Posted: 20/01/2013 at 01:46
Today's workout was SICK! After visiting dad at hospital and making sure he was fed, I cycled about 2 miles to Highgate Ponds only to find I was too late to swim.
Not to be undone, I cycled approximately another 2 miles to Regents Park running track, did a little warm up, stretched and then ran the whole of the Outer Circle (just under 4 miles). Sofaboy, you'll be pleased to know I alternated between running on the road (facing traffic) and on both left and right hand side of the pavement. Next time, I'll go in the opposite direction. After completing the circle, gulped down some some sports drink and ran up and down Primrose Hill a couple of times stopping nicely at 5.2 miles in the outdoor gym at the bottom of the hill.
Feeling a bit bored of running at this point (and conscious of missing the cold swim I'd planned) I took my top off (actually, took all of them off as it was dark and the two other blokes weren't paying any attention to me), scrubbed myself down properly with snow (I checked it wasn't yellow... or brown for that matter!) then did a high intensity core workout for about 10 minutes, constantly scrubbing with snow. Got dressed, carried on running to complete 6 miles, did my cool down stretches then cycled 2 miles home.
Finally, at home, I had a 10 minute cold shower to aid recovery and build tolerance for next week's Tough Guy challenge. I'm going to rip this Tough Guy event to shreds, insha-Allah! Now, to snuggle down with some tea and cake and my teddy.