Camino de Santiago

Training Day – Day 3

Got back on the horse today. I had a good pasta dinner last night so I thought it would give me a boost today. I didn’t have a big breakfast so I got tired about 30 minutes into the workout. Been focusing on cardio and I will add some weight into the mix over the next week.

Workout Stats:

  • 25 minutes elliptical at 6.0 mph (2.32 miles)
  • 26.8 minutes treadmill at a 20-minute mile pace (1.28 miles)
  • 4 x 25 curls

Feeling: Tired. I was tired yesterday as well. I will take a day off cardio and do some weights for the next workout. Not too sure in the joints though.

Weight: Again, no scale. Feeling good though.

Recovery: Vega One protein shake mixed with Naked Power C fruit smoothie. Some foot/leg massaging after.

Evidence:

Training Day – Day 2

Hit the gym for an official training session. I had virtually no breakfast this morning before my pre-workout. I knew it may be a little rough.

About 20 minutes into the elliptical session I was getting shaky. I was running on fumes at that point so I decided to switch to the bike. That didn’t last long. I decided to call it early and get some food in me.

Workout Stats:

  • 25 minutes elliptical at ~6 mph (2.5 miles)
  • 10 minutes bike
  • 4 x 15 pushups
  • 3 x 20 arm curls

Feeling: A little sore in the quads. No major joint pain. I wore a neoprene knee brace on my right knee and a patellar tendon strap on my left knee. Still looking to walk the Camino without the knee braces.

Weight: no scale available this week.

Recovery: Water and a little stretching. Will carb load tonight for tomorrow’s workout.

Training Day – Day 1

Today was my first official day training for the Camino de Santiago. I won’t say it was intentional. I was up studying for my only final this mod. I was getting stir crazy so I decided to hit the treadmill with my tablet. Two hours later I guess I got a workout in.

Workout Stats:

  • 15 minutes elliptical at 5.0 mph (1.25 miles)
  • 61 minutes treadmill at a 20-minute mile pace (3 miles)
  • 4 x 25 situps
  • 4 x 25 curls
  • 4 x 15 incline press

Feeling: A little sore in the hip flexors and knees. I wore a neoprene knee brace on my right knee and a patellar tendon strap on my left knee. My goal is to be able to walk the Camino without the knee braces. 4.25 miles and I am feeling good though.

Weight: 242 pounds – clearly a long way to go.

Recovery: Vega One protein shake mixed with Bolthouse Farms Tropical Goodness smoothie. Added a little Vega Sport pre-workout for a kick to keep studying. I need to remember to stretch after workouts.

 

Evidence: