Monday, June 20, 2011

Training - Week 5 - Week 3 of Marathon Training - Monday 3 Mile EZ...Test of Body

My last post was part of my Getting It Done series and in that post I talked about the frustrations I get with people making excuses. I made a vow to myself today to not make any excuses and get the job done.

Tonight after Aiden finished his baseball game I came home and ran 3 miles. It was supposed to be an easy run, but I felt pretty good in the 80 degree heat and started thinking about my 4 mile race coming up in 3 weeks. I have a goal for the race and tonight I decided to push my body a little bit to see where I was training wise. Trying to push the body for a fast time on a 4 mile run is much different than training to sustain movement over the course of 26 miles.

I ran the 3 miles in 21:48 which comes to a 7:14 pace. I felt good afterwards and was able to recover pretty quickly. I hope I can push a little harder next week and see how much I can trim off this time before finalizing my run time. Right now I am set on running the 4 mile race under 28 minutes.

Here is quick breakdown
Mile 1: 7:32
Mile 2: 7:12
Mile 3: 6:57

I came home and then completed my 7 Weeks to 100 Push-Up Challenge since my body was nice and warmed up.
Set 1: 12
Set 2: 15
Set 3: 10
Set 4: 10
Set 5: 19+ (I knocked out 30)

Being the start of the 3rd week in this program I am still having a hard time imagining being able to do 100 consecutive push-ups, but time will tell.

I also wanted to get in a TRX workout tonight as well. This part proved tough. I started the workout, but Ava was being fussy so I had to stop mid workout to help with Ava. Finally, I was able to get AVa calmed down, took Aiden down to the basement with me and had to find the desire to finish this workout. I completed the TRX 3D Strong workout. Holy Cow! This workout was harder than the Condition to Win. It really taxed my body and made me realize how weak I am. My shoulders are very sore right now along with some tired legs.

I did not make excuses. I found a way to get it all done. Really, when you break down the time this all took just a little over an hour. That is one tv program or elimination of checking Facebook for the 100-200 times of the day.

Find a way to reach your goals. I mentioned in a previous Getting It Done post about setting a goal. Coming up I will be talking about the system in which I use to help me mark my checkpoints along the way to achieving my goals.

It is time for bed as I have a run bright and early tomorrow.
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