Fighting fit – Rysy
Well the Tamiflu course has worked and i am feeling the best I have in years. Lost a stone while I was off sick had to hit the sunbed shop as I looked seriously gaunt and green after the bout of flu.
The gym sessions are paying off in barrels, I do a 2 hour workout devised by a personal trainer. The first hour is cardio and strength training to get me ready for the TGO challenge and also the National 3 peak challenge being organised by Radder on the Walkingforum. The second hour is weights designed to get me ready for rock climbing, mainly forearms, biceps, lats and back.
At home I do a few 30 minute workouts during the day with dumbbells, medicine balls and iron gym. On the iron gym front I am improving everyday with the pull up exercises but i feel a lot of pain in my arms for an hour afterwards, but I guess that means I am getting results.
IanS and myself are just putting dates together for the Cullin Ridge, hopefully we can get this sorted as it is one of my main goals for this year.
I am also planning a summit of Poland’s highest mountain Rysy in September, 2,503 m (8,210 ft). It ties in nicely with my mates stag weekend in Krakow and hopefully I will be able to hook up with Lysagora from the Peaceful Hikers forum. I have put the question to a few of my mates to see if I can lure them into the mountains and hopefully get them interested.