About three months ago, I suspended my Fitness First membership. I could only suspend it for three months and they hold me it would go through until the 11st Jan. So the other day I went in to sort it out and, apparently the payment goes through on the 11th but it actually become unsuspended on the 7th. I have no idea how that works but I figure since I have to pay for a fortnight’s membership before I re-suspend it, I’m going to get my money’s worth.
I went in last night and did some cardio and weights. Tonight I want to do a Body Balance class and tomorrow Boxing. Because it’s so hot, I’m torn between wanting to go over to the St Kilda gym because it has a pool and not wanting to spend time in my unair-conditioned car.
I went into Borders the other day and read a few books on half marathon training then sat down and created an excel spreadsheet with all my training for the next 5 months, encompassing the Run for the Kids and a couple of other fun runs I have planned.
My plan at the moment is to do two medium length runs during the week and a long run on the weekend. When the R4TKs training runs start up, I’ll drop one of the midweek runs for two of those, bumping it up to 4 runs a week. The plan is pretty flexbile since I often do my long runs with my friend Simon so need to schedule around him.
I also want to increase the distance but include walk breaks – I figure I’ll burn heaps more calories doing say 15 kms of 2 km running, 1 km walking than just doing a 10 km.
My plan also includes 3 cross training sessions a week – I want to do boxing at least once a week because I need some cardio that works the upper body, then just a mix of cardio machines or walking. Also yoga once or twice a week and a couple of weight training sessions.
Right now, I’m hoping it cools down enough so that I can go for a run tonight. If not, I’ll run on the treadie at the gym before my Body Balance class.
I’ve been reading this blog – health advice from my fave radio station, RRR. Definitely worth a look.