Well, once again I haven’t been very diligent in posting exercise success.
Quick recap – this week I did 10.75 miles on tuesday and 5.25 miles on thursday. Monday and wednesday were strength and conditioning.
I was toasted after the Tuesday workout. I maintained about 170HR and 7m27 per mile. Now I need to start transferring that to the roads.
Thursday workout was about 7m31 per mile. I wanted to take it easy but I have a hard time with that.
Just an hour of cardio today. Kept heart rate above 150. Decent workout.
Well, it has been quite a while since I last updated on my exercise routine. Some of that is due to being caught up in the work routine and not exercising. Some of that is because I started to question whether I should be blogging that information like that. Posting what time you exercise and then if it becomes a pattern – seems to be very predictable.
Both are lame excuses.
I have resumed exercise. I am working on a routine currently and am about to take that routine up to two-a-days. I like two-a-day workouts. They are hard on the body – but the rewards are high. I am hoping that it will be enough to kick my butt into gear for a while. Then I will back off to single workouts and then back to two-a-days in preparation for marathon season. I will allow myself two to three weeks (off two-a-days) before the first marathon to let the body recover.
Quick workout today. Had wanted to go much longer but it just wasn’t the day for that. It is very difficult to look at a empty treadmills, ellipticals and bikes and to have none of the tv’s working.
I did about 30 minutes @ HR of 185 for 13 min and 157 for the remainder.
I have also made another change to help throughout the day. I am now replacing my desk chair with an exercise ball for at least 1hr a day. Since most of the day is spent at the desk, it would be good to get some cheap core exercise while at work. This decision was made in part as an experiment to test the hypothesis that you can build core muscle just by sitting on it while at work. I get back pain from time to time. One way to resolve that is through a better core.
It was good to get a good sweat after having my back out for the past few days.
Finally back to the Gym.
32 minutes at a relatively high intensity (7min miles) / HR 174 BPM. And then lower intensity at 143 BPM.
Feels good once again.