No turning back now then!
We are deep into our first block of training, with our trainer Rich Hume (www.challengechaser.com), who has rowed the Atlantic before and completed several double iron mans, so we are in good, knowledgeable hands! We would say training is going “well”; at times it seems to be just a brutal tour of the gym’s most sadistic contraptions, with seemingly never ending reps to complete on each (some clips of us both in large amounts of discomfort during all of this to follow soon for your amusement…), but we know that these will help us to build up our base strength and endurance at these early stages which will be so important going forward. It has been a bit of a baptism by fire, but taking things one day at a time, each session will get us one pedal/stride/stroke closer towards the finish line!
It has been an exciting month or so, having finally got the website and all our social media up and running. On the last count we had:
Website Sessions: 450
Page View: 2,170
Facebook Likes: 215
Twitter Followers: 63
Instagram Followers: 37
So things are going well at this point, but we now need people’s help to continually spread the word, so please tell friends/family/colleagues/post man/barista/people on the tube (our cheekiest tactic to date has been going into all the Apple stores in central London and putting our website as the home page on every ipad/macbook possible)...
Now we have a website and training is underway, the next big phase is to start reaching out to some corporate sponsors to really get this off the ground. So we are busy sending out emails/presentations to people in the hope they might know someone who can support us.
If you think you might know someone who would be interested, please do let us know!
Let’s hope the next couple of weeks in the lead up to Christmas are as productive as the last month has been, then bring on 2015!
Thanks for all the support so far everyone - it’s been awesome.
Until next time,
Team Saddle Sand Sea