Coastrek training has officially started. The training plan is for 12 weeks, starting this week. . I’m very excited to actually get it underway. For the last two weeks, I’ve been marking time, and doing regular walks to increase the distance necessary to begin week 1. With the first walk of week 1 being 12k, I really didn’t want to be struggling at the beginning.
Here’s the training plan:
1 x 12km Walk
1 x Interval Training pick from stairs, hills, bike, soft sand or high intensity interval training in a gym
1 x Trek Training (2-3hrs each with a 3-8kg pack)
2 x Relaxation & Injury prevention (Stretch/yoga/cross training session)
Our team “No Bounce Here” plan to walk together for the longest session on the training plan most weeks, and follow our own plan on the other days.
I will still be following my gym program. . As I’ve had to start back with basic beginners, after breaking my arm, it’s not really too taxing combining it with the Coasttrek training.
I will probably only do one relaxation and injury prevention session, but increase the length of stretch time into each gym session. That should cover the missed second session.
Hoping also to fit in one or hopefully two sessions of cycling each week.
Today I did the interval training on a hill outside my front gate. It was harder work than I expected and a huge calorie burner. I really enjoyed it. That hill should replace any sand training that we have on our training program. Given that the beach is quite a distance from central Victoria, I’ve been concerned about not being able to do the sand training.
Just as a reminder, 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