Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:42
Good to see things ticking over.
Alehouse - good to see you doing LSR!
emzap - good to see you making progress on the comeback.
wabo - bruised isn't great, even without appreciable swelling. Take care!
Chickadee - sympathies - I caught a cold before travelling, and it hung around for a month. Sometimes, you just can't rush it. Also v. frustrating not to be able to run off calories! Again, sympathies, although now beginning to get back to it.
Dustin - sounds good. Good luck with the back-to-backs. I tried to do those in prep for the SLMM last year, found it very difficult to get my head round it.
Me? Out for all of December with a particularly vile cold - no, I did not give it to my nonagenarian mother, I kept it all for myself. Picking up the pieces. The routine is one swim, one stairs and one run during the week, and a longer run at the weekend, but it doesn't always happen that way.
However, swimming is going well. I am only interested in flutter kick to build up core/leg strength. My ten lengths are at least easier and faster. Should up the distance soon. I made an important discovery today. The stairs in my house will do very nicely in absence of higher rises. They are fairly steep, I did 30 reps, half of them two at a time. I am certainly aware that I have Done something. Like swimming, good gasping practice too. Several good (but slow) muddy runs, including novel ways to get to work.
If I don't pretty nearly keep to plan this month then SLMM is off. That is powerful motivation. Analysis of present state of strength and stamina would make SLMM seem an unlikely prospect, but such is the nature of hope, something in me is willing to work quite hard to avoid ruling it out.
Son 1 was allowed to run again, first run since major surgery in October, park run in 22:XX. Yay! He too hopes to be SLMMing it. I would quite like to share the start line with him.