Posts Tagged ‘run’

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…)

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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…)

The last two days have involved some fairly intense but simple exercise routines.  To be honest they are only intense because I allowed myself to get out of shape.  Yesterday I had the house all to myself, so I cranked up the Itunes and fit in an indoor workout for a change.

  1. Heavy Bag Dead lift/Squat: 12, 10
  2. Wide Grip Push-up: 20, 20
  3. Alternating Bulgarian Dead lift: 12 each side, 11 each side
  4. Diamond Push-up: 15, 15
  5. Towel Pike: 10, 8.  These are simple, just watch the video.  All you do is replace the swiss ball with an old towel under the balls of your feet.                                                                                  
  6. Alternating Push-up: 12, 10 (more…)

I hate days like this!  Weights and interval training definitely shouldn’t be combined- unless you want to put your body in serious fits of pain.  What can I say though, I am a sucker for a challenging workout.

I won’t include the details of my weight training session this morning.  Suffice it to say it went very well.  About 30 minutes of serious intense training with few rest periods between exercises.  Although, the gym had its share of annoying resolution keepers still hanging in there and getting in my way.

My interval run this afternoon was interesting. (more…)

Well today turned out to be surprisingly pleasant, despite raining almost all day.  Toward the end of the day (around 4 p.m.) I started to despair that I wouldn’t be able to squeeze in an interval training session.  Consequently I figured I would make something out of the day by doing some grip strength training.  It went will with sets of 15, 12, 6, 3, and 1 (with holds of 1 second, 2 seconds, 6 seconds, 30 seconds, and 60 seconds respectively).  Between each of those sets I did some extensor training in sets of 15, 12, 6, and 3.

Wonder of wonders, around 5 p.m. the rain slowed down to a slow drizzle.  So I suited up for a good cold weather run.  Since it was still cold enough to see my breath and very damp outside I dressed up in full gear.  Full gear includes my cold weather hood (makes me look like a Muslim woman) and a hat over it.  The workout went surprisingly well considering how cold and damp it was.

Intervals

  • 0:00-4:00: Warm-up Walk
  • 4:00-5:00: Light jog
  • 5:00-5:30: Sprint (Level 9) (more…)
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My driveway. It looks much longer after your fifth sprint up that steep hill.

Today was one of those post-Christmas days when you are so bored that you end up doing chores just to add a little fun to your life.  But I didn’t settle for cleaning the kitchen and rearranging the junk in the cabinets (unused rotisseries and the like).  Instead I took several more steps advancing my journey into fitness.

First, the day started with some Wii Yoga for about 22 minutes.  Not very strenuous, but it definitely does improve my balance as well as providing some basic stretching.

Second, I put together a 40 minute workout that had me sweating like crazy after ten minutes.  [Of course, I followed my trainer provided stretching routine BOTH before and after this routine].  The routine was fairly simple.  See the driveway in the picture above?  (more…)

I found this wonderful little toy over at Amazon.com, it is a Powermax sprint sled:

Looks fun, doesn’t it?  That is exactly what I thought.  But the price tag made my jaw drop- $249.95.

So my first thought, aside from selling plasma in order to get my hands on this toy, was how could I build this myself.  I have a pretty good idea.

The recipe:

1 sled from the local consignment shop= estimated cost $12 (more…)