After my gruelling 67 km ultra marathon and a hard earnt rest and holiday ,summer was here. The question is how to get through it with the training, yes you want some fun and drinks,beaches and with plenty of partys going on and the heat it is the hardest month of the year to keep training. I managed with light runs in the Aquaspa on the machine 5km, or even 3km and a few early morning runs.
I got introduced to Jonno Rocco a ex pro boxer from the island who unfortunatey broke his back 8 months ago and lived to tell the story. He is a true inspiration to sports people that no matter what happens to you if your mind and will is strong enough your can survive. He is back running and doing pad work unbelievable. I had a few gruelling private sessions with him that really tested my cardio and also pushed my upper body to the edge. Jemma Clews Powerwave Tenerife hub finally opened its doors and this amazing HIT training using a specially designed bag to give you a all over body intense workout in just 20minutes is a real hit to the island, for those that want to push there whole body but dont want to spend to much time doing exercise.
Mixing the training between running,boxing and powerwave with a okay diet has kept me in decent enough fitness to finish of with the Mencey obstacle race in Las Galletas. The 10km run had over 30 or so obstacles, its was a boiling hot morning and we set of around 9.30am. The course was well laid out with a good mix of running and obstacles some off them really easy like shooting ,spear throwing ,bow and arrow others were very difficult and 10 burpees had to be done to move on . I finished quite pleased under the hour mark and my wife Maria just behind. She did well as always and came first in her catergory not bad for a mom,running the family and family business. She always seems to find the extra engine when needed. Now its time to get the kids back to school and back to the trails and running, im going to still keep mixing it up but still but cant wait to get back into the mountains and trial runs again for the winter months.