2014 Fitness Update – Week 3

This is the 2014 fitness log – week 2

week beginning: 27/1/2014

Weight: 13st 3lb – 2lb weight loss this week

Age: 39 years and 31 weeks

Activity this week:

Wednesday 29th Jan – Session 7 – Warm up walk, followed by 5 minute run, 2 minute walk x 4 reps = 28 minutes

Oh my word a huge ramp up from last Wednesday but I gave it a go.
I was keen to get going as it was chilly.
Rep 1 was ok I was just thinking how was I going to go much further when Julie shouted out 10 seconds to go and I was done. Couldn’t catch my breath for a while but after a walk I was ready to go again.
Rep 2 was a bit harder so I think we slowed it down a bit but got to the end.
Rep 3 felt so much better though twinges under my ribs at the back so Julie suggested I try and suck in the tummy muscles as I was probably tensing as trying to concentrate on my breathing but actually this rep was ok.
Rep 4 felt easy compared to all the others, was this mentally I knew it was the last or it just took me that long to get into my stride.
Suzanne told me that no runner really enjoys the first mile.
2 miles covered and 20 minutes run and 8 minute walk.

Saturday 1st February – Session 8 – Warm up walk, followed by 5 minute run, 2 minute walk x 4 reps = 28 minutes. Well that was the plan.

The sun was out, no rain, bit chilly should have been brilliant. Today I felt like I hit the wall struggling to breath correctly meant that I was struggling even with a 3 minute run. Struggled through 2 reps then gave up and walked the rest of the route home ! Angry angry angry with myself no one else.

Now to sweep that one under the carpet and move along to the next adrenalin fix. Monday night I will be coming for you 24 minutes of running

2014 fitness update – week 1

This is the 2014 fitness log – week 1

Star Date: 19/1/2014

Weight: 13st 5lb

Age:  39 years and 29 weeks

Activity this week:

2 sessions of interval training to get me back out in my trainers.  Motivated along by my friends Julie Shand and Suzanne Fowler.

Wednesday 15th Jan – Session 1 – Warm up walk, followed by 2 minute jog, 3 minute walk x 4 reps = 20 minutes

Feeling a little bot apprehensive I rammed myself into my joggers and trainers.  Walked from Julies house up to the next road as a warm up then we started.  Would I being going to fast or even too slow to even get to the end of my first 2 minutes.

First rep was ok in that I mean it wasn’t too bad and definitely not as hard as it was when I tried to go alone. The  2nd rep was harder and the 3 rep completely lost my breath and took longer to get back breathing normally.  4th rep I was struggling and thought I wouldn’t make it BUT I DID! Whoop whoop. my running mantra just jumped back into my head…….. ‘Swimming, swimming, just keep swimming, what do we do we swim, swim’.  Just got to love a bit of Dory singing to get you through.

The following day I felt fine until about 4pm then I did feel some twinging in my thighs.  That evening I had spasms in my back enough to dream that I was going into labour in a pen of penguins.  Strange but true.

Friday 17th Jan – Session 1 – Warm up walk, followed by 2 minute jog, 3 minute walk x 4 reps = 20 minutes

Walked from work towards Julies house with Suzanne and met up with Julie.  Tonight’s Joglet as we like to refer to them was so much easier than Wednesdays I really felt like I was getting back into the swing of it.  We are still doing the 2 minute Jog/3 minute walk until Wednesday when it ups to 3 minute jog/3 minute walk.

After Friday’s joglet I did feel very light headed so I need to make sure that I eat something before I go out next time.

My plan was to go out this weekend or if not latest is Monday evening so far its 6pm Sunday evening and I haven’t been out yet.

Plan for park run at the end of February. I need a Park Run t-shirt that’s my next goal.

I think these are my results from Park Run in 2012

Elaine POWELL (2 parkruns)

Park runs 2012

Event  ↑ Run Date  ↓ Gender Pos  ↓ Overall Pos  ↓ Time  ↓ Age Grade  ↓
Abingdon parkrun 28/07/2012 39 102 41:58 36.06%
Abingdon parkrun 21/07/2012 37 87 43:29 34.80%

Event Summaries

So this is what I aim to beat!