Three tough races in three weeks…

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
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Hitting Rock Bottom

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.

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A slow start up & Family Crossfit

So today is the start of my sixth week with coughing and limited training. Even if I am only training for myself, it’s really hard to deal with such a big set back. I have no diet, or calorie plan, so when I can not workout I go up in weight. I’ve gone up at least 5kg since March 10th and I am as big as I have ever been.  Luckily for me, it’s all in the belly.  The fast has not had time to travel up to my neck and face. Since the 13th of March I have only managed to get one workout in a week.
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Flat on my back, 16.2 & the Filthy Fifty

What a week. A last minute site visit in Estonia, falling flat on my back outside the hotel on Tuesday and then 4 days of Double unders.

Where to start… Last Friday it was decided that I would travel to Estonia on Monday with an open return ticket. I booked it for Thursday in hopes to be finished my work and home in time to test 16.2 on Friday.
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The Open 16.1 – Rx

So it’s that time of year again.  When over 40,000 from around the world take on 5 WoDs over 5 weeks to see what they can do.

After last years Open, I set my goals rather high. I wanted to be  in the top 25%, but my progression in crossfit training has gone slower than I had thought, but in a good way. I am improving my technique and getting stronger with each WoD. So I’m hoping to just improve my ranking this year.
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My back, the E.M.T and soon the OPEN

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.
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