Sunday, November 6, 2011

Winter training.....boxing...LAS VEGAS BABY!!!!!!

Well the triathlon season is well and truly over.  Winter is the time to recover and build some base fitness.  New plans have been drawn up, key races booked, Gosh I'm so organised that I've even sorted out friends plans too. 

I knew that I needed to improve my core and I was always starting some core exercise at home but never stuck with it because lets face it doing press ups and gym ball exercises at home is soooooo BORING.  I decided to start boxing on a mad impulsive decision and I'm so glad I did.  The boxing is improving my upper body strength.... my core..... and my stamina.  I can see the improvements in my arms and core but I have really started to notice a MASSIVE difference in my running.... so much so that I completely smashed by 10k PB in a training run.........I feel so much more stable and I feel theres so much more OOOOMPH in me. ( that's a technical term by the way).  If I stop eating cakes I might get the full 6 pack!!!!

I may not be a great boxer and my leg stance needs work but the training involved is hardcore, sweaty and fun.  The more I go, the more I learn and that allows the freestyle on the bags to become a lot more involved.  There is something very satisfying about punching the shit outta of a bag. I love the end of the sessions when you have given your all but you end  up doing press ups, sit ups, burpies and each week I notice an improvement. Why exercise at home when you can get hot and sweaty in a fart fuelled dirty gym with a coach shouting at you. The guys have accepted me in  and started giving me tips and helping me.  Great bunch of guys!

I feel really confident going into 2012....... my first yr of tri was a learning curve, my 2nd yr of tri I started to get some really good results..... my third year of tri will see some serious tri arse kicking.   2012 will see me stronger, fitter and smarter and if I put enough hard work in maybe I will qualify for Las Vegas 2012 in Ironman 70.3 UK. If you don't have a dream that will stretch your capabilities how can you achieve...........

 Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.