Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
JACKSOAN
20,000-24,999 SparkPoints 22,162
SparkPoints
 

135 Days and Counting...

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Well, it's been 15 days since my last blog. I promise, I wasn't 100% lazy over the Christmas and New Year's holidays! ...Just lazy when it comes to Spark People. emoticon

To recap the past two weeks:
Thursday, Dec 20 - I swam after work, 1800 yards in a little under 50 minutes. I couldn't see a pace clock for the first 600 yards, so I don't have a very accurate amount of time for the whole distance.

Friday, Dec 21 - I didn't work out today. Instead, I drove 10.5 hours from Ohio to South Carolina for my week long Christmas vacation with my family.

Saturday, Dec 22 - Week 4 Day 3 of C2HM
The plan:
- Walk 5 min to warm up
- Alternate run 90 sec with walk 60 sec for 3 miles
- Walk 5 min to cool down
The results:
- Walk 6 min to warm up (mapped to be about 1/3 mile)
- Alternated the running/walking for 41:30
- Walk 5 min to cool down
- I thought this route was 3.6 miles long, but it was actually 4 miles (I didn't realize this until the following Friday). Oops.

Monday, Dec 24 - Week 5 Day 1 of C2HM
The plan:
- Walk 5 min to warm up
- Alternate run 1/4 miles with walk 1/4 mile for 2 miles
- Walk 5 min to cool down
The results:
- Walk 6 min to warm up
- Alternated the running for 3:00 min and walking 4:30 min four times
- Ran 1:30 min and walked 4:48 to cool down
- This route mapped out to 2.6 miles total.

Wednesday, Dec 26 - Week 5 Day 2 of C2HM
Repeat of Monday's workout.

Friday, Dec 28 - Week 5 Day 3 of C2HM
This workout should have been on Saturday, but since I planned to drive back to OH on Saturday, I moved the run up a day.
The plan:
- Walk 5 min to warm up
- Alternate run 1/4 miles with walk 1/4 mile for 3 miles
- Walk 5 min to cool down
The results:
- Walk 6 min to warm up
- Alternated the running for 3:00 min and walking 4:30 min six times
- Ran 4:00 min and walked 6:06 to cool down. (I ran some b/c I was still pretty far away from my finishing spot.)
- Since I had to run an extra section then still had a decent cool down walk, I decided to double check my route distance. It was the same route I took the previous Saturday, and turned out to be 4 miles, not 3.6 like I thought.

Sunday, Dec 30 - I swam, 1800 yards again, the same set of strokes, kick, and pull that I did on 12/20. This time, though, I was in the main lap pool and could see the pace clock the entire time: 49:18 for the whole workout. That's a little over a mile, y'all!

Monday, Dec 31 - Week 6 Day 1 of C2HM
I ended up doing this one on my treadmill at home instead of on the indoor track at the Nat. To make it a little more realistic, I put the incline at 1.5%.
The plan:
- Walk 1/2 mile to warm up
- Alternate run 1/4 mile and walk 1/4 mile for 3 miles
- Walk 1/2 mile to cool down
The results:
- Walk 1/2 mile at 3mph
- Alternated run 1/4 mile at 5.5mph and walk 1/4 mile at 3mph for 3 miles
- Since the last section of the main run is walking, I didn't do a separate cool down
- Total: 3.5 miles in 56:30 min

Wednesday, Jan 2: Week 6 Day 2 of C2HM
I ran this one at home on the treadmill, too.
The plan: repeat of Monday's workout
The results:
- Warm up and cool down were the same.
- I upped the speed on the last running section. Started at 6mph but couldn't maintain that, so I ended up slowly dropping back to 5.5 by the end of the 1/4 mile.
- I upped the speed on the last three walking sections to 3.1mph
- Total: 3.5 miles in 55:42 min

Today, Thursday Jan 3 - I plan to walk tonight for cross training. I'll update this section with the results later tonight (or possibly tomorrow).
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post

    Be the First to Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.
 

More Blogs by JACKSOAN