So far during Janathon I have logged 2.5 miles running for BMF classes based on a class I recorded last year plus manually trying to calculate the total of runs and shuttle sprints. Today I asked the instructors if I could wear my garmin for British Military Fitness to record the class and make sure I haven’t been cheating the table of doom by logging too much mileage. I haven’t! (Garmin connect link).
The last few classes I’ve done this month I’ve felt weary, have perfected the art of going backwards while running forwards and not been able to put in 100% effort because of aching legs. Today was different and I felt good, I don’t know if it was the novelty effect of wearing my garmin and seeing pace numbers with 7′s and 6′s in on the screen which gave me a boost, the need to give a good class as it was being recorded or if all my recent janathon mileage is paying off.
During the 1 hour class we were moving for 34 minutes. In between (when my garmin was paused) we continued to work at the same intensity with on the spot sprints, step-ups and jumping jacks plus 2 min stretches of push ups, squat thrusts, situps, plank (facing downhill) and the like. The instructors said next time I need to wear my heart rate monitor so I can fully track the class and show that a high heart rate is maintained throughout and get a real indication of calories burned and not just a calculation taken from mileage.
We got back to the van at the end of the class for stretches and I announced we had run 3.93 miles. Yes, we added another quick run to round it off to 4 miles!
1 hour BMF class 4.03 miles.
128 miles run, last year’s total (125 miles) beaten!
4 days to go…
I had no original ideas for Lego today, fortunately my son did.