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7/13 – 7/19 Recap

7/13 – Ran 4 miles @ work. Ran all 4 miles!

7/14 – 1.15 elliptical @ work and upper body workout

7/15 – Intervals 3 miles @ work…10:09 min/miles

7/16 – 5 miles @ home in the evening, had my daughter ride her bike while I ran…strong upper body workout @ work

7/17 – Rest

7/18 – 8 miler group run, new trail, ran with a friend

7/19 – 5 milers @ home, kids followed me on their bikes…that was fun. 2 minutes faster than 7/16!

Notes: I had a good running week. 25 miles all together and the need to go out and run is still there! I did upper body workout twice. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that next week again. I would like to run 15 miles next Saturday, but the hubby wants to go quadding, so we’ll see how that works out.

Weight:

7/12 – 180.5 lbs

7/19 – 179 lbs

Lost 1.5 lbs…back on track! Had my scheduled “pig out day” for the month on the 18th. I had Peanut M&Ms, some chips, 1/2 donut, and a small french vanilla cappuccino. I enjoyed everything, but felt sluggish after the M&Ms. Now I am back on track and eating healthy. Overall weight loss since 6/22, 8 lbs and 19 to go.

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2009 in Blogroll, Elliptical Rider, Long Run, Run

 

7/6 – 7/12 Recap

7/06 – Ran 4 miles @ home

7/07 – Elliptical 5.16 miles (45 min) @ work, upper body workout

7/08 – Intervals 3 miles @ work

7/09 – 5 miles @ home in the evening

7/10 – Elliptical 2.10 miles (20 min) @ work, short upper body, stretching

7/11 – 12 mile run at home

7/12 – Rest

Notes: 24 miles of running this week. That hasn’t happened in a long time. I’ll have to make sure I give my body time to rest next week.  My long run was very slow almost 12 min/mile, but I enjoyed it. The 5 miler on Thursday evening was an inpromptu run and I enjoyed it also. I stopped pushing myself too hard during those runs. I am learning to only push myself during interval runs and on the elliptical rider. It is helping me enjoy the long miles.

Father in-law update: The husband, mother in-law and I accompanied Roger to his last chemotherapy on Monday. He’s endured 12 of them. The 11th one hit him very hard and he was dreading the last one. I am glad that this is over and we can only hope that it killed all of his cancer. He will have a PET scan next month which will let him know if the chemo did what it was supposed do. I am running around with my fingers crossed.

Weight:

7/06 – 179.5 lbs

7/12 – 180.5 lbs

I gained one pound!!! I am not sure how that is possible with all the working out I did. My calorie intake is set just under 1800 cal/day and if I work out then I can add those to my intake and still should loose about a pound per week. I consumed almost 4000 calories less than I was allotted. Practially I should have lost 2 lbs this week. This is very dissapointing. My clothes are looser than they were when I started three weekes ago, but I don’t think it changed any over the last week. I am going to blame it on the time of the month and move on. I will do less cardio on Tuesdays and Thursdays and work more with weights to stimulate my metabalism. Wish me luck!

 

Back to the ole routine

Comments: My game plan was going to be a 3 mile run, but I came unprepared for the cold weather. 40, but feels like 32…yikes! I am adventurous, but I would hate to get sick. So I did my strength training today, including an easy 20 minute warm-up on the elliptical rider.

Time: 10:30 am

Workout: Elliptical

Level: 3

Time: 20 minutes

Miles: 1.91

Calories: 196

Strength Training:

  • Hanging Stomach Crunches 2 x 20
  • Chest Press 2 x 20 (3 blocks)
  • Tricep Pull Downs 2 x 20 (4 blocks)
  • Stomach Crunches 2 x 20
  • Millitary/Shoulder Press 2 x 20 (2 blocks)
  • Rows 2 x 20 (50 lbs)
  • Side Bends 2 x 20 per side (20 lbs)
  • Tricep Bench Dips 2 x 20
  • Push Ups 1 x 10

I am hoping to build on that over the next 6 months. I need to dig out my 100 Pushups schedule and see if I can incorporate it into the workout routine.

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2008 in Elliptical Rider, Strength Training

 

4.84 elliptical & strength training

Comment: The workout was almost a success. The calf ached a bit towards the end. I stretched it out afterwards, which was not painful. Tomorrow I’ll go on the elliptical rider again. I am hoping that come Thursday I’ll be able to go out for 3 miles or so.

Time: 10 am 

Workout: Elliptical Rider

Level: 3 – Random

Duration: 40:00 min

Miles: 4.84

Calories: 548

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid

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Comments: I bought the Abs Diet for Women book a while back (I love the way the author writes). I used the exercises listed in the book as suggestion for today’s workout. I am still experimenting with some of the weights, as to how much I should use. But overall it worked well.

Workout:

Date  Set Rep Description Weight Comments
8/12/2008 2 20 Pull Downs #5.5  
  2 20 Back Bends  
  2 20 Military Press 25 lbs Short bar
  1 20 Knee Raises (lower abs) On bench
  2 20 Tricep Pull Downs #5.5 Sore from ab crunch!
  2 20 Traditional Ab Crunch  
  2 20 Bicep Curls 25 lbs Short bar -add weight
  1 30 Bench Press 45 lbs Bar only
 
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Posted by on August 12, 2008 in Elliptical Rider, Strength Training

 

4.96 elliptical & strength training

Comment: I tried to get to 5 miles. Close, but no cigar. 😦

Time: 10 am

Workout: Elliptical Rider

Level: 3

Duration: 40:00 min

Miles: 4.96

Calories: 575

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid

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Comment: Not bad, wanted to give it all I had. My shoulders/chest is sore now.

Shoulder Pull Downs #5.5 x 20, #5.5 x 20 (lowered it by 0.5 to get better form)

Tricep Pull Downs: #5.5 x 20, #5.5 x 20 (increased by 0.5 from last week)

Rows: 50lbs x 20, 50lbs x 20

Bicep Curl: 10lbs x 20, 10lbs x 20

Bench Press: 45lbs x 40 (bar only) (7 more than last week!)

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2008 in Elliptical Rider, Strength Training

 

3.61 elliptical & strength training

Comment: Is it just me or is my “tire” getting smaller? They (the love handles) don’t seem to be quite as bad. I hope it’s not an opptical illusion.

Time: 10 am 

Workout: Elliptical Rider

Level: 3 – Random

Duration: 30:00 min

Miles: 3.61

Calories: 417

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid

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Comment: I have to tell myself that I don’t need to get stronger, but rather just be able to do them efficiently. I get frustrated because it seems like I am making no progress.

Right shoulder got sore during bench press. Same ache I had after 1/2 marathon. Couple hours later no pain.

Shoulder Pull Downs: #6 x 20, #6 x 20

Triceps Pull Down: #5 x 20, #5 x 20

Rows: 50lbs x 20, 50lbs x 20

Bicep Curl: 10lbs x 20, 10lbs x 20

Bench Press: 45 lbs x 30 (bar only)

 
 

4.94 elliptical & Strength Training

Comment: I wanted to get another 5 miles in 40 minutes, like last week, but came up short. I was 0.06 short halfway through and was not able to make it up. Maybe next time.

Time: 10 am 

Workout: Elliptical Rider

Level: 3 – Random

Duration: 40:00 min

Miles: 4.94

Calories: 571

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid

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Comment: I hated it today. The pull downs and bicep curls took some serious effort.

Shoulder Pull Downs: #6 x 20, #6 x 20

Triceps Pull Down: #4.5 x 20, #4.5 x 20

Rows: 50lbs x 20, 50lbs x 20

Bicep Curl: 10lbs x 20, 10lbs x 20

Bench Press: 45 lbs x 30 (bar only)

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2008 in Elliptical Rider, Strength Training

 

5 elliptical miles, weightlifting

Comment: My goal was to do 5 miles in 40 minutes on the elliptical rider. It was tough and at one point I thought my heart might explode (HR = 167), but I managed!

 Time: 10 am 

Workout: Elliptical Rider

Level: 3 – Random

Duration: 40:00 min

Miles: 5

Calories: 576

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid

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Comment: I struggled with all the weightlifting today, but all reps were performed clean.

Shoulder Pull Downs: #5 x 20, #5 x 20

Triceps Pull Down: #4 x 20, #4 x 20

Rows: 50lbs x 20, 50lbs x 20

Bicep Curl: 10lbs x 12, 10lbs x 12

 
 

4.78 elliptical miles, weightlifting

Comment: My body wanted to stop after 30 minutes and rush to the bathroom, but I crossed my legs, so to speak, and worked through it for another 10. I also felt a bit depleaded and didn’t push it as hard as last week. But I got it done!

 Time: 10 am 

Workout: Elliptical Rider

Level: 3 – Random

Duration: 40:00 min

Miles: 4.78

Calories: 552

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid

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Comment: With doing so many push ups per week it is hard for me to get my weightlifting in. I changed my weightlifting workout a bit, working muscles that I think I don’t use as much during push ups.

Shoulder Pull Downs: #5 x 20, #5 x 20

Triceps Pull Down: #4 x 20, #4 x 20

Rows: 50lbs x 20, 50lbs x 20

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2008 in Elliptical Rider, Strength Training

 

4.84 elliptical miles, weightlifting

Comment: The swelling of my legs is non-existent at this time. To think last week they were giving me so much trouble is hard to believe.

My goal for the elliptical rider was to keep my RPMs up at 70. I also increased the level of intensity from 2 to 3.

I found the Hundred Push Up Challenge on Joe’s (Learning to Run) website and started today after my cardio workout. OMG…I was only able to do two!!! About 3 years ago I could do 20 without breaking a sweat. I am going to be sore tomorrow!

Time: 10 am

Workout: Elliptical Rider

Duration: 40:00 min

Miles: 4.84

Calories: 580

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (118.2 miles)

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Comment: I have to remind myself that I am doing this for me, and not having the proper form or simply not wanting to do it right hurts only ME.

Push Ups: 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 (the last 2 were very ugly!)

Chest Press: #3 x 20, #3 x 10

Shoulder Press: #2 x 20, #2 x 20

Shoulder Pull Downs: #4 x 20, #4 x 20

Triceps Pull Down: #4 x 20, #4 x 20

Bicep curls: 10lbs x 20, 10lbs 20

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2008 in 100 Push-Ups, Elliptical Rider, Strength Training