Monday, August 25, 2008

New Training Plan

So, this morning I started my new training plan......We finally got moved into the garage since Ed moved all of his stuff out, so now I have my own work-out space (not to mention painting and sewing! yeah!!!)

I am starting to train up for some big hiking adventures and by doing so I will be doing a LOT more uphill treadmill training. Here is my plan for starters.......

Mondays: Run/Power Walk for 30-40 min. + Yoga + Abs

Tuesdays: Weights - Arms/pull day + 40 min. uphill hike (without any backpack for the first few weeks. After moving up to 1 hr hikes I will then decrease my time and add a weighted backpack)

Wednesdays: Slow run 30 min. + Yoga + Abs

Thursdays: Off

Fridays: Weights - Arms/push day + Abs + Yoga

Saturdays: Lower Body work out + 40 min. uphill hike

Sunday: Off

I will try this for a few weeks and then change it up and see what happens.......Mostly over the next year or so I am just trying to increase my stamina for long hikes since we finally made a decision that we are for SURE going to New Zealand for six months next winter. We are planning several big hiking trips and we will be carrying all of our belongings for six months on our backs so I REALLY need to get into hiking shape! haha..........Not focusing so much on running these days, but more on endurance and see how that works out for me........I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

Cherry said...

New Zealand! Sweet! Take your camera!

Yesterday I walked 4 miles in and hour and 6.5 minutes. I was super nasty after that! Thank you God for indoor plumbing, scented soap, and deoderant!