I thought I’d start a weekly re-cap of my training leading up to the Hampton Court Half Marathon. I started training for the race around a month ago, and there are still 16 weeks to go until race day, so I’m allowing 20 weeks of training as I wanted to take it slow and build up gradually.
This week has been manic with job interviews almost every day, I only managed to fit in 2 runs, but I kept active in other ways.
Tuesday– 40 minute treadmill walk for FitFlop testing
Wednesday– 2 hour dog-walk
45 minute swimming lesson
40 minute treadmill walk for FitFlop testing
Thursday– 4 mile run
Friday– 45 minute rebounding class
Saturday– 8 mile run
Sunday– 60 minute Zumba Toning class
I’ve been helping with walking my parent’s dog Murphy this week, as my Mum has a fractured foot and can’t walk him at the moment. It’s been lovely spending time with him over the park, he is so full of energy and wants to play all day!
I tried a rebounding class at Frame Shoreditch on Friday evening. It was a fun and fast-paced class using mini trampolines to do an aerobics-style routine. I did struggle to keep up with some of the choreography as I’m not the most co-ordinated, but I managed not to fall off of the trampoline!
|Glen powering along|
I’ve been doing an 8-week Zumba Toning course on Sunday afternoons, which I find is a nice gentle class to round off the week. The weights we use are not particularly heavy, but again it is the dance routine which is the tricky part for me, I’ve been doing Zumba for years but still mess up the footwork!