I have decided to take on Nuclear Oblivion in 2018. You can read more about that decision here.
Monday 17 July 2017
- #StuIsAPlank – plank – 1 minute 30 seconds
I began the day with 1 minute 45 seconds of plank because I was not sure if I would have any time to do anything else.
By the end of the working day I had to get out for a run ! Which would most likely mean I would miss the bbq, so you can imagine how much I needed to get away and get into my own headspace. The first session in the 10K training plan for this week was an Out And Back, with a 30 minutes run out in Z1/Z2, then half running back in Z3, half running back in Z4, and a final 10 minutes cool down. This would be easy to plan if I was at home, but I was away with work at a hotel in the middle of nowhere, with no real idea of what was and was not suitable for a run in the vicinity, so I decided I would run out into Coombe Country Park and make it up as I went along. There was a meadow on a slight slope and I found myself running laps of that along the tracks which had been cut into the otherwise long grass, then running back along the laps once I had reached 30 minutes. I came out of the meadow when I had reached the end of the return leg and spent the 10 minutes cool down running through the nearby woods. It was all very pleasant and got me back into a balanced state. I did miss the bbq, though. Practically all of my time was spent in Z3 and above, with an Epic Suffer Score of 258.
- #StuIsAPlank – plank – 1 minute 45 seconds
- 10K Training Plan (Coombe Country Park) – Week 3 Session 1 – 9 kilometres – 1 hour 08 minutes 12 seconds
Wednesday 19 July 2017
I woke up and did 2 minutes of plank before going out for the next run in my 10K training plan for this week. I was going to be in the middle of Birmingham later, so I did not want to be going out for a run there, and during my run yesterday I had decided that the terrain was more than suitable for this run anyway. This was a tabata, with 5 minutes jogging, 5 minutes with 10 second strides and 50 seconds recovery each minute, then another 5 minutes jogging to complete the warn up, followed by 4 x 20 second maximal with 10 seconds recovery, and then another 10 minutes jogging to cool down. I tried to use the warm-up to get me into position to run along one of the flat stretches, but took a wrong turning and instead ended up just running the bursts along the cut tracks, regardless of whether they were flat or not. I ran into the woods for the cool down. I definitely prefer the hill sprints to the tabata in this training plan, so I will try to do both each week.
I spent 30 minutes doing lengths in the hotel pool in the evening, and even spent 5 minutes in the steam room, then later in the evening walked back from our evening meal. It felt like it had been a good day.
- #StuIsAPlank – plank – 2 minutes
- 10K Training Plan (Coombe Country Park) – Week 3 Session 2 – 3.5 kilometres – 27 minutes 02 seconds
- Swim (Hotel Indigo pool) – 30 minutes
- Walk (Birmingham) – 1.1 kilometres – 12 minutes 15 seconds
Thursday 20 July 2017
- #StuIsAPlank – plank – 2 minutes 15 seconds
- 10K Training Plan (St Albans) – Week 3 Session 3 – 13.8 kilometres – 1 hour 51 minutes 05 seconds
Friday 21 July 2017
Saturday 22 July 2017
I finished off week 3 of #StuIsAPlank with 1 minute 45 seconds of plank.
Sunday 23 July 2017
We went for a walk around St Albans in the evening.
- 100 metres : 17.9 seconds
- 400 metres : 1 minute 54 seconds
- 800 metres : 4 minutes 04 seconds
- 5 kilometres :
31 minutes 49 seconds
- 10 kilometres : 1 hour 14 minutes 00 seconds