Category: training

Run Fatboy, Run*

I’m sure I mentioned elsewhere on the blog that I have developed an unhealthy running habit in the last year or so.  Originally I saw it as a form of cross-training that would improve my general fitness and stamina for…

It was a dark and stormy night….

It was a dark and stormy night.  Too dark and stormy to go fencing.  So I stayed at home and practiced straight thrusts in quarte and sixte to a fireside armchair.  After half an hour the chair was definitely subdued…

Excuses

Suddenly everyone got really good at fencing, except me. So, there I was – or more precisely, there I wasn’t –  away from fencing for a few weeks and when I came back the standard in the club had shot…

Time To Take To The Sword

As August draws to a close a middle-aged man’s thoughts return to… fencing! Yes, indeed, it’s that time of year again. Pembroke Fencing are preparing for a new season.  Club nights and lessons begin on Thursday 4th September 2010 in…

Drawing With The Tip Of My Épée

Our last training night was a free fencing session to help us get ready for next week’s league.  Despite being exhausted after a particularly hard week in the office, I found myself fencing very well and, in particular, keeping control…