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Mixed in with a little of these guys...
Auntie Mac gets to spend a couple of hours with them today while mom is in a meeting... lucky me :)
I just realized that I did not post my fitness plan yesterday, oh no! Here it is... week one of half marathon training!
Monday: Stretch & strength training
Tuesday: 35 minutes tempo
Wednesday: 3 miles + strength training
Friday: 3 miles
Saturday: 7 miles
Sunday: 4 miles
Total Miles: 17 + 35 mins (probably about 21 miles total)
I think the hardest thing for me will be taking my day off during the week rather than the weekend. I know Hal says it's okay to switch things up based on your schedule, but I'm going to try this out for a little first and if having my rest day in the middle of the week just doesn't work for me, I'll move it to the weekend. I'm hoping by having my schedule this way though, it will keep me on track during the weekends so I don't have to make up for so much lost ground come Monday. Anyone else have that problem?
Yesterday I did a 20 minute yoga session here at home, using a yoga youtube video. It.Felt.Awesome! It's been such a long time since I've done yoga, and I forgot how awesome it makes you feel... I will definitely be keeping this in on my stretch and strengthen days. Later I hit Momentum up for a lift, which took about 50 minutes.
While chatting it up with a client at the gym one day, we got to talking about planks. The conversation eventually turned to, "I wonder what the world record is for plank holding?". So me being the curious creature I am checked it out. The answer... 33:40!!!
The gentleman who set this record is Paul Drinan from Australia. He set the record just this past May at the age of 68 years old. If that doesn't inspire you, I'm not sure what does!
Now, I don't plan on breaking any records, but I'd like to work my way up to maybe 6 minutes or so... or just see what I can get my longest plank hold to be. Yesterday at the end of my lift I held for 2 minutes... that felt like forever, I can't imagine 33:40! I figure even if I don't get to 6 minutes, what will trying hurt... I'll get stronger abs, shoulders, and lower back muscles... a stronger body in general! Sounds like a win-win situation to me! What is the longest you have ever held an abdominal plank for?