A lovely long lay in bed this morning to give my legs a bit of extra recovery time. The knee muscles had a battering last night in Alison’s Circuit Training Class and I felt it this morning too.
So a chilled day without doing too much, even spent the day slouching on the couch watching TV. Tonight was a bit different though, the gym was really quiet and I had a choice of equipment to use.
First I started with the Static Bike – Alpine Pass Hill climbing Challenge – 30mins of speed and gradients, as I try to complete at my usual distances. The first 10mins is fairly comfortable and I get to speed up over the next 20mins. Tonight I completed 27.35km in distance and felt pleased with that. (This week I have done 4 sessions – all of which have been 27km+ in distance.)
I decided to do a shorter cardio session to end the week off with, so the Treadmill Fitness Test would give me an opportunity to keep my submax VO2 high – I achieved another 57.9% and SUPERIOR fitness level again.
A short 5mins rest and it was time for me to do some free weights again, trying to increase my strength rather than build upper body muscle. I focused on Bench Presses tonight, after speaking to my Son – Tom, he is into weight training more than me – so I take note of his advice.
The weights included pyramid building from 35kg to 65kg – a few sets of 10 reps as a warm up. Then I increased the weight to 72kg and did 5 sets of 5 reps at that level – I did find it hard but still managed to do it as part of my cool down tonight.
Tomorrow though is not only Saturday but it is #Parkrun time – yeah!!!