A new training program
I have changed to a new daily program. AM 3.75km run, lunch time lifting weights and now the load carry of 33.5kg (73.7lbs) up the side of Duse after work.
Picture showing the scree slope I am going up in the evenings!
Today it was raining and I arrived back just in time for dinner soaking wet. Needless to say this meant the scree was very slippery and I fell twice on the way down even with walking poles. however, I cut 2 minutes off my time from yesterday so it is now taking 1 hour 4 minutes to get to the plateau at the bottom of the gully and back.
I load my rucksack up with water so that when I get to the top I can empty it out and only go back down with 10kg. This is to save my knees from the impact damage.
I am quite pleased as I get done with this and don’t feel like I did anything so I am hoping this is a sign that all my training has paid off. Now the unknown is how I deal at altitude.
I was lucky to be invited to Carse House for a delightful dinner and evening. I will miss hanging out with Pat and Sarah they really are a great couple with a long history in South Georgia.