Saturday, October 21, 2017
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As I sit here typing, I am growing increasingly frustrated with the knock-on effects of my bout of pneumonia at the start of December. While I no longer feel short of breath when sedentary, the moment I so much as look at a bike or pair of trainers my heart rate seems to skyrocket straight into an anaerobic state. Add to that almost constant neck and shoulder pain (I’m told a symptom of the damage/repair process going on in my lungs) and you can see why this Christmas hasn’t been quite so jolly.  To be honest, I feel fat and unfit. Basically, like I was four years ago before I got into this triathlon malarkey.

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As I write, it’s now been four days since my last training session, and looks like it will be at least as long again until I am able to do any physical exercise.  This was not part of the plan.

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So it's been two weeks since the joy of the Swashbuckler middle distance triathlon (see previous post for the full lowdown). The first week after the race was difficult, as I'd manage to somehow do some mischief to my left knee (the right one is usually the problem!) and my calves were knotted solid for a good three or four days after the race.

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In a week’s time from now (as I write), I should hopefully be sat at home reflecting on a successful first attempt at a middle-distance race, the Swashbuckler being held in the New Forest on Sunday 13th May.

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Having been ill for a good six weeks since returning from China, my training has been somewhat lacklustre until the last couple of weeks. As such, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to my annual pilgrimage to the November Chilly Duathlon on Sunday!

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