Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Today's Goal: Easy Run, 4 miles @ 11:31

Today's Workout: Elliptical, 2 miles @ 16:27, level 4
                             Treadmill, 2 miles @ 23 minutes

GRRR!  I have a neighbor who also runs in the mornings and we always try to beat each other to get to the treadmill first.  Today he won, which is why I started on the Elliptical.  Booo. I'll beat him on Wednesday!

In between the elliptical and treadmill I did some chair stepping, 3x15 steps, 3x15 pulses on each leg.  I also did 3x7 man push-ups today.  I'm not quite all the way nose to the ground, but getting better and closer. 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Today's Goal: 3 miles@  11:31

Today's Workout: 3.2 miles in 35:16 (11:20 per mile) 399 calories

Plus...Chair Steps, 3x15 each leg, plus 3x15 pulses each leg.
Push ups 3x6
Some good stretching.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Nothing to report here.  I was supposed to run 3 miles yesterday and I didn't because I have been working every night till 1:30.
I am planning on running tomorrow morning though.

In other new: Nick informed me that I am not doing push-ups correctly and says that I need to go lower and try to touch my nose to the ground.  Yeah, right.  I might be able to do one like that.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Today's Goal: 4 miles @ 11:31

Today's Workout:3.01 miles in 32:32  (11:15) 385 calories
Step up on folding chair 3x15 for each leg
Pulses on Top of chair, 3x15 for each leg
Pushups 3x16

Today I was hogging the treadmill and there were a bunch of people in the gym, so I only ran 2 miles and then I did my leg work.  man it was tough!  AfterI finished, the treadmill was still unoccupied so I jumped back on and did another mile pretty fast, it was a little over a 9 minute mile.  My legs were like jello but it felt good to just sweat like crazy.  Stinky and sweaty but it felt good!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Today's Goal:Long Run, 5 miles @ 11:33

Today's Workout: 5 minutes on recumbent bicycle
Elliptical Machine, 20 minutes, 2.24 miles
Ran: 2 miles in 20 minutes

Well, I was supposed to run 5 miles, but when I got there someone was WALKING on the treadmill.  For like 25 minutes.  So I improvised and did something until I could get on that treadmill.  Then I had to leave because the day must go on after all.  Oh well.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Today's Goal: Rest/XT

Today's Workout: Elliptical 1.01 in 9:46
I did a bunch of squats
Wall sits 1x30 seconds, 2x1:00
Calf Raises 3x20 straight foot
Calf Raises 3x20 toes pointed outward
Ab Machine 3x20 @ level 3
MAN pushups 3x5

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2010

Today's Goal: Rest or XTrain

Today's Workout: 5 minute warm-up on recumbent bicycle
Distance Ellipticalled: 2.24 miles
Time of Workout: 20 minutes

I also did 3 REAL push-ups and some stretching.  I need to be better about stretching, it felt so good and my muscles were way too tight!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 19th, 2010

Today's Goal: Temp Run, 4 miles including Warm-up; 2 miles @ 9:50; Cool Down

Distance Ran: 4 miles
Mile 1 at level 5.5
Miles 2 and 3 at 6.3 (these two miles at 9:40 per mile)
Mile 4 at 5.5 and cool down at 4 last 4 minutes

Total Workout time: 44.56
Incline Level: 1 and 1.5 varying
Calories Burned: 475

Today after I ran I thought I would see how many REAL push-ups I can do.  The answer is 3 and that last one was borderline.  I certainly am not getting my nose down to the ground on any of them, but only about halfway there.  I am going to do 3 every day for one week, then add one more and do 4 every day for one week.  So on and so forth until I can do 50 pushups in one sitting.   Fun!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Today's Goal: 3 miles @ 11:33

Distance Ran: 2.7 miles
Time of Run: 28:36 (10 min 50 sec miles)
Calories Burned: 346 (treadmill set at incline level 1)

I had to hurry today So I didn't quite finish my mileage. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Today's Goal: 4 miles @ 11:34

Distance Ran: 4 miles
Time of Run: 44:06 (11 minute miles)
Other info: Level 1, 509 calories, walked 2 minutes to warm-up, 5.5 speed for most of it, last 8 minutes were between level 6 and 7.

It was hard today, that's all.  I really need to get to costco and get some more yogurt because I need to eat before these runs and that is the only thing that sits well in my stomach.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Training Goal: Rest or XT
Distance Cycled: 4.41 miles
Time of workout: 20 minutes

Hams and Quads at 3, 3x12 and bi's and tri's at 4, 3x12

I really need a new weight routine, but first I need to purchase some 10 lb free weights.  Once I do that I will add squats and lunges and then some free weights for my upper body.  I probably should do something about an ab workout, but blah.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday, January 9th, 2011

Today's Goal: 4 miles @ 11:34

Distance Ran: 3.01 in 33:45 (11:12 per mile)
Distance Ellipticalled: 1.12 in 12:10 (10:80 per mile)

So yeah, I was supposed to RUN a total of 4 miles, but when we got to the gym there was another neighbor using the treadmill.  So I improvised and used the elliptical at level 3 until he was done.  It wasn't the same, but better than nothing.  I would have still ran 4 miles, but I had a time frame to fit into so that N could get to work on time. 

I am trying something new, N and I are waking up at 6:00 (more like 6:10 today but we'll try harder) and I am starting my day with prayer and scripture study.  N comes downstairs and works out to Kung Fu Live, a game on our playstation 3 move.  It's fun and it is totally a good workout!  Then I head to the gym at 6:30 with T and N get's ready for work.  It was nice, I like starting my day this way.  The key of course is to go to bed early.  Last night that wasn't a problem, but on the nights I work until midnight, well we will just have to see how that works out.  Realistically though, it is only 30 minutes earlier than we usually wake up, so we should be good.  Sleeping in on Sunday now that we have late church will help me catch up, and N get's to sleep in on Saturday's till about 9:00. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

They say unless you write a goal on paper it is nothing more than a wish.  Writing it down makes it real.  Well this for me is very true, especially when it comes to running!  I have 16 weeks to prepare for the Salt Lake 1/2 marathon on April 16th.  So I got onto Runners World, signed up for a free account, and set up a training log that will help me be ready. 

Today's goal was to run 5 miles @ 11:34 each mile.

Distance I ran: 5 miles
Time of Run: 55:31 minutes (11:06 per mile)
Incline on treadmill: Started at 1, played around with 1.5 and 2.0 and ended at 1.0
 (Remember anything less than 1.0 is like running downhill, so at least 1.0 for me!)

I watched "Father of the Bride" on TV and it made the time go faster. Plus I have my new shuffle stocked with tons of trashy clubbin' music.  Thanks for the playlist Candy Sue!
 I also learned something about myself and the treadmill:  basically I run minute by minute.  It sounds pathetic really, but I hate the treadmill so much, that I just tell myself that I can get through this minute than so on and so on until I have ran the distance I have set as my goal. Yes, I did this for 55 minutes yesterday.  But guess what, I hit my goal distance, and beat the goal time that I was supposed to run in! 

Things I like about the treadmill: I can track how much distance I have gone exactly (this is good and bad, most of the time I cover it up but it's nice to check your progress.)
Also, I can keep my water right there, so I can take small water breaks at every 15 minutes (may not be good for training, but better than not running at all I say!)
Third, there is a bathroom nearby, so I can go and empty all the water I have been consuming and pause my machine.  This is better than going in the bushes, right?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Distance Ellipticalled: 3.0 miles
Time of workout: 30 minutes
Weights lifted: Bi and Tri's 3x12 b=4, t=3

T and I worked out 45 minutes earlier than we normally do today because I had to get my day started earlier.  Man that sucked getting out of bed!

In other news I really wish it was spring already, or even better SUMMER!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Distance Ran: 3.06 miles
Time of Run: 34.55 minutes
Treadmill set at 1.5 and 2.0 incline

Slow slow slow.  I'm finally feeling like I can run though with out coughing up a lung though and that is a good thing!