The week before I went on holiday I was on a bit of a wind down training wise. I was off work from the Wednesday and decided I’d take some time out with Fit Girl … fun, walks, eating out etc, and a wee night away. A good restful week.
That week I ran on Monday, then with Debbie on Tuesday morning and on Sunday morning before I drove to Edinburgh to fly out to Tenerife with some of my family. It seems like a long time ago…
Three runs of about 15 miles in total, bringing my mileage for May to a not very high 43.2 miles for the month. I thought I might run on holiday, but a horrible 3k run on the treadmill made me realise there was no way I’d be able to run 5k in the gym there – ever. No worries.
My running miles for May will be lower than normal, but I had some good restful times and a good sunny holiday abroad instead.
The week before I went away I’d had 4 good rest days, so I was keen to be active on holiday and maybe offset the masses of ice cream I knew I’d probably be eating. I wanted to get back into strength training too, and take advantage of daily access to a few rather large pools in 24-26’C heat.
So here’s what I did the week I was away:
Mon: Squat Strength / 2M Run / 1050m swim
Tue: Waterpark / rest / 15k steps
Wed: Deadlift Strength / 750m swim
Thu: KB 80/20 Strength / 1050m swim
Fri: 5k Run / Squats / 750m swim
Sat: Rest / Travel / 10k steps
Sun: Rest (after getting home at 3am)… kite flying!!
Three and a bit strength sessions, four swims (about 3600m), and two runs (5.1M). Three rest days. It all felt pretty balanced between exercise, rest and relaxation (sunbathing & sleeping) and eating lots. (All inclusive, three meals a day plus as many ice creams as I wanted).
I got a bit of a sore head after the swim on Thursday, maybe the cold pool (most of the other days I swam in the heated pool)… or maybe dehydration a bit. Nothing a couple of pills and some sleep and water couldn’t fix…. or maybe the ice cream fixed it?
I lost count of how many ice creams I had, maybe two a day for seven days …12-14 in the week maybe. Still a lot less than the amount of beer lovely brother drank (but all good as we were all on our holidays).
I had a good time with my brother and his family, and my Dad and step mum. And I had almost two days after it to get settled back in at home before going back to work. 13 days off work, it all felt like a long good holiday.
I probably ate more than I usually would when I was away:
– breakfast, eggs, a bit of toast, beans and sometimes a couple of small potatoes. Then a serving of yoghurt and fruit / porridge and coffee. – lunch – fish / meat / veg.. and ice cream.
– dinner – fish / meat / veg / rice … and ice cream and cakes. – snacks – ice cream. Lol.
I didn’t drink many calories though, water mostly – no alcohol as usual, a few small cokes when I felt like I needed a sugar hit… and black coffee part from one milky one. As my previous post showed, I lost a lb, which was +2.5lb body fat and -3lbs lbm.
Now this next week, here’s the plan:
Mon: Rest / Walk
Tue: Clean n Press Strength
Wed: 5-7M Run
Thu: Squat Strength
Fri: 5M Run
Sat: 8-10M coaching (and haircut)
Sun: Deadlift Strength
I really enjoyed the swimming, and I MIGHT think about doing it once a week, maybe on a Monday Wednesday or a Sunday… but we’ll see. I might not be able to fit it in… so I’ll aim to get settled into running an Strength training in June, and do the Roon the Toon 10k in a few weekends time.
Now I’m back to work this week and back to seeing what results I’ll get from eating and training well in June and July will get me.