One of my local yoga teachers does several fund raisers each year for Relay For Life – an organization that supports cancer patients. She does this in memory of her sister (and my neighbor) who died several years ago of melanoma-related complications.
This year, she has organized a ‘plankathon’. For a $10 entry fee, we will compete to see who can hold their plank the longest. I don’t have details yet but I sent her an email telling her I was IN! What a fun thing to train for. At least I think it sounds fun. So far I haven’t convinced many people to join me but I’m not giving up.
I don’t have the details of the event yet but I’m hopeful there will be categories and that I’m old enough to be in the ‘old lady’ category. 🙂
Regardless, I started training yesterday. I did three 60 second forearm planks. I was pretty pleased with myself because I don’t think I’ve done many past 30 seconds previously.
Physical living has a blog post about a 5 minute plank. And gives a bit of a training schedule. Mens Fitness also has some information. This article on Rehab Trainer News gives some guidelines on how long to hold a plank and how they used it in Rugby (the game played in heaven) to determine if fitness levels were up to scratch. And finally – Dragon Door has a blog post on doing the perfect plank also.
The event is mid-March.