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Still fiughting real bad DOMS from Sunday but decided to push on today.

 

Week 7, Day 3 is done, gone, cya, game over. Bring on week 8. 25 mins, 2.2 miles, down to just over an 11 minute mile.

 

Body Weight 1 A workout. Each of the below exercises done as a circuit in order without stopping. Rest 60 seconds and repeat 2 more times.

Push Ups 10 (Elbows tight close to your sides, not out wide at sholder level. )

Bodyweight Squats 15

Planks :15 seconds

Jumping Jacks 30 seconds

 

I am as sore as I have just about ever been. Walking funny. Gonna do lots of foam rolling tonight. WRAAAAAAAAAAA

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Week 8 Day 1. Done deal. 28 Minutes. 2.42 miles. 11:35 pace. I was fighting like crazy on the last half a mile or so, as usual. Interestingly though, I felt more comfortable than ever for the first mile. Kinda gettin my groove. I suspect my pace was under 11 on the first mile and probably 13 on the back side.

 

Deadlift 3x5 @135lbs (Going half weight due to shoulder injury)

Bodyweight Lunges: 3x16

Reverse Crunches: 3x10

Superman exercise: 3x15 sec

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Enjoyed reading this. As I said in my first post I've never been a forum poster but something told me it was a good idea. And now reading your post I am even more motivated. Maybe one day someone will read mine and get something out of it too. So now I am compelled to finish! Thanks for posting!!!

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Enjoyed reading this. As I said in my first post I've never been a forum poster but something told me it was a good idea. And now reading your post I am even more motivated. Maybe one day someone will read mine and get something out of it too. So now I am compelled to finish! Thanks for posting!!!

I agree. it's important to chrinicle your journey. One day you'll look back on how it all started :)

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Week 8 Day 2: Done deal. It was tough today. Over a mile of it was into 13mph headwind with higher gusts. On a positive note I was in a fighting mood. My last run was 2.42 miles at an 11:35 pace in 28 minutes. I was dead set on besting it today. 2.57miles at a 10:54 Pace!! I broke both my 2.5mi goal plus under the 11m/m all while fighting the wind!! Am I nervous aboutr W8D3 on Monday? Not even in the slightest! I'm gonna dust it.

 

Body Weight 1 A workout. Each of the below exercises done as a circuit in order without stopping. Rest 60 seconds and repeat 2 more times.

Push Ups 10 (Elbows tight close to your sides, not out wide at shoulder level. )

Bodyweight Squats 15

Planks :15 seconds

Jumping Jacks 30 seconds

 

Best part of today:  52 degrees. Shorts, running shirt and a beanie in January. Sun was shining, people playing soccer, kids on the playground, dogs everywhere. An amazing zenlike people watching experience, in the middle of winter.

 

OK, have I left any important positive vibes out of anything today? I think I'm covered.

 

Today's word of the day is:(Psst. Same word every day)

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Enjoyed reading this. As I said in my first post I've never been a forum poster but something told me it was a good idea. And now reading your post I am even more motivated. Maybe one day someone will read mine and get something out of it too. So now I am compelled to finish! Thanks for posting!!!

'Compelled to finish' ... the shared reflections and inspiration are a two way street - highly reciprocal!!  Not one day in the future ... it is already happening today! ... I DO receive from your posts! Thank you for posting as your successes = mine ...  NO LIE!

 

Right on Azatol!  Fight on!

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Tomorrow is week 8, day 3. I have but 2 emotions on the subject. Imaptience and excitement. 27 more hours until run time and the clock has stopped. I'm stoked. Let's do this!!

 

So what are my plans afterwards? To Run 5k of course. Run my first race March 7th and before that, finish up my distance to 5k and run it 3 days a week as a prelude to my workout. At the moment I haven't any intentions of moving on to 10k(this is subject to change without written notice required). I also don't in any way have any objections either. I'm just not planning on doing it yet. It will most likely happen at some point though just because i l've enjoyed the fight.

 

What about Zenlabs forums? As of now, I shall endevour to maintain my presence on these forums, continue to pass along my experiences during the journey, and help people with the strength training aspect of running as I feel that may be where I'm strrongest(and ill-qualified). :)

 

You may have noticed I speak about myself like I've completed tomorrows run already. I have not but my confidence is high. You would be unwise to bet against me <G>

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That is brilliant!!! I can't wait to be able to say those two little words/ program complete!

Glad to read you'll be sticking around on the forum though, I enjoy your posts immensely and get a lot of motivation from them.

I guess it's up to the rest of us to keep the FIGHT going for now

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That is brilliant!!! I can't wait to be able to say those two little words/ program complete!

Glad to read you'll be sticking around on the forum though, I enjoy your posts immensely and get a lot of motivation from them.

I guess it's up to the rest of us to keep the FIGHT going for now

Fear not. I'll never stop fighting!! My first race in March is with a marathon runner. She's considerably faster than my 11min/mile pace. She will slow down to my speed but I've got just about a month and a half to improve my pace to a more reaosnable speed for her to enjoy :)

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Thank you all.

I'll tel you this. If you run 1.6 miles before turning around you will kind of have little choices. Run back, walk back, take a cab back, but you will be traveling 5k today. I found the minute I turned around and realized I was on my way to the finish line, if you will, I got a second wind. I don't want to say it was easy, and it wasn't, but I knew I was going to finish it running.

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