Saturday, August 9, 2008
Another EXCITING, THRILLING, boring as hell running update!
Monday 8/4 - Ran 4 miles on the treadmill in 42 minutes which means I completed it with an average pace of UNDER 11 min/mile!! YEAY! While at the gym I spoke to one of the trainers about their fall team fitness program. It's a 10 week program that starts in October. One hour 3 days/week with a trainer/coach in a group. I think I'm gonna give it a try. It's a hell of a lot more economical than a personal trainer. The personal trainers charge $70 for EACH one hour session....*jaw hits the floor*. But the group training is $130/month. While I was there talking to the trainer he offered to do a fitness analysis for me. Here are the results:
First of all....the trainer put me on the scale and says - "very good....134 pounds" *gasp, choke, cough*. I debated with my self for 60 seconds before I responded "um, that'd be great if it were true....I haven't weighed 134 pounds since before my 5 y/o was born...you may want to recalibrate your scale". "REALLY!?" he replied. "Well, here, why don't we check a different scale". He walks me to the scale in a back room. "oh...148". *gasp, choke, cough*!!!! "I think I liked the 1st one better!"
BMI: 26.2 (*gasp*)- falls at the bottom of the overweight category - normal BMI should be under 24.9 for females.
Max VO: (not sure what exactly this is but it has to do with cardiovascular fitness) mine was 36.2 which falls in the "good" category.
Bicep strength - 194 - falls in the EXCELLENT category....*yipeee*.....My son must have gotten his "buffness" from his mother...heehee.....although, this was done on the same scale that they originally weighed me on so I'm thinking I probably should have come clean with this one also...but, hey, who am I to argue!
sit & reach - this was a flexibility test - and I rock in flexibility! Another "excellent" score for mwah!
Body Composition = 24.5% body fat which falls in the "moderate" section. (optimal is 19.1-24)....thus I am "sub"optimal.....
So for my overall fitness I got an 80%....which puts me in the "good" range....only 1 away from "excellent" range....imagine that!
According to the printout he gave me my BodyAge is 30 compared to my chronological age of 36. Although he never asked me if I smoke....so....there you go....
So here's my goal.....By December I will bring my Body Composition down to 20% and my CV VO2 score to 45. And quit smoking.
Tuesday 8/5- Ran 7 on the treadmill...had to take a walk break at 5.5 miles to reset the treadmill as it automatically shuts down after an hour. But I ran the rest of it straight through. Finally finished The Shack during today's run. Again, this is a MUST READ!
Wednesday - Paying the price for pushing myself yesterday.
Thursday 8/7- Ran 4 on the treadmill...still extremely sore. Today's run was painful. Quads were on fire!
Saturday 8/9 - 11 miles....2 minute walk breaks every 3 miles.....with an 11:14 average pace. Started a new audio book. I opted for a Nora Roberts Romance. Felt....OK. Just....OK.