Currently have the really exciting project of moving several tonnes of mud using a shovel and wheelbarrow... must count as crosstraining although I doubt commercial gyms are going to take up the idea!
Gentle 30 min 5k planned - no hills, no change in speed... that is the worst for me on a treadmill - the drudgery! I like using them for fixed effort; forcing myself to go faster for a set period - much easier to whimp out on fartleks in the real world! Have to convince myself that the gentle miles are needed and not go nuts. 30min 5k is a very good manageable run - wasn't that long ago that I couldn't keep going for more than 5 min at a time and certainly not anywhere near 10kph. So I am happy
Nice of the hotel to have a gym Kev, are you still going to the gym on your Cardiff commute?
One of the downfalls for living where we do - no leisure centres or gyms locally - closest are about 20 miles away in either Carmarthen or Ammanford... adds 2 hours onto any planed session.
So, have to make our own!
Lots of shifting and organising later and we have moved the treadmill to a clear(er) part of the old dairy barn and had to place it on it's very own piece of levelled concrete - can use the treadmill at least now For me the treadmill is ideal as the terrain is controlled, the surface is cushioned and distance, incline and pace are all controllable. Now I just need to be patient and build the fitness and not overdo it!
Perhaps not surprising that I find clearing the barn a more attractive proposition than hedge laying... ?
Like the ideal of a Pie Fest, 5K seems a very quick field - quite beyond me, what rugby? We do like to watch the 6 Nations; although have to confess that I only learn a match is on maybe the day before when Sweetie tells me - life for me is a continual round of feeding, clearing manure, loosing a battle with nature - only punctuated by the School Run - without that I would have no idea what day it was!
Given the overgrown nature of a lot of my hedging; I am stunned I did not have more trees over - as it was the biggest issue was about 20 feet of stock fencing down assisted my neighbours horses... ended up having equine visitors for an afternoon!
Would be nice to keep the blue skies for a little longer, although they seem a little reluctant to show today...