2013 #Plankathon: Part 2

Back in January I used planking as my Janathon activity in an effort to start building my core strength.  Whilst stretching my planking time I also came across a guy by the name of Brendon Birch through Twitter.  Brendon, aka lehorse1, is a member of Absolute Triathlon Club in Nottingham and set himself a running challenge to raise money for the Karen Green Foundation.

Brendon’s challenge caught my eye, having completed my own 12 month running challenge in March 2012.  Brendon’s challenge was a whole different story though – a huge step up from the 1,101km I covered.  Brendon has challenged himself to run at least 5km every day of 2013 to cover a minimum of 3,000km.  So as a small gesture of support I decided to carry on my Janathon planking in the form of my very own challenge: 2013 Plankathon!

It’s simple – just a plank every day in 2013.

So while I’m planking away, please think of Brendon and his running challenge.  Follow him on Twitter, subscribe to his blog and if you’re inspired then I’m sure he’d appreciate a donation to his fundraising efforts (no matter what size).  If you can’t afford to donate then why not donate a tweet and spread the word about his challenge.

This second 3 months has been more challenging, both in terms of remembering to do the planks but also trying to stretch the PB.  I just noticed that my 181st and most recent plank was the best I’d done in about 5 weeks, and still no where near my PB of 4m 09s!

For anyone who’s interested, below are my plank times from the second quarter of 2013.  The asterisks show which times set a new personal best – there are less than the first 3 months!

April
2m 15s (91)
1m + 30s each side
2m 31s
1m 30s
1m 35s
2m 05s
2m 12s
3m 42s*
1m + 30s each side
2m 34s (100)
2m 12s
2m 13s
2m 20s
2m 30s
4m 02s* For Boston
1m + 30s each side
2m 42sh
2m 03s
2m 03s
2m 09s (110)
2m 18s
2m 03s
1m + 30s each side
3m 01s
2m 04s
2m 33s
1m 32s
3m 03s
2m 07s
4m 09s* (120)

May
2m 04s
1m 40s
1m 00s
1m 09s
1m 32s
1m 47s
1m + 30s each side
2m 06s
1m 37s
1m 46s (130)
2m 02s
3m 01s
2m 04s
1m 43s
2m 08s
2m 03s
1m 34s
1m 30s
1m 46s
2m 02s (140)
2m 14s
2m 16s
2m 22s
2m 31s
2m 38s
1m 33s
1m 46s
2m 02s
2m 04s
2m 11s (150)
2m 14s

June
2m 01s
2m 13s
2m 21s
2m 23s
1m + 30s each side
1m 35s
2m 01s
1m 30s
2m 22s (160)
2m 30s
2m 11s
2m 02s
2m 12s
2m 13s
2m 30s
2m 01s
1m 45s
1m 46s
1m 35s (170) ERT Day 1
1m 46s ERT Day 2
2m 01s ERT Day 3
1m 39s ERT Day 4
1m 32s ERT Day 5
1m 31s ERT Day 6
1m 32s ERT Day 7
1m 33s ERT Day 8
2m 01s ERT Day 9
1m 34s ERT Day 10
1m 00s (180) ERT Day 11
2m 31s ERT Day 12

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