Day 8: Core strength and a devious plan

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Week 2, Day 1 and it’s a ‘no-running’ day today so an opportunity to do my favourite activity (not) – core strength exercises. Getting up early to do them didn’t quite work out this morning as amazingly I had a second night of 8 hours-plus sleep.

It’s 10.35 and I think I’ll have a go now. I’ll get back to you at 11.00 with an update. “Imagine the shame, Peter, if you don’t have good news to report?”

11.15: Success! All complete. And just as horrible as I remember them when all done together. Not helped by this one, who wants to add ‘ball throwing’ to the workout every time I get down on the floor.


These are the exercises Lee from KHRC sent me as part of my half marathon training plan a few months back. (Disclaimer – the video links are my own choice and I can’t vouch for the quality of the demonstrations. I’ve only included them to give a general idea of what each exercise entails).

Let’s hope I can make all these 1 star over the next few months!


4 thoughts on “Day 8: Core strength and a devious plan

  1. My cat likes to help with my core exercises: his favourite way is to stand behind my back when I’ve come up in a sit-up so I can’t get back down again, or just staring. Good work, though!


    1. Got one, David. I try to use if 2 or 3 times a week to supplement the core strength exercises. It seems a lot harder to use now than it did many moons ago!


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