Friday, April 14, 2006

Plan Of Action

Yesterday I had intended to work in chest and back exercises on the Bowflex, but it never happened. The most I did was walk to the mail box and back, which is about a mile, but I really don't count that as a workout since I really should be working harder. I know this is probably just a lame excuse, but it warmed up yesterday and I do not have air conditioning... I know I could have worked out in the evening, I ended up cleaning the house... Bad, bad, bad me... Excuses. I will fit in chest and back after posting this entry... I will... Really...

Tomorrow we have a 16 mile run scheduled. There is no way out of this one. We HAVE to fit it in. The marathon is in about 7 weeks. Training this year has been off. I have been fitting in the mileage where I can but it hasn't been stellar. The 16 miler should have been actually last Saturday, but we only did half of that distance. Even if it rains we're getting out there, and we don't own rain gear. The only way we won't run is if there's lightning, and that's actually predicted for today, but it has yet to rain. We'll see.


I did get my chest and back work out in. I did supersets (on the Bowflex) of chest presses and flys on the incline, and upright rows. I used moderate weights with high reps. I also fit in 250 crunches.


Donna said...

16 freakin miles, I couldn't even imagine. I was struggling with 5 today. I really have a lot of work to do. From now on, if I have to run on the treadmill, I'm putting it on an incline. I'm going to try and go outside as much as possible, but I won't run in the rain or cold.

Irene said...

The mileage has been built up over the past 6 months, so, theoretically, 16 miles shouldn't be that intimidating, but it still is. We just have to prepare. I don't like to run in the rain, either, but I might not have much of a choice. We have to get that mileage in!

KatieFeldmom said...

WOW! I bow down to you and your marathon training! I wish I could run, but alas, the knees don't like it. But I love the runner's high that comes with it!

Congrats on getting in that UBWO!

Irene said...

Thanks for stopping by! Ugh, the knees. I was diagnosed with arthris in both knees last year, right in the middle of training for my first marathon. It was awful but (stubborn me) stuck with marathon training. I just cut back my training days and slowed down. My goal was to finish, and I did. This year I'm not plagued with so much pain, just the usual muscle sorness from working out. I'm not sure if I can attribute that to fish oil capsules, but that's the only thing that's different.

Thanks, again, for visiting!

Angie said...

250 crunches? Consecutively? Holy cow! Apparently I have some work to do. The most I can do is 60, and that's pushing it.

Irene said...

I did 2 sets of 100 and one set of 50.