Friday, October 31, 2008

I think I did?

Run outdoors?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trail running..

Did the trail thing this morning... it was very cold but once I started running, I felt fine. The ground was pretty hard though. Also saw another runner (older guy, thin build, wearing a red GAP hoodie, sunglasses, no distinguishing facial features, maybe 5 8"?) on the trail. Had seem him on Breiel earlier running and noted him. Felt somewhat odd to see someone else running, and brought back memories of events at PSU many years ago, but all was well.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Running like a woman on a mission

Today I ran around the block, and I really do notice that my runs are improving in the sense that I feel more in control of my body and seem to run with greater power as well as speed. Yepee!

That said, my left calf muscle is still feeling the effects of the Monday night pull or whatever I did. It was terrible. It literally felt like my calf muscle MOVED on my leg. Thanks to the Hoff for setting that right.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Urban Active leg stuff

Went to Urban Active and did 1500 meters of rowing in 6:21, then 5 minutes on elliptical before:

  • squats
  • hack squat
  • leg press
  • seated calf raises
  • plie squats (60, 10 reps; 70, 10 reps; 80, 10 reps)
  • Romanian deadlifts
I should put the numbers down, but alas...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ran around the block

and I lost a shirt... well, took it off, because it was so darn warm! Yepee! "Let It Rock"

Friday, October 24, 2008

The return to urban active

Did the elliptical, 2k in 8:38, and a bunch of weight stuff (bench, squat, hack squat, overhead press, decline fly, front and side lat raises, curls, romanian deadlifts, behind the head tricep stuff). I ROCK.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


at a secret location!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I ran the block

and I'm starting to be a little concerned by how easy it is.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hitting the trail hard and fast

Ran the trail today. Felt GREAT!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Not much doing

So I did the elliptical thing for 15 minutes, then did no weight on the incline and reg bench press 3 x each for 15 reps. I also did two sets of overhead presses of 15 reps each with 10lb dbs. Like I said above, not much doing.

My right hammy hurts though.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Trail running...

Just got back from running the trails. They're gorgeous right now, and the scent of dying leaves greeted me as soon as I started running. What seemed odd: the scent of PANCAKES. I was running along the fence line near the golf course, and I can only imagine that someone was cooking breakfast with their windows / screen door open. It's an absolutely fantastic day.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

NEW 500m record


Friday, October 10, 2008

The old switcheroo!

Rowed 2000 meters (500 meters then 1 minute rest) and then 10 minutes on elliptical. Then I went home; almost seems like it was a waste to drive to UA today.

I did hit 1:58 for a 500 meter row. I think my first 500 I did at 2:30, then 1:58, then 2:20, then 2:07.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Early morning run soon forgotten

Did the get up, run around the block, and forget I did so by late afternoon. It was foggy, but it felt great. I think I'm getting the hang of this running thing!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

10 minutes at 200 watts

on the elliptical. Not much, but it's something.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Back at Urban Active

Watching the debate as I type this; I can barely remember this morning when I worked out.

  • elliptical 10 minutes
  • rowing 2000 m easy pace 9.39
  • walking lunges (no weight; holding 2 15 lb dbs)
  • bench press (no weight, 15 reps; 20 lbs on bar, 10 reps; 40 lbs on bar, 6 reps, 4 reps; 20 lbs on bar, ? reps?)
  • leg press (90 lbs on, 3 sets of 10?)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Trail running

Did the whole "trail run" thing today, and it went well. I didn't do a darn thing this weekend, because I was lazy and loving it.

Friday, October 3, 2008

New 2000m time: 8.54.5 and stuff

  • 10 minutes on elliptical
  • 2000 meters in 8:54.5 on setting 6... basically did a relaxed row until the last 500 m and then killed it
  • bench press (no weight, 18; 20 lbs on bar, 18; 30 lbs on bar, 7)
  • decline fly (10 lbs, 18; 12.5, 18; 15, 8)
  • overhead db (10 lbs, 18; 12.5, 18; 15, 8)
Then I felt lazy and weak and went home. The End.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Twilight running

Ran the "block" this evening; it felt very good, which is odd, because generally running doesn't feel good.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Running in the dark

So, this morning I did what I used to do all the time: run! While at PSU, I would run in the mornings because I would forget I ran by the time the day really got started for me, so I'd suffer through the morning run and experience amnesia. It worked really well.

Today I felt GREAT running, so that was a strange experience. It wasn't a struggle, and I even saw a colleague running. Weird.