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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Monthly Recap - March

New Years Goals
Running/conditioning

Complete half marathon (current 4 miles) As of end of March longest run/jog still 8 miles but I've competed in my first race!
One mile in >7.30 (current 7.55) from 7.28 to 7.16 - New goal to get it under 7 minutes
Two miles in >15.30 minutes (current 16.23) 15.24 - new goal >15
Three miles in >24.30 minutes (current 25.25) 24.33 - so close!!
Four miles in >35 minutes (current 35.47) Not tested

Strength
Hold a plank for 3.30 minutes (current 2.30) 2.47
3 pull-ups in a row (current 0) Not tested as not been working on pull ups this month, must remember them next month!
5 chin-ups in a row (current 1) As of end of January 4 but from 90 degree not dead hang, from dead hang can do 1.
30 push-ups in a row (current 10) Can now do 30! - new goal, 50!

Boxing
Improve hooks and uppercuts – practice in sparring
Improve stance so weight is spread more evenly
Angle off – don't stand square
Win my first fight!
The boxing goals have not been going too well since the upset at the gym and consequent lack of gym.. I'm hoping to get to a new gym soon but Mike's not too keen so we're keeping it up at home together. I miss the gym, it's not the same at home but it's something we started together and do together so I won't go to a new gym without him, hopefully he will want to start again soon!


New Years Resolutions
Do core workouts twice a week Done at least one a week some weeks have not managed two.
Neck exercises once a week Done except for one week.
Wrist curls once a week Done except for one week.
Isometric punches once a week Done except for one week.
Boxing three times a week See above!
Running three times a week (distance, sprints and intervals) Getting there!
Follow pull-up/chin-up plan Done the chin-ups, pull-ups need work

Monthly Totals - March
Miles -56.05
Push-ups - 325 (25 weighted)
Chin-ups -16 (25 on assisted machine) (5 weighted)
Pull-ups - 8 (45 on assisted machine) (14 bar hangs)
Neck exercises - 5
Isometric punches - 2
Wrist curls - 4
Core work - 6

I haven't included my new plank time from yesterday since technically that's an April acheivement since I'm a bit late posting this! My strength work needs the most work, I've really slipped on my push-ups and chin-ups.

5 comments:

  1. I think its really important to set your goals and see how far you have progressed. Its been great motivation for me. Well done for all you have achieved in March!

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  2. Nice work as usual! I love how you keep yourself accountable.

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  3. Laura's not in the May issue, I think maybe the June issue? My breakfast was porridge with flax, flaked almonds, coconut and dried cranberries :) You're doing so well at your resolutions! I have never made resolutions that lasted till April before! But then I always made silly resolutions!

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  4. Hey girlie!
    it's only march and your running has improved so much! congrats, you will keep on smashing those goals! :)
    I hope you're having a great day!
    ~xoxo!

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  5. yeah, as I was reading it i thought 'hey! wait a minute! she DID do a 3:30 plank- i hate you;-)

    nice reflection on the goals chica

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