Sunday 21 June 2009

New fitness goals!

Well, if you've read my blog from the beginning, or, if not, had the patience to go back that far ;-) (or actually just bothered to read my 'about me' section!!) you'll have seen that I've had the same goal of entering and hopefully winning the Maximuscle Body of 2009 competition, all along... however, I've not really begun to see results until recently, which I can almost entirely attribute to my lack of serious dedication, thinking I'd just be able to muddle along and the weight would miraculously melt off me.

Foolish girl.

So now that I've started to see real results and feel happy about my achievements, I thought it might be a good idea to look at some sporting goals to complement my diet ones.

Following my withdrawal from this year's London Marathon due to injury, I've returned my form and payment so have a guaranteed place for next year's race - hurrah! So that will require some pretty clever and well planned-training. However, although I will be steadily building up my mileage this year, I don't count it as a challenge for 2009 as I won't begin training in earnest until early next year.

So, to tide me over for this year, I shall be looking to enter shorter road races , but also I'm thinking of entering the Fitness First Fit Brit 2009 Challenge. It runs from June to August and looks like a lot of fun! You don't need to be a Fitness First member (which is useful as I'm not!), all you do is sign up for a free 3 day pass and, while you're there during this time, take the challenge!

So, as I'm a girlie, the challenge would consist of:

1) Rowing - 400 metres rowing on Level 10
2) Dumbbell to Curl Press - 20 reps, 2 x 3kg
3) Burpees - 15 reps
4) Stationary Bike - 3 km
5) Dumbbell Chest Press - 30 reps 2 x 5kg
6) Box Jumps - 20 reps
7) Dumbbell Squats - 30 reps 2x 5kg
8) Run (treadmill) - 800m

This all looks fairly easy, but I definitely wouldn't be able to beat the woman at the top of the leaderboard right now as she's done all the above in 13:17!!

I don't think that's unbeatable, just not right now by me! haha :-D

according to the attractive Rotary Aquaspeed countdown timer on the page, I've got 70 days to better that rather excellent time, so better get training!!

After that, I have a couple of ideas following a rather interesting chat with a sub 3hr marathon running personal trainer at the wedding I was at over the weekend... I won't tell you too much but might tease you slightly with this link ;-)

1 comment:

  1. You are having a great challenge but you already are in great shape.