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December Update

Happy New Year and I hope you had a great Christmas break!

I’ve been almost completely off training for the past 2 weeks because my back injury has gotten a bit worse so I’m trying to get rid of it as soon as possible, especially since I’m off school on exam leave until the end off the month and I’m hoping to get in some good training, because lets face it- I won’t be revising for 6 hours a day.

At the start of December I was at a swim meet in Edinburgh swimming the 400m free in the morning. I got a 4 second pb coming in at 4.16, which was what I was aiming for but I do think I’ve got more to come, since I had very little taper and although I did pace it quite well, I could’ve went out a bit faster (I was right at the back of my heat at the start of the race, but ended up coming 4th). After my race I did a run session in Holyrood park, right next to Arthur’s seat- an extinct volcano. I was running really well in what was a tough, hilly solo session. Apart from that I was training as usual.

The last bit of news it that the dates for the British Super series next year have been announced, with my main target being the race at Mallory park, which is the qualfication one for the European champs. The good news is that the 2 weeks before that I’m on holiday in France so I’ll be able to do some warm weather training, with probably lots of cycling in the Pyrenees with a friend who will be racing there too.

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