Motivation for Facats and possibly Fatcat Chumlies!
A peculiar week in term of exercise, too much work an not enough time to do other stuff.
However, I have -in my mind anyway- started to train for the Dublin City Marathon '08. Even going as far as to NOT drink lots of delicious hooch.
Monday, Ran 10k with CG in the phoenix park, we were trying out the route for the BUPA Great run. There are two hills, one short and sharp, the other longer and slower. But we went around quite well and we had plenty in the tank at the end of it.
Tuesday -nowt, working.
Wednesday- good day, 40 pull ups with the grav at 25k counter weight, added 5 on the end at 20k. Felt the difference but nothing terrible.
25k bench x 10x3
Flys 6kx 10 x3
And then, a la cross fit, 8000m runs x 4 for time. 2 min rest between each run
2- 3 mins 55
3- 4 mins 28 ( also thought I was going to be sick, so I slowed right down)
4- 3 mins 40- this was hard but totally worth it. Next time I do this I hope to be faster.
Thursday, - Short 6k run,
Friday- One hour rowing, 12.25 kilometres. ( as an aside, to anyone trying to lose weight, rowing, -if you have access to a machine- EATS calories. If you can incorporate even 15-20 minutes of rowing into your workout it's a really good overall exercise)
Using the pull down machine,
repeat three times.
Squats, oh I hates squats and squats hate me. 18k weight on shoulders, 10x3 (this is my very worst exercise)
Gym walk, 40k, three laps. Easy.
Next week I'm going to up a few weights. It might be good or I might balls it up, but I feel I'm getting much stronger so I might as well try it out.
Again I just want to say good luck to everyone doing marathons, runs and races this weekend, may you triumph and stay injury free. I hope you all get the best of of yourselves and the day.