Training Diary – Day 531

New Month = New Training Regime ….

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My training today included a visit to the gym for both sessions – making the first session a challenge for me to beat later. It’s been a week or so since my last gym session, due to Runs & keeping my #FitBit STEPS high.

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Static Bike – Alpine Pass Hill Climbing Challenge was a bit of a struggle this morning – my chest infection hasn’t cleared up so breathing became as difficult as climbing up the hills. The usual 30mins challenge on Level 5 was a struggle with the heat in the gym. I managed to do 26.20km and felt quite tired afterwards.

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Next was the Treadmill Fitness Test – 14mins of Steady Walking up a gradient from 0.0 to 16.0 whilst keeping my HR below 150BPM. Again a challenge as I was struggling to breath because of the chest infection. Results came back as SUPERIOR Fitness & a SubMax VO2 of 68.7% which isn’t too shabby.

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The final activity for this first session was the Static Bike Challenge – using the Random Hill Challenge. This time it was a 15mins period and a totally random use of the Hills. I managed 12.22km this time.

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The afternoon enabled me to have my protein shake and a few hours to rest/chill in preparation for my 2nd session.

Session 2:

This was just a repeat of session one and the challenge of beating the earlier results.

Static Bike – Alpine Pass Challenge – 30mins and I improved the distance to 26.52km with more of a struggle.

Treadmill Fitness Test – same results but an improved SubMax VO2 of 71.5% – again a struggle to breath.

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Static Bike – Random Hills Challenge – 15mins and 12.26km completed.

That made a total of nearly 78km Hill Climbing in 90mins today – that was hard though. As a warm down I did a few weights and that meant I was able to show off my #SweatyShirt as evidence of my efforts – well pleased.

My #FitBit STEPS today so far are 35,000+ and I’m aiming for inexcess of 150,000 STEPS for the 5 day week challenge.

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Final thing was to go home and have another protein shake and my favourite Hot Lobster Bath before chilling in front of the TV in preparation for Day 2 of my double training sessions.

To be fair I do feel shattered and ready for an early night in bed.

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