Pushing to Breaking Point

Day 93 – Monday 27th August 2012.

This morning I managed to get back to the gym for my first session for two weeks. I have been struggling in my sleep patterns, regardless of the time I go to bed I just have not been able to sleep, lying in bed awake with my mind racing at a million miles per hour. I would like to say that I managed to have a good night sleep last night, however that was not the case at all – I probably had the worst sleep I have had in two weeks! Luckily my wife woke me up at 5:45am (45 minutes late) and I managed to get to the gym and do my session.

My session was an interesting one, I found it quite intense and taxing on my body which is probably due to the two week break from training. My 20 minute run on the treadmill was pretty good, I felt a bit tight throughout it but managed to keep the pace at 7.5km/h for the first 5 minutes, 10km/h for the next 10 minutes and 11km/h for the last 5 minutes. I then moved onto the ergo and without thought ended up pushing myself harder than I have for a long time. I managed to keep the 500m split down at an average of 1 minute and 55 seconds for the entire 5 minute time and a stroke rate between 32 and 35 strokes per minute. I finished the 5 minutes having rowed over 1.3km and was absolutely exhausted. I moved onto the bike for my 10 minute ride, I began it but a minute in had to stop as I felt like I was going to vomit – I had reached breaking point.

I moved onto my stretching and managed to get out of the gym by 7:15am. The next few weeks is going to be incredibly busy due to all of the University assignments that I have to get completed. I am still passionate to try to get to the gym every morning as I am still of the strongest belief that a healthy body contributes to a healthy mind. It will be a difficult task, I am hoping that I can rise to the challenge. I suppose I will have to take it one day at a time!

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