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Janathon ’19 day 12: weights

I’m feeling a lot better today, so thought I’d try out some weights. I went for a bit of a classic kind of programme: squats, bench press, bent-over row, tricep dips. I also finished off with some kettle bells (double-handed swings, and clean and presses). Doing this kind of workout always makes me feel better, […]

Janathon ’19 day 7: weights (and a Souvenir Programme)

I’ve had a fairly long-standing arrangement with a friend to do weight training on a Monday evening. Today we got back “on plan” after a few weeks of disruption (not least because of my recent months of training for a run). It was hard after too long a break, but fun! Accompanied variously by a […]

Janathon ’19 day 5: looking up

Today started pretty badly; nothing was really wrong, but I was feeling pretty low. First world problems really, though, as I am still healthy and have somewhere warm to live etc. My training is being a bit disrupted by having to give my foot a chance to recover (not really sure what’s up with it, […]

Juneathon ’18 day 29 – weights

Commuting takes up such a lot of time! Going in today was brilliant: a five minute head-start got us there a good 25 minutes earlier than normal. Coming back, though, was disastrous: a few accidents on the M4 meant massive detours and an overall time of not far short of two hours. So again, at […]

Juneathon ’18 day 25 – driving, plus…

Driving is something I’ve done a lot of today. My son started two weeks of work experience today, based in Theale. Guess who has to get him there and back from Amersham? That’s right. Then, while he was there, I was working in Bracknell. Add in some awful M4 traffic and you get the idea. […]

Juneathon ’18 day 23 – weights and a run

We made a pilgrimage up to see my parents-in-law today, who live fairly near Cambridge. Knowing there would be scant chance for a decent Juneathon performance while I was up there, I went for an early stint to get it out the way. First off came a 45-minute weights session. Short and sharp was how […]

Juneathon ’18 day 19 – weights and yoga

Not quite what I expected, this one. I had been thinking a run would be a good thing to get me going after staying up a bit late helping one of the kids with some homework. However, my work threw that slightly, and so it was that at the end of the work day nothing […]

Juneathon ’18 day 11 – mixing it up

Quite often on Mondays, my friend Holger and I do some weights. Today we did train, but mixed things up a bit for a change. We started off with some interval training, doing kettlebell swings (28kg … ouch) and slamballs (10kg) – 1 minute on each, 15 seconds break, alternating so we each did 4 […]

Juneathon ’18 day 4 – weights

I felt pretty good after yesterday’s triathlon, all things considered. However, I realised my legs are still sore, so thought I’d better give them a break! The obvious answer: some upper body weights. So this evening I worked my way through a weights session to try to get things moving again: bench presses, bent-over rows, […]

Janathon ’17 day 8 – heavy bits of metal

Back in Amersham after a weekend away, time was limited. So I went for the classic choice: about an hour of lifting heavy bits of metal. We’re talking squats, bench presses and bent-over rows – I’m roughly following the so-called StrongLifts 5×5, mainly as I’ve had decent success with it in the past.

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