Wednesday, January 19, 2011

No Laughing at this Post

The coach's training plan has me running around 25 miles a week.  During it I have different types of running speeds and distances, and then I also have hill repeats, stride-outs, track intervals and drills after the most energy-consuming runs (of course that has changed this week!).  Plus I do weights, cross-training and core stretching and strengthening workouts.

Ok, just wanted to set the tone that I do work hard.  Keep that in mind when you watch this video of me doing a couple of Mountain Climbers and Burpees with Push-ups.  I know it looks like I'm an injured whale caught in a fishing net, but I just got back from a mixed interval run in freezing rain - and I'm tired.  My form is pretty bad (if you can call it form) mostly because I have this big gut hanging there.  It is getting smaller - slowly!  Also notice the lightning speed of the workout ... I had to cut the whole 15 down to 3 from the front and side, else the video would take half an hour to load!





Notice the T-Shirt?  I got it in the mail on Monday!  Thanks EMZ: one day I'll be fast enough to be chicked by you at the 13.1 mile mark in a Marathon!

31 comments:

Crafty Jogger said...

Mountain climbers are exhausting!

Also, just seeing the snow in the background of your video makes me feel chilly. Way to tough out the cold weather!

Johann said...

Definitely nothing to laugh about. You are working incredibly hard and will reap the benefits.

Ewa said...

I was hoping for some laughs first thing in the morning but all I got is like a kick in the butt that I need to do that stuff also. Maybe after I have my coffee... :)
Good job, Andrew.

Lee said...

We are are own worst critics! You are working hard!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I think you need the Rocky theme song along with the video! Great job!

Teamarcia said...

You are working hard, dude! Is there no sound or did the kids mess up my puter again? I'll hum the Rocky theme.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Dude!!! That was awesome!! Hard stuff and your killing it!!! It must be the shirt!!! =) Way to go!!!

Andrew Opala said...

No sound ... I posted with some music playing in the background and YouTube said I didn't have the copyright ... so I posted one without sound.

Regardless ... I'll be back with better form soon. Remember, I'm a wannabe.

Kovas said...

Nice job and I believe the big gut is an asset going down on the pushups!

Titilope said...

Go Rocky Balboa...You can do it!!!

Adrienne said...

Seriously you are awesome. I need to start adding in all that stuff to my workouts again. I've been such a slacker. Nice job.

Karen R said...

Wow - you are hardcore with the miles per week and all the extra strength and core work!

You rock :)

Karen R said...

PS - I did laugh at the post.

But that's a good thing. And you have done more workouts than I have this whole week!

Heather said...

That's nothing to laugh at! I don't think I could do it. You are strong!

Dash said...

I was going to try to wait until I got home so I could see the video, but I just had to say, Great Workouts, I don't need to see the video to know you are kicking butt! :)

Alanna said...

Good job Andrew! I will no longer complain about my workout since it looks wimpy in comparison. I'm pretty sure that if I was doing the burpee push ups I'd be cursing my coaches name with each one. Not that I think you do 'cause I know you love your coach! :)

misszippy said...

Nice work!

Jill @ Run for the Hills said...

Was there something funny here? I saw a guy that is working his butt off, and that is nothing to laugh at!
Awesome job!!

Nej said...

I'm tired just reading about your training, and then watching the video! :-) Way to go!!!

Katie said...

Yaayyyyy Awesome!!! I think your form looks great!!! Now what about this Burpee contest?? :D

Jennifer said...

I am tired watching you. Have fun!

ShebaJC said...

See that's why I don't have a coach. No way I could do what you do! Impressive, my friend. That is all.

FruitFly said...

You're so brave to post this! I didn't have any reason to laugh though. I think it is cool what you are doing!!

Still Running said...

I think about getting a coach, then I watch this and change my mind. Burpees and mountain climbers are on my schedule on non-running days (when the Boot Camp lady makes me). I could not do that after a run. Good on you!

The Green Girl said...

::high fives::

Tortuga_Runner said...

great job, each one looks so deliberate. I have incorporated both into my workout routine recently and they are amazingly effective exercises.

Chris K said...

I'm proud of you Grasshopper. Now when are you gonna drop this Wannabe crap? You are bordering on being inspirational to people. Keep it up!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

That's awesome - your story is very inspiring! I wish I did more xtraining, can't seem to motivate myself for it like I should! Great job!

Matty O said...

why the hell were you doing those outside and not inside?! haha.

Jill said...

EX - CELL - ENT!!
Love the form. A bit quicker on the mt. climbers though! :)

Adam said...

Watched the whole thing. Nice work, buddy.

But, shouldn't you be punching a rack of ribs rocky style or something?