one of my goals at the beginning of the year was to just keep slowly increasing my pushups, pull-ups and sit-ups, i have just decided to add lawnmowers into the mix. my goal is to increase by only 1 per week for the entire year, getting me to 82 of each by the end of the year. this is the minimum workout i want to do 5x per week. if i feel like it i will go harder.
i am trying to increase my endurance, without tearing myself up too much. i am mostly working on training for the 50mile ultra marathon, i just want to get some upper body into the workout also. i increased by 1 per day starting at 8 on the 8th of december, and then switched to upping 1 per week.
the thing i like is it is challenging, i feel like i am increasing my endurance, and it still feels doable. every week i am surprised at how increasing one feels as hard as increasing by one the previous week, and as the week continues, they seem to get easier.
i am not real into building bulk, i am mostly wanting to get as toned as possible and not have any extra unnecessary weight to carry on my ultras, of course after i finish the 50 mile race, i will be eying 100k, then 100 miles, and ironman... those are my long term fitness goals.
thanks again for the input, love the encouragement and this training journal keeps me motivated that people are watching, so i have no excuses!