Most of you are at the end of your first week; some of you have been going for a little while longer now - but how is everyone getting on?
💥 I have seen some good stuff going on the Strava Group!
If you would like to join the Group by the way, follow this link and hit the 'Request to join' button:
Incidentally, does anyone know someone called The Fantastic Mr Fox on Strava? If you do, PM me, please 😊
💥 I got the fear about my hilly half marathon, and have been programming hills into all of my long and 'pace' runs. I have also been getting confused about my paces, what with hills and high winds and everything, but I think I'm finally getting somewhere...
💥 Did everyone enjoy their rest day as much as Jay66UK did? 😄
💥 Has everyone heard the rumour that linda9389 and Teri73 are actually the same person??? 😊😊😊
💥 BURPEES!!! Just kidding 😊 Although seriously, it is a very good exercise, and very rewarding when you start to see some progress - but, as I said to some of you during the week, you mustn't feel forced to do them if you really don't want to, or if you have a problem that prevents you doing them. It is possible to make them gentler, though, by omitting the jump, and/or stepping or jumping back and forth to plank (omitting the push up.
💥 Mix it up by changing your strength routine: Here is a nice time-saving strength workout from the New York Times. I think I'll give this one a go tomorrow or Tuesday for cross-training, so I'll let you know what I think of it in practice. It does include burpees, and also mountain-climbers 😱 - my personal exercise pet hate! So we'll see 😊
💥 Week by week I'll post some more strength routine ideas, and also some different intervals training sessions.
💥 CALENDARS: I'm loving my Google Calendar, and have now uploaded all my workouts to it. I'm planning on making some more CSVs, but was wondering if anyone has used them? If anyone does would they prefer any particular order of workouts in them (e.g. Sunday long runs, Saturday speed, etc.)?
Have a great week's training!