Full of enthusiasm I went
along to body pump. It was like love was in the air, pure magic. The loud music, the
big weights, the adrenaline of lifting them to the point of fatigue... I
left that room exhausted yet gagging for more! So much so that I have
decided when I've done the duathlon I might start going on Saturday
What I really loved was the timing of the class - at 20:30 little girl is (normally) already tucked up in bed and my hubby is busy watching something boring on the television so I don't feel like I'm missing out on any further family time which is important to me as I already miss the bedtime routine 3 nights week because of the running as it is.
So this is what my weekly training schedule looks like now...
Monday: running - high intensity interval track speed training
Tuesday: rest/ChaLEAN Extreme stretching session
Wednesday: club run - moderate intensity approx. 60 mins
Thursday: body pump strength session
Friday: running - high intensity interval hills session
Sunday: moderate intensity duathlon training OR high intensity cross country race
Before London Duathlon OR after the duathlon but attending cross
country race on Sunday: rest/ChaLEAN Extreme stretching session
After London Duathlon and IF no cross country run on Sunday: body pump strength session
After the London Duathlon I will join the gym so I can do two Body Pump sessions most weeks
When the weather turns bad I will need to find an alternative for Monday's as it will be too muddy for track. I wonder what this will be... they do circuit training at the Brentwood Centre on a Monday evening so I might give that a "date". If I start to do two sessions of Body Pump per week after the duathlon monthly membership will be cost effective, so by doing another class on a Monday I will get more value for money. It also means that when I take little girl swimming, I will only need to pay £1 for her entry.