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9/3/13 9:52 P

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I won't be racing this month, unfortunately....just not enough time to "knee-hab" my knee for that length of race...

I'll be starting a September challenge thread shortly!



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8/30/13 4:41 P

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8/30

Final day of August challenge for me.

Shoulder press: 3 sets 12 reps 100pds.
Chest press: 3 sets 14 reps 120pds.
Seated rows: 3 sets 10 reps 180pds.
Lat pull down: 3 sets 14 reps 140pds.
Tri push down: 3 sets 13 reps 100pds.
Bicep curls: 3 sets 9 reps 100pds.
Triceps dips: 3 sets 15 reps straight legs
Stretch 12 minutes

K, I hope your knee is getting better, good luck with your running race! Are we going to have a September challenge. The August challenge kept me going and accountable. Thanks!

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8/30/13 9:49 A

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So your puppy is a personal trainer? emoticon Nice!

I'm going to walk in to work today, I was thinking of running, but I'm not sure that would be good for my knee, I think walking would be good though. And it's been so smoky here, that being outdoors has been hazardous, but today it looks much clearer than it's been in weeks.

I have an ortho doc appointment for the 9th, so we'll see how my knee is until then! Maybe it will be all better and I can cancel!

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8/29/13 10:23 A

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Been getting my cardio in regularly. Strength training, however, has been an issue. I now have a new regimen ~ I play tug-o-war with the 95 pound yellow lab during my daily 'puppy hour'. Changing the hold on the handle gives me a nice isometric exercise.

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8/29/13 9:51 A

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Not a lot of running for me (well, no running since my treadmill jog on Monday), but I did get to my circuit training class last night. I did the step mill for 3 miles first, and the knee feels a bit better the past few days. I'll be making an appointment with an Ortho here today, so I'll see how it goes from there.

Great work Steven, consistency will get you to your goals!

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8/28/13 4:40 P

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8/28

shoulder press: 3 sets 11 reps 120pds.
chest press: 3 sets 11 reps 140pds.
seated rows: 3 sets 11 reps 160pds.
lat pull down: 3 sets 11 reps 140pds.
tri push downs: 3 sets 12 reps 100pds.
bicep curls: 3 sets 12 reps 80pds.
tri dips: 3 sets 15 reps.

stretch 10 minutes

K, I hope that knee improves!



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8/26/13 11:05 P

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emoticon Steven, and pulling, pressing, rowing... emoticon

I did not bike this weekend...couldn't bend my knee far enough! emoticon so I have an appointment with the doctor tomorrow, and I'll see what he says. I'm not entirely giving up just yet, but seriously wondering if I can realistically run this marathon....I may switch to the half, and see about finding a different marathon that is further out so I don't "waste" the training I've done so far, and don't risk making this knee worse. It was pretty bad this weekend, and I rested it for 2 full days, and just walked on Sunday. I did hit the treadmill today (couldn't bend my knee enough to use the elliptical either!) and did my circuit training class. Lots of modifications there too!

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8/26/13 7:52 P

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8/26

shoulder press: 3 sets 13 reps 100pds.
chest press: 3 sets 12 reps 140pds.
seated rows: 3 sets 12 reps 160 pds.
lat pull down: 3 sets 12 reps 140pds.
tri push downs: 3 sets 12 reps 100pds.
bicep curls: 3 sets 12 reps 80pds.

recumbent bike: 35 minutes

stretch: 12 minutes

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8/23/13 5:30 P

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8/23

Shoulder press: 3 sets 15 reps 80 pds.
Chest press: 3 sets 13 reps 120pds.
Seated rows: 3 sets 13 reps 160 pds.
Lat pull down: 3 sets 13 reps 140 pds.
Tri push down: 3 sets 13 reps 80 pds.
Biceps curl: 3 sets 13 reps 80pds.

Stretch 12 minutes

K, good luck with that knee!

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8/23/13 9:46 A

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I may switch to the bike this weekend...we have mountain bikes, so maybe instead of the planned long run? I ended up on the elliptical for 45 minutes on Weds before my class, and we did a bit of running in class as well, and then I ran in (50 minutes, 4.7 miles) on Thursday, and my knee was swollen and more sore and stiff all day. I got some ice from the cafeteria and iced it a couple of times. I had to walk home too, but I took the short way home, instead of my usual route. It actually feels much better this morning, after the hot tub, more ice and a good night's sleep, but I still want to see if I can get in to see a doctor.

Steven! You are so consistent, emoticon and keep it up!

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8/21/13 3:23 P

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K, I hurt my knee at the start of the summer. I have found that spinning has strengthened it. I do this three times a week for 30 minutes.

8/21 Strength

shoulder press: 3 sets 11reps 100pds.
chest press: 3 sets 11reps 120pds.
seated rows: 3 sets 12 reps 160pds.
lat pull down: 3 sets 12 reps 140pds.
tri push down: 3 sets 12 reps 100pds.
bicep curls: 3 sets 12 reps 80pds.
tri dips: 3 sets 15 reps straight legs

stretch 10 minutes

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8/21/13 9:26 A

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Thanks, Steven, and you're doing great!

Got in a short recovery run yesterday, 2.9 miles, 31 minutes to work. My knee has been tight for about a week now, so I'm trying to ice, elevate and rest it a bit so I can get through this training and the race!

Today is my small group class (also had that on Monday, I skipped my usual elliptical warm-up and did yoga instead...may do something similar today, not sure!) I took it easy in class and didn't do the things that bothered the knee. It's feeling a little better today.

And I've been reading lately that watermelon (or watermelon juice) is a good pre-workout drink to prevent soreness. I've been eating (and drinking) it this past week, and it's great!

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8/19/13 5:36 P

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Great job K!

8/19

Shoulder press: 3 sets 11 reps 100pds.
Chest press: 3 sets 12 reps 120pds.
Seated rows: 3 sets 12 reps 160pds.
Lat pull down: 3 sets 12 reps 140pds.
Tri push downs: 3 sets 12 reps 100pds
Bicept curls: 3 sets 12 reps 80 pds.
Tri dips st. legs 3 sets 15 reps
Stretch: 10 minutes

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8/19/13 10:34 A

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I loaded the app onto my tablet, but I didn't care for it. I don't think I was charged for it though, maybe that's new? I will say it may be user error on why I didn't really embrace the app, and also that at the time I wasn't tracking much.

Lilorita, I missed your post! Good going, even if taking it slow, you're getting it done!

And Adlin, sounds like you are getting it done too! Great job!

I got in my long run yesterday....it was hard! 14.2 miles, it took 3 hours, and part of it I walked. But it was also almost 1000 ft of elevation gain, and a dirt road....so all said I think it was a good run. We headed out of town to try to avoid the smoke.

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8/17/13 6:59 P

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I'm plugging along. I one short on the yoga, but subbed a pilates/yoga blend DVD, which also used light hand weights. I've gone back to Slim in 6 to get back on track and did that twice this week (uses bands). It's also got a good abs section. For those that don't include abs, I'm following up with push-ups and sit-ups. Looking forward to a short yoga workout tomorrow morning to get me in the mood for working tomorrow afternoon.

And, I'm backing to tracking... yay! I find it just keeps me accountable. So, I'll need to eventually find a good groove between tracking food every day and not tracking at all.

Because I'm trying to find some type of balance, I'm not tracking as much on SP which makes me sad, but that may change. I got a low end tablet only to learn SP charges $4 for the app! Anyone here using the android app on a tablet?

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8/17/13 11:50 A

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For some reason my computer wasn't letting me reply to this thread!

Anyway, it's working now...I did get in a 50 minute run on Thursday, and a nice hike home. Unfortunately, now my knee is feeling stiff and swollen, so I may try resting again today (I had a massage scheduled for yesterday, so that was a rest day as well). I don't want to risk needing to take more time off to rehab this issue! At least it's not painful, but it feels very stiff after I sit for a long time (like at work!). I will do my yoga today and see if that helps. Come to think of it, I haven't done any yoga for 3 days now, so maybe I need to make that more of a priority.

Steven, great job on the workouts! You make good use of your time doing the home workout while waiting for the repairman to show! emoticon

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8/17/13 11:47 A

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Well done STEVEN2GO2! Today was abit slow for me but I managed to squats and the jump rope, I am getting ready to go for a 30 minutes walk!

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8/16/13 11:14 A

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8/16

Waiting for repairman for AC so worked out at home with resistance bands and body weight:

Modified pushups: 3 sets 15 reps
Triceps Dips: 3 sets 15 reps
Bicep curls band: 3 sets 15 reps 15 pds.
Triceps rows band: 3 sets 15 reps 15 pds.
Close arm pushups: 3 sets 15 reps
Bicep curls band: 3 sets 15 reps 15 pds.
Triceps extensions: 3 sets 15 reps 20 pds.
Inclined pushups: 3 sets 15 reps
Bicep curls: 3 sets 20 reps 15 pds.
Stretch 10 minutes


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8/15/13 10:44 P

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Thursday Abs and some lower body:

Crunch with twist: 7 sets 50 reps
Reverse Crunch: 7 sets 50 reps
Back extensions: 7 sets 30 reps
Crunches: 7 sets 50 reps

Lower:

Calf raises with chair: 5 sets 25 reps
Calf rocking: 5 sets 25 reps


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8/15/13 9:48 A

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Looking good there Lilorita and Steven! emoticon I got my circuit training in last night, we really focused on our core, and a bit of cardio, since we were running laps from one station to another for the first half hour!

Today I'll run in. I'm waiting for the smoke to clear, and now that the sun is a bit higher in the sky, it looks like it's finally doing that a bit. I don't really want to breath smoke while running, just seems counterproductive!

Have a great Thursday, the weekend is near!

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8/14/13 4:51 P

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emoticon LILOITA & KAYOTIC

8/14

SHOULDER PRESS: 3 SETS 11 REPS WT. 100 PDS.
CHEST PRESS: 3 SETS 11 REPS WT. 120 PDS.
SEATED ROWS: 3 SETS 12 REPS WT. 160 PDS.
LAT PULL DOWN: 3 SETS 13 REPS WT. 120 PDS.
TRI. PUSH DOWNS: 3 SETS 12 REPS WT. 120 PDS.
BICEPT CURLS: 3 SETS 11 REPS WT. 80 PDS.
TRI. DIPS: 3 SETS 15 REPS STRAIGHT LEGS

STRETCH 7 MIN.

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8/14/13 11:14 A

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Good for you KAYOTIC! Today I managed to do my squats and crunches for 20 minutes and managed to do the jump rope! I feel so refreshed!

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8/14/13 10:20 A

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Yesterday run was good, 4.4 miles in 49 minutes. Not super speedy, but I felt better than I thought I would! I love that I can foam roll and shower at the gym next to work and feel refreshed going in.

Today is my group fitness class!

Nice abs/lower body set Steven!

How is it going for the rest of you? emoticon

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8/13/13 11:56 P

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Abs and Lower body

Crunches with twist: 7 sets 50 reps
Reverse Crunches: 7 sets 50 reps
Back Extensions: 7 sets 30 reps
Crunches: 7 sets 50 reps

Calf raises: 7 sets 50 reps
Bridges: 7 sets 50 reps
Calf Rocking: 7 sets 50 reps

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8/13/13 9:50 A

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We did a nice abs set at the start of my class yesterday....I think I'll be feeling my core today!

emoticon Will be running in to work today...my foot is hurting a bit, so I'll probably take it easy (aside from that, I really pushed myself at the gym yesterday....so may need a bit of a recovery run). And there is smoke in the air from a nearby wildfire, so I really don't want to push it too much!

Steven, good going on the upper body workout! Abs today, crunch away!



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10/12

Today was my upper body workout routine;
Shoulder press: 3 sets 10 reps 120pds.
Chest press: 3 sets 10 reps 140pds.
Seated rows: 3 sets 8 reps 180pds.
Lat pull down: 3 sets 11reps 140pds.
Tri push downs: 3 sets 15 reps 80pds.
Bicept curls: 3 sets 15 reps 60pds.

Time 52 minutes

Tomorrow work on abs!

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Hey, Barbara and Adlins, welcome to the August challenge, and good for you for focusing on strength training!

Barbara, I take a small group fitness class at my gym, we have 4-6 of us that work with a trainer twice a week. It's an extra charge, but worth it to me, much cheaper than personal training anyway. He sets up a circuit and we run it. Usually a mix of upper/lower body and abs with some cardio thrown in at times. I've never done crossfit, but it sounds pretty difficult, I'm guessing they have ways to get new people acclimated, the folks that do it sure look fit though!

Adlins, good for you for committing to the DVDs for strength and yoga. I'm doing podcasts for my yoga this month, I did the same practice all last week, and really enjoyed getting familiar with it. I might do a new one this week, but do it all week (on the days I'm doing yoga)

I got in my long run today. Was shooting for 12 miles, but it ended up being 10.5. Not too bad considering I'd really taken 2 weeks off of the long run! Time wise and distance it's my longest so far.



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I'm in the strength challenge, Steven. Let's see. I'm aiming for a couple of times a week and that will include some of my workout dvds that include weights. For me, every little bit helps. One uses bands, but I'm still counting that. I'm also aiming for doing situps/pushups and stretching at the end of every workout.

I'm also trying to get two yoga workouts in a week -- yep, to help with stress. :)

So far, last week I met the yoga and today's workout dvd was a walking dvd with upper body workout with weights.

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8/11/13 11:11 A

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Been doing fine with my couch to 5k running, but want to add some strength training to the mix. Bought a set of kettlebells, but somehow lost them when I moved... uhm how I managed to lose a total of 40lbs of weights is beyond me! lol. Anyway, I'm thinking I might like to do a group exercise strength thing. My friend liked Crossfit when she took it. I've seen something called Bodypump at the Y and my chiropractor offers circuit training in the basement of his office... What did any of you like?

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8/10/13 4:13 P

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Way to crank out those weights, Steven! emoticon You are rocking this challenge!

And Lilorita, jump away, my friend! emoticon That's a great form of cardio! Really gets my heart rate up, when I'm not tripping over the rope!

Got in my morning run yesterday, 4.8 miles in 50 minutes...and my hike home was another 5+ miles. Larry and I are going to do our long run tomorrow, he's headed out to stretch and bolder, then groceries...I'm going to get in a short, easy run, then some yoga....even with my rest day on Thursday, somehow I'm feeling tired this afternoon....so don't want to overdo it!

Edited by: KAYOTIC at: 8/10/2013 (16:14)
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8/9/13 3:28 P

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emoticon emoticon Team!

8/8

shoulder press 3 sets 10 reps 120 pds.
chest press 3 sets 10 reps 140 pds.
seated rows 3 sets 12 reps 160 pds.
lat pull down 3 sets 12 reps 120 pds.
tri push down 3 sets 12 reps 100 pds.
tri dips 3 sets 15 reps body wt.
bicept curls 3 sets 11 reps 80 pds.

felt strong!

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8/9/13 11:45 A

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emoticon KAYOTIC, I am happy your teeth feel great, today I managed to do my cardio, I am really enjoying the Jump rope may end up doing it daily! Have a great weekend!

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8/9/13 9:24 A

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emoticon Steven!

I did my group fitness class on Wednesday, we had a great circuit going, but not the really heavy weights Steven throws up there! We did a nice pull/push with the weighted sled though...and lots of plank variations.

As predicted, I did not get a run in yesterday, but my teeth feel great! And I did get in my yoga and meditation (which is basically what Steven mentioned, concentrating on breathing for 10-15 minutes).

Today I will run in to work, I'm shooting for more than 40 minutes worth.

And I'm so happy the weekend is nearly here!

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8/7/13 9:33 P

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8/7 strength workout

shoulder press 3 sets 10 reps wt. 100 pds.
chest press 3 sets 10 reps wt. 120 pds.
seated rows 3 sets 12 reps wt. 160 pds.
lat pull down 3 sets 12 reps wt. 120 pds.
tri extensions 3 sets 12 reps wt. 80 pds.
bicept curls 3 sets 12 reps wt. 60 pds.

cardio workout

elliptical 45 minutes
swim crawl 10 minutes
walk 130 minutes pace 17 min/mile


Have a healthy day!


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8/7/13 10:40 A

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K, you are doing great, also one way I have found useful to beat stress is to concentrate on your deep breathing for about ten minutes!

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8/7/13 10:37 A

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Denia, I find meditation and yoga really help my stress levels....hope you get some relief soon! And good job on sticking with your nutrition and fitness goals during the stress! You have a lot going on!

Lilorita, great goals for cardio, let us know how it goes.

I got in my run yesterday morning, 47 minutes, it was slower than I've been going, my legs are still beat up from last weeks backpacking trip. But getting better, the yoga and foam rolling helps a lot!

I won't be able to run in on Thursday, since I have a dentist appointment so I need to drive in to work. I may try to get in my run after the appointment since it's in the early afternoon. If not, I'll just run longer on Friday.

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8/7/13 6:58 A

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My goal this month is to work on my cardio - I have selected walking and using the jump rope at least 3 days a week or more if I am motivated.

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8/6/13 12:35 P

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Oh, I am meeting my goals with food and exercise. The stress/fatigue is totally mental - sequestration and stress at work, hubbie starting a business, sickness in the family, family members looking for jobs. My main goal for August is to reduce stress as much as possible! Doing lots of breathing exercises and adding some yoga. The rain here seems to have tapered off so I can get outside to exercise. The fresh air and sunshine help as well!

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8/6/13 10:16 A

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Denia, maybe posting a simple goal would help you regain some focus? Is there something you particularly want to achieve this month before your trip? Maybe even just focusing on getting in 5 a day fruits and veggies would help you feel some focus.

Konrad, great goals! I have a running goal as well, are you training for a marathon too? And I hear you on the junk food, I have to start passing on the candy dish at work again!

Steven, great set/weights your pushing around there! You're cranking it out!

I'll be running in today, so better get going and lace up those running shoes! My plan has me going 30 minutes today, but I'll probably go longer, especially since I missed my last 2 long runs with my recent vacation.... emoticon

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8/5/13 10:17 P

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Shoulder press 100 pounds 3 sets 10 reps 7 minutes
Chest press 120 pounds 3 sets 10 reps 7 minutes
Rows 160 pounds 3 sets 12 reps 8 minutes
Lat pull down 3 sets 12 reps 8 minutes
Tricept Extensions 100 pounds 3 sets 11 reps 8 minutes
Tricept dips straight legs 3 sets 14 reps 9 minutes
Bicept curls 80 pounds 3 sets 10 reps 7 minutes

10 minutes swimming crawl stroke
spinning 50 minutes at 15 mph
walk 8.5 miles

Konrad, welcome to our challenge, just post your runs on the days you do so. Also watch saying no junk, a few treats may not hurt you if they are just a few!

Have a healthy day!


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I've got two goals. First is to extend run time from 2 to 3 hours with not stopping. The second, and most important. No junk food this month. This one is to help propel the running one. Right now I need very good food for body to repair myself from training and long/hard work hours. Can already feel it working, just wish it was easier.

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Struggling this month - just can't seem to focus. My energy is low and I just don't feel well. Think I am just burnt out and need a vacation.

Heading to South Korea next month to visit a friend. Hope I can last until then!

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8/4/13 9:54 P

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That's a great goal, Steven! And it sounds like you have started last month, so keep it up.

I do a small group fitness class on Monday's and Wednesdays, we do circuit training with weights and some cardio thrown in sometimes.

If you want to set your goal to 3 days of strength training a week, with a focus on upper body, I'll be here to cheer you on!

My personal goal this month is to really focus on my marathon training since I have that race coming up at the end of September. I really need to get some miles on my shoes!

So to that end, I'll be checking in with my running times, trying to run Tues/Thurs/Fri and then a long run on Sunday. I may have a shorter run on Saturday as well, but I do need a rest day too!

Who else wants to join the challenge?

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8/4/13 8:42 P

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KAYOTIC,

I am trying to be consistent with working out with weights to build my upper body strength. In July I was faithful with meeting this goal by hitting my gym for an hour - hour and half upper body workout on Mondays and Fridays. On Wednesdays I do an upper body workout from home with my resistance bands. So far I have been making gradual progress with being able to either do more reps or slight increase in weight.

What I would look forward to is any others on our team interested in a challenge to keep up with regular strength workouts. Going on my own is ok, but having others working out too and keeping each other accountable and motivated would be awesome.

My name is Steven and any one interested post here and let us see if we can set up some kind of challenge, hopefully guided by KAYOTIC to focus on in August!

Have a healthy day!


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I just got back from vacation, no internet to speak of, and it was go, go, go....

So who's ready for a challenge for August?

Pick an area you want to improve, or keep working on what you've been doing to be a successful maintainer!

And post away....let's help each other make our goals happen this month!

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