January 2020 – Running & Fitness

by | Jan 26, 2020 | Fitness

Originally created on January 1st, 2020: Updated daily until the end of January.

I’ve decided that I will be keeping a log this year of all the runs that I’ve done this year by day and have a blog page for each month of the year. This blog post specifically will be updated every day of the month.

I am hopeful this will keep me on track with my fitness goals, so I will be logging all of my runs and every time I’ve gone to the gym in these tables below for each month – along with recording the intensity (table is best viewed on desktop or rotate your screen on mobile):

DateDistance (Run)Time (mm:ss)Gym (Y/N)Intensity / Tempo (High/Medium/Low)Weight (KG)
01/01/20205.89km36:26NHigh91.3kg
02/01/20203.27km19:23YMedium91.3kg
03/01/20202.80km20:57YMedium91.5kg
04/01/20206.03km39:00YHigh90.9kg
05/01/20205.07km31:18YMedium91.0kg
06/01/20202.83km19:57YHigh91.3kg
07/01/20202.80km20:44YMedium 91.8kg
08/01/20200.0km00:00NRest Day91.5kg
09/01/20200.0km 00:00 N Rest Day 90.6kg
10/01/20200.0km 00:00 N Rest Day 90.5kg
11/01/20200.0km 00:00 N Rest Day 90.3kg
12/01/20205.02km29:56YHigh90.2kg
13/01/20201.11km04:31YHigh91.0kg
14/01/20206.37km01:08FootballHigh89.7kg
15/01/20200.0km00:00 NRest Day 90.0kg
16/01/20202.89km16:46NLow91.0kg
17/01/20200.0km 00:00 N Rest Day 91.0kg
18/01/20200.0km 00:00 N Rest Day 91.0kg
19/01/20204.81.km 27:45YHigh91.0kg
20/01/20206.32km1:10FootballMedium90.2kg
21/01/20200.0km 00:00 N Low
22/01/20200.0km 00:00 Y Low
23/01/20200.0km 00:00 N Low
24/01/20200.0km 00:00 Y Low
25/01/20200.0km 00:00 N Low
26/01/20208.0km49:12NHigh90.7kg
27/01/2020
28/01/2020
29/01/2020
30/01/2020
31/01/2020

I also have a column for intensity, as I’ll run less or slower, I may be running uphill more which is better for strength training and endurance. It’ll also factor in whether I’ve hit the gym hard with weights:

High = Worked hard and fill physically pushed – will usually mean I’ll be aching the next day.
Medium = I’ve worked hard, and got the distance in, but I may have not pushed myself, but feel that I’ve done a good amount of exercise.
Low = This is if I’m completely knackered or worn out (from work or anything else) and not even trying as a result. I hope to not to do too many of these, but these will either be sort of like resting days where I’ll still exercise, but with not as much effort put in.

I may also record my weight too, to see if I can get some sweet charts showing any correlation between increased exercise and lost weight (this is the real reason why I am exercising).

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