People keep asking me about my training for Kili, so I thought it was time to document it. Always a big motivator. I’m not doing much more exercise than I normally do in winter (though oddly it’s more than I do in summer), but I’m trying to step up the intensity a bit. My average week consists of:
Monday – 90 minutes of korfball (a bit like a cross between netball and basketball, which involves a lot of running around!)
Tuesday – an hour of Body Max class (like Body Pump – basically free weights, pressups, squats, stomach crunches, dips etc etc). I’m trying to increase the weights and intensity, though I’m struggling with shoulder issues and a dodgy knee at he moment.
Wednesday – 45 mins spin class. Again, trying to push myself more than usual.
Thursday – an hour’s Body Max class at lunchtime and an hour’s spin class in the evening.
Friday – 45 min spin class.
Sunday – 30 min abs class followed by an hour’s Body Max class, or a 5-7 hour walk in the Peaks.
I also walk 25 mins each way to work and back every weekday. The way back is up a very steep hill most of the way, so I’m trying to push myself up that too and basically speed walk up it, usually with a rucksack full of gym kit, books etc.
I feel this isn’t really enough, so I’m trying to figure out how to fit in some running. Which I hate, but Sheffield is full of hills, so it’s good practice. Maybe at the weekend, since I can’t face getting up early, and anyway it’s still dark in the mornings when I get up. My main problem is keeping up with fitness when I’m away, as I’m travelling a lot for work at the moment, and it’s hard to find the time when I’m away. Especially as I can’t run in the dark due to my sight issues. I’ll be very happy to hear your suggestions for ramping up the fitness.
I’m also trying to get in a couple of longer walks. I’m planning a trip up Snowdon with some friends sometime in the next few weeks – oddly I’ve never actually done any of the routes before. Really excited about that!