So Saturday was the first of three big races in July. Around 1600 Friday I pack my car and head to Karlskrona with my Swimrun partner Fredrik and Peter. Its a short ride to Karlskrona. We arrive just before 1800, check into our room, and then make our way over to registration. We get our racing bibs with lucky nr 11 and then reset our timing chip before heading over to Nivå for a tasty burger.
As most of you know my training over the last 20 months has been sporadic. Swimming being the only anchor keeping my training a float.
Jan and Feb I managed to find a better routine and found myself on a road back to hard training with 9-10 hours/week. But then work and illness got in the way so I only managed 1-5 hours training March and April. In May things slowly turned for the better and I was able to get over 6 hours/week for 6 weeks.
This past week I manged to push myself back into training and had
550 min biking
60 min running
210 min swimming
So last weekend the 11th of June was the start of Swimrun season 2016 for Team TYR Warriors. Unfortunately, my teammate Fredrik was having some issues with his calf muscle as late as Monday the 6th, so we decided it was better he continue with rehab and save himself for our other two races coming up in July. Luckily through Facebook and my swimming friends I was able to find a replacement for Stockholm Swimrun. Marius contacted me and a day later it was decided. I was very clear that I was going to be slow, so it was going to be more of a workout for him than a race, and he was ok with that.
As most of my friends are aware, I have been on a downward spiral when it comes to my training and my body weight. This past weekend at the Swedish Nationals for Masters Swimming short course, I think I can say that I finally hit rock bottom… My times during the three day competition were around the same level I had back in 2006 when I just started back up in Masters.
Monday the 14th I was out of town with work all day, but Tuesday I managed to get in a lunch time WoD as planned. I pick up the girls just after 16:00 and head home to make dinner. I had had a little cough since Thursday the 10th, but nothing I was concerned about. Until just before 18:00.
Just had a big weekend. My wife turned 20 for the second time on the 10th. Thursday night, the girls and I took Jeanette out for pizza. All three girls were very hungry and ate up their entire pizza by themselves.
Feb 17th I met with a Physical therapist and in order to isolate what’s wrong with my now two back problems, I need to take it easy with my training through the 2nd of March….
I have gone down from 12-15 hours to under 10 hours in 2015, and will do my best to lower the intensity of my training, but from a purely mental and body weight perspective I cannot really lower the amount, but just the intensity. I rested 100% for three weeks in december and went up nearly 8 kg.
So its been nearly a week since I last did an Everyday Warrior WoD, so I hope the results list are finalized.
Team: Crossfit Växjö
Total Rank: 67 / 250
Total Score: 381
W1 Rank: 101 / 242
W2 Rank: 34 / 215
W3 Rank: 128 / 202
W4 Rank: 118 / 155
Tomorrow is a big day of sorts. No, nothing to do with triathlon, but 10 WoDs in 5 hours. Keeping in theme with Movember, we will do 10 “girls” starting every 30 minutes with some fun and rest between each one.
I am not sure of the order, but below are the 10 “girls” we plan on doing.
Yesterday after work I made my way to the Box, while the girls were at dance and swimming. Luckily for me Martin showed up and was willing to workout with me. So after a short warm up we got started on WoD 4.