Fitness XL- Your training routine


#1984

Snap. My second kilometre ended up a bit of a gut-buster so I needed to row back for 3 and 4, but I was able to give it welly for the last leg. Hoping for more consistency on the next run but happy enough with that.


#1985

I did 10k cross country on Stephens day at a fairly comfortable pace (53 mins) Wore old runners as I knew they’d get filthy, but was re-motivated enough by not having sore knees after that I bought some cross country runners (first run in two years bar the odd park run with the kids)
Three days later did the same in 51 mins. Felt quite a bit harder, but knees still fine. Stupidly, I slid around in the same old runners as I didn’t want to get my new cross country ones dirty.


#1986

Haven’t run for the last 6 months with a hamstring tendon issue. Slowly building it back up now though with 3 min jog, 1 min walk intervals. Can’t wait to be able to run without issue again


#1987

First run to top of Keeper Hill this morning since last March. Beautiful, if cold, day. A nice 17km jog. You’d want your head examined to be running roads this time of the year (cc @Tassotti)


#1988

24:23 this morning. We’ll get there.


#1989

I did a fartlek session yesterday evening. No times recorded just a 1.5 mile circuit where I varied pace at different intervals. A 4 miler on the books for tomorrow.


#1990

Cc @Bandage


#1991

Into the gym this morning. Did my weights circuit. I was a bit time-pressed then so did a 2,000m row in 7:45. The rowing is something else to absolutely empty you in less than 10 mins


#1992

2k in under 8 minutes after a full session is good going. Did you row at some stage? Most of the time you’d see lads on a rowing machine in a gym they are doing shameful shit to it.


#1993

4m/6.5k - 32 mins

Getting there.


#1994

23:45, grand morning for it.


#1995

do you run on your own?


#1996

Sometimes. I had someone with me this morning. It’s a great 5k, loads of hills and dips and goes along by the estuary for a stretch so there can be a serious headwind


#1997

any parkruns near you? you’d see that time improve if you went along if you had the time


#1998

There are two within reach but the Saturday morning time doesn’t suit. I’ve literally only done the 3 runs posted above, one a week, so happy with improvements.


#1999

Cunt of a morning up here so chickened out of it. Great time.


#2000

The grand morning was tongue in cheek, it was fuckin miserable :smile:


#2001

5km trots should really be documented in the pretend fitness thread, @TreatyStones. This thread is more for shapers to talk about Hungarian snatch drops, Belgian dead flings and irate Romanian swing lift jabs.


#2002

Bracing this morning!


#2003

5k - 23.15 - Galway racecourse