Magic hands and training friends

I have said it before and I will say it again, anyone who leads an active life really needs to find a someone they can trust to help them keep their body going; a massage therapist, a physical therapist or a naprapath.

Over two years ago I was introduced to Leon Hobro from Dynamic Training & Rehab. He kept my body going through my IM training and has been a big part in my return to training and my new goals with SwimRun this summer.

Feeling good is a key to productive training, at least for me. If I feel good, I can perform well at practice. The better I perform during training, the better I feel, the more I want to train.  It’s a drug!  But if I am sore, and training goes bad, it has the opposite effect.  I lose motivation and start to second guess why do I do this to myself.

I have to also say that I have been lucky when it comes to training friends. My masters group is a fun and supportive group of swimmers. We have swimmers from 18 yrs up to 58 yrs old in the pool each week.  If we had a bigger pool and more lanes I think masters could be even bigger than it is today.

After less than three active months with CrossFit I have found that those that do CF in Växjö are very open and supportive to new members. I have made lots of new friends since joining. One of the benefits with CF training is you can workout parallel with people that are 10x better or slightly worse and still enjoy a good workout. My Swimrun partner Fredrik really knew what he was doing when he got me started with CF.

In 4 days my base training is over and it’s time to get back on track. The Open will be a first indicator to my current condition.  Masters-SM is less than 4 weeks and will let me know if I can continue to only swim twice a week or if I need to go back to three. And then in 9 weeks I will find out if my CF training has help me break my comfort zone when I run my first race of 2015.

PS the ice on the lake has melted, which is a good sign for an early start to OW and SwimRun training.

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