Wednesday, 13 March 2013

5000 hits!

Thanks for reading, you've just helped push this blog past 5000 hits! 
My nephew in the U. S. of A. is convinced if I'm not exercising or blogging about exercising, then I'm sitting on my computer hitting 'refresh' to boost my numbers… I can categorically say that this is not true… I did try it, but it didn't work ;-) It seems Google's Blogger is too canny for that!

Not sure what I was expecting when I first started these electronic ramblings back in September 2012 - see what you have started Mrs Forshaw!!! The primary purpose for the blog was to highlight how much training is required for a long distance triathlon for a novice like me. The professionals will probably be doing 3x the amount of training I do, which is why I am (and always will be) simply an enthusiastic competitor rather than competitive.

We're starting a Sports Science course at school, so hopefully this blog will prove useful when we're looking at fitness data and inspire some of the younger athletes to write their  own blogs and develop their own training plans.

It's really useful to reflect on the training and seeing it written down helps psychologically; knowing that I've done tough sessions in training should help if/when I'm enduring a tough time in the race. 

Skipping tonight's session has allowed me to reflect on how far I've come over the last year but also how much further I need to go to cross the finishing line. Hopefully you're enjoying the journey as much as me - stick with it, things are going to get busy over the next few months :-)

Remember, there is a comment box on the blog, click on the No comments:  link below (I know, a bit bizarre that) and let me know what you think of the blog. Thanks for reading :-)

1 comment:

Derek B Stewart said...

Gav take the rest. You're doing really well with your training but sometimes your body lets you know it needs a break. You've also got to tell the voice in your head to stop beating you up for not training. Rest is a critical part of preparing for Ironman. The first objective is to get to the startline without injury and even better, fit. Keep going champ.

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