Week #3 of My Tough Mudder Training

So this week was good, and for some reason I seem to not get training done on Thursdays which has been my plan. Anyway- for accountability here we go-

Monday – Crazy day getting ready for kid’s mid-winter break.

Tuesday- Happy Valentine’s Day and ran 3 miles.

Wednesday- Crazy day and family visit so no workout

Thursday- Another family day so no workout

Friday- To the gym and ran 3.5 miles and did 1/2 a round of Belton’s workout. I ran at an 8:30 pace on the treadmill- smoking fast for me.

Saturday- Did one full round of Belton’s workout, except still can’t do the full 10 sets of TRX mountain climbers with a push up- keep dying on the push-up part.

Sunday- Ran 4 miles, it was colder than I expected and came home with numb hands. Ooof.

Overall a good week, weighed in at 154.8 at the gym, good number.


The Starting Line

Top 5 Quotes to get you through your NEXT workout…

1 Taken from runningthriver on the 12th….

The Starting Line

The image in my head when I start a run, any run

       Train like your Stronger, Fitter, Evil-Twin is plotting to KILL You!     http://runningthriver.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/photo-6.jpg

2  For those of you know know me this is SO good- train harder = good!

 If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat. ~Hershel Walker –
and Belton Lubas’ Gym Wall!
3 For the races I am aiming to win, I keep the people in the mascot suits in mind to beat!
Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time. C. Brock
(Damn those guys in mascot suits can run fast sometimes!)
4  For all those runs you think about skipping-
Success is following through when the moment of inspiration has left you. Rita Davenport
5 For the days you need to feel humble and grateful-
Every cancer patient you have ever heard of or known,
would give almost anything,
to be you,
healthy, strong and able to go work out. TC

Tough Mudder Exercise Card

Here is the card I am taking to the gym for my “rounds”

Rotating Push-Ups (on dumbbells, rotating at the top- create a T)

2 Single Arm Kettle Bell Swings           

3 Jump Lunge w/scissor kicks (lunge L, jump, scissor kick, land R )

4 Bent over Row                                             

 5 Side Lunge – With weights, side to side, touch weights to floor each rep

6 Push up with Row Push up on dumbbells, bring one up to your chest

 7 Twist Lunge Hold weight tight to your body, lunge forward

 8 Squat to Shoulder Press Weights on shoulders, squat, push up to arms fully extended.

9 Elevated legs Push Up  Elevate feet, do push up!

 10 Mountain Climbers In push up position, “run”, keep your butt down.                       

 11 Chin Up Pull ups, chest to the bar

 12 Plank Plank (forearms on the ground)tighten core prep for gut punch                       

 13 Side Plank Hold it!

 14 Exploding Dips! Dip, at peak, launch off bars, catch and repeat.

 15 Squat with weight Grab a weight, hold tight to chest, squat, hold, repeat.