Yesterday’s speedwork was brutal. As you all know, 800s are my least favorite thing ever. I survived though, 8×800 and I feel stronger today but I can’t say I felt that way during. And I definitely noticed in the last two that my form was slipping just a bit because my shoulders were tense and my upper back wasn’t supporting me quite as much as I needed it to and it got me thinking.
So I had an idea stemming from that little thing I mentioned a week or two ago about how I really wish I could do a real pull-up. I can do a decent amount of push-ups but it’s only a decent amount in comparison to my friends, who can do like 10. I definitely can’t crank out a truly impressive number or anything. But both push-ups and pull-ups are so great at general strengthening and it wouldn’t hurt to be better at both of them, in fact it would probably help my running to have a stronger back to support me in my distance races and stronger arms and core to keep my form in tact. So what if we have ourselves a little contest? And we try to train ourselves to do as many
as possible by the end of the contest? Everyone can submit little phone videos of themselves doing the exercises and I will arrange prizes to be awarded at random to anyone who entered the contest and potentially a bigger prize to the one who is declared the winner! We will all get a bit stronger and who doesn’t love prizes?
Don’t worry if you can’t do any now, I can’t even do one pull-up! I’d be thrilled if I could even get one or two so this isn’t about being the one who can crank out 20 pull-ups and 200 push-ups by the end (though that would be freaking AWESOME), it’s about getting stronger for YOU and that’s why the prizes will be random.
Sign up by commenting below and saying you’d like to try it! List a goal if you want, mine is two pull-ups and 100 push-ups. If you don’t have a blog that you comment with, send an email to EmmelineRuns@gmail.com and I’ll sign you up. I have a few ideas for prizes but once I see how many people are interested, I will get that officially figured out.
If you don’t want to play, comment telling me about your workout yesterday!