Hi All. Sorry been a bit absent. Well done Mrs Mac and Elspeth.
Don't think my naked ice bucket challenge will set a new trend Long story. My unsupportive non charity giving cousin's wife nominated me . It is my cousins dad (my uncle) who has Alzheimer's. I have no idea why she nominated me, but anyway I turned round and said if over £100 was raised for my Alzheimer fundraising in 24hrs I would do it naked. It was great until about an hour before the deadline then £120 came in. Done and money raised for my cause.
More hypoxic training and yes Tricialitt oxygen saturation down to the well below 85%. I coped really well this week. Did 30 mins on the bike then they re-filled he air bag and I did 22 mins of intervals where I used 1000 ltrs of gas stats were low and heart up but very steady and not changing when effort was increased. I am going to assume that the sports scientists know what they are doing. I am closely monitored with stats notes every minute and constant check asking me how I feel and where I have to point to a scale on 2 charts.
Wah, the 2nd hypoxic training session was not quite so successful as the 1st. I lasted all of 6 minutes walking! I felt Ok, but a bit drunk and I seemed to forget how to walk so started to stumble at which point they stopped the test. My stats had dropped low very quickly too
We had a chat, I recovered, and we decided to try the bike on the basis that I would not fall just slump forward if anything went awry
Was Ok on the bike and cycled for 25 minutes until the bag of 'air' ran out. Stats dropped very quickly again and lower than when he stopped the treadmill, but they settled and I felt OK. managed to get through 700+ litres of air cycling.
All very strange. I am really glad that I am doing this and will be a bit prepared for how i will feel and be able to set my expectations in terms of effort.
Hi TP what a pain with the boiler. Ours is a bit temperamental and every now and again just cuts out. We have had it looked at a number of times and no one can find anything wrong other than the fan being a bit noisy. I wonder if the fan is getting to the stage it needs replaced and that the boiler is overheating sometimes.