Archive for October, 2012

Edge 22 XL

I received this rucksack from Go Outdoors Lowe Alpine are in my eyes better than North Face based purely on the fact that every item of kit i have had from Lowe Alpine has performed and outlasted anything i have got from North Face. This is a 22 litre day/rucksack i use it for all sorts of stuff . I would be struggling to get my kit i would need if i was to go out for a couple of days but this type of bag is not aimed at Mountain expeditions. It is perfect for a day out on the hill though. Its made from a tough material and has 2 usable and handy pockets. Two side webbed pouches for a quick stuff or a couple of water bottles. It also has some secure internal pockets and pouches with handy tie lanyards. It can carry an hydration pack which also has the added benefit of having a good guide and loop to hold the tube in a correct position. It has handy loops that are Velcro attached for a walking pole.

This has turned into an everyday bag for me and a useful addition for hill work.

Delivered very promptly from the people at Go Outdoors

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3.5 old fashion miles

Got up early due to my wonderful daughter jumping on my chest at 06:30. Always a pleasant experience. I went for a good old-fashioned 3.5 miler along the beach front in what turned out to be a nice warm start. Going to have a little attempt at a big 10 miler tomorrow.

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Learning To Swim…….again.

I have just started taking formal swimming lessons in an effort to become more efficient through the water for part of the triathlon training i am going to start to undertake. I didn’t know swimming was so technical. The instructor was great. She broke my stroke down into small pieces and just started, well from the beginning. At first i thought i would never get it but during periods of practice i could feel it all coming together. When it does you seem to glide through the water. This also starts me off into doing other fitness apart from just running and i can feel the benefits already.

Sploosh!

 

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