Friday, March 12, 2010

Not sure how I'm doing it

I only missed one workout since the beginning of the year (not counting the two days after the Mary) and this was due to illness. I have not let work interfere and hopefully will get through the remaining five week unscathed.

I am pretty sore from yesterday's effort - 100 pullups, 100 pushups, 100 situps and 100 squats. Most of the soreness is in my arms - can feel it in my back, but not too bad. my final time was 27:23. I broke it up into tens as that was all I could handle for the pullups. Actually had to break the pullups up after the first round. I threw a couple more pushups, situps and squats in at the end (untimed) as I was feeling pretty good.

Last night (10:00 p.m. - relatively early) I did the 15 1 mile repeats on the bike on one minutes rest. I enjoyed this workout - legs were a little numb by the end, but it was a great workout. finished in 1:03:47 so work effort was 49:47. Bike computer working again - so was HR monitor.

Completed 100 pushups this morning in 4:42. Remember me mentioning the power of raw youth? When I was in the military (age 19) I had a pushup contest with a couple of musclehead body builders - one of them was juicing. The contest was to see how many pushups we could do in a minute. I blew them both away with 85 pushups to their 50 - 55. If only I could recapture that raw power. On the flip side, I did not have near the endurance that I have now.

Actually, today's effort was pretty good. I got 50 up nonstop and then did the remaining 50 in sets of 10 taking as little rest as possible between sets. I could barely do 20 pushups a year ago.


  1. Good work Martin. Way to power through the workouts!

  2. Looks like you are doing just fine!!!