Tuesday 9 March 2010

Endurance just ain't there

4 weeks to that there first triathlon and I've done bugger all running and cycling.   So, it's time to fit in some running to my week.  The easiest way to do it is to get off the tube a few stops early on the way home and run the rest of the way.  So I did.  I picked a stop 5km from the house and ran.  And ohboy was it horrible.  About 2km in and I was knackered, it was so hard to keep going, but right now I don't have the option of not building up endurance, so I pushed through it and got all the way home, with 3 stops for traffic lights, in 29 minutes.  Slooooow.  10.4km/h is not a good speed for me for 5km, but not to be totally unexpected after pretty much no running over the last 3-4 months.  I guess a pretty hard gym session on the legs earlier in the day (I've upped the walking lunges with 16kg kettlebell up to 20x30) didn't help either...

Exercise - 55 minutes gymmage, 29 minutes running
Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 146.0 (31%)
Carbohydrate (g) 183.6 (36.5%)
Fat (g) 68.0 (32.5%)
Fruit & Veg 11.1

Achey legs and bum, so yeah it's a great idea to go to the gym for a cardio session on the cross-trainer, Wave machine and bike this afternoon :oD

Exercise - 55 minutes cardio gym
Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 141.2 (36.7%)
Carbohydrate (g) 151.0 (36.8%)
Fat (g) 45.2 (26.5%)
Fruit &Veg 9.9

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