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Finally, 8 mins

In Daily Exercise Summary on May 9, 2009 at 6:08 pm

I had a real hard workout that finished with a progression through the exercise equipment. Before my workout today, we took a 1.5 mile walk in the beautiful weather…

Activity

Time

Miles

Pace

Repetitions

Weight

Walk Outside  

1.56

     
Run

24:49

3.10

8:00

   
Walk

12:11

.72

     
Lower Back      

3×18

140

Ab Crunches      

3×18

50

Bench Press      

3×18

70

Hip Abductor      

3×18

50

Hip Adductor      

3×18

50

I finished my run under 25 minutes today, and I was really excited. I felt like this was the speed that I want to build off of for the next 3 months. A sub-8 minute mile is the pace that I want to run at. So now that I did it on the treadmill, I need to accomplish this on the street and then in a race. I will start looking for a quick little 5k to run in the near future. Unfortunately, next week I have my comprehensive exams so I need to focus on studying for these exams more so than running.

The abductor and adductor killed me today. Killed me.

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April 15, 2009 Tax Day Cometh

In Daily Exercise Summary on April 16, 2009 at 11:31 am
Activity

Time

Miles

Pace

Repetitions

Weight

Run

25:23

3.10

8:12

Walk

1.00

Lower Back

3×18

110

Bench Press

3×18

50

Abs

3×18

70

Seated Row

3×18

50

I felt miserable in the morning, didn’t think I even wanted to go to the gym. I was sore from yesterday’s run, and I was not in the mood. As soon as I stepped on the treadmill, I felt great. I was able to run my 3.1 with no problems. When I finished up, I hit the track to walk a number of laps and ended up walking a mile.

After that I moved down to the weight room and was able to focus on the torso. I continue with the low weight high repetition regime that seems to be working. I feel a difference, see a difference and weight is coming off pretty steadily. I feel like I will be at a much more comfortable weight by the end of May.

I have to head to Rhode Island for the weekend so I am hoping to get at least six miles in during the weekend.