Training Log Week 4

I planned this week to be a little easier than the first two weeks. I did this for two reasons 1) I didn’t want to over do it in the first few weeks so I aimed to give my body time to adjust to the new routine 2) as this week is car build I knew work would be playing a key factor in my training…… and it did!

Monday
Morning:
1.00km Swim – 25:00 – (2:30/100m)
350 Jumping Jacks

Evening :
350 Jumping Jacks
8 Mins Core Work (Abs Workout)

Tuesday
Morning:
7 min work out (Seven HITT App)
250 jumping jacks

Lunch Time:
5.1k run – 4:28/km pace
200 Jumping Jacks

Evening :
Free weight session (at home) for 30mins
250 Jumping Jacks
Core work (Abs Workout App) 8 mins

Wednesday
Morning:
1km Swim – 24:00 (2:24/100m)

Evening :
15 mins of TRX

Thursday
Morning:
45 mins of TRX
300 Jumping Jack

Lunch Time:
5k run – 4:25/km pace
200 Jumping Jacks

Evening :
300 jumping jacks
Core work (Abs Workout App) 8 mins

Friday
Morning:
Called into work early.

Evening :
In work until midnight

Saturday
Morning:
Called into work in the morning.

Evening :
Evening in Stratford

Sunday
Morning:
Evening in Stratford

Evening :
15.1km run – 4:56/km – I really enjoyed this run, I nearly put it off as my time table had changed but I’m glad I didn’t.

Summary
Swimming: 2km
Running: 25.2km
Cycling: 0 miles
Jumping Jacks: 2200
Feeling: Fresh, looking forward to a strong week next we (minus the 4am start tomorrow for work)

Training Log Week 3

Monday
Morning:
1km Swim – 23:52 – (2:23/100m)
300 jumping jacks
Core work (Sworkit Pro App) 5mins

Evening :
300 jumping jacks
7 min work out (Seven HITT App)

Tuesday
Morning:
Free weight session (at home) for 30mins
250 jumping jacks
Core work (Sworkit Pro App) 5mins

Lunch Time:
5k run – 4:36/km pace
150 Jumping Jacks

Evening :
250 Jumping Jacks
7 min work out (Seven HITT App)

Wednesday
Morning:
1km Swim – 23:04 (2:17/100m)

Evening :
Squash – 1 hour
7 min work out (Seven HITT App)

Thursday
Morning:
Core work (Abs Workout App) 8 mins
200 Jumping Jack

Lunch Time:
5k run – 4:32/km pace
200 Jumping Jacks

Evening :
Free weight session (at home) for 35mins
250 jumping jacks
7 min work out (Seven HITT App)

Friday
Morning:
1km Swim – 24:25 (2:26/100m)
350 jumping jacks

Evening :
350 Jumping Jacks
7 min work out (Seven HITT App)

Saturday
Morning:
15k run – 5:05/km pace
My pacing for the first 10k was too fast, I do struggle with going slower.

Evening :
700 Jumping Jacks

Sunday
Morning:
51.2 mile – Ride

Evening :
Free weight session (at home) for 32mins
700 Jumping Jacks

Summary
Swimming: 3km
Running: 25.4km
Cycling: 51.2 miles
Jumping Jacks: 3350
Feeling: Getting use to the early morning. Still need more sleep, jumping jacks are hurts my calves thats for sure!

Training Log Week 2

Monday
Morning:
Slept in so not a great start as I missed swimming
250 jumping jacks
Core work (Sworkit Pro App) 7.5mins

Evening :
200 jumping jacks
7 min work out (Seven HITT App)

Tuesday
Morning:
Free weight session (at home) for 30mins
200 jumping jacks
Core work (Sworkit Pro App) 7.5mins

Lunch Time:
5k run – Breathing was a pain but pace of 4:32/km
100 Jumping Jacks

Evening :
200 Jumping Jacks
7 min work out (Seven HITT App)

Wednesday
Morning:
1km Swim – 24:03 (2:24/100m). It was great to be back in the pool, my arms got tired for the last 10 lengths!!
250 Jumping Jacks

Evening :
300 Jumping Jacks
7 min work out (Seven HITT App)

Thursday
Morning:
Free weight session (at home) for 35mins
200 jumping jacks
Core work (Sworkit Pro App) 6mins

Lunch Time:
5k run – Felt much better today 🙂
100 Jumping Jacks

Evening :
Squash – 1hour, felt very rusty and was lucky to win my four games.
200 jumping jacks
7 min work out (Seven HITT App)

Friday
Morning:
1km Swim – 24:44 (2:28/100m), work up late and I was not with it!

Evening :
550 jumping jacks
7 min work out (Seven HITT App)

Saturday
Morning:
I had planned a 10k run with Dave but found out last minute I would have to work in the morning. This messed up my whole day really. I had to can a planned evening workout.

Evening :
550 jumping jacks
10k run – planned to be paced at 5:00/km I did it at 4:52/km.

Sunday
Morning:
81.60km – Ride
I’m trying to set up a little weekly group ride with a bunch on friends. I have 
affectionally named us “Fat Lads on Bikes” or “FLOB’s” 😉 and today was our first ride. The route was 35 miles and I cycled 7.7miles to and from the meet point.

Evening :
600 jumping jacks
7 min work out (Seven HITT App)

Summary
Swimming: 2km
Running: 20.3km
Cycling: 50.7miles
Jumping Jacks: 3750
Feeling: Great to be training again, not stretched my legs enough. Need to get to bed before 12pm that’s for sure!

January Jumping Jacks

After seeing these monthly challenges like “Plank a Day” and “Squats” I did a few of them during last year and found them to be pretty good.

I have decided that for 2014 I will do a challenge every month, one month focusing on cardio and the next month focusing on strength. Kala has said she’s going to join me with these challenges so I’m going to create these with two levels, one for me and one for Kala.

For January I thought I’d kick it off with cardio to burn of them Christmas calories and theme it a little so welcome to #JaysJanuaryJumpingJacks

Jay's January Jumping Jacks

Jay’s January Jumping Jacks

Jay

Update: 31/01/2014
Firstly I’ll admit that I didn’t complete this challenge, I stopped on the 23rd and just haven’t done anymore.

What I have learnt is that 1) my shins struggle with this many jumping jacks and picking up my running. These just made my calves so tight which hurt my shins and frankly while training for a marathon I can’t have this. 2) Rest day’s need planning!!!

If you completed the month then cracking effort and I doff my cap to you.

On to February’s strength based challenge 🙂 

Jay