Keeping on top of your fitness and training goals during Xmas can be a challenge with a marathon of Xmas dinners, parties and celebrations. As well as time off work and interruption to your normal routine it can be hard to maintain any fitness over the Xmas period.
Just as I thought my knee was fixed and I made to a whole 25 minutes of running, my knee started to hurt again. I couldn’t run to the end of the road without pain and had to have the whole week off running.
This week I was in Manchester for the Training Peaks Endurance Coaching Summit. As part of the conference I had the chance to ride on the Velodrome. I’m a little bit scared of heights and scared of falling of any bike.
A tempo trainer is a small yellow swimming device. You can clip it to your goggles or pop it under your swim had. It makes a beep that you can hear while swimming to help you with various aspects of your swim strokes. It typically costs about £30 and is a really handy device to help with intelligent swimming.
This is a list of things that I’ve used and bought over the last 12 months or are things that are on my own Wish List. I’m not sponsored by any of these retailers and I’ve bought and paid for all of these products.
Here are some reviews of the 3 books I’ve read in November: Fuelling the cycling revolution, The Line: Where sport and medicine collide, The boys in the boat
It’s Cold and Dark Outside. How do I get out the door to the swimming pool on a cold dark winter night? This is a familiar challenge that I face myself every winter!
Training Diary for 22nd October; Swim Practice: This week I had a discussion with a client about the importance of strength and the ability to “pull” hard in swimming. Of course strength does play a part but I think it’s much less important than most swimmers realise.
It can be really hard to stick to a training programme when you don’t have a regular routine due to work or family life.