World Champ’s Countdown

World Champ’s Countdown

I hope you are well?

With 6 weeks and 1 day before I race in the World Triathlon Champs on the Gold Coast I find myself in a familiar environment, our physio clinic in Yanchep having treatment from Justin on my left Achilles.

Damn injuries!! At least the knee is holding up fine. If you’re not sure what happened to the knee you can read it here, in a nutshell I ruptured my ACL, medial meniscus and had bone bruising and have rehabbed it without surgery.

Anyway I’ve been training hard, yes even in this relentless rain (photo was after this morning’s very wet and windy run), which very much reminds me of the home country (England). The next six weeks are race specific which basically means go as hard as you can in all training sessions bar a few!! This just adds to the ‘I’m so tired’ that my wife (Emma) has to hear every night around 8 or 9pm!!

I’m interested in how much training I’m doing, in hours it’s around 11 per week which includes some strength work, running around 40km, swimming 10km and cycling 5 hours.

Out of curiosity I wondered what the world health organisation recommend. I was pleasantly surprised I was achieving this and then some but it is actually 5 hours of cardiovascular and two strength sessions per week….how do you measure up to this?? To see the recommendations click here.

So here’s to rehabilitation, physio and training hard with one eye on the World Champs. Have a great week and if you need any advice, support or guidance on your exercise goals, injury or niggles then contact us by clicking here and we can help.

Have a great day.