13 December 2011

stairs | weights

It's big double workout Tuesday day! And so far I still have the energy to get it done.

Thanks again to Jim K who shows up year after year for this stair workout - doing these alone is perhaps harder than any other solo workout for me.

I think I have a plan… which is showing up to the stairs early and getting in a few brisk walkers prior to starting the workout proper. It seems to help. I did that today and got in 4.5 flights before Jim pulled up. Even so the first runner did not feel great.

Jim met a friend on the stairs just before our 4th runner and so went kind of hard. I also got held up in traffic twice. Where are all these (read: two) people coming from? The upshot is I had to give a big effort to close the gap by the top but managed to do so. Oh man do your legs move slowly on those last few steps… it's comical really.

At the IMA I managed to increase my weights today. Nice. The soreness is finally gone for real so now I can start doing the work. My squats are still really light but I need to remind myself that I am NOT here to get heavy and instead am just trying to build some strength and muscle endurance.

One of those it's-leg-day-so-that-means-I'm-going-to-do-10-sets-of-the-same-exercise-and-rest-for-freaking-ever-between-them guys was on the leg press when I started my workout and he was still on there until the bitter end so I had to do that last. Funny how there are eight squat racks but only one of these. Oh well. It was a good workout and rested very little between sets.

I noticed that my weight was higher than ever, not sure if that was due to my eating and the time of day or if I should watch out. I also need to SLEEP. Why can't I sleep enough?

Sleep 5
Waking HR  
Body Weight 12:00 PM - 183
Body Fat  
Workout Food water
Time of Day stairs - 5:40 AM
weights - 12:00 PM
Workout Type strength, power intervals
Weather upper 20s, partly cloudy, light breeze
squats 3 x 20 - 85 lb.
lunges 3 x 20 each leg - 65 lb.
leg extensions 3 x 20 - 40 lb. each leg
leg curls 3 x 20 - 40 lb. each leg
push-ups 22
incline leg press 3 x 20 - 180 lb.
Time stairs - 1:08:50
Distance stairs - 1.78 miles (14.5 flights)
Equipment Brooks Cascadia
Clothing Under Armour underwear, Mountain Hardware tights, shorts, Craft long sleeve undershirt, long sleeve active T, Polypropylene gloves, cap

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