Wednesday, August 18, 2010

8 1/2 weeks down...3 to go

Well, it's been over two months now since I've gone for a run, and "the boot" has been on for 23 days and 4 hours, not that i'm counting or anything. I've done a total of 10 minutes of cardio in those 23 days, and have been lifting heavy. My weight is up to 166 (from 150-151) and climbing. I plan to try and stem the tide at around 170, but I am so bored without my running that I need to keep lifting as heavy as possible to remain interested. My routine is pretty much 6-7 days a week at the gym, one day chest/shoulders/core, one day back/arms/core, with a halfed version of a leg workout (quads, hammies, hip tensors and flexors - yes, leg press, lunges, calves - no) every 2-3 days...rinse, lather, repeat, repeat, repeat, etc...
I hope that the week of September 6-12 I am able to do 2 easy runs (a 3 miler and a 4 miler) 2 spinning classes, and 2 x 25-30 minutes on the eliptical trainer, in addition to the weights, and go from there.
Tough Mudder NorCal is only a few weeks past that (7 miles of hills & obstacles). I'm doing it as long as I can walk, even if that means in the boot...though I'd much rather be able to actually run. I wonder if they have a time cut-off...