What have we managed this week?
|Goings on in Hobbiton|
|Sunday||33.65 miles on the new bike in glorious sunshine! 1343 kCal burned – more than my daily intake…….lesson one – take more fuel, had to walk up one hill due to exhaustion and Kendal mint cake had not yet kicked in.|
|Monday|| Rest day – working
We’ve decided real superheroes only train 3 days a week! (see below)
|Tuesday||“active recovery” day (yes, I did make that up!) a bit of treadmill at work at 3km/hr which I’m counting as active recovery. Oh, and a mad dash over to a heart attack on the ward……which wasn’t!|
|Wednesday||6km run in 40 minutes, which is OK. Didn’t have time for more as had leaflets to deliver for the justice crusader. 23091 steps in all today!
Bought a range of energy gels and hydration tablets for training bike ride tomorrow with super-bikegirl (the competition) – learning from my mistakes 😉
|Thursday||31 mile bike ride with super-bikegirl in unexpectedly good weather – have tripled my average bike mileage this week! I like riding with girls – we do civilised things like stop for coffee and stop for lunch! No walking up hills this time.
Did try the Torq rhubarb & custard gel which was addictively delicious & highly recommended and also the mango chew which saved me from shaky legs after a 9 mile top speed dash for the train home! However, then I got a sugar crash 2 hours later despite milk and nuts for protein. More fuel testing required!
|Friday||Rest day – with leaflets which don’t seem to deliver themselves 🙁|
|Saturday||Ran 11km of a 12km loop. Orange-banana torq gel during the 1km walk – effective but not very nice! It was hard work in the Cotswolds: hills don’t really feature in Suffolk. Had a rehydration tab after which was great and an Ote protein bar which I wouldn’t have again (a bit like a milky way…..). Need to start thinking about a hydration belt……..|
|Multi-tasking Major activities|
|Sunday||It’s official. Running and biking hurts my knees. Real superheroes only run once a week and train 3 days a week. Overtraining syndrome is a thing, right? So we’re avoiding that!|
|Monday||New routine – 30 minutes biking and running on a Monday|
|Tuesday||Rest day – spoiled by having to shout at children|
|Wednesday||Walked 20km (that’s 12 of your old -fashioned miles!)|
|Thursday||Shouting at kids instead of cycling with the hobbit & super-bikegirl – a bit cross.|
|Friday||Good Friday – an hour’s cycle|
|Saturday||Horses, so a Good Saturday 🙂|