Although I have been keeping fit since the new year, it is only the second week of what I call real training, and it has most certainly had its hiccups. In 14 weeks I shall be taking part in London to Brighton Bike Ride and in 28 weeks I shall be completing my first ever half marathon, which I know is more then enough time to train, but I don’t want to just complete them, I want to get over the finish line in both events in the best possible time I can. I know my fitness levels have dropped a great deal so I am really having to push through at the moment.
Last week saw the return of the gym along with many other fitness based exercises as can be seen in a previous blog, this week was sort of the same. We went back to our gym in the first time in seven months! It doesn’t seem that long, but a lot has changed there, I did burst training on every cardio piece of equipment that the gym has to offer along with working on inclines as I need to get my legs strong, after a tiring cardio session we went for some weighted squats, I love these with a passion along with other weight work.
Yesterday I was really feeling the effects of all that work, but still managed a five mile run, although some sections were walking, and I even managed to jog up the famous 103 steps. Which I like to call the Rocky Challenge, we managed nearly all of them last week and this week I got up each and everyone in less then 50 seconds, although this time can be worked on as the weeks progress. at various points of the run I was sure I was going to be sick or pass out, but all good signs that I am pushing my body to my limit, but at the same time I wish I hadn’t pushed myself at the gym quiet as much, but I am one of these people who will never learn, if I don’t push myself enough I don’t see the point in starting it.
Today should mark a 20 odd bike ride but it has turned into a rest day, although I have been planning next week, and doing a lot of reading on training and food! The book I have is for a full Marathon, but I am doing the same for my half marathon as in all honesty the training programme seems do-able, although it is based on 16 week training programme week, so we shall be doing a few weeks twice! Tomorrow holds my first ever spin class, and Friday will be a bike ride, Saturday and Sunday I plan on sleeping through before starting all again on Monday!