Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday... why why why are you here already?

So, I'm a copy-cat and am totally lifting (Just) Trying is for Little Girls weekly recap and preview.

Last week, I took as mostly a recovery week from the Princess Half (have I mentioned that yet, how I ran my first half marathon? Did you miss my recap?). I ran a torturous 2 miles on Thursday, and a slooooow 4.25 on Saturday with PCRF. I also took the initial tests for 200 sit ups, 100 pushups, and 200 squats.

I know I have zero core or upper body strength, so it didn't surprise me at how craptastic those numbers were (17 and 3, respectively)... and 27 squats. Yikes. The 6 week program is 3 days a week, with specific reps each day. I'll call this my "Suck Less Program". Oh, plus a minute of plank. I hate plank. Worst.corework.ever.

Sunday, I traded in my Brooks for my Salomon trail runners... which, funny enough, I've never run in. But, we did an easy 5 miles at Caspers Wilderness Park. It was a beautiful day to hit some trails... I always forget how much I like this park, but... Man, I really do. Plus, I was super excited to find that the inclines that totally beat me up a year ago when I was here last, did not even wind me at all!! Yay, cardiovascular fitness!


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Guh.

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I think this is a lie. I've never seen lions here....

Um...

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For this week, I'm back to my regular schedule for the PCRF Cinco De Mayo half in May...
Monday: Suck Less Program
Tuesday: 4 mile tempo run (um...)
Wednesday: Yoga, Suck Less Program
Thursday: 3 mile run
Friday: Suck Less Program
Satuday: PCRF group run, 7 miles easy
Sunday: Rest

I've been eyeballing some trail runs, as well... Just some short ones!

What's on tap for you guys this week?

8 comments:

Pam said...

Hi, my name is Pam, and I'm a 100 Pushup Challenge quitter. lol Seriously, I can't get past 25 for the life of me.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Haha! Suck less program, love it. I never timed myself on planks before, but since my husband just told me he could hold plank for "a few minutes" last night...
I made it 60 seconds this morning and I. was. dying. Welcome to core work, baby!

JessiePants said...

Push-ups and I agree to disagree. Good job for doing them and their friends the pull-up and sit-up. You are a rock star!

funderson said...

Hooray for trail running!!! On the cougar issur...you DON'T see cougars..they see you. spooooooooooooky....

theAlmostRunner said...

the suck less program. sounds like an idea.

Teamarcia said...

Was that third from the bottom pic what I think it was? Ugh.
Nice program!

Rangers/Twlight Fan said...

I might have to check out this Suck Less Program, I so need to suck less, but reading your blogs does inspire me!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

trail runs are so therapeutic. Enjoy it!!
;)

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