A Week in my Trainers – VMLM Training Week Nine

It seems ridiculous that as we head towards Spring the weather just gets colder and colder, and, despite making it through the last few months without a sniffle, this week I managed to come down with a cold.  I was actually starting to feel it last week but I rested and felt better… until I lowered my immune system by running 18 miles and then punched it in the face by drinking and enjoying the rugby afterwards. Oh well, you live and you learn.

As a result I’ve taken this week as an opportunity to rest more, reduce my miles and just take my foot off the pedal with regards to training so that I keep my fitness ticking over whilst giving my body a chance to get back up to scratch in time for the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon next weekend. If you’re bored of hearing me prattle on about my advice for marathon training then my super speedy friend Lucy has broken it down into her top ten tips for getting through training – give it a read here.

Thank you so much to everybody who has sponsored me this week, I’m now over a third towards the goal that I set myself of raising £750 for the Alzheimer’s Society and I’m so grateful for every penny.  If you’d like to sponsor me then please visit my JustGiving page or text POLL96 £3 or £5 to 70070.

Monday – Rest Day/Streaming Cold Day One

Tuesday -Rest Day/Streaming Cold Day Two

Wednesday – Run to Work/Feeling slightly better
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Thursday – Cold comes back with vengeance

Friday – Morning Run/Wake up actually able to breathe for the first time all week

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Saturday – TRIB3

I’m going to write a proper post on this soon, but TRIB3 was started by Kevin, one of the founders of 1Rebel in London, back in not so sunny Sheffield.  Whilst there’s definitely that familiar (black) magic that you would expect from the creators of Reshape – TRIB3 really stood out for me because of the breakdown into three workout zones rather than just the cardio/resistance loop that strikes fear into the heart of most bootcamp lovers.  At TRIB3 you go treadmill, resistance and intensity (intense bodyweight exercises) and you do this twice over.

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More than anything I find it incredibly exciting that the enthusiasm for fitness that is more than just going on a treadmill or doing an aerobics class, and instead means intelligent and challenging workouts that create a community, that came over from America a few years ago is now diverging from the Capital and the Northshoring cities like Manchester.  Well done Sheffield!

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Sunday – Reduced Long Run

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