So I am sort of ‘training’ for this half marathon in March and generally just going to the gym a couple of times a week
I normally like running outside in the countryside for various reasons. See my post here for those http://wp.me/p6w0Mv-4x
Because of it getting dark much earlier, I am not getting so much outside running in and am doing it in the gym.
I find running on the treadmill REALLY boring and nothing like the brain clearing of countryside running. My training plan consist of watching telly for a bit then when that gets boring plug my tunes in, then when that gets boring ( I have noticed this happens at 3k) I INTERVAL train for the last 2k.
I do 30 seconds of normal running at 11.5 and then 30 seconds of running really fast at 13.5, then 30 of slower and then 30 of a faster pace and so on. That seems to keep me from getting bored until I reach 5k. This normally takes about half an hour. (the quickest I have done is 26 minutes) and then I normally try and do some sort of toning exercises for the remainder of the time
But I can never can think what to do???
I don’t like the machines and although I know a lot of different exercises I never know what to do. I always see these people doing really good moves and I think why didn’t I think of doing that?!
So I am going to post what I am doing each week, in order to make me come up with some sort of plan of exercises to do after my run.
TODAY I DID
30 Seconds of triceps dips, followed by 30 seconds rest x 3
then 30 seconds on and the off with bicep curls with a light weight
I am recovering from a shoulder injury and have quite a weak neck so I find many arm/shoulder/back exersices seem to agrivate it so I am keen to find arm and back work outs that might not so much and may even help to strengthen it so that I can work it a bit more!
SIDE LYING LEG LIFTS-FOR THE BUTT!
For one minute each side
LEG SCISSORS (FOR ABS)
For 20 second, rest 20 etc.
Then I ran out of ideas!
Everyone elses work out looked so much more effective and would love suggestions of great toning moves I could encorporate in about a 20 min work out?
Do people use apps or have it written down before hand? Or just know their routine? My brain just goes blank! Any advice welcome!