On Sunday the 30th of October I decided I needed to repeat Week 6 of the 10k Runner app. I started with Week 6 Day 1:

- Warmup x 5 min
- Run x 10 min
- Walk x 5 min
- Run x 10 min
- Cool down x 5 min

I struggled but didn’t stop and managed to do it!

I had a session with Pete on Monday morning. I began with a warmup which consisted of:

- Mobilisation exercises
- Walkouts, pushups, squats, airplanes, lunges, etc.
- Cross-trainer x 400 m

As usual, Monday was my weights session and I began with a circuit using the 8-kg kettlebell:

- Kettlebell swings x 3
- Combined squat/upright row x 2
- Shoulder press x 1
- Repeat five more times
- Rest x 30 s
- Repeat entire circuit one more time

After that, I had some water and moved on to the next group of exercises:

- Chest press x 12 (5 bars)
- Pushups x 12
- Rest x 30 s and repeat two more times

I then did an abs circuit:

- Mountain climbers x 20
- Dumbbell leg raises x 10 on each side (10-lb weights)
- Plank jumping jacks x 10
- Butterfly situps x 10 (8-kg kettlebell)
- Crunches x 20 (8-kg kettlebell)

I had some water and did the next group of exercises:

- Lateral pulldown (narrow grip) x 12 (7 bars)
- Prone fly x 12 (10-lb weights)
- Rest x 30 s and repeat two more times

I did the same abs circuit as before, had some more water and then moved on to the next group of exercises:

- Fly x 12 (10-lb weights)
- Upright row x 12 (20-lb weights)
- Rest x 30 s and repeat two more times

I did the same abs circuit again and finished off with some stretches. Pete only focused on my upper body as my knees have been bothering me recently. I can’t feel it when I run but they ache when I do squats and other weight-bearing exercises.

On Tuesday my upper body was bit sore but I went to the gym for Week 6 Day 2 of the 10k Runner app:

- Warmup x 5 min
- Run x 10 min
- Walk x 3 min
- Run x 10 min
- Cool down x 5 min

I did it!

I had another session with Pete on Wednesday morning. I began with a warmup that consisted of stretches and lunges and walkouts and squats and airplanes and finally 400 m on the cross-trainer. Once I was warmed up, Pete pulled out the resistance bands for the first group of exercises:

- Pollof press (sideways) x 10 on each side (resistance bands)
- Pollof press (up/down) x 10 on each side (resistance bands)
- Double crunches x 20
- Cross-trainer x 1.25 km
- Rest and repeat but with 0.75 km on the cross-trainer at the end

I had some water and a short rest before doing the next set of exercises:

- Glute bridges x 10
- Knee opening x 10 on each side
- Glute bridge walk x 10, alternating 5 on each side
- Airplanes x 10 on each side (3-kg weights)
- Rest and repeat

I had a break and some more water. The next group of exercises consisted of:

- Single leg raise x 10 on each side
- Reach through crunches x 20
- Reverse wood chop on one knee x 10 on each side (3-kg weight)
- Rest and repeat

I did some stretches after that and was done for the day…

I went back to the gym on Thursday and managed to do Week 6 Day 3 of the 10k Runner app:

- Warmup x 5 min
- Run x 15 min
- Walk x 3 min
- Run x 5 min
- Cool down x 5 min

Yes, I did it!

I didn’t work out again over the weekend.

Distance covered? 10.1 km.

Low point of the week? Still eating a lot but took it easier over the weekend.

High point of the week? I made it to the gym five times again!

Weight loss? Meh. I can’t imagine what my weight would be like if I hadn’t worked out five times a week for the last few weeks.

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