13 and Finish strong

Just finished the last of my 13 days of training in a row to kick off the new year.
On Friday, the thirteenth, I got the tattoo pictured above. Its nothing too deep or significant, more a bit of fun than anything else to be honest. Kinda fun to have got it done in the middle of this 13 day session.

The other day I was chatting to my boss who is training for his first marathon. He was asking for a few tips and one of the tips I gave him was something I’ve said to a good few people and something I try to do myself. Try and train to finish strong. Most people start out fast and strong and fall to bits at the end. Its a good idea to train yourself not to be like this. Finish strong in training and you’ll finish strong in a race. Today I lived to to this myself by ensuring the last day of the 13 days training was my strongest and fastest run. It felt good.

Tomorrow I have a rest day then on tuesday night the boxing training starts. Dont forget to pop along to sponsor me!!!
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simple update

Just a quick update.
Off season is officially over. I’m planning the season out. Starting out with the boxing, then three half ironman. Distance then hopefully a marathon to finish the season.
The formal boxing training starts next week so until then I’ve kicked in my own base training to get a bit of shape and conditioning back.
The off season was too long and I’ve lost too much fitness, but I’m getting focused again. I’ve now trained 10 days in a row with bike, run and strength training sessions. I’m aiming to keep this little string of sessions going till Sunday totally 13 days in a row. After that I’ll take one day off then the boxing training kicks in and I will definitely blog on how that goes 🙂