Sep 13, 2006

Training has begun

I have started focusing my training towards ironman Canada 2007.. So in an effort to track my progress I'm going to start posting my workouts and comments on how things are going.

Tues 12 Sept
In the morning I ran 1 mile to warm up, then did 30 min of stairs at a moderate intensity. I streched out and did 4 sets of 50 crunches and 2 sets of 50 bicycle crunches, 5 1 min planks, and by then my abs were tired so I streched out again.
I planned on swimming in the evening but when I got to the pool around 7:30ish there was a waiting line for a lane and all the lanes were filled with 3 people. So after about 20 min wait I gave up and went home. I felt tired anyway and went to bed around 10ish.

Wed 13 Sept
I got to the pool around 5:30am it was pretty much empty :) so I swam for 45 min averaging about 60 second laps. I probably rested for about 5 min total. After about 30 min I started getting bored and really had to force myself to keep swimming and not just goof off or slack. I think having some drills to mix in would help a lot. After the swim I did some arm weights, bicept curls 3 sets of 15 with 8lb barbells, tricept dips 3 sets 15 with own body weight and feet raised, front shoulder raises 3 sets 15 with 5lb, side raises 3 sets 15 5lb - by this time my left shoulder started to ache and I was hungry so I headed out.
I met Steph at 6pm at Expedia and we started running around 6:10. I actually felt good I thought I would have been more tired. We kept and pretty even pace even up the hills. We ran out to the Lake Hills loop area - almost to Phantom Lake and then turned back and ran through BCC and got back to expedia at about 7:28pm. I'm not exactly sure how far we ran but we never walked and just kept going at an even pace. I felt really good like I could have kept running. It was wonderful.

1 comment:

colleen said...

Great job on your workouts today! Enjoy a well deserved day of tomorrow, try to do a few stretches :)