Day 5 was a slightly easier day. Hyperion (Endurance).
5 sets of:
25 HH Squats
25 High Knees
60 sec rest
Completed that in 11:04. Wasn’t too hard. And I also realised half way through that I was doing normal squats, not HH squats.
So, not much to say about Hyperion really. Apart from that because it was Day 5, my thighs were beginning to hurt.
Day 6 was a real achievement though. Not only was I a little bit hungover (oops), I was dreading it because the app told me that the last time I did Dione it took me 55:05. That was a year ago.
Reading back in this blog though, I see that I quite enjoyed doing that workout. It exercises pretty much your whole body.
3 sets of:
75 Jumping Jacks
50 Leg Raises
75 Jumping Jacks
It also feels like a good cardio workout, what with all those jumping jacks.
As soon as I started I realised I was definitely going to beat my PB. I always have half an eye on those little blue bars during the workout – the ones that tell you whether you’re ahead or behind of your PB. And I get competitive with myself.
I was faster on every single thing. Some significantly. It was a real boost to know how far I’ve come in a year. Sometimes I don’t think I’m making progress at all, that I’m just flatlining, but then there are days like today when I can see how much fitter I am.
Even leg-raises, which I hate, weren’t so bad. Although I often think they’re doing damage to the small of my back.
I completed the workout a full TWELVE MINUTES better than my PB. TWELVE MINUTES. I was absolutely dripping with sweat and felt quite light headed, but my god it felt good.
I have one day left to do in Hell Week. I’m not doing it today because I went swimming instead. I’ll do it tomorrow morning. It’s a quick one – Nyx – which shouldn’t take more than ten minutes.
And then Hell Week is done.
I can’t quite believe I’ve been doing Freeletics for nearly two years. And it still hasn’t lost its appeal. Bring on the next two years.