This last week went like this:
Tue: 15 min spin drill +25 min body weight strength
Thu: 15 min spin drill + 30 min KB Strength
Fri: 15 min spin drill + 30 min scenic spin
Sat: Rest / 6M walk (and gave blood)
Sun: Rest / 4M walk
My feet were sore for most of the week, especially my left, and I did some calf raises and stretches, and rolled my feet on a golf ball which seemed to help. No running, and today (Sunday) I noticed was the first day I feel no pain in them, which is good.
The spin I did was good, hard work, sweaty, but in little chunks (15 or 30 mins) so it was bearable, even enjoyable. The machines in the gym have a virtual instructor called Miles who is so motivational. I did 15 min drills each time I went, and on Friday I did a drill then a 30 minute scenic session that took me to Italy, the alps and America. It’s cool.
Sunday was spent along the banks of Loch Lomond, at Balmaha where we’ll be here for a few more nights. Conic hill tomorrow, and plenty of good food and fun. I’ve really enjoyed getting back into the gym (no swim yet, I couldn’t face it!, but the gym is going well).
All of the different training (more strength & spin / less if no running) has led to a clear change in body composition / numbers for me:
4 Oct 22 Oct
135.6lbs/15.5% fat 138.3lbs/14.2% fat
21lbs body fat 19.6lbs body fat
81.1% muscle/110lbs 82.2%/113.7lbs
3.6% bone/4.9 3.7% bone/5.1
I’m off work next week, so it will roll out like this for me:
Mon: Conic Hill / Balmaha
Tue: Lochaline / Fort William
Wed: Fort William to Inverness
Wed – Sat: Inverness
I’m really looking forward to a wee break with Fit Girl and visiting close friends in Inverness too Hopefully the weather will be good. Fun times ahead.