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Bike & Strength Training

Comments: Rode the stationary bike at work and then lifted weights with the hubby. Did the pyramid on the bench. Was trying to figure out how much I can lift these days. I stopped at 95 (bar + 25 lbs on each side), which I did two times. I would like to get back to 115, and with my current weight need to get to 125 in order to participate in the Arnold’s Classic Pump and Run next year. We’ll see.

Distance: 7.2 miles

Time: 30 minutes

Course: Stationary Bike @ work

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2008 in Biking, Strength Training

 

Biking & Strength Training

Comments: Rode the bike then did strength training for the follwoing 45 minutes with emphasis on circuit training.

Distance: 6.6 miles

Time: 30 minutes

Course: Stationary Bike

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2008 in Stationary Bike, Strength Training

 

4 @ work (10:21) & Strength Training @ home

Comments: On my way to work in the morning the radio stationed mentioned that it will be another hot day. So I had the hubby tell my temporary boss (my actual boss is on vacation) that I will be late to work.

I had left my regular Garmin (Forerunner 205) at home so I used my backup (Forerunner 201) instead. What a difference in tracking between the both. The 201 was not able to track me 1/4 of the time. The 205 usually never looses me once it finds me. In the long run it didn’t matter, because all I needed was something to track my overall time. I already had the distance measured.

The run was good. This was my fastest 4 miler ever at work. 🙂 The thing is though, I tell myself to have a comfortable, slow run, just to enjoy what I am doing, but then I always start chasing my previous time. No, I don’t look at my watch during the run, but internally I want to run faster than the last time. I really need to work on that!

Time: 7:00am

Weather: 70, dawn

Clothes: Old MiT shirt, Pearl Izumi Shorts

Shoes: Grid (320.8 miles)

Distance: 4 miles

Time: 41:22

Split: 10:21

Course: To Goodale Park, x 2 and back.

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Strength training at home using the weight machine, free weights, and stretch robe.

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2008 in 4, Running, Strength Training

 

Biking & Strength Training

Comments: I’d rather be running. 🙂 Knee hurts.

Distance: 6.2 miles

Time: 30:00

Course: Stationary bike @ home

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Comments: None

Workout:

Set Rep Description Weight Comments
2 20 Hanging Stomach Crunches At Home
2 20 Chest Press 1 block After 30 min bike
2 20 Military Press 1 block  
2 20 Bicep Curl   Stretch Rope
2 20 Stomach Crunches   Yoga Mat
 
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Posted by on September 1, 2008 in Biking, Knee Pain, Strength Training

 

Biking & Strength Training

Comments: I enjoy going into the basement to ride the bike more and more. I just wish we had a little bit fancier bike. This one is OLD (a free-bee). One day! lol

Distance: 6.5 miles

Time: 30 minutes

Course: Stationary Bike

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Comments: I bought a cheap yoga matt so I have something to lay on while doing stomach crunches. I must be getting old because I am having a tought time getting back up off the floor! 🙂

Workout:

Set Rep Description Weight Comments
2 20 Hanging Stomach Crunches At Home
2 20 Chest Press 1 block After 30 min bike
2 20 Military Press 1 block  
2 20 Stomach Crunches   Yoga Mat
 
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Posted by on August 28, 2008 in Stationary Bike, Strength Training

 

Biking & Strength Training

Comments: One daughter off to college, 2 more to go! After spending all day at the university that my oldest step daughter is attending I really didn’t feel like running, so I got on the stationary bike instead and then pushed some weights around.

Distance: 6.7

Time: 30 min

Course: Stationary Bike

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Comments: Got it done! 🙂

Workout:

Date  Set Rep Description Weight Comments
8/21/2008 2 12 Hanging Stomach Crunches At Home
  2 40 Bicep Curls 5 lbs  
  2 20 Chest Press 2 blocks  
  2 15 Military Press 1  
  2 12 Stomach Crunch    
 
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Posted by on August 21, 2008 in Blogroll, Stationary Bike, Strength Training

 

Biking & Strength Training

Comments: I was going to work out at work, but was really hungry and felt like it would not be a good workout, so I decided to wait until I got home.

Distance: 6.3 miles

Time: 30 minutes

Course: Stationary Bike

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Comments: I have not used the weights we have at home, more specifically the weight machine(s). We still need to dig out the big hand weights, etc out of the barn. I got to work out with the husband, so that was a big plus. We had a good time.

Workout:

Date  Set Rep Description Weight Comments
8/18/2008 2 12 Hanging Stomach Crunches At Home
  2 40 Bicep Curls 5 lbs  
  2 20 Chest Press    
  2 12 Military Press    
  2 12 Ball – Stomach Crunch    
 
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Posted by on August 18, 2008 in Biking, 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)