Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Getting Plans in Order

Thanks everyone for your comments and encouragement. I'm feeling good about the upcoming event now. I'm also getting excited again especially since I got confirmation today that my registration was received!

I think I have my training in order now. I've had to move things around to accomodate swimming and pushups. Yoga won't be happening as much this month.

Today I returned to the pool in the early morning (6:30am) for another short swim (800yds). I focussed on form and counted strokes. I was swimming with purpose.

From there, I drove to the fitness center at work. I started off with my rope crunches and ab rolls and some stretches. Then I had someone that I trust check my form on modified pushups. When I was satisfied that I was doing them correctly, I picked up W2, D2 of the first column from the One Hundred Pushups program. I actually have this all laid out in a different format in excel for my tracking purposes. Each row is a day (they use columns). I will use this to guide my pushup training in the short term and mark off each row as I complete it. .


I may only do two rows per week, but that's okay. Also, if I get stuck, I won't advance. If I get really stuck, I'll modify the plan. I don't know how far I'll get, but whatever happens, this should be decent pushup training for the event

Oh yeah, and I'm heading out the door soon to meet the running group for a 4mile run. [EDIT - done! 4 miles @10:42 pace]

Then tomorrow is strength day at the gym in the morning and rest in the afternoon.

Now that I have my training figured out, it's time to focus on the upcoming trip. More hints in next post!!

23 comments:

  1. The pushup training looks great! So fun!

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  2. you've got a great plan! You're gonna kick butt in that triathlon! :D

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  3. ohh hints.. i like it..keeps me on my toes

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  4. My goodness girlie, I am exhausted just reading all you did today!!! Good job!!!

    And hint hint!! I am waiting!

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  5. Great plans! And you are a big tease. Can't wait to hear about the trip!

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  6. great workout today and looks like a good plan. what a fun idea for a tri.. well, erm, a DIFFERENT tri, anyhow ;)

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  7. You are a busy, busy lady! One who is taking a trip. A secret trip. Tell us, tell us- where are you going??!!

    Er, sorry... I am not a patient person.

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  8. Great job on the 4 miler!
    I'm still thinking your tropical destination is Jamaica! Am I right? Am I, Am I???

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  9. I've started that program twice before..... must get back into it. You'll do so well in that tri, you're so determined!

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  10. Where are we going?

    I like the excel spreadsheet! It makes more sense to me that way to!

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  11. I love a girl with a plan! Great job on the program.

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  12. Nice work on the push-ups. You're going to be so ready for the tri.

    Can't wait to find out where you're going, although it'll probably just make me jealous!

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  13. That push up schedule looks brutal!! Gah!! LOL...

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  14. Nice job! It looks like you are working the plan well.

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  15. Good luck with the push ups! That challenge is tough, but it does build strength!

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  16. Yeay on the run!

    What trip? Where you going? Is it warm? Can I come?

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  17. whewww great job on ALL those workouts!!!

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  18. The one hundred pushup program is awesome. I started that before Xmas and then hurt both arms. i may have to try again. Glad training is getting going now.

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  19. That pushup program is hard, no doubt! I got hung up toward the middle and never really went any farther with it. It was starting to kill my back too.

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