A Small Incline

A Small Incline

The training has stepped up a gear! I have been out with the tyre twice in the last week; on Sunday I pulled it for 3.5 miles and felt it for the rest of the day. This tyre is only 10Kg in weight. I will be pulling 50Kg in The Arctic, so I have a way to go. Mel has generously offered to keep an old 4 wheel drive tyre for me, which I hope to be pulling by the end of September.

I am quite keen to organise a sponsored pull before the end of the year, but will have to up the distance, as any event is likely to be 15 – 20 miles, and that would kill me (or my lower back) at the moment.

I also have a new schedule in the gym which revolves around doing pull -ups. I can’t do any yet! The boys can both do around 20 and Annie can do 3, so I have got some work to do! At the moment I am concentrating on eccentric pull-ups (or controlled downs) I can only manage about 6 of these before gravity takes over …. Still I could only manage 2 press ups in May, I can now do over 20 and at least 30 controlled eccentric press-ups so there is hope for me yet!

Charlie & Alfie (the dogs) really enjoyed the tyre walk, and were quite bemused by the bouncing object I was pulling along. They took every opportunity they could to shake as close as possible after they had been into the river.

Here is a short video clip of theĀ tyre in action! Have a good week! We are flat out at work, so it’s going to be long days fitting inĀ training, family, and getting ready for the new term!

By The River

By The River

Alfie determined to soak me .. again!

Alfie determined to soak me .. again!

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