Seconds after my money was in – I downloaded every marathon training plan known to google. But I couldn’t find anything that went over 16 weeks. No good to me – I want to start NOW!.
So after loads of reading – I decided that I needed to work on a firm foundation for the training plans. I would continue running 3 times a week. I would consolidate with a 10k app that would try and get me to run faster – rather than longer. I would balance this by going to The Gym in Bracknell (Find Your Fit!!). Use their wonderful spinning bikes to cross train plus a ‘core work out’ written for me by Ellie (my daughter). On top of this a Pilates session (The Physio Studio in Binfield – wonderful place) once a week; netball once a week; and B-Fit sessions more of which later.
I don’t think I have time to work! Fitting all this in is going to be a challenge in itself – but that’s the current plan.
I love going to The Gym to use their spinning bikes. So in an effort to fit everything in – I have been trying to go about 06:30 in the morning. Along with everyone else in Bracknell it seems! Harder to get a parking spot than at any other time. However I have found parking at The Point and walking the 5 minutes across the road is having great benefits as it provides a bit of a ‘warm down’ exercise on the way back. And Morrisons is open!
On the days when time runs out – I have been introduced to the ‘6 minute Ab workout’ by Ellie. I still can’t get all the way through it properly yet. How can 6 minutes of exercise be so difficult??
Back to the B-Fit sessions. When we were training for the Bracknell Half Marathon – a group of us decided to try and train a few sessions together. I noticed that BFBC were offering freebie ‘beginner exercise classes’. So I suggested that perhaps they might like to think about supporting those of us who had signed up for the half. The response was immediate and positive. As a result weekly training sessions were set up run by the wonderful Vikki Roberts VR-PT.co.uk. The Bracknell half is over – but the sessions continue on and are open to all BFBC employees.
I will keep you updated!