glad it was gym day

in perth terms, it was real brass monkey weather this morning. 1 degree celsius. when you consider that our summer temperatures hover in the late 30s, it’s cold. there was even a light frost on the ground!

so in some ways I was glad it as a gym day, though in reality I would have soon warmed up had it been a run day. at least it wasn’t windy or wet with it.

almost called it a rest day

the training schedule says “CT/Rest” for today. I was still aching from the gym session on Monday. it was tempting to roll over and go with the second option; rest.

but a little voice in my head reminded me that we’re “getting serious”. no pain, no gain and all that malarky. actually, it’s more a case of not wanting to be a complete “shamer” when it comes to Tough Mudder in October…

so I hauled my lazy arse down the gym and did the same upper body session as Monday. it didn’t even hurt quite as much as I thought it would.

and I found something during the second set on the chest press. another level, a deeper level that can be dug down into when needed, a place I can go to instead of thinking “well, I gave it all I had” and calling it a day.

now I just hope I can remember how to get there next time…

5 minutes spin bike warm-up – gear 14 – 2.4km

1000m row – level 8 – 3:47
20 x pushups
20 x assisted chin-ups
20 x lat pull downs – 40kg

800m row – level 8 – 3:02
20 x chest press 65kg
20 x tricep rope 30kg
20 x bicep curl 25kg
20 x shoulder press 20kg

600m row – level 8 – 2:19
20 x pushups
20 x assisted chin-ups
20 x lat pull downs – 40kg

400m row – level 8 – 1:32
20 x chest press 65kg
20 x tricep rope 30kg
20 x bicep curl 25kg
20 x shoulder press 20kg

200m row – level 8 – 0:32
20 x crunches
20 x ab twists
20 x bicycle legs

plank hold – 1 minute (day 9 of 30 day challenge)

stretching 

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