Training W32 – Finding motivation and finally progress

In the beginning of the week I was a bit down and could not seem to find motivation at all. Legs were sore from gym and running again on flat surfaces and I felt like there is no progress at all and I’m just torturing myself for nothing.

Even made this video about my lost motivation but ended up not posting it as it was so depressing to watch. Then on the way back I thought I’d try as a joke if I could finally do a chin-up at the local outdoor gym. To my surprise I could and it was actually quite easy so good on me *a pat on the back*!

Motivation found!

This achievement gave me whole new energy to continue and faith that I am just maybe doing the right things. It took it’s time but yes, I did it and of course tried a few times after it during the week and was able to do it so now my aim is to do 5 in a row. Haven’t put a deadline to it yet though…

Finally one chin-up!

Total

  • One gym – My normal plan in quite a quick pace
  • Cycling – With my daughter 3 kilometers
  • Running – 22,9 kilometers, I know 10,5 was basic running, rest probably trail running and HIIT run also, but seems that my HR monitor cannot separate them when you use Multisport function (Software Development hint, hint).

Generally the week was not that good and getting back to work clearly had an affect on my energy level. Still I am happy as there was progress in the form of the chin-up. Never thought I could do one. Hopefully next week I could get back to more clear training schedule. Now it seems like there is not enough hours in the day.

Weekly training plan

  • One gym training a week – Target: To increase muscle strength and toning. Easy weights and more repetition.
  • One HIIT run a week. Target: To increase oxygen intake. We got a nice hill just next to our house so up you go full sprint.
  • One low HR long run a week minimum 10 kilometers. Target: Increase general endurance and stamina. Usually I do this in a National park so it would be a trail run.
  • One shorter “normal” run a week. This can be trail or basic running. Target: Increase general endurance and stamina.

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