The Start of a New Chapter and Challenge

Day 29 – Tuesday the 28th of February 2012.

Today’s session is the first one where I am finally doing my full workload for the year with University going back. It’s the first time that I have study for ten years so it will be interesting to see how I go with study, fitness training, teaching and continuing my daily posts on the sessions…I love a challenge!

Todays session was a cross training running which was supposed to consist of 20 minutes of running followed by a 15 minute ride. I was up at 5:30am without much difficulty and by 5:45am was in the car and off to the gym.

I arrived at the gym just after 6:00am and by 6:05 was on the treadmill beginning my 20 minute run. I have decided that this week it would be best for me to have another week of building stamina and endurance in my legs rather than increasing distances and speeds. I have kept the same limitations as I had last week being 5 minutes on 7.5km/h followed by 5 minutes on 10, 12.5 and then 10km/h to finish. The run went quite well, my legs did hit a sort of wall around the 15 minute mark feeling very heavy and tired, the reduced speed back to 10km/h was definitely appreciated by my body.

The cycle was supposed to be a 15 minute ride aiming to see how far I could ride. My goal was to try and break the 8.5km mark inside this time as I knew that this would be a great way to start building towards breaking the 17km mark later in the week. I started off alright and was making ok distance for time averaging between 550 and 600m per minute. I couldn’t keep this speed up however and by the 10 minute mark my legs were so fatigued they just died and I needed to stop, a bit of a disappointment but showing that there is more work to be done I guess.

The biggest test for me now proves to be keeping consistent with my full work load having finally kicked in. Doing the gym sessions should be fine with them being first thing in the morning, the difficult part will be making the time to blog everyday on it. I feel it is important that I do as it is a form of keeping me accountable to doing the exercise and a record for em to look back on in the future months. Some of the posts I might end up shortening to make it easier for me to get done, I just guess it’s going to take a whole lot of organisation of my time to ensure that I get everything done.

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