Training Diary – Day 583

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After 1 total ‘Rest Day’ two days ago, I have had lots of opportunities for exercising & keeping my #FitBit STEPS reasonably high – teaching PE in the afternoons in school.

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Tonight it was my chance to go back to the gym and attend Alison’s 45mins Circuit Training Class. She just loves inflicting pain on us, as much as I like training …  Tonight was no different and her challenges focused on ‘Legs’ again – single leg sitting/rising squats tonight really are killers. (This was the exercise the Hospital set me to help build the muscles around my knee – so should have been quite good at them after 3 months solid at them. NOT!!!  Amazing how quickly your muscle strength drops if you don’t continue training that area.)

A wide range of different cardio exercises, differing levels of difficulty and intensity meant another evening of sweating my way through the session – working hard can only be achieved if you have the energy to do so. I struggled to keep the intensity throughout due to tired & heavy legs. But pain will not prevent me from training.

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I have already registered for my next event – in 3 weeks time, HELL UP NORTH with my training Buddy – Neil Egerton. Not only is it a tough challenge to participate in, it has increased in distance too – now being the Half Marathon distance. We have copeted in this event several times each, over the past 4 years.

The event means that we will have a slightly different focus in our training, increasing our upper body strength, rather than just on the cardio through running. A few weeks of weight training will be required to complete the event successfully.

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Under Amour gives you Muscles!!!

 

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