With my current training schedule I have 1 maybe 2 rest days in the week. Recently I had a pretty intense training course for a week and then a weeks holiday. Whilst on holiday I swam a lot, got in the gym, did aqua aerobics and also yoga but it wasn’t as full on as my usual schedule and so last week when I got back I wanted to get straight back to it. But it was hard!
I missed run club on Tuesday as I fell asleep – I was pretty tired. Wednesday I had spin class, which was fun as usual. Thursday I used the excuse to see friends to skip run club again – so bad, but I was finding it hard to get back to being motivated and so any excuse I was finding myself saying oh ok I won’t train….again! On Friday I went to the gym where the amazing Emma had put me together a weights plan and we ran through that and followed that up with my first ever pilates class. I loved it! Already booked on for next week. I did pretty good with it though some of the girls in there are super flexible and could bend themselves in half – not me! When We had to sit on our heels and lean forward most of the ladies were literally bent in half, I was ok but not there so a way to go.
With the weights plan I realised how weak my upper body strength is and when I say weak I mean almost non existent. For now. The plan is 1.5 hours and so Emma has split into three half hour sessions for me so I can fit into my weekly schedule – there is no enough time in the week for all this training!
So my new training plan is:
Monday – TrainerRoad on the turbo
Tuesday – Run club
Wednesday – Spin class
Thursday – Run club
Friday – Pilates
Saturday – Park run
Sunday – Romford CC club ride
On top of the above on three mornings I will also do the weight plan. It will be worth it though.
I ran on Saturday with the dog and it was actually really nice to get back out with her again. I won’t lie I struggled to get out of bed and was arguing with myself in bed to get up and run but I was warm and cosy and didn’t want to move. I am pleased I did though.
Sunday I got back on the bike and I didn’t realise it has been over a month since I’ve been out on the bike and I was nervous. I had my new socks on though and it was a beautiful morning, although we were assuming it would be as cold as the day before so wrapped up warm and proceeded to cook for the rest of the ride like a boil in the bag chicken. I thought we would be doing about 30 miles but 65 miles later I was at home. I could really feel I had not been on the bike for a while. It was thoroughly enjoyable though with all the great members of Romford CC and lots of laughing, joking and singing along the way.
I have damaged my bike though from when I fell off the turbo on it. When climbing and going in the little ring my gears had a mind of their own and were changing all over the place. Turns out I have a bent rear mech something or other but nothing the amazing Nate from Yellow Jersey cannot fix. I don’t like hills at the best of time so don’t need my bike to play up when I’m on them. One day I am sure I will be amazing at them but then again…….