I've conquered 28km for Cancer Council
Training DelaysSo yet another hospital procedure placed my training into a hiatus for a few weeks. I started training again with the physiologist last week. He eased me back into it.
Physiologist and My TrainingSo after 3-weeks of regular visits to an exercise physiologist, i am now jogging a 5km circuit non-stop in 34mins. The time is not the best but i have achieved that first mental milestone of being able to run non-stop. I have had sore muscles for three weeks but its been worth it to reach the milestone. The next stage is to work on improving fitness. Currently i'm training 5-days per week and jogging 3-days per week. Its been tough but rewarding. Latest fitness test places me in the top 40% for my age group nationally. I have some work to do still. Aiming for the top 10% inside 12-months. Lets see how we go. Thanks everyone for your support so far.
Cardio AppointmentI dragged my self to the Cardiologist after the Phsyio session today. This was to be the last cardio appointment for this round of treatment......and it was! The Ultrasound and ECG are all on track with no follow up appointment required now for 6-months. I’m free...!!! Except for the voluntary assignment with the Physiologist [insert face palm] LOL. It’s all about getting some fitness back into the system now after 18-months of peaks and troughs. Here goes guys...the 28km walk is the goal. Apparently an 8hr trek. Seems beyond achievable right now...walking for 8hrs when I’m only doing 45mins at present.
Training Day 3Physio session today saw me doing interval training on the treadmill looking for my optimum Training Heart Rate. Seems mine is 90~125bpm. We worked that out by aiming for 140bpm and not making it. Some Heart drugs aim to slow the heart rate, this makes the job of the physio more trial and error in the beginning. We also did some resistance training in the form of squats and beginner push ups. Right now, 6hrs later, I am certainly feeling it all. Next session in three days.
TrainingVisit to the physio and first session is always about seeing how fit you are (not). Of course he is going to push you to the edge and back off a tad. Yep! I'm so glad i paid for that session just so i couldn't breath and my legs burnt LOL. Went home with a training plan, awesome, here goes!
I’m walking for a cancer free future
I’m taking on the 7 Bridges Walk on Sunday 25 October and will be uniting with the community to walk 28km around Sydney Harbour.
Every year in NSW alone, more than 46,000 new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed and the impact on families, carers and communities is significant.
Please sponsor me and help those affected by cancer. Every step counts because all funds raised will help Cancer Council work towards the vision of a cancer free future. Thank you for your support!
Thank you to my Sponsors
Jurgen And Dani Zoller Bellette
Ryan & Georgia
Glenn J Haste