I’m making a huge effort this week, to get my training somewhere near to back on track. I restored by gym membership, and have gone back to strength training. Once my poor tired weak jelly like muscles remember what it is they used to do, I will progress back to free weights, and the Olympic bar, but for now I’m sticking with machines, till the DOMS subsides!
The possibilities in this gym are endless, I notice some more pretty cool equipment each time I visit! There are three huge steps, perfect for plyometrics, weights machines that appointed add weights to rather than cable pull, a full range of kettle bells, to name just a few. I even noticed the machines count your reps for you!
So, meanwhile, I went back to the track. I was rather excited and lucky to now have the loan of a track bike from a friend, so now I can use the clip shoes. It makes a huge difference! No more bouncy butt, I can now use ALL my leg muscles when in pedal rather than strapping my trainers in! But, I have lost fitness and speed, it was hard work! There’s only one solution for that, get your butt out there and just do it! It won’t be long before I can once again keep up with the group.
I checked out the local running clubs too. That is a huge thing for me, as running clubs fill me with fear! I am a solitary runner. Sadly though (or maybe fortunately!) their sessions clash with the track.
Small steps forwards are the best ones.
Hopefully my arm will grow back to waterproof soon, and I can get back to swimming too!