Friday, May 05, 2006

Fast & Fun Trail Run and an ABSolutely Good Performance

I had a heck of a run last night with the Trail Nerds group. We were all in the mood for some rugged, fast running, and we accommodated ourselves thusly. It was a dark, muddy, hilly, rocky, rooty, overgrown, and a wonderfully fast and exhilarating run. Damn, it felt good to run like that! It was a very decent, "quality" 8-mile run.

I had worked out in my company's wellness gym for 1-1/2 hours right before our run, and was on kind of a high from (possibly) cinching the winning spot in our once/year fitness contest. This year, I want to take first place in the "crunches" competition. (I won't know the final result until 7 p.m. today, but I'm fairly confident). The crunch competition (for the guys) involves doing as many crunches as you can in one minute, while at a 15-degree incline and holding a 25-lb weight over your head. I did one-hundred-and-twenty-two in one minute! 122!!! What was funny was that I still did my normal massive ab-workout after the competition, along with working my chest, shoulders, and tri's, and then I went for a fast run.

I had another good workout in the gym this morning, and will have one after work, as well. Then the long (trail) run weekend looms: three hours of running on Saturday on the Blue River Trails (with multiple river crossings), followed by 4 hours on Sunday on the Clinton Lake trails. Woo-hoo!

7 comments:

olga said...

Come over teach me Abs routine, my got boring:)

D said...

You are an animal Bad Ben!

Ben, aka BadBen said...

Yeah, and if you scratch me behind the ears just right, I calm right down.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

damn, two posts in one week! :)

wow, I could not even BEGIN to imagine 122 crunches on an incline holding 25 lbs - hell, I couldn't even image ONE!!! Good job!

Lora said...

Come on....you're really 25 yrs old! Fess up!

Ben, aka BadBen said...

Lora,
You'll have to explain that to my 26-y.o. daughter and 24-y.o. son.

My son and I took a long road trip together last Summer. He found it hard to keep up with his old man in more than a few ways. He's been working on getting back in shape, ever since.

allrounder said...

hey, thanks for visiting my blog (i don't know what attracted you to it but thanks!)...

made me tired to read about your gym session!