Well, after the Stinger I felt I needed a bit of a different challenge. The Stinger is one of the toughest marathons in the UK and this years conditions did make it hard….. It had been my main “goal” for training for the previous 5 months. I’d started regular circuit training to improve my core strength and I really benefitted from it during the race.
I’d also been working on my nutrition and refuelling strategy for the marathon and I’m pretty pleased with the way that turned out on the day.
10 days later and I’m still in my “recovery” phase. I have a bit of a niggle in my left achilles and want to give it a chance to recover fully before running any sort of distance (by that I mean anything over 10 miles..).
So, a week before the marathon I signed up for a very different sort of race. I now have six months to train and need to seriously work on my upper body strength (well, overall strength as well !!). This is one race that I would like to do well in (at least in my age category 🙂 ).
I will be posting here about my training as the weeks go on but I thought I would share an excerpt of the waiver I’ve had to sign…
- I acknowledge that my participation in the Event represents risks of injury and/or death and that the activities involved in the Event can cause, without limitation, the following: (i) drowning; (ii) near- drowning; (iii) sprains; (iv) strains; (v) fractures; (vi) lesion such caused by fire or heat and cold injuries; (vii) over-use syndrome; (viii) Injuries involving motored or non-motored vehicles; (ix) animal bites and/or stings; (x) contact with poisonous plants; (xi) accidents involving, but not limited to paddling, climbing, biking, hiking, skiing, snow shoeing, travel by boat, truck, car, or other convenience;(xii) heart attack and (xiii) the potential for permanent paralysis and/or death.
I think it’s fair to say I may find this one tough 🙂