Here is how week 5 of my training for the Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon went.
Week 5 (13-19/4)
- Monday: Nothing, sat at my desk revising
- Tuesday: 15 min yoga in the morning via Pacster.
- Wednesday: Project Awesome at the Scope. I first heard about this free workout via Charlie. Although the workout seems challenging and is at 6.30 am (!!!) she has been going almost every week, which can only mean that it’s an awesome workout (read her recap here) (plus she promised that we would have breakfast together after so I was sold). I’m not going to lie, it’s a challenging leg and cardio workout will all the stairs
in the worldto climb. However, the energy is absolutely FANTASTIC. There is a great sense of camaraderie and support for everyone to achieve the workout hand in hand. Plus Danny, the organiser brings music so you can have a dance off and a great sense of achievement in the morning while overlooking Tower Bridge. I’d happily go again. I also run to and back PA (4km total)
- Thursday: rest
- Friday: I got new trainers that I couldn’t wait to try so I ran 3km on the treadmill followed by an abs and arm workout.
- Saturday: 7.5 km Run with Claire and James. It was WARM and made me realise that I was not ready to run Run Hackney in the heat. I need to think about my outfit for the day. My legs felt good but I was quite out of breath during the run. To be fair I hadn’t seen Claire in a while and we were trying to have a catch up, but this run convinced me that I need to get some miles in my legs!
- Sunday: I finished this week of training with a leg workout. So many lunges and squats! I don’t mind, it’s my favourite body part to work on. It will hopefully help keeping some injuries at bay and lets admit it, it’s perfect to have a nice derrière for the summer!
Week 5 was a good week of training! A good mix of running and strength training and a mini yoga workout. My problem is consistency. See you on wednesday for week 6?
What’s your favourite body part to train?
Check out the rest of my training for Run Hackney here.
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