My workplace has a personal trainer come in twice a week, and I’ve been taking advantage of the sessions, which work me far harder than I work myself at the gym. I’ve been working harder at the gym as a result because now if I don’t feel exhausted at the end of a session I feel rather lazy.
I’m doing the Bridge to Brisbane this year (also with a group from work – it’s rather motivating working with a group of people who do crazy things like run to work), and have been trying to train a little so that I can do the 10ks without being agonisingly slow. However, I can’t bring myself to tell people I’m going for a run without feeling the urge to put interted commas around “run”.
I’ve been roughly following the Couch to 5k program, the beginning of which is embarrasingly close to my present fitness level. The DJ Beatsmith podcasts for the program are good. I’ve been unable to find any podcasts that aren’t techno, unfortunately, as I find techno incredibly boring. I did find a guide to creating your own interval running mixes, so I might have a go at that at some point.