Wk15 into Wk16

A few early morning starts last week, and a rather busy full on training days Monday to Friday left me a little tired on Saturday into Sunday (which is fine).

I ended up doing 4 runs and 2 strength sessions, and had 2 rest days (Saturday and Sunday). Here’s what I did:

Mon: 4M run, Deadlift Strength, 30 min walk
Tue: 5M run
Wed: Squat Strength
Thu: 13.1M run
Fri: 5.6M run
Sat: Rest
Sun: Rest

On Friday night I was wasted, I could have been in bed by 7 if I hadn’t sat there sort of staring at the telly for a few hours more. Pizza for dinner.

Walking along on Saturday morning my vision was a bit blurry, so I knew rest was required. So we had a lazy day doing not a lot, eating, reading in the sun, chatting.

Monday had turned out to be a bit of a busy morning, last minute on Sunday night Fit Girl said she wanted to run early on Monday morning. I knew this would be a good way to get me up and out of bed, so I joined her before deadlift at the gym. 2 hours exercise before work.

Tuesday and Friday early morning run, and Wednesday, lie in in the morning, strength in the evening. And Thursday long run early before work – a half marathon in the sun, was good.

Here’s the route, a slight variation on one I’ve done a few times on the Southside of Glasgow. When I finished I text my boss to let her know id be in at 930 instead of 9 as if run a half marathon. Lol. Easy peasy.

Now although I only did 2 strength sessions last week (the goal is 3 a week), in taking today (sunday) off. We’ll go out for lunch and maybe go a walk somewhere.

Here’s my plan for next week:

Mon: Deadlift Strength
Tue: 5M run
Wed: Squat Strength
Thu: 8M run
Fri: Deadlift Strength (or rest)
Sat: long run (or strength)
Sun: Rest

I’ll see how I get on later in the week. But the plan again is 3 runs and 3 strength days, maybe 1-2 rest days. I’m not sure what’s happening next weekend, so I’ll probably just make it up later in the week.

I’ve done a bit more looking into my weight vs body fat, now compared to a few years ago. With my weight going up, but my body fat going down, it’s a little hard to get your head around. 

See this post from dec 2013 when I started working with Mr Muscle PT: https://lornpearsontrains.co.uk/2013/12/12/my-nutrition-plan-and-measurements/

But it’s making sense, more weight, less fat, more lean body mass, means strength training is working.

Here’s a breakdown of weight vs body fat and measurements – from December 2013, to now:

All of the numbers are up (slightly), except for body fat which is down slightly. Got to be a good thing. 🙂

Now I just need to work out how much slower I should be running by having an extra 8-10lbs of weight on my body. 😉

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