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The Pete Plan blog

Another day, another dollar

Posted by thepeteplan on February 26, 2008

I seemed to be coming down with a bit of a head cold yesterday. Sometimes this seems to be triggered by a hard session, and lasts just to the end of the day. It was still there this morning though, so I decided to take it a little easier on today’s steady distance session.

Steady distance:

10k = 37:20.1 / 1:52.0 / 24

2k splits: 1:53.0 / 1:52.3 / 1:51.8 / 1:51.6 / 1:51.2 (all 24spm)


I procrastinate periodically about putting some structured weight training into my overall training programme, but it never really materialises. This is really a problem with “Lunch hour” training, there isn’t often time. I would however like to just introduce some compound weight exercises in at least once a week to benefit overall conditioning, and perhaps aid in getting my body fat level down just a little. So today I had time to do a little weight training:

Bench press: 70kg, 3 sets of 5

Clean & Press: 40kg, 3 sets of 5

Squats: 40kg, 3 sets of 10

Not much, and not heavy, but I think that’s the best way to start.

My training will be supplemented over the next month with some endurance leg pressing in a heat chamber. Sounds odd? Yes it is a bit. I will be doing 100mins of continuous leg pressing 3 days per week at 45degrees C, and getting paid for it, while breathing into a bag, having HR and ECG measured, and the unpleasant one, core body temperature. This is all during work time, but training will need to be tailored to fit in as I’m not allowed to do “hard exercise” for 24hours before each session, therefore the hard sessions will need to be in the evening after these. At least I’ll be warmed up! Should be interesting…

4 Responses to “Another day, another dollar”

  1. KevP said

    If you ever want a quality weights session Im your man 😉

  2. Jef. said

    Weights… such a good idea in theory… but just SOOO BORING 😡

  3. rowmyboat said

    Will be very interesting to hear the ‘before’ and ‘after’ results. Normal training will continue while these tests are being carried out?? The legs might be protesting!!

  4. Stefan said

    Hello Pete,

    what program is suporting the leg press program?
    I supose it is a question of low weights. But still, no need for you to do any slow steady erg sessions while on that program!

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