weight training

As I mentioned before , I just love weight training, but I haven’t been doing much of it in the last few weeks. This cardio schedule is taking over and I’m not able to drag myself to the gym for weight training during my cardio rest days. 😦

Very sad, I should either reduce my cardio and bring weights back or somehow discipline myself to do both in a systematic schedule.

I would very much like to split my workouts so I give my all to both workouts but the lazy me can’t seem to getup early in the mornings. Something’s gotto give and let’s see if I can do it starting next week.

Wish me luck. 🙂

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5K – summary

On 6/6/09 I did my first 5K for this year. I did 2 times before this one in 2006 and other in 2007.

I started of sprinting and then slowed down to a jog. Weather was a bit chilly and the race was near lakeside.

The first mile was done in about 10 mins. 2nd mile was the longest and I slowed down to a walk and I continued walk/run till the 2nd mile marker. I ran the entire 3rd and a 0.11 mile and sprinted to the finish line as fast as I could .

Total time : 31 mins according to my watch.

I could have easily shaved a minute or two by not walking in between.

It is definitely different running on treadmill vs on the ground. I was tired later in the day too.

I’ll try to do a couple more 5k ‘s this year. Original plan was to do 10K after 4 weeks, but I don’t think I’m ready for that yet. I’ll continue with my current plan but instead of doing the 10k and half marathon. I’ll do 2 more 5k and practice this year and do a 10k next year and see how it goes.

(there is no 10 k near my place after 4 weeks, only 5 k and triathlons, so it works for me. )

week 27 – Cardio Summary

After a Week’s rest

Week 5 –

Date Day Dist

(miles)

Total

Time

(mins)

Avg. Pace (mins

/mile)

Notes
5/31 Sun 4.0 40:12 10:03 Mix of steady state and HIIT entirely on threadmill
6/1 Mon -NA- -NA- -NA- Rest
6/2 Tues -NA- -NA- -NA- Rest
6/3 Wed -NA- -NA- -NA- Rest
6/4 Thurs 4.0 41:06 10:16 On elliptical
6/5 Fri 2.0 On elliptical
6/6 Sat 5K 31:00 9:58 Mix of cardio and steady state
Total: 13.11 -NA- Ready to repeat this next week.

Week 26 – Cardio summary

Week 4 Cardio Summary – (This is incomplete, I’ll finish it tonight)

Date Day Dist

(miles)

Total

Time

(mins)

Avg. Pace (mins

/mile)

Notes
5/17 Sun -NA- -NA- -NA- Rest day
5/18 Mon -NA- -NA- -NA- Rest day
5/19 Tues 3.5 34:50 9:57 20 mins of HIIT
5/20 Wed 2.0

3.21

21:50

40:00

10:55

12:57

First 2 mile on threadmill, next 40 mins on Elliptical
5/21 Thurs -NA- -NA- -NA- Rest day
5/22 Fri 3.5
5/23 Sat 5.0 55:59 11:11 Mix of cardio and steady state
Total: -NA- Ready to repeat this next week.

Week of 5/24 – 5/30

REST Week – Forced.

I was sick, sore throat, cold and slight fever . I got a nice break after 4 weeks of running.