So after the excitement of the weekend it was back to work with a bump!
I also realised I forgot (yet again) to do my Sunday training review and my memory is terrible! So here is what I remember:
Monday- run after work. Think it was about 5.7 miles or something.
Tuesday- Aerobics. Super sweaty. Full press ups! (Although my hands were sliding across the floor due to being so sweaty)
Wednesday- Audiofuel run- found it hard work but did it. Plus 25 mins yoga for runners.
Thursday- Body pump. Right, I have a question. At the moment I can do 15kg squats, but by the end it is my neck/ back that hurts. Do people have those special bar coater things to help with this? In the winter I kept my hoody on for that track and used the hood as a cushion- no way can I do that in the summer. I am putting it on the right place, according to my instructor anyway. So tips welcome.
Friday- 3.1 mile run before work. This set me up nicely for the day and helped with the body pump aches I am sure,
Saturday and Sunday- walking around Silverstone. I even forgot yoga because it did not feel like a Sunday! Whoops!
After work I planned a run- I headed out (complete with new red shock absorber Run bra 🙂 – I could do a magazine thing; “Top- Nike running specially chosen to clash with; Bra (just seen)- Shock Absorber, sweaty messy face and hair-models’ own”) but I think I was probably a bit dehydrated from the weekend. I really hate using public toilets, and while I do use them (silly I know) I also drink way less when out so I have to queue for less. So at the race yesterday I think I had less than 1 litre of water all day (I did have stuff at home too, but it was hot). Plus I could not work out when would be a good time to go because I wanted to see the drivers parade, the red arrows and stuff, and had to allow half an hour for queuing. Anyway today a mile or so into my run I felt really weak and a bit shaky. I had taken water with me so made myself push on, and then the water I was drinking started making me feel sick. I had to stop for a bit, and then walked for a few minutes. I was having a conversation with myself that went like this;
“You have run 3 miles already, you can do 3 more”.
“But I feel really bad, I don’t want to make myself ill”.
“Mind over matter, come on you are just lethargic“.
“No, I think I am actually not in shape to run- come on you are not training for anything at the moment, and at least you did a run today”.
“OK, fine, we will try again on Wednesday“.
So that is what I will be doing. Home for some coconut water with pineapple! Yum! Tastes like pineapple juice. 🙂 Once home I felt fine, but I think I probably was dehydrated, and it is warm out there (plus yet again, I spent all afternoon outside teaching PE so not ideal). I have cooled down now!
So body pumpers- how do you cope with a heavy bar?