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Joined: 16 Sep 2009
Location: Warwickshire
Interests: Drumming, RC flying stuff and trying to get fit

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Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:29 pm Gazzer1uk
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And that surprise is that I am still training for this ere event.... Yep, have managed to make progress too, especially on the swimming...... I can now do 100 metres front crawl!!! That may not sound like a huge distance and indeed it isn't but for someone who could not do 25 metres, I can do this distance towards the end of the coaching session having done lots of other things first. Amazingly my confidence is the big winner, the technique is improving and stamina too..... I need to find more time to swim.

Biking is going well too, now up to 34 miles at a pace of 15.5 average, I do a circuit around a reservoir, so I now need to ride on the open road, but hey, was only doing 10 miles in November....

So to the running, I have 3 pounds to shed before I meet the 3stone weight loss I am aiming for as an interim position....... I promised myself running would start in February..... so a good time to write the post as that is Wednesday and I will find time to start a slow jog at least this week!

So far then, on plan!

Catch you later,

Ignorance of the facts does not make them cease to exist... Aldus Huxley

All set then.... apart from the training, the ability.....
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:01 pm Gazzer1uk
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I did it, 94 quids plus the timer thingy on the medal, so just over 100 sobs and Sunday 4th June in the mixed wave......

I've got a colleague from work and his girlfriend joining me, someone probably from the Tri club and maybe one or two others.......

I've had an interrupted training week, dentist Monday retirement party Tuesday, and band practice on Wednesday. Was very very very tired yesterday so no training until tonight, took another minute off my bike times, so now a 20k circuit in 57 mins on the mob - First ride this year was 1-15 so happy with that, and hopefully out on the bike tomorrow.....

Slowly catchee monkey, just need to get a plan together now Smile
Ignorance of the facts does not make them cease to exist... Aldus Huxley

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Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:54 pm Gazzer1uk
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3rd time lucky, if I am right the Blenheim Triathlon places are released tomorrow and I shall be signing up for the 3rd time. What is different to this time, is that I have been and continue to go to swimming coaching sessions with the Rugby Tri Club. Ive learnt a lot in a short time and have really enjoyed the sessions. I am way way back on where I need to be however, I am now both swimming and biking. Today I took the road bike out for the first time in years, having had it serviced last week...... I bought a new shorter stem and could not believe how much more comfortable to ride it was....... enjoyed the ride despite having gigged last night and being pretty tired to start with!

So, 3rd time, it simply has to be!
Ignorance of the facts does not make them cease to exist... Aldus Huxley

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My band and I!
Drumming is good for fitness, a rather talented professor reckons that professional drummers can be fitter than Premiership Footie players. That is not the reason I drum, but it helps in all ways. My band the Above Average Weight Band (on FB as theaawb) have had some great gigs, we have fun and a bit of a following. Setting up and breaking down means carrying lots of kit, then usually about 2 and a bit hours of playing, I certainly sweat!!!
Situational update
Since the first blog nearly 3 years ago I have probably been slow and idle for 18 months and am at the second idle period!

I now possess 2 good bikes Specialized Allez road and Specialized Hard rock MTB. I have ridden the MTB more though love the agile and speedy behaviour of the Allez.

Last year with some colleagues, I got fit enough to just manage the Scottish Coast to Coast Rat Race event. 105 miles, 2 days 23 miles trekkiing 80 miles biking and the rest in a kayak. It was tough, I don't think I trained well and certainly did not lose sufficient weight, but.... I did it, mental fortitude and enough training. I wondered about doing it again, but decided against it as it I would have to do it faster!

So then I sat on my ample and growing behind and decided that once again, I have to address my fitness and weight. And so the adventure continues but this time, progress is required! PS the short fat one in the middle, that is me!
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