Week 8: Stair Gym
1 x Light Walk (aim for minimum of 6kms brisk walking)
1 x Interval Training (30 mins) see workout of the week
1 x Trek Training (2-3hrs with a 3-8kg pack) long walk, speedy pace, incorporating as many hills/stairs and undulating terrain as you can
2 x Relaxation & Injury prevention: Stretch, yoga, swimming
The above training program is recommended by Coastrek. Due to my knee injury I have had to do my own program for a few weeks. This consisted of gym only with no leg work and no walking. Which is a disaster when training for a long walk.
The good news is that the sports physio gave me the go ahead to get back to normal this week. So I have done all of the recommended training sessions this week, and am feeling back on track. Big relief! This knee of mine has come through yet again to face another day.
Only a few weeks to go now until Coastrek, so I’ll be out there training long and hard this week to catch up on a few long walks that I missed with my team.
Just a reminder that Coastrek Melbourne, is a fundraiser for the Fred Hollows foundation.
From the website: “We see a world in which no person is needlessly blind and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to good health”
If anyone would like to donate to our team just go to my page here with all donations being tax deductible in Australia. Thank you very very much in advance. Any donations are much appreciated by me and by the Fred Hollows Foundation