I did my 5k loop when I got home yesterday which went well. I still blasted my first kilometre though, I need some self restraint! The roads were quite busy at that time so there was a lot of stopping and starting, I suppose it was fartlek training in the loosest sense of the word. It did get me thinking about interval training though. I’ve heard it bandied about here and there and aware that it’s a good method of getting your fitness up. I think I need to build up my basic fitness first before entering the mystic world of interval training though. I’m taking a rest day today for a few reasons:
- Your body needs a rest! Always important to give your body a chance to recover and repair properly! I found a good article here about why it’s important to rest in between training sessions, definitely worth a read.
- It’s a warm, sunny day here in Norfolk so I might have a sneaky beer in the garden when I get home because why not and also, this might actually be our summer!
- My right knee has twinged a couple of times today so I don’t want to make it any worse. I’ll do some stretches this evening to loosen it up a bit and see how we are on Friday, definitely don’t want to risk bodging that up again.
I’ve been doing a few other exercises at home, I’m now up to just over two minutes on the plank, my previous best was a minute thirty. I’ve got a good app from the Google Play store, Plank Challenge by Vandersoft but there a hundreds out there. I’ve tried a few but I like this one because it increases the duration of your plank each day but you can also change the difficulty. Basically the length of time it starts on day one which it then increases from (does that make sense?!). Hopefully means that when you get to the end of one difficulty you can continue on a higher difficulty. There’s also a fancy graph that shows your progress. Graphs are always cool.
Work has been the same, pretty quiet now the students are on holiday, gives me a chance to read in preparation for my ITIL exam, really not feeling good about that…
Anyhoo, enjoy your day/evening/night wherever you are, catch up soon!
Distance – 5.08 km
Duration – 27.16 mins
Average pace – 5.22 min/km
By the way, if you’ve stumbled upon my blog and you’re running too, leave me a comment about how you’re getting on and if you’ve got tips or pointers to share, would be great to hear about them!