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Challenge Results Day 2...

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Challenge totals so far -

Miles - 7.03/100
Push ups - 275/2,000
Pull ups assisted - 48/200

Marathon Training Schedule...

I stated this the other day in my challenge blog but it is worth repeating, this marathon is going to be SLOW. The goal is to make it across the finish line without injury to my knee and to be able to sign up for another race and COMPLETE the race without backing out as I have so many times because of my knee issues. I am so tired of training for races and not being smart with my runs and as a result, I do not even get to race. So, if the plan has me running/walking, then that is what I am going to do. I am going to start off aiming for a 13 mm AP with my long runs and see how my knee does. If all is well, I can increase my pace somewhat but not much. The next marathon can be about speed, but this one is about FINALLY making it across the finish line for my first 26.2. I have completed 6 HM's and 6 triathlons in addition to countless road races ( 5k's, 10k's etc...) I want more than anything to make this goal and to finish strong, meaning not injured. I want to be able to run a good recovery run a few days post marathon and for my knee to be happy. So, if you see me posting crazy fast times, far off of what I am supposed to be doing, feel free to yell at me....I will understand :)

This weeks schedule.....

Monday - Easy walk - DONE
Tuesday - 5 mile walk/run and ST - DONE
Wednesday - Easy walk or bike
Thursday - 4 mile walk/run with drills and ST
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 12 miles run/walk @13mm
Sunday - ST and easy walk

Now for today's challenge results -

Nutrition -

M1 - Kefir, milled flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and apple
M2 - Whey protein shake with 1/2 banana and skim milk. GF rice cake with natural PB
M3- Spring mix with ground chicken, peppers, cucumber and 1 grapefruit
M4 - Grilled chicken breast with spinach, egg and avocado, 1/2 a protein shake
M5 - More of the Kefir mix from this morning

Fitness -

5.03 mile run/walk on the tread - 58:08 mins, 11:33 AP

Short ST set -

Alternating bicep curls - 3 sets of 12 reps with 30 lb Db's - I reached my goal :) BUT the last few reps of set 3 my form was not as good as I would like. I was swaying back, so I need to improve on this but I am so very excited to see what I was finally able to get those 3 sets in using 30 lb Db's. It was a goal of mine and I reached it....on day 2!! Yea!

Two arm bicep curls - 3 sets of 15 reps with 20 lb Db's
Bent over rows with a 59 lb BB- Set 1 - 10 reps, Set 2 - 5 reps......totally spent. I could not do more.
Shoulder press with sumo squat - 3 sets of 15 reps with 20 lb Db's
Pull up Close grip - 3 sets of 5 assisted
Pull up Wide grip - 3 sets of 5 assisted
Diamond Pushup - 50 reps
Close grip push up - 50 reps
Spiderman - 50 reps
Solider plank push - 50 reps

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LZY0108 8/16/2012 3:06PM

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PLUSSIZEWIFE 8/10/2012 10:03PM

    you are way awesome.. super awesome. totally inspirational.

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IGSBETH 8/8/2012 2:12PM

    Sounds like you're doing great!

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CEKNIGHT 8/8/2012 12:11PM

    You are awesome! Keep pushing!!!

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BILL60 8/8/2012 8:51AM

    Just do it!!

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GAELENEC 8/8/2012 7:57AM

    You are doing awesome! Way to go!

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CCBULLDOG 8/8/2012 7:48AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Good luck with your goals...I love that you post them...I think I should start doing that...sending a high five your way! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 8/8/2012 7:23AM

  Follow the plan you have with the PT and you should be fine. God Bless You and the Family. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care and Be Careful.

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    You put this old lady to shame..... emoticon

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ALISHAB3 8/7/2012 5:57PM

    Jen, I just want you not to let the idea of the lsb runs or run/walking to bother you at all because most ultra marathoners use a run/walk method anyway, so its completely normal, ok, and frankly the way most of us do endurance events anyway. I know you know all of that intellectually, I just want you to internalize it so that your idea of 'success' shifts to 'doing the workout as prescribed is success.

Btw, just read the blog with all those beautiful pictures. I love seeing your daughter ride the push ups. She cracks me up emoticon

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AUTUMNBRZ 8/7/2012 4:43PM

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TXHRT4U 8/7/2012 4:05PM

    I understand what you are going through. I just injured my left knee last week during P90X Plus. Dr. appt. tomorrow to see what happened. My knees have really done well this year. I was bummed when I did the side lung and I went down.

I agree with you on your statement of running smarter and finishing the race. Your doing great! Keep it up!


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MBSHAZZER 8/7/2012 3:34PM


Jen, as someone who has run many half and full marathons, I can tell you that the NUMBER ONE, MOST IMPORTANT thing about training is staying healthy! Fast or slow, it doesn't matter if you are injured and cannot start. A marathon is a truly amazing experience and a HUGE accomplishment and it doesn't matter if you run it at "Olympic" speed or your own speed - 26.2 miles is still 26.2 miles!

I read an article by "The Penguin", John Bingham. He was chatting with the winner of the marathon at the awards ceremony. The winner asked Bingham what his finish time was and it was something over 5 hours. The winner was amazed and said, "I could NEVER run for that long, you are amazing!" - so it's all about perspective!

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CHANGINGSAM 8/7/2012 3:26PM

    I think you can do it. Just listen to your body. You are strong, and I know you will make it across the finish line! emoticon

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