Team Brexit stumbling before run
Things were looking good for Team Brexit until they peaked too soon.
Lured into a false sense of security with cool, wet evenings Simon Collins and Sinead Loughnane surged ahead tackling personal training sessions, yoga and a cocktail of long and short runs.
Ian Benet was fitter on the soccer field, scoring a hat trick and contemplating rising early to fit more runs into his week.
Then with the return of the heat the team faltered.
‘‘I felt really confident and happy, and then this week I’ve felt exhausted. We peaked too soon,’’ Sinead said.
Over the last fortnight Ian strained his calf, had a cold, and spent his evenings at work functions.
‘‘I’ve had less progression than I hoped,’’ Ian said.
Simon had to deal with turning 30 and said his legs felt ‘‘buggered’’.
It was all doom and gloom. Over the weekend Sinead and Simon climbed Mount Taranaki hoping a change of scenery would reinvigorate them and Ian ran the route to see how long it would take him.
For the final week they decided to take it easy with a few runs, one last personal training session and then rest.
Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is on Sunday.
This Sunday Team Brexit will take on Round the Bays.