Browsing Archive: February, 2013

Back in the boat

Posted by glyn brackenbury on Monday, February 25, 2013,
So, got back out in the boat yesterday for the first time since breaking my foot a couple of weeks ago, and on the whole everything felt pretty good. 50km, some good surfing, a spot of sailing, and a swim........ This wasn't part of the training plan, or indeed any plan. 
I realised this is the first time I've ever swam from a sea boat. Turns out its just like swimming from every other boat, a real pain in the backside! I think I'll make that my first and last.
Learned lots of lessons about sol...
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Set back #1

Posted by glyn brackenbury on Monday, February 11, 2013,
So since launching the site, the response has been fantastic. Everybody has been so enthusiastic about the trip, it's made me even more excited about the journey.

I went out for a training paddle on Saturday evening, and had a really pleasant 20 mile cruise up and down the Torridge. Given that the boating was epic free something had to happen, and as I was walking back with the boat my leg gave way, (One of the effects my MS has on me) and I've managed to break a bone in my foot.

The good news...
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Preparation so far

Posted by glyn brackenbury on Tuesday, February 5, 2013,
I've been really fortunate in that a lot of my work in the last couple of months has been kayaking based. This has meant that I haven't had to worry too much about going out and getting time in a boat.
What I have had to worry about is whether I'll fit in a boat.... a little too much weight has meant a slightly more CV based training programme to try and shift some unwanted kilos before the trip. I hate jogging, but it's better than not eating!

I've managed to fit in a couple of longer trips s...
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