My personal, short sports history
The sport was always a central part of my life, I used to do athletics and play soccer in high school. At university, sports became less important, less focused, so I usually ran, or rode the bike at most twice a week, or so, but not even close to a planned regularity. When I turned ~28, running found me again, trained 5 times a week at an amateur level, and participated in a lot of races.
Some medals acquired between 2017 and 2019
My best official half marathon time was 1:37:45.
After I lost a lot of weight in December 2019 due to hospital reasons (not covid), my primary focus was to build some muscles (and fat) back. After half a year, I was back at my normal weight, but unfortunately I couldn’t stop there. Covid didn’t push me to move more, to put it mildly, and while eating and staying at home continued, proper opposite pole, exercising couldn’t be part of my daily routine.
Weight changes in last 12 months (X: months, Y: kg)
I am not satisfied, not only with my increased paunch but my cardio and general physical strength either.
What are my goals?
Very simple: improve fitness, make sports daily routine again, and participate in the WizzAir Budapest running race on 29th August 2021 (10k or 21k distance, doesn’t really matter, frequent exercising is the only mandatory expectation).
Plan to deliver
First and foremost: change starts right now. I pulled my Polar v800 watch from the bottom of the drawer, charged it, changed the battery in the H10 HR sensor, and put the training plan together with Polar Flow. Optionally I may complete exercises with Freeletics workouts, which I really like, and have experience in it with more than 1100 training in my muscles.
First month of HR based training plan
Wish me luck and fortitude! Follow and join me on Strava, if you want, and achieve results together!
Progress so far
Later I plan to summarize my weekly progress below.
Trainings were easy and introductory. My HR rised so fast, therefore during low-HR jogging I had to walk a lot. My body needs to get used to sports again, but I’m glad first week’s over, waiting for next steps curiously.
Getting better, but received second Pfizer-vaccine, which knocked me out, so I had to skip Sunday training. I am almost pretty sure, that Monday will be skipped, too, due to the very same reason. :(
Monday was skipped as mentioned. We were on holiday at the whole week, travelled to the lake Balaton, but trained almost every single day, and on Saturday I had the opportunity to go for a fantastic bike ride. My weight did not change so far, so I have to focus on my candy consumption as well. :)
An eventful week with extra biking and hiking activitied compared to the plan. I enjoyed it!
Average week with the enjoyment of Saturday chill with a training-free day. Planned to go to hike, but rain stopped and made us to watch European Football Championship. :)
I keep going, nothing special!
Crazy hot weather, I started to switch outdoor running to treadmill. So far so good!
I had no energy to finish the week properly, because of a travel to the countryside. Tried sup, so we didn’t skip moving time entirely (w/ Nóri), but no running took place. (Sup was not tracked, however I deeply encourage you to try this sport / leisure time activity, because it’s so much fun!)
First part was absolutely normal, but at the weekend we travelled to the Lake Tisza and instead of proper planned training, we were canoing and riding bike around the lake day by day, which were not tracked with Polar device. Kcals were burned! :)
Air conditioners did not like me very much, after one strength training on Monday I started to feel bad and by Thursday an evolved quinsy with 39 Celsius fever appeared, therefore antibiotic cure started on Friday.
Two weeks holiday, first part was still about recovering from previously mentioned illness, but the second week was pure relax with some SUP, walk and badminton activities. All were Polar-untracked. Next week I had to get back on the “planned” track.
Running, biking, commuting, fun! Only Apple Watch was with me, so no usual Polar tracking is available, but Strava.
High school reunion at the weekend, otherwise pretty normal week.
Some not regular bike rides only, mostly holiday with friends. Next week will be better, because I am going to start to wake up earlier and move in the morning.
Training in the mornings, very good to start the day this way.
It was a good experience, I am happy about sport being back in my life, even though I couldn’t attend Wizz Air race due to other weekend activities, mostly travelling, I consider this mission accomplished. Hope you were able to start a new, or continue a previously introduced habit with me, keep going on that way. The documentation of this track for myself stops here. Thank you for being part of it.