If it's not one thing it's another I suppose. I've managed to increase the weight I lift but running is still kinda stalled out. I'll get there ... it's just going to take me some time. I'm OK with that. Well, not really but what can I do but accept that I'm 48 and I may need to increase less rapidly than somebody half my age. Kiddos ... if you're in your 30's ... take advantage of it 'cause after 40 its a whole heck of a lot harder.
OK, now I'll brag a little. Hey, I deserve to, right?
Here's what I'm doing with weights.
Leg Extensions - 4 sets of 10 reps @ 145 pounds
Leg Press - 4 sets of 12 reps @ 260 pounds
Inner Thigh - 4 sets of 10 reps @ 190 pounds
Outter Thigh - 4 sets of 10 reps @ 190 pounds
Leg Curl - 4 sets of 12 reps @ 80 pounds (hurts my knee a bit to do more weight)
Calf Raise - 4 sets of 13 reps @ 90 pounds
OK, upper body is MUCH weaker since I couldn't start any lifting till late March because of surgery.
Bicep curl - 4 sets of 12 reps @ 40 pounds
Tricep Extension - 4 sets of 12 reps @ 65 pounds
Rear Deltoid - 4 sets of 10 reps @ 40 pounds (really kinda hurts my shoulder so I tend to skip this one a lot)
Ab Crunch Machine - 4 sets of 12 reps @ 45 pounds
Seated Rows - 3 sets of 12 reps @ 55 pounds (I hate this one)
Lat Pull Downs - 4 sets of 12 reps @ 75 pounds
I do feel stronger and its nice to touch my leg and feel firmness rather than flab. Oh yeah, its also a lot of fun at the gym to see some big guy lift something and then I go over and increase the weight. That doesn't happen often, but when it does its a trip.