Motivation for Fatcats and possibly Fatcat chumlies!
A goodly week this week. Busy busy, but feeling fine. Once April rolls in I'm going to pick up the pace a little and start my marathon training. It will be interesting- to me anyway- to see how much easier it is to train coming off the back of a year's worth of running instead of starting relatively cold.
But anyhoo, enough about future plans, let's have a gawk at the week gone by.
A wibbly wobbly hoochy start to the week not withstanding (Paddy's day)
On Sunday I went forth to the gym and I kicked my own ass.
Push press- 22k x10x 3
Pull ups on grav, a surprisingly strong 40 with 30k counterbalance, I believe I will drop down 5k next time to 25k.
120 mother fucking bench dips, broken into set of 30 and inter spaced with the pull ups.
I hit the rowing machine next, 49:10 for 10k, arms almost failing on the last five minutes, head the fieriest little lobster that could.
Finished off with a twenty minutes core stabiliser and stretchingly painful cool down.
Then happy as an exhausted clam I took myself off to the paramour's Pappy's house for Sunday dinner, where upon I was crushed and devastated to discover a dearth of mushy peas.
I was also semi crushed the next day when I could barely move my arms. In fact they weren't really right until Wednesday.
Wednesday- Box jumps, a mere 20, but only because I was warming up.
Crossovers 6k each arm x10 reps x 3 sets
another 10 sodding box jumps.
straight over to the treadmill, I'm running in blocks of 15 minutes to see if I can increase speed. To wit, I finished up on 46 mins just slightly under 8k. I could have pushed on no problem, but I want to hold off and actually stick to the blocks/plan and increase the speed and stamina. Distance has never been my problem, speed has.
15 minutes cool down and most hideous stretching.
Thursday- 10 k rowing time, 48:40. I was trying to get it bouncing off the 45 minute mark, I would even have taken 46, but it was not to be. Next time. Damn you achy breaky arms!!
Friday- yeah, good luck with that.
Satdee! I go now to meet Gimmie and we are going to do a steady five miler in the park. Will the beer convert to sugar do we think? Is pizza the right sort of carb? Who can say?
Hope you're all feeling as chipper as I am and are having a great weekend.
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