Thursday, April 24, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
I also have one other goal with this training, and that is to see how much kettlebell I can keep up. So this week I restarted my kettlebell work using the strength sessions from BeSlam. I also plan on using Lauren's DVD, The Kettlebody.
My week looked like this:
Monday--rest day. I did do a little bit of yoga just to stretch out.
Tuesday--Easy run+kettlebell. I ran 2 miles then did deadlifts, push-ups, pull-ups, double cleans, and swings (300 total swings)
Wednesday--4 mile run + 300 kettlebell swings. My run was a 1 mile warm up, then 12x1 minute fast (heart rate kept in Z4), then 1 min recovery, followed by a mile cool down.
Thursday--2 mile easy run + kettlebell. I did goblet squats, 1 arm rows, push-ups and 1 swings. I've been doing 300 swings a day.
Friday--4 mile run+kettlebell. Today was a tempo run. It was a 2 mile warm-up, then 1 mile at tempo (for me that was a 10:00 pace), then a mile cool down. Friday's kettlebell is going to be TGU day. I did a ladder of TGU's and renegade rows, as well as my swings.
Saturday--Yoga day, and I may do the 300 swings. I've been doing the swings everyday except Monday, but I also want to be careful. I'll see how I feel tomorrow.
Sunday-- 6 mile long run + swings and upperbody. Sunday's kettlebell is 3 groups of 100 swings. Before each group I do 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and within each group I do 2x1 per side (30 sec) waiter hold, and 1one 1 minute double rack hold/walk.
My kettlebell work is leaning more on core (with all of the swings) and upper body, since I'm running so much. I'm still doing squats and deadlifts, but not with the same frequency as swings, presses, push-ups/pull-ups.
I have a goal for kettlebell. By the end of the year I would like to be able to make the 20kg bell my squat bell (I use the 16kg now, so not a huge jump), and I would like to be able to make the 12kg my 10 rep bell (right now I can do 5 max, and that's pushing it). The press goal is a bit more ambitious, but that is where my focus is. This is why I'm doing the waiter and rack holds on Sunday's. I use my 16kg for the waiter hold, and my two 12kg's for the rack. That will become the 12kg +16kg soon. I also want to be able to do a TGU with my 16kg.
My running goal is to get my half under 2:15. That is quite ambitious for me.
Onto a different topic: shopping!!
This morning Athleta had a discount on their sale stuff. My long sleeve twist top has a hole in it, so I was thinking of replacing it if I caught a sale. I bought their Runaway top.
|I love red!|
Sunday, April 6, 2014
During the first set I did 5x5 push ups, during the 2nd set I did 5x5 pull ups, and the last set I did waiter holds with 350on, and then a 1 minute double rack hold and walk.
|Love game night.|
Friday, April 4, 2014
|I bought enough to earn my 500 point bonus gift. :)|
|It's always good to get in a run.|
Thursday, April 3, 2014
No morning run, no yoga, no kettlebell. Right now I'm sitting, waiting. I'm trying to sign my kids up for a homeschool co-op. I've been homeschooling for 15 years. My oldest is in college, my 2nd oldest is taking dual-credit classes at a college. My 3rd child starts high school next year. I need a break. If I could do it, I would move to somewhere with a good school district and enroll my kids, but I can't. I really hoping I can get my kids enrolled in these classes. I came an hour before sign ups started, but I'm #24th.
I'm worried that I won't get them into what I need them to take. Mostly though, I'm tired. For just a while I need someone else to tell them they have to write that paper, or do that project. I need them to see that my standards, while high, are within the norm.
If I can find time today, I will run, and run fast. I need to get these jitters out.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I'm excited to start training. I need some focus and a reason to push myself. I'm hoping this will do it.