Monday, February 04, 2013

Case of the Mondays

0350 came pretty dang early this morning. I've spent most of the day in a sort of daze, the kind of Superbowl hangover that I hope the 49ers suffer from next year. I had a pretty good flight this morning, considering my tired state, and I'll be better tomorrow on 8 hours of sleep.

My first set of 60 pushups was scary awesome, I really felt like I could have kept going to 80 or 90. I was just a machine and felt bionic. Then I ate breakfast and took a shower and did another 60 and din't feel quite as strong. But whatever was in those brownie/cookie/reeses/icecream combo desserts really worked and I need to eat some before my next PT Test. I managed to get 300 total today and I'm pretty happy with how February is starting out. My lats were pretty sore (pathetic) so I skipped pullups. I'll try a 6 pyramid tomorrow to feel better about myself.

I was sitting around dreading my daily run when my roommate walked by on his way to the gym. I decided to get off my butt and hit the treadmill while he did the elliptical and got 5 miles done. I was planning on just running 8-minute miles but I started feeling pretty good and I bumped it up to 7.5-minute miles for miles 3 and 4 and then ran a 6:58 mile for mile 5. All told, it was 5 miles in 37:58 and then I got to cool down during the extra 2 minutes. Treadmills feel like cheating sometimes but I don't think there's a better way to keep a consistent pace. If I were running on the street, I would have slowed down to catch my breath multiple times.

Anyway, I'm really tired and planning on going to bed at 1930. Homework's done and I have some laundry to fold before turning in. Life is really thrilling here in Southern Alabama.

Pushups: Today-300 YTD-6405
Pullups: Today-0 YTD-15
Running: Today-5mi YTD-78mi
Fri, 01Feb - 204.3
Sat, 02Feb - 204.2
Sun, 03Feb - 202.4
Mon, 04Feb - 204.4

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Dave Rozsnyai said...
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Dave Rozsnyai said...

I really wish they let you edit comments. Trying to recap and add right after working out is not easy.

I've been working out for about a week now and am hoping that the constant soreness will subside soon. If it weren't for these updates I would easily be taking days off. At first I thought counting the elliptical was a total shortcut. While I still feel it is borderline cheating I think it is negated by the fact that you can't do a 7 minute mile on an elliptical. I put that thing through hell today and was around 9:45 pace. So easy on the body means added time for the same mileage.

Today I did 30 pushups in the morning. Then at the gym started with 13 pull ups, 25 pushups, 10 pull ups, 25 pushups, Elliptical, 12 pull ups, 25 pushups, 10 pull up, 25 pushups, 5 minutes on a bike, 5 pull ups, 20 pushups.

Once I feel comfortable with my numbers I'll be able to start doing some normal lifting routines. Until then I have to not did myself a giant hole to get out of.

Pushups - 150 / 575 YTD
Pull ups - 50 / 80 YTF

Running - 0 / 3 YTD
Treadmill - 0 / 2 YTD
Elliptical - 2.5/ 5.5 YTD
Run total - 2.5 / 10.5 YTD