Marathon training is good for you, marathon running probably isn’t! Like the king of birthday blow-outs, a Marathon is something that ‘has to be done’, but the body needs a little TLC to get over the shock. We are still bursting with pride from our day on the streets of London and wouldn’t swap the memories for anything but it has thrown a real spanner in the works of our general training programme. Twelve weeks ago we asked our legs to support us squatting more than most of our weight, two minutes later we asked them to run more miles than the average weekly commute! So, thank you to our bodies for putting up with us and our mad training games. We apologise wholeheartedly and heavy-leggingly, but now it’s time to get back to business.
We have put the DR of fitness himself in charge of getting off the streets and back on track. We feel super lucky to have partnered up with a third housemate and boyfriend of ‘No. 2’’, Daniel Rose. He has put together a programme of 12 weeks of muscle building sessions designed specifically to regain the strength lost while training for 26.2 miles of wonderful agony! The training focuses heavily on volume in order to increase muscle size and promote growth. We are looking to challenge the muscle and to enhance its presence without gaining too much ‘bulk’. As long as our nutrition is correct, this type of training should stimulate the lean and toned shape we are striving for. It is another example of different strokes for different folks, and at different times. #ProjectReignItIn is in full swing and with the help of Dan’s expertise we are looking forward to seeing some results. Or ‘gainz’ as Dan puts them!
We are constantly asked why we train the way we do. Rather than trying to explain and illustrate these ‘gainz’ ourselves, we asked the head TTH coach himself to put it in his own wise words.
So why do we do it?… For the gainz!! I mean why else would you train so damn hard?! There have got to be Benefits, got to be Rewards.