Sunday, July 27, 2008

Workout Update and More

I realize I haven't posted about my workouts in a while, and Mike was good enough to remind me. So here goes...read Jonathan's blog...ditto. No I'm just kidding, I won't simplify it that much. I am following the same program as Jonathan, but some of my workouts vary from his. The run days are pretty much the same. 3 days a week of running doing ever increasing run/walk intervals. 2 days a week have been cross training, which means either weight lifting, kayaking, or the elliptical.

I have to tell you, I've really been enjoying this regimen. The kayaking and weight lifting add some much needed change into the daily grind, and I have really been enjoying getting out on the water in my kayak. I almost feel like I'm cheating and not actually getting a workout, but don't worry, my muscles tell a different story. As for the running, which is what this is really all about, it's going well. I like the intervals. A given run could consist of the following: walk for 5 minutes to warm up, then run for 3 minutes, walk for 2 and repeat this 8 times. I like it because it seems like before I know it 3 or 4 intervals are already behind me and then I start to think, "Ok, just get through this next 3 minutes of running and then I just have to do it 4 more times." It may sound weird to some, but it's been working for me. I'm not thinking, I still have 20 minutes left, I'm thinking I have 4 more blocks of running.

On the non-running front...my Mouseketeer # got picked this week by guest Larry!!! I figured that as the legions of Mouseketeer's grew, the chances of getting picked was shrinking, but it was my lucky week!! Also on this weeks show, our friend Craig got a nice shout out in the show notes.

I want to thank everyone for the comments on my Yehaw Bob post. I didn't realize how many people weren't familiar with him and his show. Hopefully we can get a group of those interested, together for a show during marathon week.

I want to give a special kudos to Mike and Jonathan for seeing such positive results in their recent doctor's visits. Isn't that why we're all here in the first place...get healthy and have fun doing it!!! Also, nice job to Chris on his 10 mile race in Rhode Island on Friday!! You sure you meant to sign up for the HALF-marathon....looks like you're in full-marathon shape!!

7 comments:

caballerofan said...

Kudos for sticking with a program that you find both enjoyable and rewarding.

Never been kayaking myself but it sounds like a nice choice for the cross training.

Keep it up...

MikeF. said...

Great job on sticking with the program. Thanks for the shout out also.

Chris said...

would love to get out kayaking at some point. Just looks like alot of fun. :-)

Congrats on them picking your number as well!

Alright, so, next year you're running that Blessing of the Fleet race with me ;-) Plenty of Mass-folk at the race. All over New England actually, said they have been named the #1 10 miler in New England many times. Huge festival after the race too.

Rae! said...

I am glad you are doing well.
Cool that your number was picked. My son was picked one time.
I am up for the yeha bob show.

MikeF. said...

OK Heath it is time once again to tell us how you are doing.

caballerofan said...

Heath drop me a line. I thought I had your e-mail but can't seem to find it. caballerofan@mchsi.com

Rae! said...

The new TV is up ,so are you up for the challenge??