- Swim - 20 minutes
- Cycle - 7 miles
- Run - 2.6 miles
- Resistance Training - Legs, triceps, biceps and abs
I finished my night shifts this morning absolutely exhausted – I was so busy I didn’t even get a chance to sit down or have a drink all night!... anyhoo, enough of feeling sorry for myself.
Despite the fact that all I could think about was my bed, I dragged my lazy backside to the pool for a swim straight after my shift. I only managed 20 minutes and swam 14 laps (it may have been 16 but I kinda lost count). I am still really struggling with my breathing and feel so out of breath and the end of each lap. I am hoping this will improve with practice (or that I will wake up one morning with a set of gills). I decided enough was enough for today when I realised I had swum the last four lengths with my goggles perched on top of my head and had been wondering why my eyes were sore! What a plonker!
I headed home and crawled into bed for a couple of hours before resurfacing to head out for my first ever brick session. I cycled a circular 7 mile route to my parents house before heading straight out for a run round the block. Although I had been warned about the dreaded ‘jelly-legs’ I found the first few minutes hard to get into a rhythm and am fairly sure I was running like a constipated duck with a limp!
To top off my day of training, I went to the gym to pummel my poor tired muscles even further. I was supposed to train my back as well but the gym was so full of sweaty, preening guys that I couldn’t actually get near the machines. I am not sure if I will be able to walk tomorrow and can only hope my swimming teacher takes it easy on me tomorrow (now that really is wishful thinking)!
So overall I am feeling very smug and self righteous about today’s dedication to training!!