Monday, May 28, 2012

May 16-21 : 7-day Streak - p

I don't know if I've ever done 7 days in a row of workouts before.  If I have, it's been a while.  My body just wanted to work out, and it felt good. 

Treadmill hill session back at home (after trip to ATL). 1 mi warmup in 8:13 at 1 degree, then, all the rest @ 7.5mph, 1/2 mi @ 5 degrees, 1/4 mi @ 1 degree, 1/2 mi @ 7 degrees, 1/4 mi @ 1 degree, 1/4 mi @ 5 degrees, 1/4 mi @ 1 degree, 1/4 mi @ 7 degrees, 1/4 mi @ 1 degree. 3.5 in 38:13, 8:04 ave. Hadn't run in 3 days, and I was feeling it. Was tired, too, though. Not as much mojo for running lately, tired-wise, but my body (muscles, cardio system) still wants it. I'm ok with reduced mileage, though, as long as I can get biking in or something else to compensate.  Tibialis anteriors sore today, which made my legs really want to run to work it out.

1 hr strength session.  475 crunches per side (left, right, center), 3:00 plank, 105/95 abductor/adductor leg lifts, 25 triangle pushups, 2x75 quad dips, 25 tricep dips, 95 pillow lower leg extensions, 55-45 8lb dumbell rows, 4-way elastic band hip PT exercises, elastic band arm exercises, 1:45 6 in leg lifts, 30 superman arm sweeps, 40 Russian twists w/ 6lb med ball.  Tired during workout, but results were good.  Legs were sore today, too.

45 min on Recumbent bike, 11.4 mi.  Still no energ today, but session was good.  Read magazine.  Drank 2/3 bottle of plain, lukewarm water.  Rt knee felt a bit off after 40 min, and my butt got a little numb, but I stepped up the pace in the next 5 min, and that made the knee thing go away.

Ran outside for the first time in a while, in the park.  May have been like 4 months since the last time I went to this park.  5.3 in 45:25, 8:34 ave.  Head was still a bit swimmy.  Maybe sleep helped.  Body was all set to work out.  Dunno if it's the hotter weather, or the lack of sleep.  Drank 1/2 bottle of lemon + salt water.

(practicing my grabs)

Went to the park again, since it was so nice the first time.  Runs outside are so much more satisfying, as great as treadmill runs can be.  8.2 in 1:10:59, 8:44 ave.  Drank 3/4 bottle of lemonwater.  Coolish, although it was warmer in the sun.   Felt suprisingly fresh, given doing a run the day after a run. 

1 hr sgtrength session, while watching American Ninja on NBC - cool! 

50 min recumben bike session, 13 mi.

I took the next day off.  I though it'd be wise to not push it, even if my body could tolerate it.  Good to see that I could handle the volume, though.  The LR distances are still weak and hard to do, but maybe I can build volume in other ways to build a base for my next marathon, whenver that is.

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