Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Back on the Starting Block

Yesterday was my first day back in the gym after my vacation. It didn't go as well as I'd hoped, but I suppose I have to give myself time to work my way back up. My S.O.'s hip is still bothering him, so we opted to stick to the elliptical machines yesterday. I did arm exercises, and my full rotation of ab exercises.

Everything felt...sluggish. It was a struggle to get through each exercise, and yet I didn't feel like I was working my muscles hard enough. I'm not sore today, but I would have been hard pressed to lift any more yesterday. While on the elliptical machine, I struggled through my intervals, and yet my heart rate was never higher than 170 (it usually climbs towards 180 during that last few intervals.)

I'm going to chalk it up to working off the rust from the past two weeks. This week will be a "recovery" week, in which I attempt to get myself back up to the workouts I was doing before the vacation. I hope to put up a few miles running at some point, and I'm still toying with the idea of training for a 5k, and that Couch-to-5k plan is looking better and better.

Anyone out there doing the C25K? You like it? If not, Do you have a training plan (running or otherwise) that you swear by?


Anonymous said...

Good idea to ease into it. I'm sure you'll be back feeling energized and non-sluggish in no time :)

- Sagan

Susan said...

You can't beat the C25K plan!!!!

Mary @ A Merry Life said...

The C25K plan is a good one. Stick with it and you will do great!

carla said...

I once took 5 months off and the hardest thing was making myself go sloooooooooooooooow when I got back into it.

but so so the smart way to go.


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