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I have joined my local coucil gym and started exercising. My goals are:
Last summer I went in for the race, thinking "how hard can it be" and came in last. It was like being at school all over again - I was never any good at athletics!
So, today I did my usual workout (bit of treadmill, row, then leg press, low row, lat pull down, chest press). I was on a different treadmill today and did not get on with it at all, so only did 5 minutes, - I usually do 12 minutes with intervals (not fast = top speed 12km/h, but feels quick for me.)
I then I decided to make use of the indoor running track. I basically did a "sprint" down the track and walked back. Did this about 5 or 6 times, and felt that was enough for the first day.
Now, I think I should carry on with some sort of sprint / walk thing, as it felt good, and it should in theory give me a chance of not being last in the dad's race this summer.
The question is - when is the best time to do it? Should I do it at the start and then do the resistnace machines after? Should I do more spints / walk cycles, or do some sprint / jogs, or something else?
I did do a few (I think 20) walking lunges too. Do those help with sprinting?
I saw a coach with 2 athletes (as an overweight chap I felt very out of place, but carried on anyway!) and took a mental note of the exercises they were oing - lots of skipping / high knees, short fast steps, etc.
Remember, I am out of shape, overweight - goal is simply to not lose against the other dads!
I think I have about 4 months before the next Sports Day.