So this week was a bit different to usual. As you probably know by now, I was booked in to run Tough Mudder South West with Sony on the 22nd August. This threw me off my training a bit as you’ll see, and because of this I’ve decided to re-do week 18 BBG2.0. I’m currently happy with how I look and feel. I’m feeling much stronger than before, and I think this helped me yesterday at Tough Mudder!
I’ve been a bit all over the place with my blogposts at the moment – whenever I get excited about something I want to write about it and post it straight away! So I’m going to try and keep it to three times a week (Tuesday, Friday, Sunday) – though when it gets to around my dissertation hand-in date (16th Sept) I think it’s fair to say you might not hear from me very much!
On to this week’s training:
Monday: before I thought I’d redo week 18, I carried on as usual – which means Monday is legday. This workout was tough, but nevertheless I pushed on through and tried to stretch it out a little afterwards.
Tuesday: My legs hurt. Kayla week 18 legs really got me on Monday. Because it was so hard and I was so sore, I decided to not do any more BBG2.0 before the weekend’s Tough Mudder – I was going to need all of my body parts in top shape to get around that course! So today, to ease up my legs a bit, I did a 60 minute easy cycle on the stationary bike and stretched out my legs.
Wednesday: usually arm day, I spent my Wednesday stretching out. I knew Tough Mudder had a lot of obstacles that required me carrying my body weight, so I thought I’d rest my arms until then. I managed to do about 90 minutes of stretching in total throughout the day.
Thursday: I considered this week a bit of a taper week, so while you rest your body of too much intensity, you don’t rest it completely. Today I decided to go for a run – I managed to do 6km at a 5min/km pace (total 30 mins) – my last run before the big day.
Friday: another active rest day like Wednesday – I just gave my body a big good all over whole body stretch for just under 2 hours total and prepared myself for what lay ahead.
Saturday: I’m so excited for you guys to see the videos I recorded on my Gopro! I walk/ jogged over to the start line from my Grandparents house in Cirencester (about 3 miles) and started at 9:20AM. I think because I was on my own, I finished in actually quite a fast time (2 hours 2 minutes) – if you do it in a group then obviously you have to wait for everyone, but then again you have a lot more fun in a group! There were so many people there and the obstacles were so fun – I could really see why the event was such a success. I wore my Sony Smartband SWR30 and clocked up over 33,000 steps for the day! A pretty successful day step-wise!
Sunday: rest day. I felt a bit achey, mainly quite sore (I’ve got a fair bit of bruising), so today I’m just recovering – by stretching and foam rolling. I’m also planning on staying indoors all day because the permanent marker on my forehead from yesterday still hasn’t come off
In other news, I have finally completed my dissertation research (over 140 hours of David Attenborough’s natural history documentaries watched)! So I’m now onto my findings and discussion. The countdown is on – 24 days until it’s due in!
Here’s to another week!