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  • bqx40 8:06 pm on July 31, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Day 3, Week 4: Hundred Pushup Program 

    Third day of week 4 of the hundred pushup program:

    Exhausted to start out with. 6 miles running today, mowed the lawn tonight. Probably had nearly 4 minutes before the max set.

    Set tally, “-“=2-minute recovery period. “[#]”=max

    Pushups:  30-22-22-20-[40], 134 total.
    • Jeff Bailey 5:22 pm on August 2, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been reading you blog and enjoying it. Might try the hundred pushup program. I ran across your blog in searching for answers to what seems like the same tibialis-posterior tendinitis as you have. Rest, run, ice, whatever, nothing seems to change it. Very frustrating! Sounds like yours has become more manageable.

  • bqx40 11:32 am on July 31, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    As for me, I plead insanity. 

    I’m shooting for 60 miles this week all of a sudden, after 42 last week. My legs/brain may change my mind later.

    Lunch workout: 6 miles in 55’09” at a 1% incline on the treadmill (Precor 966i).

    Ran to the Rutter Requiem

    It’s not nearly long enough for 6 miles at my pace (under 40 minutes), plus I need some noise-blocking headphones to hear 50% of the work. Crazy that I even attempted to listen to it, but it came up while I was shuffling through the music library.

    Queen’s “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions” and Hurd/Canedo “Mass of Glory” rounded out the listening selections. Church music geekdom on this run.

    Modified 8/1/2008:
    I slept in and missed my 6 miler. No 60 mile week for me this week.

    • bdub 10:10 pm on July 31, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      If you’re going from 42 to 60, I would recommend taking it easy. I understand that you probably won’t but I thought I should at least leave a comment saying as much so I can tell you that “I told you so” later.

      Good luck.

  • bqx40 12:26 pm on July 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Okay, maybe treadmill running would be beneficial 

    I broke myself of the treadmill habit after

    • new treadmills were installed in the gym (with a more honest speed and incline calibration)
    • beginning carpooling (arriving @ 5:30 to 6:00am is not feasible for everyone)

    With the new treadmills on 1%, I built some solid strength. Other benefits that I missed:

    • Softer landing surface
    • Consistent pacing — easier at beginning, but harder at end.
    • Controlled pacing — I was running 30-60 seconds too fast, and then trying to maintain. I probably killed the tendon around my ankle this way and some knee.

    I still went too fast: 5.68 Miles in 50:00… 8’49” pace. I tried starting at 6.4 mph, but my entertainment options on the TV were limited. Also, someone asked to “borrow” the remote for the TV. I did not see it return, so I was stuck on the current channel unless I wanted to break stride. Because of this, I sped up to wrap up. Such are the perils of a treadmill in a gym.

    • bdub 4:23 pm on July 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      The treadmill is a dreadful device but a necessary device for the reasons you mention. I also use the treadmill for speedwork to force myself to run a certain pace when doing Yassos, etc.

      But tonight? Tonight I’m pounding the pavement and getting some fresh air.

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