I’m just over two weeks into my training and I’m still feeling positive. My desire to take on this challenge is still strong and is still motivating me to get out of bed and get onto my cross trainer.
My stats so far are…
Date Time Distance Avg Speed
14/8 35:57 7.15k 11.93kph
16/8 31:45 7.13k 13.47kph
19/8 43:42 9.37k 12.86kph
21/8 40:54 8.21k 12.04kph
23/8 43:59 9.51k 12.97kph
25/8 86:21 16.75k 11.60kph
27/8 43:40 10.62k 14.56kph
30/8 43:08 10.86k 15.02kph
I did a double session on 25/8 because I knew I wasn’t going to get to tennis. The average speed was lower, but not as much as I might have expected; I managed to keep a fairly steady pace.
The last couple of sessions I deliberately pushed myself to keep up a faster pace. It was tough, but not painful, and has given me some encouragement with regards to what I believe I’m capable of.
I don’t want to get obsessed with increasing my average kph (in part because I don’t know if the cross trainer will cope with it – it’s alarmingly creaky when I speed up), so I think the sensible thing to do is to increase the resistance dial from 1 to 2. If level 1 is like cycling along a flat road, then level 2 is like cycling up a slight incline.
I expect my average kph to drop, but the overall workout should be more intensive.
And the rest?
- Limiting treats has gone well and I’ve kept off crisps.
- I’ve cheated a little on the bread and alcohol, but not by much.
- I’ve kept up with vitamins and eating oily fish.
- For the most part I’ve managed to maintain three portions of fruit a day.
So not too bad at all.
I think I’m ready to step out the front door and try an actual hill walk…
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