Posted: 27/02/2014 at 22:34
Evening all - well I arrived in London yesterday evening for Training Day 2. I spend the afternoon at Bupa Bristol being put through a fitness test. What an experience. I left the hospital knowing I was fit and with 10 newly shaved bald patches on my hairy chest where the EPG sensors were fitted.
Seems I'm fit. What was interesting was that my body fat had fallen from 17.7% (on store day) to 17.5%. Not much but still a drop. What was also interesting was my recovery rate after hitting 85% of my max heart beat (220 - age) was excellent. The only bit that was a bit miserable was how quick I went from aerobic to anaerobic when put through my paces (it was just over 5 mins) - however the Nurse informed me this was due to be having run a half marathon on the Sunday and not being fully recovered.
I have put a little bit of weight back on - am now 13st 8 (3 weeks not running?) - but I should manage to shift that once my running increases again. I was a bit annoyed - but having once been 15 stone 7lb I'm not getting back there any time soon.
I have the printouts of the fitness test in the car and if anyone wants information from them I will talk about them. Otherwise I'll show them to Sam and Sarah on Saturday
This evening (Thursday) I ran 5 or so miles along the Thames. From the hotel towards Battersea Park where TD1 and TD2 were/are held. Took just over 50 mins at an easy pace of 10:20 - 11:20. I don't have my Garmin cable so cannot put the splits up. Will do so on Saturday evening when I get home from London.
Tomorrow is meant to be a cross training session which I will do in the evening. There is a Virgin Active gym across from the hotel so I'll see if I can get a session in there. They have a pool as well.
Saturday is a 14 miler as part of Training Day 2. We are also due to see Viktor.
That's it I think for a few days. I'll post again on Sunday when everything is done. Have a nice week and weekend everyone.