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The Exercise & Fitness Thread: The Struggle Is Real

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On 11/01/2021 at 1:15 PM, Mr_Odwin said:

I got close to a 20:00 5K when I was running regularly, but that was after following an intensive training programme. It really is the best way to do it. Set off on a 12 week programme with the planned 5K attempt at the very end of it. This was one of my plans:

Training Date Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Miles
Week 1 July 25th 2016 4M 6 x 800m @5K Pace 5M 6M 5M Fartlek 7M Rest 32
Week 2 August 1st 2016 4M 5M Fartlek 5M 6M 6M 7M Rest 33
Week 3 August 8th 2016 4M 6 x 800m @5K Pace 4M 6M 8 x 200m Hills @5K Pace 8M Rest 32
Week 4 August 15th 2016 4M 8 x 400m @ 5K Pace 4M 6M 5M 8M Rest 32
Week 5 August 22nd 2016 4M 6 x 800m @5K Pace 4M 6M 7 x 500m Hills @ 5K Pace 9M Rest 33
Week 6 August 29th 2016 4M 10 x 400m @ 5K Pace 4M 6M 6M 10M Rest 35
Week 7 September 5th 2016 4M 8 x 800m @ 5K Pace 4M 6M 7 x 500m Hills @ 5K Pace 6M Rest 30
Week 8 September 12th 2016 4M 6M 4M 6M 6 x 400m @Sub-5K Pace 8M Rest 33
Week 9 September 19th 2016 4M 10 x 400m @ 5K Pace 4M 6M 10 x 200m Hills @5K Pace 7M Rest 31
Week 10 September 26th 2016 4M 8 x 400m @Sub-5K Pace 4M 6M 6M 6M Rest 31
Week 11 October 3rd 2016 Rest 6M 10 x 200m Hills @5K Pace 6M 12 x 400m @5K Pace 5M Rest 27
Week 12 October 10th 2016 Rest 8 x 400m @ 5K Pace 5M 5M Rest RACE DAY   18

I was ready and rearing to try this, but then I realised it's not 2016, so I can't!

 

Might lay on the sofa and eat Quality Street instead.

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I'm finding lately that my biggest obstacle is my own mind. Last week I was doing shoulders and I know my left one is weaker which makes me feel like overall I struggle and I think that then feeds into me feeling like I can't do it at the time. Similarly today I struggled with some Bulgarian split squats which I've done before with weights but I just couldn't balance on one foot.

Think I'm just kind of in a mental rut. I know there's no real answer other than work through it, but just wanted to procrastinate at work.

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Some days are just not good days without any reason. Then you struggle with lighter weights which makes no sense. 

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