I guess the answer comes with the adage, how much can you do?
Today, I managed my best day of exercise for the year. I roped myself into a research test for a friend, which simply involves running 3km one day while listening to music, and running 3km a different day, around the same route, without listening to music. HR is taken at the end as well. So I got up late today, after not sleeping at all well last night, and had to bust my butt cycling into uni, into a strong headwind, without any toast or anything. As soon as I got in, I changed quickly, and then went to do my first 3km “test”. Nothing hard, just jog 3k which we know I can do by now! haha I did it without music, but felt the wind at the start really made me work as I ran up the slight hill. Anyway, it was a two lap run, and I really didn’t feel like I was trying hard….an RPE of maybe 14, which is high level of easy. And the only reason it felt that high was because of the wind. Imagine my shock when I finished, and my HR was 172! I put it down to being late up and not eating, as well as rushing to get in. Anyway, I went about my day, went to a new class (Prosthetics and Orthotics, which looks interesting, but might take up a bit too much time for my liking) before sitting down and starting to collate my Research Dissertation.
I left uni with a friend at just after 6pm, and the wind was predominantly behind us, which was lovely! I ended up recording some pretty decent times on my Strave route, moving me right up the leaderboards….that was a nice bonus.
I then picked up my bike tool kit that I lent to a friend round the corner, before coming in, changing, and heading around my 3mile loop. 21minutes. For my 4th exercise of the day, I was hap-hap-happy. I do feel a little tired just now, hence about to head to bed, and it’s only just turning 9pm. But sleep is necessary for the body to recover adequately, and I didn’t sleep well last night.
Tomorrow I have more of the same…cycle to uni, research 3km “test” this time with music, cycle home, and hopefully another 3mile in the evening. I also have another new class to attend, and also go look at a possible venue for our Uni Dept Graduation Dinner/Dance. Busy day, along with my dissertation collation, so I will be up sharp to head in for some initial work.
Exercise rules! As Does Sleep!! 😀 x