Here they are now...

Here they are now...
This picture was taken summer 2009. We'll see if we can make them better

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Falling asleep while running

So my first week of this adventure is coming to a close. I'm wondering if it's worth it, but I'm going to press on.

The first thing I've learned is just how much I hate running. Actually, I like running. I just get so bored doing it. It's not just running, I get bored doing any cardio activity, but with others I can look through fluff magazines and read about celebrities behaving badly.

The second is that I'm not going to beat myself up if I don't meet my goals set for the day (or week). I was planning on doing some stairs yesterday, but it didn't work out. It's not the end of the world, and I think my body appreciated the extra day of rest.

So what did I do today?

In terms of eating, I haven't been that hungry, so I'm not going to bore you with that.

I did manage to have an okay workout today, however. I'm still doing the GVT, which might only last the rest of this week. In terms of running, I am going to have to find something to fight the boredom. The first mile after the warm-up went easy. It seemed like it went by fast. Then I got into the second mile, and while my body was tired, I just couldn't get up the mental motivation to continue. I broke it down with some walking at a fast pace, but was disappointed I didn't get in as long as I wanted to. One thing I've learned is that instead of giving up, I'll just do 10 more minutes on the elliptical. It's better than nothing. I'm considering incorporating spinning to my training to increase my cardiovascular endurance.

On to my favorite part- the weights!

Seated Wide Grip Cable Rows
2 sets at 10 reps, 40 lbs
7 sets at 10 reps, 45 lbs
1 set at 10 reps, 50 lbs

Step ups (Freemotion)
3 sets at 10 reps, 25 lbs

Weight Assisted Pull-ups
2 sets at 10 reps, 110 lbs
3 sets at 10 reps, 120 lbs

Wide Grip Lat Pulldown
1 set at 10 reps, 40 lbs
4 sets at 10 reps, 50 lbs

Hack Squat
2 sets at 10 reps, 50 lbs

Why the change in weights and exercises? I still wanted to get in the 10x10, but I wanted to push myself more. Technically tomorrow is a rest day, but I'm going to be resting Wednesday, so I wanted to get some leg exercises in. I'm going to do more tomorrow.

I can do this, even if I am feeling narcoleptic during the run.

1 comment:

  1. Nice workout! Keep it up. Great back and leg workout they are perfect to match together - I am sure you knew that already.

    Why change the weights? It is just one of a number of variables to keep progress coming - add reps, sets or weight or rest shorter periods between sets or even slow the rep speed. Or a number of other things...

    Kindest regards,
    Tom Bailey