I hate rest days. It always feels like a wasted day - but as all the books say - it is required to let your muscles recover and build new fibre etc. Well - I still itch and want to go out and run.
Took regular readings this morning:
Weight = 82kg (put on .5 of a kilo - and far too heavy again - need to cut out the fats).
Resting HR = 52 (pleased with this)
Blood Pressure = 118/58 (so much better than it used to be)
Some aches and pains in the ankles - but all together not too bad considering the exercise this weekend.
I am looking at getting some of this: http://www.myprotein.co.uk/bulk-powders/protein-powders/impact-whey-isolate/ to see if it is any good. I've heard it is worth taking after exercise to stop any muscle damage. Would be interested in any comments around this subject - don't particularly want to look like a weight lifter - but am interested in keeping the muscles healthy.
Have signed up for some swimming lessons! http://www.justracinguk.com/news/swim-clinic-0 and http://www.justracinguk.com/content/swin-clinics - they seem like a pretty good idea - and hopefully will improve my front crawl. Will see how they go as it is only 2 weeks away.