training diary

Daily updated training info + stuff #AKtraining

06 February 2017

Had my stag/hen do on Saturday, which being in Ireland was a little bit messy but no too bad, but I felt going to bed at 4am seems to have carried over today. This week I’m going to be away, so unless I can find a gym I’ll be running, but today I managed to get my last hit in.

Next weights faze will be 3x5 (sets sets of 3 reps), which will be building strength. When I do these I always try and aim for 3+ reps, so if I can push out one or two extra reps then that’s great. I often wonder if the actual increase in strength comes in these + reps, as they tend to be the hardest!

Today I also run 10km as warm up, which is a bit lazy, as I need to start doing more sprints and fartleks​, but that’ll probably need to wait until I’m back from the UK.

A funny thing I’ve started to realise is the effect of eating meat when I’m training. I eat quite a lot of fish and chicken, but if I have chili or spaghetti bolognese I feel really heavy and generally slow the day after. I’ve been thinking of going pescetarianism for a while (I noticed when being in Norway how much fish they eat, and how little red meat), as red meat doesn’t make me feel good, and I’ve started questioning eating chicken for obvious reasons (these things may well be due to drinking soya milk, i.e. it’s making me a softy liberal!),

The Day's Training

  • Run 10km 54min
  • Bench Press 3x5x70kg 1050kg
  • Military Press 3x5x50kg 750kg

Note:These numbers don't include warm up, which tend to be done at 25%, 50% and 75% of final weigh.

Notes

Not an ideal session, but seemed to run out of time today, but legs felt quite tired after run, so not too bad. Hoping I can keep up my training this week, even if it’s just loads of pull ups, but we'll see.

Day's Training

  • Run 10km 54min
  • Bench Press 3x5x70kg 1050kg
  • Military Press 3x5x50kg 750kg

Note:These numbers don't include warm up, which tend to be done at 25%, 50% and 75% of final weigh.