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A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 30, 3:00 and done!

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.17) Day 30 – 3:00 sec: Well, I did not end my 30 day challenge with a new PR and I was two days late. Saturday’s half marathon (my third half marathon this year) was more demanding on my knee than I was prepared for. So, I decided to finish my weekend and my challenge with a 3:00 plank in honor of day 30. I never thought I would get to 4:00 minutes and am quite proud that I have. A buddy of mine has texted me and challenged me to plank every day till the end of the year to see what kind of PR we can set. HHmmmm…. I am still not sure if I am ready to accept this challenge.

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A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 29, 4:00 and a cupcake!!!

4 minute plank

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.14) Day 29 – 4:00 sec: After a houseful of little girls over for Valentine’s Day and full belly of pizza, I found myself drifting off to sleep on the living room floor. Suddenly, I remembered the 4 minute challenge that was still staring me in the face. Doubtful, I assumed the position. At the 1 minute mark I felt good enough to smile for a picture. At the 2 minute mark I could feel the pain, but there was also a glimmer of hope that I could indeed make it, after all I had passed the halfway point already. At the 3 minute mark I was sweating , my lower back was beginning to hurt and my legs burning. At 3:30 I was pretty much crying… but, I made it! 4:00 conquered… yes, I had to have a cupcake after that.

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A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 28, 4:00 – Still elusive.

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.12) Day 28 – 4:00 sec: Well, the second attempt to hold for 4 minutes was not a success. 3:35 was my limit tonight. I will be doing an easy run at lunch tomorrow, so maybe I will start my run with a 4 minute plank warm up. I thought about recording a video clip of the planking episode, but who on earth would watch 4 minutes of someone just planking? V-Day might just be mine.

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A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 27, 4:00 – Bike, swim, & plank?

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.12) Day 27 – 4:00 sec: The 4 minute plank did not happen tonight. I made it to a whopping 2:10. Maybe it was the 45 minute torture session on the bike this morning or maybe it was the lunch time swim with sprint intervals. It could quite possibly have been those jalapeno chips burning in my belly as well. 3 days left… I hope to conquer the elusive 4 minute mark by day 30.

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A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 26, 3:50 – My back does not like me anymore

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.11) Day 25 – 3:50 sec: First attempt – made it to 2:30. Considered throwing in the towel. I waited about 15 minutes and tried again. I was able to make it to 3:50 but it wasn’t pretty and my form was awful from 2:30 – 3:20. My lower back is not enjoying this torture any more. If I can make it to 4:00 by the end of this challenge, then I am going to do some serious ab work next.

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A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 25, 3:40 – Time for a happy dance yet?

3:40 plank with cheerleaders

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.10) Day 25 – 3:40 sec: I think it is almost time for a happy dance. I made it to 3:40, but I was pretty much in tears once I reached 3:10. I decided to multitask with my iPad, phone and some cheerleaders. Afterall, you need something to distract you once you pass the 2:00 minute mark. I believe the plank a day challenge is the reason I have lost an inch in my waist over the past month!

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A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 24, 3:30 and holding

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.9) Day 24 – 3:30 sec: After swimming, a short run, and then an hour of mountain biking, I was still able to hold the plank for 3:30, but did not have the umph within me to push 10 more seconds.

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