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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Day 30 (31 Day Transformation)

It seems as if I'm getting tired of running because I'm not out and about in the morning.  Rather, I'm staying in bed, being pretty tired, and not wanting to do anything... I need to kick that bad habit and run as soon as I get up!  One day at a time, so tomorrow, I plan on doing just that.  As for today, I ran twice, once by myself, and another with my friends up at Haw Ridge.  Running by myself, I didn't have to push too hard... but running with friends up at Haw Ridge... well let's just say that they push me hard up those hills because they tell me to run up as fast as I could ahead of them, and whenever I slow down... they yell at me to go faster, that it's good for me.  Although I do believe what they say, I just don't think they understand that this is my second run, so I'm not running on fresh legs... in fact, I only had a 45 minute break between my two runs.  Well, I still managed to survive and we hung out afterwards and then parted ways.

Here's what I did today:

7.42 miles in 1:04:01 (8:37 min/mile average)
6.54 hilly miles

Since we were starting and stopping all the time, I could never get a proper pace, but according to my friend's watch, we ran that many miles... and I'm totally cool with it.  Keeping this higher mileage thing up is really pushing me, but I'm definitely seeing a lot coming out of that.  Building a stronger body takes it's toll in the short run, but in the long run, I've gone a ways from where I was to where I'm at.  Tomorrow's my last day for the 31 Day Transformation!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day 27-29 (31 Day Transformation)

Now that my roommate paid back the internet provider, I have internet once again and can post about what's been going on the last few days.  On the 27th, I only had a run in... because I was... doing stuff... okay... it was because I took a nap that lasted a little longer than expected.  On the 28th, I was going to go run outside... but by the time I got my lazy butt out the door, it was already late, so I went to the gym to get my miles in.  Finally, today, I was able to do both run and gym time.  It was a good day for me.

Here's what I did on the 27th:

13.19 miles in 1:52:45 (8:32 min/mile average, starting off at 9:24 min/mile and ending at 7:25 min/mile.  It was definitely a good run)

Here's what I did on the 28th:

21 pull ups
5.5 mile run
.5 mile walk
7 mile walk
50 push ups

Here's what I did today:

6 mile run (last 1.88 mile I did 14:19, an average of 7:37 min/mile)
20 pull ups
5 mile walk
1 hour of cycling

As of today, I'm close to averaging 10 miles a day for the month... but I would need to run close to 35 miles in the next two days if I want to get my average to that point.  We'll see what tomorrow is going to do to me... whether I'm too tired from today... or ready to go for another adventure.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Day 25-26 (31 Day Transformation)

Man... one thing after another... things just keep happening.  All I did yesterday... nothing, and when I came back home... I came back to a home without internet due to my roommate not paying the bills... which kind of sucked.  I mean, through the whole day, I had a lot of things to do.  I started the day working at the day camp, running around with kids for the whole day, ESPECIALLY when we had all 20+ kids chase after me with water guns for half an hour.  At about 2:30, I went over to the park, where I went out with the youth kids and went tubing... which totally worked my deltoids... could still feel it today... and played a couple games of sand volleyball, and then went over to young adults group... ending the day sleeping at about midnight.

As I didn't have internet and I fell asleep before I could type up stuff on my phone.  After I woke up... 9 hours later, I went over and ran with my friend, and then proceeded to go back home and sleep... but hey, if my body needs the rest, I'm going to give it rest.  Needing rest means that my body was recovering... having two intense weeks... meant that it was time for me to rest and recover.  Once I recover, I can go at it again... right before the race.

At this point, I think that the 31 Day Transformation was a little too short of a time period for me to change as I wanted to.  That doesn't mean that I didn't change, because I did change and transform.  I just probably need to plan things out for a 42 day plan instead of a 31 day plan.  Today is going to be another little break for me... but I feel like after this break, I'll be able to push myself a little more for the next week or so before I go to Leadville for my epic 100 mile adventure.

Here's what I did today:

4.9 miles in 44:36 (9:06 min/mile average)

There's no problem in 'failing' as long as you can learn, grow, and continue on.  There is no real defeat unless you stay down.  The moment you get back up, you can move forward and conquer even more.  I can't wait until I make time for a 42 Day Transformation.

However, this adventure still isn't over.  After learning, I'm going to continue forward and learn more as I go on and push myself as much as I can in these last 4 days.  We'll see what'll happen tomorrow.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Day 24 (31 Day Transformation)

Kind of a tough Wednesday, because after running around with the kids during day camp, I didn't have time to train on my own because of different talks and phone calls I had to make during the day.

Here's what I did today:

3.71 miles in 39:12 (10:33 min/mile average)

Not too happy that I didn't get to run much today... but sometimes, social and work life gets in the way of training... which is good that I have priorities like those.  You can't just balance training and not balance anything else... everything ought to have training.

Hoping that tomorrow I could somehow find some time... but it doesn't really look it... which means that Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is going to be a hard workout... not exactly looking forward to it.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Day 23 (31 Day Transformation)

Today was an easy day.  After working at the day camp, I ran with a new friend of mine, and then taking a break, I ran that night.

This is what I did today:

3.75 miles in 37:24 (9:58 min/mile average)
7.04 miles in 58:28 (8:18 min/mile average)

It seems like I only did a little bit, but the thing is, no matter what you do... however small the steps are... they still are the steps of progress, and running over ten miles is definitely progress.  My body is still exhausted from the continuous running and exercise I'm putting myself through, and since I haven't taken a break from running in over two weeks, my body is telling me to shut down for a little bit... but I'm refraining from doing that, because I want to build up my body and have running as a norm.  The thing about the body is that no matter what you do, it will do its best to adapt to whatever you put yourself through.  In this case, with my running, my aim is to have running become my body's norm, and with a firm foundation, I can build even more off of that.  Imagine if I could run 10 miles a day without feeling any different from when I started... imagine if I could run a marathon every day... or 40 miles every day...

The possibilities are endless.  Only I can limit myself, and if I build myself up little by little, I believe that such a thing is possible.  Will I be able to do it this month?  No.  This year?  Probably not... but with every single day, I can progress and move forward to my goal, and when I get closer to my goal, I'll not only be able to become the beast I strive to become, but I will also be able to compete with the elite runners of the world.

One step at a time.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day 22 (31 Day Transformation)

Today wasn't a very hard day... but it also wasn't an easy day.  Because of the storm coming through, I had to spend 4-5 hours in the gym to get everything done.  It was kind of boring and I didn't really enjoy it (especially treadmill running... not a fan) but I did what I needed to do in order to transform my body so that I would be able to finish the Leadville 100.

Here's what I did today:

20 pull ups
1 mile walk
8 mile run
1 mile walk
52 push ups
1 hour of cycling
500 calf raises (and between every 100, I did 100 'taps' where I raised my toes up and down)
15 minutes of sauna

Doing this used to be fairly hard before, but now, I'm pretty used to the amount of training, and so I feel pretty good about it.  Tomorrow I'm planning on making it a little harder to insure that my mileage is higher this week than last week.  Changes are happening and little by little, I'm noticing a difference of how strong I am and how much stamina I've gained through this training... but I still need to do more.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Day 21 (31 Day Transformation)

Well, after going to church, I decided to eat and then take a nap before I ran... and woke up at almost 7 with my phone battery dying... so I charged it up and by the time I was ready to go, it was getting dark... but I still went to this small park nearby and ran around in tiny little circles.  After finishing that up, I went to the gym and did a few things, went home, ate a LATE dinner, and here I am right now, typing what I did today.

Here's what I did today:

10.74 mile run in 1:31:02 (8:28 min/mile average)
22 pull ups
.5 mile walk on treadmill
55 push ups
30 min cycling

It wasn't the best week for exercising, but I guess I sort of needed the break.  I'll have to make sure that next week, I'll have a lot of running and a lot of exercising to do.  Altogether, I had 80.09 miles down for this week... which is pretty good for a 'bad' week.  I'll have to push myself even more next week.  This coming week, I'm planning on getting more than 100 miles down... we'll see how it turns out.  This will be my final full week, and I plan on working hard.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Day 20 (31 Day Transformation)

Today was clean up day!  Spent all morning and noon-time getting myself psyched up to clean... and cleaned up my bathroom (separated my roommate and my stuff... instead of using one sink as my roommate's storage area, I made that my sink, and he could deal with his own sink his way.  Also cleaned the hair out of the bathtub and emptied the trashcan... man it was dirty)  Also washed a few extra tupperwares that needed washing, and brought my clothes from the dryer to my room... basically did the stuff I should've been keeping up with in the first place.  After a cleaner bathroom and cleaner kitchen, I was satisfied and got ready to go run.  Did my running as the sun went down so it was a lot cooler, and then afterwards, I went over to the gym for a mini-workout.

Here's what I did today:

10.41 mile run in 1:25:50 (8:14 min/mile average)
22 pull ups
.5 mile walk
55 push ups
1 hour of cycling

Not the hardest workout, but I'd say I'd count this as an easy recovery day.  Tomorrow, I should do a little more, and see if I can continue running double digits every day for the last third of my 31 Day Transformation program.

Day 19 (31 Day Transformation)

Today was a simple day.  Just one nice long run, running 5 and walking 1, I kept on going... but didn't bring a water bottle with me so I almost didn't make it.

Here's what I did:

21.78 miles in 3:37:29 (9:59 min/mile average)
chopping down branches with a machete

Haha.  Well the second part wasn't exactly a workout, but it got me to stay outside and work on my arms a little bit.  After running almost 22 miles, I was pretty tired, but hopefully, it got me closer to where I needed to be.  Afterwards, I went over and celebrated a friend's birthday party so I didn't get to go to the gym... but I have a feeling tomorrow I'll be able to go and work out to my hearts content.

Keeping it at a 10 min/mile pace means that the 100 miles would be finished in 1000 minutes.... 16 hours and 40 minutes... but I know that I won't really be able to do that.  However, with that kind of training, 12 minute miles for 100 miles won't seem too far off... and for Leadville, 15 minute miles is what I need to finish in 25 hours.  We'll see if the training that I undergo will be enough... I only have a little more than 10 days for training myself to become a beast capable of finishing the race. 

Here's what I say to that.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Day 18 (31 Day Transformation)

Once again, things happened and ended up only barely running... for some reason, I've been pretty tired and sleeping a lot more... in fact, today, I slept a total of about 10 hours... while I'm used to sleeping 6 hours... it's weird.  However, this tells me that my body needed the recovery time because recovery is best when you're asleep.  I would gladly give up running for sleep because in the long run, the sleep would be most beneficial to me.  Tomorrow, I'm definitely going to do a lot more running.

Here's what I did today:

1 mile run with a dog
10 hours of sleep (with nap in the day)

Hopefully, tomorrow I'll be running a bit and that would get me to where I need to be for next week.  I'm behind on my mileage, but once again, it's a guideline and not something that's set in stone.  It's important for training to be based off how your body feels and change it according to where you are in that day, that moment.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Day 17 (31 Day Transformation)

As I was busy all day (seems to be a Wednesday thing...) I took today as a rest day.

Here's what I did:

2.47 miles in 23:12 (9:23 min/mile average)

Nothing spectacular... but I'm hoping that tomorrow I'll have time to run quite a few miles.  Running a little over 2 miles is a little too little.  I feel like I need to make sure that I'm able to run a lot more.  Hopefully, tomorrow I'll be able to have that time to press on and get myself to the next level.

Day 16 (31 Day Transformation)

Today is definitely the 'hump day' for the month.  It's the middle and I've still got a lot to go... but at the same time, it's almost over!  Can't wait for my training to be over.  Transforming my life into being that of an ultra runner requires a lot of discipline and sacrifice.  As day camp started again, I wasn't able to run in the morning, but after it was over, I had the opportunity to run a little bit before meeting up with some runner friends, and then after that, went to the gym and worked out and then finally came home at a semi-decent hour.

Here's what I did today:

5.14 miles in 49:39 (9:39 min/mile average)
7.5 miles (running on trails with friends)
1.5 mile walk
1 mile run (8 minute pace)
.5 mile walk
20 pull ups
1 hour of cycling
50 push ups

Wanted to do stairmaster, but sleep is also essential for my growth and so didn't add that on to my workout... maybe tomorrow.  As of today, I'm only ahead of my miles by about half a mile, so I need to make sure that I follow my goals...  Hoping to get over 100 miles this week as part of my training.  One of the important things I need to work on before the race is to improve my endurance.  Just because I finished one race that went over 100 miles doesn't mean that I would be able to finish this race.  Each race is different and this one is definitely harder than the rest.  The altitude will definitely be a big factor, but I'm hoping that with enough training and getting there early, my body would be somewhat acclimated to that... as for the elevation... I need to make sure I run a lot of hills and mountains.  Every little bit will help me take another step forward in the race.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Day 15 (31 Day Transformation)

Getting back to running higher mileage meant another tough day.  Increasing the amount of running means that my body is also starting to tire out...  After tonight, I feel a slight tenderness on my right knee, but other than that, I feel pretty good.  We'll see how I hold, and I do hope that I will continue to grow and not falter.

Here's what I did today:

5.49 mile run in 48:45 (8:52 min/mile)
11.5 mile run... but no time calculated
22 pull ups
1 hour of cycling
53 push ups

Not quite sure if the running went to my knees or if the cycling finished it off.  Tomorrow when I wake up, I need to make sure to take note of how my right knee feels before I go off and run.

Half way through, and it only gets worse from here on~

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Day 14 (31 Day Transformation)

Thank goodness for rest days!  According to the 31 Day Transformation Guide I made up, I didn't have to run that much at all.  I was only to run 4 miles because that's what my body would consider 'easy' this week.  I'm hoping that because of this break from exercise, I would be able to recover, because Week 3 is going to be even more tough.

Here's what I did today:

4.13 miles in 37:06 (8:59 min/mile)

I was running at an easy pace because it was my rest day, but at the same time, I'm not sure how much longer I would be able to last.  It's recommended that you increase your mileage by 10% each week, but the difference between Week 1 (44.96 miles) and Week 2 (82.97 miles) was by 84.5%.  However, in order to become a beast, you're going to have to train like a monster.

Knowing my limitations, I was able to continue this hard core training, but next week... it looks like I'm going to increase my mileage a little more (but not by 84.5%, thank goodness...).  We'll see how things turn out next week.  Whether my guidelines are going to be followed... or whether I'm going to find my limits sooner than expected and have to take it easy.

Day 13 (31 Day Transformation)

Since yesterday was a nice and long run, I was a little sore today and didn't exactly feel like running... but I had to anyway.  Got my lazy butt out the door and went over to House Mountain and ran the trails up and down 3 times.  Afterwards, I took a little nap and then woke up, went to the gym... and thus concludes my day.

Here's what I did today:

9.72 miles in 2:02:08 (12:33 min/mile average)
.5 mile walk (treadmill)
3.5 mile run (treadmill)
20 pull ups
50 push ups

Again, not too much, but I was being a little lazy after going overboard the day before.  Now to rest and have a great peaceful day tomorrow.  Hoping to recover enough so that the next week I'll be able to jump up another level... we'll see what happens!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Day 12 (31 Day Transformation)

Today... was a boring day.  Basically, it means I only ran.  However, this doesn't mean that it was a short rest day run.  It was a long and tiring run.  One that I look back and wished I never did that, because I'm not sure if it was beneficial or not.

Here's what I did:

22.26 mile run in 3:25:58 (9:15 min/mile average)

The hardest part about this run was that I didn't bring any water with me, so after the first several miles, I began to feel the amount of thirst I was suppressing.  Around the 14th mile, I was able to get a drink from the water fountain, and I practically drowned myself in it, drinking for a whole 30 seconds in order to fill up my body with the much needed liquid.  After that, I was able to run faster and keep going.

However, towards the last bit of the run, I was pretty dehydrated and needed another drink... but someone else was there, so I just sucked it up and ran all the way back to the car.  After I got back, I was a little tired and dizzy because I didn't have the water that I so desperately needed.  On the way home, I dropped by the Pilot and bought myself grape juice and Gatorade so that I would get the water and also the sugars and electrolytes that I needed in my body.  After all that, I ate dinner and didn't feel like going to the gym so I just laid around and ate and recovered.

According to the schedule that I created, I'm 7.12 miles ahead of schedule this week, and so I don't technically have to work too hard... just hard enough.  We'll see what happens tomorrow once I wake up.  I just need miles.  Doesn't matter how I get them.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Day 11 (31 Day Transformation)

Today was a pretty good day.  I ended up not working as hard as I wanted to because my leg felt a little tired and I knew that if I pushed myself too hard today, tomorrow I wouldn't be able to continue my running.  I did run multiple times with breaks in between because I wanted to make sure I wasn't hurting myself by pushing too hard too fast.  Kind of funny how things turned out for the run.

Here's what I did today:

4.36 miles in 38:57 (8:56 min/mile average)
4.65 miles in 38:50 (8:21 min/mile average)
5.04 miles in 38:33 (7:39 min/mile average)
20 pull ups
50 push ups
1 hour of cycling
15 minutes in the sauna

It's kind of funny how the running went down.  I just went out 20 minutes and then ran back at the speed I felt like.  At the beginning, I just wanted to run easily, so I did a nice and easy pace.  The second time I went out, I kind of wanted to beat what I did before and managed to get there in 20 minutes but still made it back... even faster than the time before... and the third time, I was running and all of a sudden there was a downpour and I was just wanting to get it over with and run at a little faster pace just to make myself feel like it was worth running in the rain for... and ended up running longer and running faster (and overall less time running).  Tomorrow, the main thing for me is just to get the miles in.  As long as I could get them in, no matter the pace, I would be happy... so I need to make sure I make time to do that.  We'll see how that goes.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Day 10 (31 Day Transformation)

Well once again, life added another little twist which caused me to make today my rest day and have 3 days in a row of longer runs and harder workouts.  Not exactly looking forward to that, but what needs to be done needs to be done.

Here's today's rest day workout:

1 mile walk
3 mile run
.25 mile walk

All of it was done on a treadmill and I didn't feel like I accomplished too much... but I needed to make sure that the Cross Country coaching stuff is all in place.  This is going to be my first time coaching cross country and I'm hoping that it's going to be a great experience.

But now I'm not exactly looking forward to tomorrow's training... haha.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Day 9 (31 Day Transformation)

Today I was going to run in the morning... but ended up not doing so.  Then I was going to run right at noon... and once again failed to do so.  By the time I started my run, it was already past 4... good thing that it's summer break and I could afford that kind of luxury (only during the month of July...).  In the end, I felt like the workout was light, but knowing that the day after tomorrow would be a simple run, that means that tomorrow is going to be hard core.

Here's what I did today:

9.71 mile run in 1:16:28 (7:52 min/mile average)
1.76 mile walk in 30:09 (17:08 min/mile average)
21 pull ups
43 push ups
600 calf raises
10 minutes of hard cycling
1:20 of normal cycling
15 minutes in the sauna

It wasn't the hardest of days... but I can tell that I'm definitely getting stronger (except for push ups... for some reason, I'm still weak).  In balancing running with cycling, walking, stair master, and pool running, my strength and endurance have increased at a very fast rate.  At this rate, in 31 days, I believe that the change would be very significant and non-damaging to my body.  The human body always amazes me, and when you take things step by step, you can definitely surpass expectations and redefine what your limit is.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Day 8 (31 Day Transformation)

Man, today was a wonderfully tiring day.  Started out with a run in the morning, and then  a walk with my pastor, then ended with going to the gym and working out.

Here's what I did:

8.11 mile run in 1:04:38, an average of 7:58 min/mile
4.98 mile walk
19 pull ups
1:30 cycling
42 push ups
400 calf raises
50 min stair master (5.32 miles, 255 floors)
30 minute pool running
15 minute sauna

Today was one FULL day and I really did a lot that made me tired.  Being the first day of three workout days, it was suppose to be on the light side... but oh well, that's how it turned out, haha.  There are just some things you can't plan for, and that includes yourself.  I wonder what I'm going to be doing tomorrow... hopefully, I'll take it easy and continue to press on towards my goal.... but is that the lazy side of me talking?

We'll see what happens once I wake up tomorrow morning.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Day 7 (31 Day Transformation)

Today was another day of rest.  I really wanted to work out or do something... but the thing is that the human body does need time to recover.  However, at the rate that I'm going, next week, my rest day would probably include a run of 4 miles.  If I can keep this up, then my 'rest day' may end up as a 10 mile run.  If I could get to that level in two weeks, by the last three days of the 31 Day Transformation, I believe I might be able to get to a point where I'm running a marathon distance every day.  Once I'm in that position, running the Leadville 100 shouldn't be as big of a deal.  The fortunate thing about my training is that I've been able to put a lot of time into it.  The only reason I'm able to do this is because of where I'm at in my life.

I guess it's important to not take each moment for granted and while you can... work up to where you can potentially be.  If there's nothing else holding you back from getting to where you want to be... why should you hold yourself back... right?

Day 6 (31 Day Transformation)

After a lazy morning, I did my run in the afternoon, and then after a little break, worked out at the gym that night... training has really become a part time job... and I'm loving it.  During the day, when I wasn't running, I was on youtube and watched the 2012 Ironman World Championship in Kona.  I was amazed at how the elite athletes pushed themselves so hard in the training so they would be able to perform at their finest in this race.  Looking at how hard they pushed themselves in the race, I looked at my own training and thought that I wasn't working nearly as hard as they were... and I aim to be at that point by the end of the month.

Watching the 2012 Ironman really opened my eyes to a new world... in the effort people took to train... and also as my interest piqued, because maybe some day I might want to take a crack at the Ironman... but one step at a time.

Here's what I did for today:
9.31 mile run in 1:17:04 (8:16 min/mile average)
18 pull ups
2 mile walk
3 mile run on treadmill in 24:49 (8:16 min/mile average)
1 hour of cycling
10 minutes in the sauna

Today was a little more running than usual, but less cycling, stair master, and pool running.  I'm hoping to change that little by little til I spend a lot of time doing all of them.  I look forward to the day I am training over 6 hours a day.  Can't wait to transform myself into a beast.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Day 5 (31 Day Transformation)

After taking a break, I knew that today was going to be a tough day for me.

Here's what I did:

8.77 miles in 1:06:16 (7:33 min/miles)
19 pull ups
3.5 mile walk
50 push ups
1:20 of cycling
20 minutes on the stair master (121 floors and 2.52 miles)

The run that I did was in the morning, and at first, I was running on the slower side... but eventually, I became interested in what my cadence was in running, and realized that it was way too slow and stepped it up to 180 steps per minute.  Instantly, my pace quickened and my average went down from about an 8:34 pace for the first two miles to where it ended up as.

The rest of the workout was done at night, and I almost managed to get my 20th pull up... but stuck with 19.  I went with the 3.5 mile walk because I wanted to work on walking fast (that way, walking at a normal pace seems THAT much more easier).  Push ups were good, but the hour and twenty on the stationary bike... really killed my butt.  I was already tired, this being the end of the day, but I still forced myself to go on the stair master and walk at an average of 97 steps/min and pushed myself for that 20 minutes.

I don't know what tomorrow has store for me, but here's me hoping it's not going to be too bad.  Feeling pretty lazy~ but I need to make sure I don't give up and instead push myself forward.  Transformation doesn't happen by itself.  It takes effort.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Day 4 (31 Day Transformation)

Since yesterday was suppose to be my break day... and I didn't follow my plan, today was my break day... in fact, I did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.  This also means that tomorrow is going to be one... interesting day.  Kind of sad that I didn't do anything because I really wanted to do some sort of training... but hey, it's the first week.  Pushing myself too much will end up with me getting hurt.  Tomorrow's post is definitely going to be a workout that's going to take as much time as one would work in a day... we'll see (and I'll see) what's going to happen tomorrow...

so excited...


Day 3 (31 Day Transformation)

So the original plan was to take an easy day at the gym today, but... you know how plans get ruined by the member of the opposite sex.  Saw a pretty girl, decided that I'd stay a little longer than my original plan.  Here's my workout for the day:

18 pull ups
1.25 miles of walking
42 push ups
5 miles in 35:19 (a 7:04 min/mile average... but I did start from about 8 and went up to 6 min/mile)
400 calf raises
15 minutes of solid stretching
10 minutes of sauna time

I did go quite fast on the treadmill, however, I decided that it would be best if I stayed off the stationary bicycle as well as the stair master, and let my body (somewhat) recover.  Tomorrow, being the 4th of July... I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to do for a work out... but we'll see what happens.  3 days done, 4 weeks to go.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Day 2 (31 Day Transformation)

Today was a little bit tougher for me because I worked at a summer day camp.  During this time, I would be walking a lot, playing tag and other various games with the kids... so basically, when I was done, I was a little tired before starting my workout.  Here's what I did for my July 2 workout:

17 pull ups
5 miles in 37:43 (on a treadmill...)
1.5 mile walk
40 push ups
200 calf raises
1 hour and 10 minutes of cycling
50 minutes of the stair master (5.37 miles or 258 floors)
50 minutes of pool running

I definitely felt the difference and my legs feel pretty tired... lets see what tomorrow is going to do with my legs... should I work out or should I take a break... we'll find out for sure tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Day 1 (31 Day Transformation)

So since I'm training for the Leadville 100, I decided that the month of July, I would start with the transformation of my body into becoming a beast.  I have a goal in mind, and in 31 days, I plan on achieving that goal.  The next 30 days will be just a list of what I do to get myself to where I want to be.  I'm hoping that in 31 days, I'll become a beast that could crush the Leadville 100... here's what I did today:

4.03 mile run in 31:55 (7:55 min/mile)
1.6 mile walk
14 pull ups
60 minutes of cycling
35 push ups
45 minutes of stair master (209 floors... 4.36 miles)
45 minutes of pool running

Seems like a good beginning.  Let's see what tomorrow brings.