A Week in my Trainers

The cold snap has finally arrived in London and it is suddenly freezing.  If anyone is struggling to find the motivation to train in these colder months then a while ago I wrote all about it here.

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Don’t forget to use my code POLLYWARRACK at MindfulChef.com if you want delicious, quick and healthy meals next week for half the price.

Monday – Running Home and Self Defence (4.78 miles, 36:28)

Recently in London there was an awful series of sex attacks against young women, and my friend Poppy thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a self-defence lesson.

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On Monday evening we had a private lesson with Chris from The Combat Defence League but he also runs classes on a Saturday morning.  He practises a series of martial arts and self-defence work, and provided a really great atmosphere to learn in.  In an hour we were bellowing out commands of GET BACK, protecting our heads from attack, performing the anaconda on each other – not to mention wrestling each other to the ground.

It was a really worthwhile exercise and one we shall definitely be repeating in the future.  If anyone is interested the details can be found here.

Tuesday – Circuits


15 Squat to Press (5kg DB)

10 Box Jumps (60)

10 Push Ups to Rows (5kg DB)

20 Single Leg Deadlifts (10 each leg, 5KG DB)

– Treadmill Sprint: 200m at 13km/h at inclines 3 -7.  Rest in between sprints


20 KB swings (16kg)

Heavy Walking Lunges (10kg DB)

10 Walkouts to Mountain Climbers

Wednesday – Barre Bootcamp at Bootcamp Pilates

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This was definitely out of my comfort zone, but really enjoyed it.  It’s all about small controlled movements that break a sweat rather than a crazy heart rate.

Thursday – Rest Day (potentially hungover..)

Friday – Rest Day (potentially hungover..again.. silly season cometh)

Saturday – Spin

I got back on it with Saturday morning spin with my flatmate Tiffany.  I find it so much easier to find the motivation to not only go but also work hard if I’m in the routine of going to something with a friend.

Sunday Runday (6.67 miles, 51:32)

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