Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Sod it let's run

First time running anything not even for a bus in 18 months so eased into it with a 10k (just over 6 miles) just over the hour mark according to Garmin fenix 3 with 6:26/km so 1h 6min 9sec for 10.27km 1264c



Friday, 9 March 2018

60r20 75% HRR

Today's adventure entailed meters at a given HRR - 75% - 153bpm rating 20







Wednesday, 7 March 2018

30r20 75% HRR

Just gonna keep track - time away from erg = slowest pace ever = again and again it takes so long to get fitness back..








Monday, 19 February 2018

Still here, still trying - today I tried hardererrrr

Have been rowing for the past few weeks just nothing too impressive nor much time to post it - still not that impressive nor much time but wanted to get this posted today - hard morning as late up and after feeding the baby he got sick ... so only a half hour session available so without a warm up straight into a 30r20 and although pace wise I am a million miles from where I wan't to be in terms of resolve I'm on the money, onward and upwards





Tuesday, 30 January 2018

There has been some training.. mainly 60r20

and over the last two days I dropped the HRR to 70% which is showing improvement on overall figures - slowly slowly catchy monkey






Sunday, 21 January 2018

Irish Indoor Rowing Championship 2018

Huge thanks to my beautiful wife for looking after our kids (6 week old babies take a lot of looking after lol) yesterday which meant I could row in the Irish Indoor Rowing Championship. Since the babies arrival (Adam) coupled with a new job (45 min to a hour commute each way) training took a hit, four weeks off completely and only back for two weeks. Also increased in weight (not a bad thing for the 500m but the 2k felt like I was dragging an anchor..). Wasn't going to go until the last minute but off I set. Was fantastic to see old friends and meet new. Amazed by the struggles people go through yet keep smiling. Signed up for the 1k, 2k and 500m. Everyone of them a close race but managed to win the three. So a gold medal for each of the kids. Lilly said she would look after Louis's as he's up in heaven. Love to all and to all keep going.


















Thursday, 4 January 2018

60r20 80% HRR - rest for 72 hours.. not likely

up at 4am again - baby fed, me fed, dogs walked and fed, drive to gym - 60 min r20 "as I feel" which ended up around 80% HRR and TE of 5.0 lol for the pace it shows how much "fitness" has dropped - still it will come back reasonably quickly.








Wednesday, 3 January 2018

If at first you don't succeed - keep bloody trying

So baby now born Adam James Buchanan on 6th Dec and since then it's been a case of keeping our heads above water - back to work full time today and the theory ... for now at least, is that I will get up for the 4am feed and have that as my start time for the day, so feed baby, have breakfast, walk dogs, go to gym, row and then start work lol we will see how we got - sure we can but try. I also managed a row yesterday morning in my shed and also have the road bike set up on the turbo - if only I had a extra 24 hours in a day to train..