RECAP: Crossing the line between working out less than five hours a week and more than five hours a week is big. Most anyone can work in less than five hours of exercise into their week without too much trouble. More than five hours – that means you’re giving up other shit. This week, I barely squeaked in at exactly five hours, and I feel pretty good about that.
I also increased my long run (finally) to a respectable 10 miles. This was a tough one to finish not because it was physically all that hard, I felt very strong at the end, but because I had to do the damn thing on a tread mill. I had gotten caught in New York during a nor’easter without proper running gear, and so to the gym I went. Ten miles on a treadmill is awful. I do not recommend it.
I’ve kind of half assedly started the hundred push up challenge. My current single set max is 48. I only did two days of week one, but this week, I plan to get all three work outs in. In this first week, I didn’t find it all that challenging. I’m thinking when I am done with it for pushups I might modify the program and use it to get to a hundred pull ups.
All in all, I am feeling really good about my running right now. I will probably write a separate post about this, but I have found this exercise streak to be a real asset. Getting out everyday has eliminated all the excuses I can come up with, and I think it has really improved my fitness.
Whatever, here are the numbers.
Work out streak: 72 days; (293 to go)
Average Weight – 187 (one pound less than last week)
Running Miles: 25 in 4:02:07 average pace: 8:59
Row Meters: 0
Bike Miles: 45:00 (currently, the only biking I am doing is on a spin bike at the gym, I have no idea how many miles I’m riding)
Swim Miles: 0
Body weight exercises and balance work: 20:00
Total exercise time: ~5 hours
Monday – Ran 2 in 16:39
Tuesday – Ran 2 in 16:46; Body weight work 15:00 (60 push ups; 20 pull ups)
Wednesday – Ran 4 in 32:49
Thursday – Ran 4 in 36:34; bike 45:00; body weight work 10:00 (68 push ups)
Friday – Ran 3 in 27:30
Saturday – Ran 10 in 1:34:06
Sunday – Ran 2 in 18:22
Goals for Last Week:
1. Increase total exercise time to at least five hours – DONE
2. Increase long run to double digits – DONE!
3. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound. – DONE
4. Do bodyweight work at least twice DONE
5. Remember that long slow runs are supposed to be long, but they are also supposed to be slow. You haven’t been injured now for months, let’s keep it that way. – SORTA?
Goals for Next Week:
1. Increase total exercise time to at least six hours.
2. Increase long run to twelve miles
3. Increase midweek runs
4. Pay attention to my daily weight and what I am shoving in my mouth and hopefully lose a pound.