My tracking of my workouts has been a bit erratic the past few days.
Wednesday 28th August 2013
Did not workout on Wednesday, save for 50 squats carrying my 10kg son, done with breaks.
Thursday, 29th August 2013
15 min continuous run. 90 sec x 4 with 1 min rest. Included uphill sections.
Did some pistol squats at night, a total of 10 per leg. I think I should increase the number I do.
Friday, 30th August 2013
Did 40 press-ups within a minute, and total of 25 more in the next two minutes. The goal of 75 push-ups within three minutes seems tough to reach.
Did pull-ups as follows:
Tuesday 3rd Sept 2013
Friday 6th Sept 2013
Pushups and squats
Saturday 7th Sept 2013
22 min run followed by 4 x 90 sec
Monday, 9th Sept 2013
40 pushups in 1 minute!
62 in 3 minutes
Wednesday, 11th Sept 2013
15 pullups in one set, wide grip
8 +1 +1 – about shoulder width grip
9 – parallel
8 right palm facing me and left palm facing away
7 + 1 right palm facing away and left palm facing me
I decided to go and do my final run before the Ndakaini Half Marathon that will be on Saturday. Since today is my 39th birthday, I decided to attempt 39 minutes. Yes, that is a leap from 22 or 24 minutes, and is against exercise guidelines, but why not? At a minimum, I wanted to do 30 minutes.
So off I went, After a five minute walk, I started running, slowly, knowing that I had a long way to go.
The tough part was the uphill sections, and thinking I still had like 20 minutes to go! But I was keen on getting the 39 minutes done, so that I can be able to say “When I turned 39, I ran 39 minutes non-stop.” Failing and attempting later would mean starting again from 0 and running a fresh 39 minutes.
I added an extra stretch to the route I normally take, so that I would not get back home before the 39 minutes were up (and also to explore).The plan did not work fully. I reached the gate of where I live about 2 minutes before time was up, so I ran on past then back and I did it! I completed a run of 39 minutes and about 44 seconds! This is the longest I have ever run continuously. Even when I used to run 5 or 10 kilometres regularly, I used to run a maximum of about 30 minutes non-stop. I actually felt that I could have gone on longer, but I was satisfied with my achievement.