Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday run

Well, I think I've got a plan now... Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I'm going to do the 100 push up challenge workouts and Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, I'm going to do the Couch to 5k workouts. I started over with the 100 push up challenge last night because I'd only done 1 of the week 1 workouts...!

As I started my run today, I had a talk with myself. When I had set out, I was running fairly fast... but I wasn't able to sustain that speed, not even close. I also (like on Sunday) hadn't been able to finish my run out fully. So, I decided that I would take it a bit easier and try to run the whole time.

Well, this week, this is what my workout looks like:

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then do two repetitions of the following:
  • Jog 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
  • Walk 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 400 yards (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 400 yards (or three minutes)
I also stretched quite a bit before I left and... shockingly! it wasn't as tough on my legs!

Yesterday for the push up challenge, I had 4 sets of 2 (real) push ups with 60 seconds between sets and then maxing out. I still am shocked how weak my core is. I may need to supplement with some additional core exercises.


Michael said...

One thing that you'll discover as you go throughout the C25K is the power of pacing. When I started the program I had the same trouble you did, I went too hard early and then was gassing near the end. Don't be afraid to push yourself, but trust your gut.

PointSpecial said...

That is something I really need to work on. I'm coming to accept the fact that I'm a lot more out of shape than I thought I was and that this is going to take a LOT of work. I'd let myself believe that I'd be able to pick up where I left off when my basketball career was over, but my metabolism wasn't working for me and I ballooned up 60 pounds. I still am having trouble coming to terms with the fact that this is true... I mean, I'm the same me, I'm just a bit bigger. Well... my "bit" is more than I originally thought!