Specifically, the new University Sports Centre
, which is conveniently located about 5 minutes' cycle ride from my office. It has a gym with lots of machines, a big free weights room, and a big sports hall. I've joined on the staff-discounted lowest-rate membership, which gives me entry to the gym from 8am-4pm weekdays and 8am-8pm weekends. I'm pleased to find the centre uses my university card for entry and also for locking/unlocking lockers in the changing rooms.
My plan is to replace my lunchtime runs with a short hard session on the cardio equipment, and my long weekend runs with long easier sessions ditto. (From Tony's point of view, me cycling off for an hour or two in the gym is not any different to me disappearing on foot for a long run.)
Yesterday afternoon, which had been planned as a long run, I went over and tried out different cardio equipment:( Notes for my reference )