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Today: 60 minutes on treadmill @ 4% incline for 3.4 miles of jogging mixed with power walking. :lol:

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Ooh, well done TQ!

Havent checked in for a while, but have been keeping up my usual routine.

Except this morning, I went and did a Body Step class :-) Last time I did step it was called Step Reebok and you wore a g string leotard and leg warmers, lol.

But it was good fun - not tooooo easy, but not to challenging either, of course you can add jumps and a lot of arms to beef a step class up but I was struggling with the disadvantage of being rather spaz at it, lol.

Nonetheless I can feel sore legs coming on - tons of torturous low squat and lunge moves. I promised Doug a circuit tonight, so I'll keep that to treadmill and upper body.

tomorrow I promised Eliza she could ride her bike to school again so that's a 9km round trip run for me.

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Last night was upper body. I switched from circuit training to supersets. Last night was "light" weights with 15 reps per exercise per superset. In all, I did 12 supersets. I added in something new last night. After each SS, I did 10 pushups touching my chest to the ground each time. At least, after the first 10 SS. The last two, I could only get 7 & 8 pushups respectively.

Followed that with 25 minutes on elliptical.

This morning was 2 miles @ 1% incline in 20 minutes. 10 minute cooldown followed by 23 minutes on elliptical.

Later, I'll try to get in some more cardio. Tonight will be legs and maybe a little more cardio.

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Just wrapped up another session of cardio. Did what I believe are called "ladders" on the treadmill. Not sure if I had it right or that is what I did is actually called, but here is what I did:

Min. 1: 6 mph/1% incl

Min. 2: 7 mph/1% incl

Min. 3: 6 mph/1 % incl

Min. 4: 8 mph/1%

Min. 5: 6 mph/1%

Min. 6: 9 mph/1%

Min. 7: 6 mph/1%

Min. 8: 10 mph/1%-this one KILLED me. I barely made the 1 minute sprint.

Min. 9: 6 mph/0 incl

Min. 10: 7 mph/1% incl

Jogged at 6 mph for :49 to get to 1.25 miles. Then, 10 minute cooldown. Followed that with 20 minutes on elliptical.

Still got legs tonight.:thumbdown:

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I did fartlets! I'm still not exactly sure what they are but I went around that damn track 12 times by the time it was over. How long a distance is that?

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ROFLMAO Mac - its fartlek - basically sprints or intervals.

I think fartlets are those little pops you do when you're trying not to fart while running!:)

I ran Eliza to school today but got 3/4 home again of the way (about 8kms) when my knee started acting up. Darn step aerobics, I'm too old for stuff like that I guess. Its the outside of my knee, ITB. I guess I'll be in the pool for a couple of days :smile:

I never get injured unless I do an aerobics class, lol. Every single time I do it, it happens.

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No legs last night:cursing:. Way too tired.

This morning: 2 miles/1% incl/18:40/10 minute cooldown. Followed that with 20 minutes on elliptical.

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Swam 35mins folled imeadately by 45 min spin class...practice for indoor triathlon coming up.

I am thinking about getting outside my comfort zone and going for a lunchtime run today. I have a shower in my office im just afraid of the looks ill get walking through the factory.

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Last night: Night off from exercise.

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Just to make you all feel bad, i just read a book "Ultra Marathon Man..Dean Karnazes' Would HIGHLY recomend it. He ran 226 miles non stop! Thats running from Friday at 5pm ish though untill Sunday with no resting!!

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Just to make sure my knee got better, I spent last night walking around in high heels, lol.

I've got my bathers on, as soon as I drop the kids to school, going to the pool. Knee is nothing too bad but I'd better not run on it for a few days. I'm thinking my regular circuit will be fine with steep incline walking on the treadmill rather than running.

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Got in another 1 mile jog in 10 minutes with incline ranging from 1.5-3%, 10 minute cooldown followed by 15 minutes on elliptical.

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Today: Off day, no exercise, back at it tomorrow.:crying:

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