I started this blog in 2010 when there were 11 weeks to go before my next Ironman triathlon. People have found it interesting (mainly my Mum!) so I continue to write.
The Ironman is a long distance triathlon; Swim 2.4miles, Cycle 112miles, Run 26.2 miles (marathon). I have competed in one every year since 2004. I hope this blog can help others see what is involved. I find the process of writing it makes me more accountable and motivates me to do the harder sessions when i'm not feeling like it!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Swim and physio exercises

Swim - due to the shoulder injury (supraspinatus) I have been taking it easy. Today was the first time I was able to swim pain free but like the running I hope to build it up slowly
250m warm up
250m swimming on side - 6 lengths 1arm in front 4 lengths no arms in front (takes some getting used to)
250m single arm drill
250m breathing every 5 strokes
250m closed fists
250m normal freestyle

I have been seen by the lovely people at Marylebone Physiotherapy http://www.marylebonephysio.com/ and can't recommend them enough. We are tackling some of my injuries i've picked up over the years. I have a little routine that i'm doing every day on the following areas
1. Thoracic spine movement
2. Achilles strength
3. Glutes etc,

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