The idea behind any training plan is to create a structured environment that makes it easier to achieve your goals. When you know what you’re going to do every day and what you’re going to eat at every meal, progress becomes almost automatic.
Today was 400 Meter Time Trial Day…
After today’s workout, I’m resting up and carb loading for that 400m time trial tomorrow. And what better way to carb load than baking some fresh bread!
After a few days of much needed recovery, my lungs felt good enough to go again, and I ended up with a new PB in the 1km.
Today was 400m intervals and I was chasing a new PB.
Back in the weight room for back and shoulders.
Yay, it’s gross Monday!! That means more fast 1km intervals!
Dialing the intensity back up with a 3km run and some sprints.
Body weight exercises are really effective, and equally as important, they are FUN!
South African Grass fires and the after effects of a cold have turned today into a rest day.
Trying to get my sore jello arms to do chest, biceps, and triceps today.
Body-pose strength training builds strength and body control, increases flexibility, and develops endurance over the entire body.
Back and Shoulders yeah!! This workout was way harder than usual today.
After being sick for a week, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things.
Sick, but managed a 3km run anyway.
Knocked out of action from a cold. 🙁
I did chest, biceps and triceps with my brother in the gym this morning. No fur balls to check up on me today – they must know I’m all good.
I couldn’t wait for those 400m intervals today…progress excites me. Like I’ve said before, every little success, motivates me for the next tough session.
A light back and shoulder workout this morning. Being somewhat protective of my back after yesterday’s incident, I took it really easy on the weights.
I’m back to my least favorite workout for the week – 1K intervals. The work seems to be paying off, because I can see progress.
When doing short sprints you’re focused on speed, unless you have really sore legs. In this case I had to focus a little more on technique.
Rest is a necessity for recovery and injury prevention. If you have to do anything stick to light stretching but nothing more.
Sledgehammers are always fun, short sprints with sore legs not so much. The best way to get it done…just go ahead and do it!
It’s chest, biceps and triceps in the gym followed by plyo again and yes plyometrics as always means a serious case of jello legs afterwards.
Today is anaerobic lactic training. Not quite as bad as 1K intervals but 400m interval training is a close second and almost as gross.
My back and shoulder workout in the gym is one of my favorites. No not because it’s easy, but for some reason I find it particularly enjoyable.
Fast 1 kilometer runs are gross. They’re not quite as fast as the 400m intervals but oh so much longer. My least favorite workout right now.
Today’s workout consisted out of a sprint workout combined with a plyometric workout. Lovely old frog hops give you jello legs.
Rest days are all about recovery and are an important part of any workout program. Don’t ignore rest because you think you feel good enough to train.
Fitting in a sledgehammer workout, plyometrics, sprints as well as a squat workout all in one day is a tall order. Which can be done…
I did a chest, biceps and triceps workout in the gym. This is a nice quick workout that lets me get on with the rest on the day.
A 400m interval workout challenges you to the max. The 400m race uses different energy systems and for the best performance, you have to train them all.
Day 1, Weight training – Back and shoulders workout in the gym.
There’s nothing more discouraging than unrealistic goals and expectations. Every little success I have in training builds confidence and it gives me the courage for the next grueling workout. If goals are unrealistic and you keep failing, you will quit eventually.