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Getting fit. (It’s tougher than I remember).

Apologies for the recent radio silence, it’s been a few weeks since I last posted but that’s a great sign (in case you were worried Nan) as it means that lots is happening. Mainly, training is happening. HURRAH! This weekend marks the end of the first four weeks back in training since the old ticka’ went ballistic. And I’m feeling strong again (albeit totally unfit, but strong).

I’ve started working with a new coach who is based over in America (since our old coach is busy stepping things up and training to be a doctor… no biggie), and she has been helping me work out a programme over the past four weeks that brings me back to fitness at a nice slow and steady pace. For the first four weeks back, I’ve kept all riding to a sub 150bpm heart rate, and all running to to a sub 130bpm heart rate (I even got overtaken by a really tall lady who was WALKING the other day). Although, on the bike, I have to admit, it’s been hard to hold back, so I’ve been doing a few sprints here and there to test things out. But whilst running, it’s been so liberating to pull back, and to test myself to see how slowly I can actually go – if I think I’m going slow already, then I’ll go a little slower. It’s fantastic! The main objective is to simply get things moving again, and get the tendons and ligaments that I use for running back into the swing of things. And of course, to ease my cardiovascular system back into things as steadily as possible, so that there’s no big shocks to the system.

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