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Monday, March 31, 2008

Results 31-Mar-2008 Hal

Today's mortification of the flesh:

1 mi run
pushups, situps, burpees
1 mi run.

for time.

a big DNF for me today... weak. Did everything except for the last run, when things down in the stomach started feeling decidedly... turbulent (at about 1/4 mi in). So I called it in favor of keeping lunch down. I think I made the right decision. We'll do this again Apr 30 and see how much better I do. today's time 28:43, which includes a fun mat wait.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Results 26-Mar-2008 Hal

3k Rowing machine (level 4) - 12:05
Dumbbell curls 30 lb 2x10
Hanging tricep row 50 lb 2x10
10 dips
15 leg curls @150 (machine)
15 leg extensions @ 135 (machine)
50 situps

Today's workout was actually a lot of fun. I enjoyed working with the rowing machine for that amount of time (usually, I only do about 500m as fast as possible). Then I did the weights instead of mat work because the wonderful gym I go to has 5(!) single person mats, which were naturally all in use. All in all, a good workout - the mix felt good. Much better than Monday's performance.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Results 24-Mar-2008 Hal

In a horrible turn of events, I haven't been able to get my workout on for several weeks. So in my grand return to the gym, here's my workout. It felt terrible, because it feels like I lost a lot of my

1/2 mi. on the treadmill, 7.5 mph.

10 pushups, 15 situps, 15 squats
As many repetitions as possible in 20 minutes.

Only 10... weak.

500 m rowing machine - 1:44

bicep curls, 10 reps, 30 lbs.

I was knackered. But tomorrow is another day.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Results 03-Mar-2008 Hal

It's been too long since I've been to the gym, so I assigned myself a real trial. For time do the following:
1mi run
followed by
and wrap it all up with 1mi run.

my time: 34:19.

This was tough. Really tough. Closest I can ever remember coming to yarfing. Thankfully, no such treat today. Just lots and lots of solid movement. Burpees kill me in the face. I was breaking them up pretty heavily at the end.... 5 and 6 at a time.

I contemplated going back up (30-20-10-10-20-30) but after the first round, decided that just counting down would be more than enough suffering.

Today's song: Bleed it out, Linkin Park.

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