My Training Regime
After that one crazy thought that got me started on this adventure I realised that I was going to need to up my usual training if I was going to get to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua in one piece, eighteen months later.
I was probably going to do most of a million oar strokes on the journey so it made sense for me to get a Concept2 erg so that I could train at home rather than waiting for space on one at the gym. At first I set aside about 15 minutes a day to build up a base line I could work from. Since then I steadily built up the time. If you’ve looked at the About Page you’ll have seen that I’ve done a lot, and I mean a lot, of running. You tend to do that if you run 150 marathons. I wasn’t going to be doing a lot of that in a 7-meter-long boat. Walking anywhere’s not even an option so running didn’t seem to be worthwhile. Cross training and strength training was now my focus. I was going to need a strong core, legs and back when I left La Gomera.