Whale vs. Duck – Update

Whaleoil vs Mallard

This training lark is tough. I have to motivate myself and just do it. I will not let Trevor Mallard beat me.

I went to the gym again today. This time I increased my spin session by another 5 minutes. Today was 40 minutes interval training.

I have forgotten to mention that the Gym I go to is Genetics Gym in Manukau. Genetics is making a bit of a name for themselves at the moment because of the great work Buck Stowers is doing helping his “Big Boys”. they have appeared on Tagata Pasifika and 60 Minutes.

Buck has been a really good friend to me and helped me through some of my darkest times with his exercise programmes.

Mt Eden Cycles

This afternoon came around a bit faster than I hoped. I was dreading getting on the bike. But it had to be done. I haven’t ridden a bike in anger in 22 years. I certainly haven’t ridden any bike like the weapon that Mt Eden Cycles have provided me.

Since it was the first ride I thought I would take it easy. Fat chance. The bike is fast…certainly faster than I am prepared to ride right now. Anyway I decided to modify my walking route and extend it a bit. So I did 12.42km, it took me 33 minutes. The course I decided on had a few little hills, I wanted to see what I could do. The course profile is below:

Cycle Course elevation profileOne thing I have learned about my first bike ride….get some proper non-gay bike shorts. My arse feels like I’ve had a session at Annette and Darren’s draped over a Swissball for several hours.

Meanwhile secret footage of Trevor’s training day has been sent to the tipline.

Feeling awesome already.


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