Saturday, July 12, 2008


I just struggled through Day 2 of Week 3:
27, 19, 19, 15, 25, separated by 90-second rests.

Except on 90 seconds I was only able to do 17 for Set 2, so for the next one I rested 2 minutes; barely cranked out the 19 so after that I rested 3 minutes. The 15 were hard but not impossible. I rested 4 minutes before the 25, which were j-u-s-t b-a-r-e-l-y d-o-a-b-l-e. Just barely.

Day 3 calls for 30, 22, 22, 20, 27.

Ack. I'm thinking I might have to repeat Day 2, or drop back from Level 3 (the most advanced) to Level 2 (intermediate.) Level 2's Day 3 is the same as the one I did today. I might have to stay at Level 2. This is getting really hard.

On the Achilles front:
Turns out that on the right it's not just tendonitis, it's actually a small tear, which will take longer to heal although the treatment is the same. I've been allowed to bike 10 miles but even that is causing a little aching and burning so I'm down to swimming, pool-running (great, I'm not crazy about swimming, it's the part of the triathlon I do as a required formality; pool-running has to be about as exciting as watching cows chew cud) and strength-training. I've got my pushups. And PT, where I do foot/ankle/leg/hip strengthening.



ShirleyPerly said...

Wow, it certainly does sound like that push-up program gets hard quick. But you're doing about double what you used to do which is incredible!!

Bummer about the Achilles tear. I agree that pool running is very boring. Anyway to listen to some music while doing it?

Jade Lady said...

Don't be discouraged... sometimes..there's a plateau, and we have to repeat, until we get hardier, i.e., stronger!

Sorry to hear your foot has a tear! What is pool running, if I can be so ignorant to ask? And, no, I won't ask what cud chewing is...:-)

Marshamlow said...

I have faith it will all work out, keep on keeping on.

Jeff said...

Glad the pushups are going well for you even though Week 3 is very hard. I'm also in Week 3 and I'm going to need to repeat or scale back.

Sorry to hear the news on your Achilles. I maybe doing some swimming and pool running this summer myself.

Sunshine said...

Good job on the push-ups
and best wishes for rapid healing.

Losing Weight: said...

Hi..thanks for stopping by my blog. You sound like quite an amazing woman! I am very impressed. I found the push up site too and haven't gotten up the nerve to "try" it yet. Smile!
I see by your profile that you are in Winchester...I am a short jaunt up the road from you in WV.

Anonymous said...

I had to take the level one track but was dismayed to fall 2 short of desired minimum on the progress trial at the end of week 2 so am repeating that week.

I'd been so jazzed by doing more than minimum on day 3 that I did the Pgrs trial the next day instead of resting two. After waiting two days I was able to crank out the minimum but have decided to repeat wk 2 and really push myself on the last set of each day.

Like you, my body needs that 2 day rest before the P.Trial.