Friday, March 6, 2015
1hr upper body
Thursday, March 5, 2015
1hr squats etc.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Glorious! Relieved to find that I do not feel horribly out of cycling shape: the strength and conditioning I have been doing is adequate short-term proxy. Very keen to increase weekly volume but probably have to wait a couple more weeks bf that is realistic.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Will miss Monday and Tuesday weights, alas, but will have makeup session Friday for one of those so that really I'm only missing one. Still somewhat struggling to get by from day to day, but the end of winter is really in sight now, and exercise will become much easier once I can have short frequent runs outside. It is clear to me that I need a better strategy for next winter: I think I will have to get a Columbia gym membership on top of my Chelsea Piers one so that I have a close-to-home option on days I don't have much time and it's too cold to run outside.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
I should really be doing some cardio now but I am utterly tapped out and have two reports to write by nine tomorrow morning, and decided to shut things down, shower and head home. Not complaining, love my job and don't really mind winter either, but I think given total life/work stress and cold weather that this is not the week to try and ratchet things up again. Have a work trip early next week to a campus where I am promised swimming pool access (woo-hoo!) and will try and get back on the proper exercise volume thereafter....
(I'm sorry I'll miss the spring break week in mid-March, but I should be able to get approximate workouts from Josh and do them at the well-equipped World Gym at Brent's - don't know that I will do the full hour on my own, but can do a key .5hr workout on the three key lifts without it seeming implausible. We are just starting a ten-week strength cycle and I don't want to miss a big chunk of it.)
Ah, I am so hungry for more exercise! But telling myself to be patient as the last thing I need is a respiratory ailment.
1hr upper body
Monday, February 23, 2015
1hr weights (deadlifts, rows)
Thursday, February 19, 2015
So I was just elated to be back at powerlifting this evening! We continued to work on squats (I'm still just working on form, not using a real bar, though I did have a "pretend" bar today with chains hanging off it!), then some excellent conditioning stuff at the end (sprints with the sled, walking lunges with dumbbells). By the end of the workout, I felt better than I have all week - it was fantastic.
1hr squats plus conditioning
Monday, February 16, 2015
But today I did good work triage - skipped an 8:30 meeting and instead got substantive work done (finishing one and a bit of three reports I need to submit by Wednesday morning), then came to Chelsea Piers for midday spin, which I have been very much missing. It's so cold all this week that I don't anticipate being able to run outside, and I really want to get back to regular swim-bike-run as well as the lovely powerlifting.
Still feeling a little queasy off and on - in the taxi on the way down, near the end of class, now after eating some food. Will use best judgment as to whether I really want to do a second workout today; it might be wiser not to, we will see how I feel in a bit.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
1hr lower body
Monday, February 9, 2015
We were done just about in time for me to scramble myself into shoes for 6:30 spin - then I remembered I'd ordered FreshDirect delivery in the 8-10 window, which meant I needed to get home pronto, plus I know perfectly well that a loud intense spin class is not conducive to good sleep - but I really hope I can get out for a run tomorrow, or perhaps something pre- or post-lifting if that doesn't happen. Pondering various schedule options and as always feel that there is some magically awesome system just beyond the range of my apprehension that would make it near-effortless to get in 10hr/week of exercise....
1hr upper body
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Around 4:30 I realized I'd better get my act together and get out if even just for a very short one, and that was what I did. It was really nice, I wish I'd gotten out sooner - slushy and a bit of a mess underfoot, but no ice to speak of and temperatures damp in high 30s, very good for tender lungs.
I am going to make this coming week an EXEMPLARY exercise week if I have anything to say about it!
:30 with last few mins walking recovery