not have an indoor gym or a bike or any equipment beyond a few dumbells and one kettlebell I recently picked up in the post-Christmas sale at Sainsbury’s, so most of my exercising is going to be based around body-weight exercises. Fortunately, I do have the Adizone at Verulamium Park in St Albans, which allows me to continue to try to do pull ups. There are other things which will come up from time to time over the next 7 months, such as the boxing training, and I will focus on them as they happen.
Monday 04 January 2016
This is all Billy’s fault !!! I have a wonderfully enthusiastic friend called Billy McKie who never stops going out of his way to help other people. He recently took part in Ultra White Collar Boxing to raise money for Cancer Research and was absolutely awesome in winning his bout. He put out a challenge to see if anyone else would take it on and I am obviously a very soft touch because today I signed up to do the St Albans event on 20 March. I will be selling tickets to the event in due course ! I will be getting one free training session per week before the fight, and can pay for a second session each week, which I will be doing if I am available, because I need all the training I can get.
I took a walk around town during my lunchtime. I went for a run in the evening with Debbie, and it did not go well for me. I really need to build my running up again from the very beginning.
- Walk (St Albans) – 1.6 miles – 31 minutes 23 seconds
- Run (St Albans) – 2.3 miles – 31 minutes 31 seconds
Wednesday 06 January 2016
We went swimming at lunchtime, which is something I would like to do a lot more of.
In the evening I ate some nuts and raisins mix before walking with Debbie to her evening rehearsal, and then walking back myself, before walking there and back again to collect her, and in all covering about 5 miles. I drank some more water after all that.
- Swim (St Albans) – 44 x 25m lengths – 40 minutes 40 seconds
- Walk (St Albans) – 2.5 miles – 51 minutes 16 seconds
- Walk (St Albans) – 2.3 miles – 47 minutes 26 seconds
Thursday 07 January 2016
Friday 08 January 2016
Saturday 09 January 2016
Sunday 10 January 2016