Looks like Tony’s going to be checking in on the sessions I’m supposed to be doing in my own time…
So…. No-where-to-hide then.
We reviewed the previous weeks training efforts to see how I went. Not sure how many I had booked in, I know it wasn’t my full planned training load and yet it was WAAAAY more than I’d done the previous week. I moved one session, substituted another and missed one. And got a score of 7/10. Nothing like a bit of honest feedback to show how you’re going hey?
One of the sessions I substituted was a “Fast 5km run”. Not sure what fast means, but 12 months ago it would’ve been about 20 mins for me. Now, I’m not sure I could actually do it non-stop. I am legitimately worried about building up my running too quickly. One of the reasons I fell off the wagon was that I was pushing so hard I was carrying several niggling and increasingly painful injuries, mostly around the running. So in the interests of “sustainable activity” (my term) and “progressive overload” (Tony’s term), we agreed to do a slow 3-4km run this week before fronting up to the 5 km.
Thanks Tony, I appreciate a trainer who;
a) takes my legitimate concerns into consideration and
b) can tell the difference between legitimate and cop out.
Negotiation complete for now.