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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