Quick update: I have completed 11 weeks of half marathon training, following a plan from the Runner's World site. I plan to run the PEI Half Marathon in October, 2008 with my sister (we did this before in 2006).
My knee has been healing like a rockstar since I finished physiotherapy in April of this year, following my December 2007 ACL reconstruction. It is not 100% yet (probably 90%) but I am working out harder and longer than I have in years (without a brace, I might add). I still favour my good leg a bit out of caution but mostly out of habit. This time last year I was unable to run a mile or two.. now my 8 mile long runs are enjoyable and pain free (well, aside from fatigue!). The human body, and medical technology, are amazing.
I have been tracking workouts elsewhere for the past few months but have decided to return to blogger.
Cardio: 15 minutes treadmill (1.0 mi run, the rest walking @ 3.5mph) 30 minutes Arc Trainer, hill intervals, level 6
Weights: Bench press: 3 x 15 @ 45 lbs (bar only) Deadlifts: 1 x 15 w/ 15 lbs DBs, 1 x 10 w/ 10 lb DBs, 1 x 5 @ 5 lb DBs (all one set) then 1 x 15 torso twists w/ 25 lb plate, repeated 3 times only I used 20's, 15's, and 10's for the next 2 sets. Bosu squats w/ bicep curl: 3 x 10 w/ 15 lb DBs Assisted pull-ups: 3 x 15 @ 90 lbs assisted Tricep push-downs: 3 x 15 @ 25 lbs 45 degree leg press: 3 x 15 @ 90 lbs Single leg squats: 2 x 10/leg Sumo squats: 1 x 3 Hanging knee raises: 3 x 15/20/15 Stability ball passes: 3 x 10
I am a 3rd year law student with a nutrition background conquering my fears and balancing all of the things I love! I use this blog to track my training daily.
My Personal Bests
Half Marathon: 1:59:25
Sprint Triathlon: 1:39:27 (.750km swim + 20km bike + 5km run)