Thursday, 1 May 2014

Fair Weather

I'm going to put both hands up and admit that right now, I am very much a fair weather cyclist.
I took one look at the rain out of the window this morning and decided that I'd get the train, rather than brave the torrential downpour before hitting the gym - and fortunately, the train was playing ball today and actually arrived when it was supposed to! This gave me enough time to surprise myself with a slow but non-stop, 25-minute run on a slight incline. I'm determined to complete my first Parkrun this month, so was quite pleased with this, considering I've not run for a week. :)

Yesterday morning I had my induction with Rayen, our new PT and Gym Manager at work.
I'd already said I was most interested in learning to lift properly and that the previous PT was dead-set against it, so was pleased to hear Rayen wanted to take me back to basics to build a good foundation to go forward from.

My new programme uses the equipment we have downstairs, which means I have cancelled my second gym membership, and for the next 4 weeks I'm going to see how I get on with it.
There's now a healthy mix of compound bodyweight, machine and freeweight exercises, divided into Upper and Lower body workouts and taking into account my cardio and ride to/from work.

I suspect it's probably going to kill me for the first week and that I might have to leave home a bit earlier (at least initially) until I know the routines better, but really looking forward to getting started next week! :)

Yesterday's Workout:
Cycling (average speed = 10 mph) = 26 minutes
Arc Trainer (Level 5, 130+ rpm) = 25 minutes
Rowing Machine (Level 9, 32+ spm) = 10 minutes
Cycling (average speed = 11 mph) = 24 minutes

Today's Workout:
Running (slow, 5.2 mph, 0.5 incline) = 25 minutes (5 min walk warm up / cool down)
Body Blast & Stretching clinic = 50 minutes

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