Yesterday afternoon saw me continue my endurance training with Emma. We’re building up the City-Bay Fun Run which is around 41 days away.
While my past focus has been on strength training, yesterday we turned up the intensity when it came to endurance training.
Now I’ll be the first to admit that I do not enjoy endurance training, it’s bloody hard work. That said, my abilities have improved remarkably in such a short time.
With anything though you only get out what you put in.
Last week was my first time I trained 6 days straight. This week will be another 6 days straight. Friday is my rest day and it’s critical.
I’ve got a new pair of fins I’m about to use when I lap swim for the first time this afternoon and I was so keen to try them on Friday. However in all that I’ve done, I’ve learnt to listen to my body and quite frankly as keen as I was on Friday the body sad “rest”
Good thing I listened to as Emma pushed me harder again yesterday and I responded. Possibly the best training session we’ve done. It still amazes me what she asks of me, but even more importantly what I can deliver.
I’ve asked her to push me and then push some more. She knows at the time I’ll hate her, but post session reflection gets me every time. Session after session we see improvement. In the words of “Big Kev – I’m excited”