Saturday, August 1, 2020

Finished July Challenge and Starting August

I finished 1500 minutes of workouts for July.  I finished on the last day with a 60 minute workout of course.

I plan on doing the same thing in August.  It was enough time that I had to keep up with working out pretty regularly to meet the goal.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

July Challenge

For July the goal is to get 1500 minutes of exercise total.  So far I have only done about 400 and the month is almost half over.  I have done some running, but mostly elliptical and weights.  We have a hike planned for the weekend, so hopefully that will be several hours.  I should have 750 minutes done by now so I need some long workouts to get caught up.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

June Running Challenge Complete and What's Next

I finished my June running challenge.  That last 2 days of the month were rainy and I needed 4 more miles.  I ended up running 2 miles in the rain each of the last 2 days to get the whole 50 miles.  This challenge worked really well to keep me motivated.

For July we are doing an active minutes challenge.  We will be doing 1500 minutes of some kind of exercise.  We are going to do half of that, 750 minutes, as running.  This should keep us running quite a bit, but allow for some other things like strength training or using our elliptical machine on rainy days.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Morning Run

I tried to get up early to run today.  I made it out of bed at about 6:50 AM which doesn't really give me enough time, but I decided to go anyway.  It has been a long time, probably many years, since I have run in the morning.  I got up and started only a few minutes later.  It was rough at first, but once I got going it felt pretty good.  It was about 50 degrees and the sun was starting to shine, so the weather wan't too bad.

My average pace was about normal for me.  I've been trying to get under 10 min. / mile.  I was quick on my last mile.  Just over 9 min.  It took me a while to wake up and get going, so I had some reserves left at the end I guess.

Monday, June 15, 2020

June Running Challenge Half Way Done

We have been a 50 mile running challenge this June, like I mentioned in my previous post.  We are half way through the month now and I have completed about 18 miles.  I'm going to have to pick up the pace a bit if I plan on finishing on time.  I ran 5 miles a couple days ago and I felt pretty good.  I'm hoping to do 6 miles in a few days.  I'll try to do a few shorter ones in the mean time.  Hopefully if I can keep up the shorter ones and work in a few longer runs I can easily get the miles in before the end of the month.

I still haven't been doing much other exercise.  My shoulder was hurting for a few weeks so I have been trying to take it easy.  In the last couple days I have been trying to start some light exercise.  I've done some pull-ups and push-ups and things seem to be feeling better with my shoulder.

That's all I have for now.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June Running Challenge

For the month of June my wife and some friends and I are doing a running challenge since all the races have been canceled.  For this month we will just be running/walking 50 miles total, so an average of a little over 1.5 miles per day.  It shouldn't be too hard to keep up that pace.  We all needed something to get us motivated again.  If it goes well we may increase the total next month.  Either way we will do another challenge next month.

Other than this I haven't been exercising in any other way recently.  I hoping to get back to working out a little this month also.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Training Set Backs

My Spartan and marathon training haven't been going well.  It looks like the Spartan race is at least postponed, and probably cancelled due to Covid-19.  I haven't heard anything about the marathon yet.  We have continued to do some workouts (mostly Beach Body and elliptical), but I haven't been outside running for over a week.  I'm going to try to get back into everything.  Even if the races aren't on I would still like to continue the training.  Hopefully things will get back to normal eventually and we can sign up for some kind of race.

I don't have much else to say.  Everything kind of got off track because of the shutdowns and depressing news.  Hopefully I can snap out of it soon.