Monday, 25 January 2010

Its all about the core

After a promising start to the off season wih progress being made on my run technique I have had to diapear from the training scene for a while why I recover from a minor leg opp. The good news is that recovery has been made, the bad that I have a pre-organised ankle opp to look forward to on Wednesday.

With everything however, it really depends on how you look at it. The time off from running/cycling and swimming has enabled me to concentrate on run form, core work and flexibility/yoga, all of which many athletes neglect - this could make the difference when I get my speed back.

The rest away from the pool and the extra work I have been doing with my new Physiopherapist (Jo Murphy) has meant that the few sessions I have been able to attend have been very comfortable in the shoulder (which had been causing discomfort ever since the Little Beaver race in June).

I was able to run on Saturday (with my collegue Iain Dawson at the British Paratriathlon selection day) and had my first 1hr run last Thursday and have not (it seems) lost a lot in terms of speed/comfort in the time that I have been away - this is obviously good news and I am less worried about the extra time off that I am now faced with - more core and stability work then!

If you get a chance check out Lawrence Pidcocks blog as he prepares for IMNZ.......

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As an ex-National League Basketball player I took up triathlon as a development from cross training. I won my first Sprint distance race and placed second in my first Olympic distance. Since then I have raced the UK Elite Superseries coming 24th in the National Elite Champs, raced Vegas 70.3 WChamps and helped Paratriathlete Iain Dawson to World, European and National Titles. In 2011 I obtained Pro authorisation from the BTF and am pushing my development by stepping up to top level competition in 2012. Aside from this I am a L1 Swim and Tri coach and Professional Lloyds Broker.