Year 2 Week 9: Weekly Workout Wash up…

Ok…So I like alteration… and wash-up is slightly better than mash up…at least it doesn’t conjure up pictures of Glee…


Lunchtime: 2.5km walk
IMG_4357[1]PM: Running with Lisa is becoming my new Monday activity of choice πŸ˜€ it was awesome because we both admitted that we didn’t *really* feel like it during the day and if it wasn’t for the other one we wouldn’t have done it, and in the end we were both really glad we did πŸ˜€

We managed 6.2km and although our average speed was not as quick as last week, our time at a slightly faster speed was greater, in other words we were more consistent, and last week our good pace relied on one quick burst to bring the average down πŸ˜‰

of course I had PT…it was Tuesday morning πŸ™‚
we tried new things in this session, and I learned a valuable lesson…which I am sure I will completely ignore in the future!
we tried doing the boxing session before the strength session, which worked really well, it meant I had much more energy in the boxing and for some reason hadn’t run out by the time we did the strength section. In the strength section we did supersets, we did squats interspersed with farmers walks, dead lifts and bench presses followed by rows and lunges. After all that, I learned my lesson…

If you discover a new move on (for example) Insanity…and tell your personal trainer about Β it… you have only got yourself to blame when, at the very end of a session, you have to do a HIIT session involving sideways burpees with tuck jumps, interspersed with normal burpees with double tuck jumps!!

I actually had jelly legs a the end of this session!!

Lunchtime: walk, 2.9km


It was a more running Wednesday πŸ˜€

woohoo lots of running
woohoo lots of running

Lunchtime: (you might be able to tell)…I went for a run πŸ™‚ I got myself organised and got myself out in my lunchbreak for a run around the block (well…but the block really…we don’t have those as such…).
I went out without a plan, I just decided to see where I got to, and if I needed to walk I would walk and if not I would carry on, and you know what…I just carried on…I was at about 20 mins, when I decided that since I had got this far, I would just see if I could carry on until I got back to work, and while I was at it, I decided to see if I could beat my last record for continuous running…

last time I did 26mins continuously, and this time, I did 27.5 mins πŸ˜€

woohoo brand new running record!!

PM: Dancing!! πŸ˜€
lots and lots of fun and dancing πŸ™‚

there was parma ham (x3), raggle taggle gypsy, maiden castle, our henry, the as yet un-named new dance, triskele, star of the county down (x2), fanny frail.

Thursday: 44 mins walking 3km

Friday: 29 mins of walking 2.9km

Thursday and Fridays were walking days, in an attempt to have a little active rest and stop my calves being so tight (yes, they are tight again 😦 ) and you know what it worked! by saturday the calves were much better πŸ˜€

Afternoon: hammering, lots and lots of hammering…
no, not DIY of woodwork, but traditional upholstery, which involve a lot of tacks, and removing of tacks and putting them back in Β and then more on the next layer, so all in all a lot of hammering!

woohoo even more running!
woohoo even more running!

Evening: in the evening there was running!

lots more running than I expected πŸ™‚ I did the next training session in my 13.1 training plan :-S eeek! I managed to go 7km in just over 1 hour, which leads me to believe it will take me 3 hours to do my half marathon, unless I improve between now and march!

Saturdays run was pretty good, I went further down the path than I have before, all the way to West Grinstead, which is one of the old stations on the disused line, it is interesting, and slightly scary as just pastΒ it there is a tunnel…

well…a sort of long bridge…

but still quite scary…

especially when you have left it slightly too late to go for your run, it is getting darker than you expected and there are many many overhanging trees…and on top of that there are zombie sounds in your ears…

ok…that last one was my own fault!

Despite the last 15 mins being in moderate terror, it was still a good run πŸ™‚ I even enjoyed it…most of it…

Sunday was pilates day πŸ™‚ awesome pilates πŸ™‚ I loved it, despite there being side planks involved…

noon likes side planks after all!!

Sunday was also lots more hammering day πŸ™‚ it was the second part of my upholstery course, I finished my first newly upholstered dining chair πŸ˜€ now I just have to somehow find the time to do 8 more!!

my chair :-D
my chair πŸ˜€

Just a heads up, I will be away from wednesday to friday this week and I am not sure how much data signal I will have so even the trusty phone may be out of action, if I don’t answer your comments straight away, I will definitely answer when I get back πŸ˜€

I am also trying a new thing and scheduling a post in advance…we will see if it works on wednesday!

6 thoughts on “Year 2 Week 9: Weekly Workout Wash up…

  1. Awesome running last week, Sam!
    Kudos, too, for being sensible and taking rest/short walk days Thurs and fri! See, you can be sensible! πŸ™‚
    p.s. I miss Spank the Monkey.


    1. Hehehe I suddenly realised that if I stand a chance of doing this half marathon without killing myself, I had better get on with the running πŸ˜€
      And sensible was seems to go along with this training thing!

      I will see if we can dance Spank the Monkey next week just for you πŸ˜€


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