A month ago I started to stick to a new training schedule. I started to attend the “Hot Iron” course offered by my gym and went running 3 times a week.
I used to run 60 to 80 km/week when I was studying but since I got a job I couldn’t motivate myself anymore to go running that much after a long day of work. Unfortunatelly I signed for the “Though-Mudder-Event” together with a friend at the beginning of the year. As the date of the event comes closer each day I got aware of my low fitness-level. So I thought about it and came to the conclusion that I have two opportunities. I either could give up, cancelling the Tough-Mudder and watch me growing fat and lazy or I had to set up a new plan, stick to it and work out hard.
I decided to do second. The Hot Iron course was offered twice a week in the evening. The gym was close to my work place so it didn’t make sense to go home before the gym. So I decided to go running bdefore going to work at the two days on which I intended to do the Hot Iron course. Made my training schedule look like the following:
Mo: 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. – running ; 6:45 p.m. till 7:45 p.m. – Hot Iron
Tu: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – weight training
We: 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. – running ; 6:45 p.m. till 7:45 p.m. – Hot Iron
Thu: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – weight training
Sa: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – running
Some may point out hat it occured better to have a rest day on Thursday an go lifting weights on Friday but I decided it would be better to have an early weekend and chill out at home.
When I started with that plan I had put on like 10 kg within 6 months time (for non-metric-system-people this is like 20 lbs). So that made my starting weight 93 kg (186 lbs).