Posts Tagged ‘cardio’

Since we had a beautiful 65 degree day here in NC, I decided to take advantage of it with an outdoor workout.  This was a tough one.  Coming on the heels of a tough indoor workout yesterday my body wasn’t very happy about this.  To make matters worse, my outdoor workouts are faster paced (with rest breaks kept down to 10-30 second between exercises….if that).  So they give me really good feed back on how good, or in this case poor, my aerobic conditioning is.

Exercise 1. Agility ladder,  Cycle 1- 3 Minutes/cycle 2- 2 minutes

Exercise 2. Sandbag Press, Cycle 1 – 2 minutes/Cycle 2 – 90 seconds

Exercise 3. Backward Tire Toss, Cycle 1 – 3 minutes/Cycle 2 – 3 minutes

 See minute mark 1:22

Exercise 4. Sprints with Cones, Cycle 1 – 90 seconds/Cycle 2 – 90 seconds

Exercise 5. Bear Crawl, Cycle 1 – 2 minutes/ Cycle 2 – NONE

I felt exhausted after this workout and my lower back was begging me not to do a third cycle.  In total I did about 20 minutes of exercise with 4 minutes rest between cycles.

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Everything from the cameria 003I decided to bring back my old training logs.  Why?  Well, I enjoy posting about my workouts on here and I like that fact that they keep me honest.

Sunday are always a fun workout for me.  Sundays = sprint training in my house.  Not just ordinary old sprint training but balls to the wall up a steep sloped driveway digging my heels into the pavement kind of training.  The driveway is about 40 yards and the cul-de-sac is another 30 or so yards.  Starting from the other side of the cul-de-sac I sprint across the flat pavement then up my driveway–over and over and over again.  All in all about 17 or so times.  There is no set number, just however many sprints I can fit within 20 minutes.   (more…)

KickAssLogoYou haven’t really worked out until you’ve put together an exercise routine that has made you curse the day you were born, beg for mercy, and fear that a heart attack was imminent.  That pretty much describes what I did yesterday.  At some point two days ago I thought, “basic H.I.T. isn’t enough, I need a little something more.”  So, I thought, what if I eliminated the rest breaks and performed 3 rounds of 5-6 minutes of activity with NO rest during each round.    The idea struck me as a good one as I sat in my computer chair- I would later regret this whole line of thought.

So what was the workout?  Well, it looks simple enough on paper until you try to run through, balls to the wall style, with no rest in between. (more…)

Well I will get to the stupidity last, first let us dispense with the information and maps.

It wasn’t a very promising morning.  For the first two to three hours of the day I was wedded to my toilet- if you know what I mean.  But after some Imodium and a serving of Pepto-Bismol I finally got my inner-rumbling in order and was able to walk around the house.  Unfortunately, my prime window for running between 8 and 9:30 a.m. had passed. It was already 10 a.m. before I even got my stuff together and stepped out of the house.  Thanks to the late start is was already 90 (according to weather.com “feels like 95”) degrees. It was a good thing that I left my shirt behind.  It was a good chance to work on my tan.

Keep the above information in mind, because it plays a large role in the events that would define my stupidity.  (more…)

I began today’s run with one simple goal.  Run until I couldn’t run another step.  How did I do?

Well this chart tells only a small part of the story.  I began my run feeling a bit rough.  My chest felt a bit rough, like my trachea was raw.  But since I didn’t have a sore throat I figured I would just go ahead and run.  Before I ran out the door I uploaded to my Ipod a 35 minute segment from the Dennis Prager radio show and hit the road.

The first five minutes of my run felt horrible.  The only analogy I can give you is that it felt like my legs were the size of broomsticks and I was trying to balance a bag of cement blocks on top of them.  That is the only way I can convey to you how it felt every time my weight would come crashing down on my lead foot.  (more…)

Here is the chart.  Not much to say. (more…)

Another day of running that started out terrible, but ended up terrific. If this keeps up I could really start to love running. (more…)