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Husky Again!!!

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by BJ, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. macdiver

    macdiver Well-Known Member
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    Are you near the Rhine river? If so take a day trip on one of the river boats. There is one section, somewhat near Frankfurt, where it is one huge, magneficant castle after another. Fantatistic scenery. Might as well make the most out of your trip.

    Good luck with your fitness program. Have you done insanity before?
     
  2. BJ

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    I'm about 2 hours south of Frankfurt... Sindelfingen (near Stuttgart). I'll have to look into it

    And this is the first time with insanity. It's tough! I had gotten too far outta shape that's for sure
     
  3. BJ

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    Got back into Insanity today... luckily I stopped just before the Cardio Recovery disc, so it was an easy one to start back up on!
     
  4. BJ

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    Did the C25K - Week 2, Day 2 then immediately into the next Insanity DVD...

    Running:
    0:30:54.2 || 2.3 mi || 13:21.4 min/mi (+154 pts)
    http://runkeeper.com/user/314187308/activity/94376256


    35 minutes of Insanity - Pure Cardio

    Here are the stats from my heart rate monitor while doing insanity...
    1 (<140 bpm) = 22%
    2 (141-150) = 9%
    3 (151-160) = 13%
    4 (161-180) = 52%
    5 (181+) = 3%

    Avg = 154 Max = 185

    Still trying to push, but not to my max... recent injuries have made me way more cautious. My legs are shot!
     
  5. leftyx

    leftyx Senior Member

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    Lovely BJ. C25K and Insanity right after! Are you an all or nothing type dude? I don't mean you sometimes do nothing at all, but when you can't workout and are completely sedentary you alternate with "insane" amounts of exercise. There are a few people here who are like that. I am always amazed at the volume some people can do.
     
  6. BJ

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    You're right... that is my tendency. That is probably why I seem to continuously injure myself :rolleyes: That said, I am trying to ease into things more and not push my body over the top. My brain definitely more disciplined than my body is strong enough to support sometimes.
     
  7. BJ

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    42 minutes of Insanity - Plyometric Cardio Circuit

    Here are the stats from my heart rate monitor while doing insanity...
    1 (<140 bpm) = 30%
    2 (141-150) = 6%
    3 (151-160) = 7%
    4 (161-180) = 52%
    5 (181+) = 4%

    Avg = 151 Max = 186
     
  8. BJ

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    This trip to Germany has been quite renewing. As much as I hate to be away from the family, I am taking advantage of the solitude to make myself better both mentally and physically. So aside from doing the Couch-2-5k and Insanity programs, I am also doing a program called the 90 Day Mental Fitness Challenge. It has been quite powerful.

    It is based on making resolutions to live your life by... taking an approach like Benjamin Franklin 13 Virtues or George Washington's Rules of Civility. Here are the 13 Resolutions (each studied and acted upon for 1 week at a time)...


    1) Resolved: I resolve to discover my God-given purpose. I know that when my potential, passions, and profits intersect, my purpose is revealed

    2) Resolved: I resolve to choose character over reputation anytime they conflict. I know that my character is who I am and my reputation is only what others say I am.

    3) Resolved: I resolve to have an attitude of gratitude. I know that by listening to my Positive Voice and turning down my Negative Voice that I will own a positive attitude

    4) Resolved: I resolve to align my conscious (ant) with my subconscious (elephant) mind towards my vision. I know that ending the civil war between them is crucial for all achievement

    5) Resolved: I resolve to develop and implement a game plan in each area of my life. I know that planning and doing are essential parts of the success process.

    ‎6) Resolved: I resolved to keep score in the game of life. I know that the scoreboard forces me to check and confront the results, making the needed adjustments in order to win.

    ‎7) Resolved: I resolve to develop the art and science of friendship. I know that everyone needs a true friend to lighten the load when life gets heavy.

    ‎8) Resolved: I resolve to develop financial intelligence. I know that my wealth is compounded when incomes are higher than expenses over time

    ‎9) Resolved: I resolve to develop the art and science of leadership. I know that everything rises and falls based upon the leadership culture created within my community

    ‎10) Resolved: I resolve to develop the art and science of conflict resolution. I know that relationship bombs and unresolved conflict destroy a community's unity and growth

    ‎11) Resolved: I resolve to develop systems thinking. I know that by viewing life as interconnected patterns rather than isolated events I improve my leverage.

    12) Resolved: I resolve to develop Adversity Quotient. I know that AQ leads to perseverance in overcoming obstacles and setbacks

    13) Resolved: I resolve to leave a legacy by fulfilling my purpose and vision through living the 13 Resolutions. I know that by reversing the current of decline, I provide an example for the next-generation of leaders
     
  9. leftyx

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    Words to live by. :nod:
     
  10. BJ

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    Week 2 of Insanity begins... Cardio Power and Resistance

    40 minutes
    1 (<140 bpm) = 21%
    2 (141-150) = 6%
    3 (151-160) = 14%
    4 (161-180) = 50%
    5 (181+) = 8%

    Avg = 156 Max = 185

    Definitely pushed harder than the last workout... avg heart rate up by 5 and time spent in Zone 5 doubled!
     
  12. leftyx

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    Hope you are enjoying insanity.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
     
  13. BJ

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    Insanity - Week 2 - Day 2

    38:30 minutes - Pure Cardio
    1 (<140 bpm) = 19%
    2 (141-150) = 6%
    3 (151-160) = 7%
    4 (161-180) = 45%
    5 (181+) = 22%

    Avg = 160 Max = 190

    Way more time in zone 5... a lot less in zone 3. Max and avg heart rates both higher than yesterday. I'd definitely say that I pushed it harder today :nod:
     
  14. BJ

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    Honestly, I hate it. I can't stand doing cardio exercises in a stationary spot. But in the words of Mohammad Ali...

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  15. leftyx

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    True words and say hi to pdca.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
     
  16. BJ

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    Switched it up today and did my Insanity workout first then the run (I'm doing the C25K program with a newbie, so I'm not running as fast as I could... this definitely balanced the field a little)

    42 minutes of Insanity - Plyometric Cardio Circuit

    I don't have an accurate zone measurement because my heart rate watch decided to reset half way through the warmup... thus the zones were all screwed up (I think that they have the default setting with a max heart rate lower than 200, so the zones are all different)

    Avg = 158 (7 higher than the last time I did this video)
    Max = 190(4 higher)

    Running:
    0:33:37.7 || 2.2 mi || 14:59.9 min/mi (+128 pts)
    http://runkeeper.com/user/314187308/activity/95469887
     
  17. BJ

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    Insanity - Week 2 - Day 4 - Cardio Recovery

    33 minutes
    Avg HR = 112 Max = 159
     
  18. leftyx

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    Keep up the good work bj.

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  19. PDCA

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    HI LEFTYX!!!!
     
  20. BJ

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    Insanity - Cardio Power & Resistance (Week 2 - Day 5) - 40 min

    Heart rate monitor crapped out again during the workout :mad:


    Immediately followed by Couch to 5k - Week 3 - Day 2

    Running:
    0:30:08.7 || 2 mi || 14:52 min/mi (+114 pts)
    http://runkeeper.com/user/314187308/activity/95954474

    (forgot to stop the runkeeper app on my phone when I finished, so the time isn't correct)
     

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