Category: Fitness

Weblog posts about fitness, health and well-being.

Training Week 2

Another Green Training Week

Thought I’d update you on the fact that my second full week of training with a new training plan was a successful one. Once again all the planned sessions in my training week were coloured green. This indicates that I had completed them as planned. It was a fairly similar week to the previous week...

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Shoulder Injury Diagnosis – Old Before My Time

MRI Scan Results I’ve finally had the results back from the MRI scan on my shoulder and a diagnosis. Essentially there’s some fairly extensive arthritis of my acromioclavicular (AC) joint. If you remember back to the New Year when my shoulder pain first occurred then I thought at the time that it was an AC joint issue....

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Training, Racing and Recreation Balance

You may have noticed that although I’ve still be fairly active, cycling, running around the coast path and such like, I haven’t been posting about any proper training and certainly nothing about any races. This is all due to the fact that I’ve had a few niggling injuries. Injuries Last year it was plantar fasciitis,...

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Helicobacter Gut Infection

As I think I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve been back and forth to the doctors recently for some blood tests. First I was referred by the opticians Second I was due a routine cholesterol check-up Third they asked me back by mistake when they received a letter from my opticians Fourth because of a few unusual...

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Sleep Tracking Comparisons – Garmin Fenix 3 and Xiaomi Mi Band

I’m not the greatest of sleepers – sorry, but I can’t be good at everything! So, I’ve always been interested in sleep tracking just how much sleep I do actually get. My Garmin Fenix 3 does this for me thanks to it’s inbuilt sleep tracking abilities (just one more reason why I love it), but...

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Get Rewarded when you Exercise

Exercise Rewards As far as I’m concerned, exercise of almost any form is already fairly rewarding. It’s good for your health, it’s good for your general wellbeing, it makes you look and feel good, it can get you out in the real world doing cool things and visiting nice places and the release of endorphins...

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MAF Test Progress

You may remember that I’ve been doing regular MAF test runs throughout the winter. The idea behind these Maximum Aerobic Function (MAF) tests is that you are running at a fairly easy intensity so you aren’t exerting too much stress on your body. Over time as your body adapts, you become more efficient at this heart rate and...

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Acromioclavicular Ligament Tear

What seems to be an never ended stream of injury and illness continues, this time with an acromioclavicular ligament tear. yep, I’m falling apart! Until recently, my shoulder had been fairly bullet-proof. Despite lots of swimming and the wrenching and pulling of windsurfing I’d never had any issues with them. This changed over Christmas whilst on a usual...

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Christmas Eve Activities

Christmas Eve Swim With Christmas Eve here, it was time to try to tire Morgan out a little so that he’d be able to get to sleep tonight before Santa came. I couldn’t sleep for some reason again so was up early, and Morgan was up quite early too, but we had some plans. So, after...

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