Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Back on track redux

The last six weeks have been exceptionally unpropitious to exercise! But I hereby announce (is it hubris?) that I think I am back on track.

(A more self-disciplined person than I would have been able to exercise on our Florida vacation, but as it was, all spare hours saw me so sleepy and cold that I could not imagine spending them anywhere other than under the covers!)

I was in good shape at the end of November, but truly have exercised very little since then, not through lack of desire - on the basis of this morning's workout, I will guess that I have maintained some base fitness and should be able to get back into shape pretty quickly, though I am prepared for swimming to feel like a completely alien activity for the next couple of weeks...

Got a ride over to World Gym from Brent, then did a good half-hour on the treadmill: 10 mins. very easy (5.2mph, 11:30/mi.), 10 x (1:00 @ 8:00/mi. [7.5mph], 1:00 easy). 3 miles total - I didn't want to overdo it, so I kept the recovery speed very slow, but I think interval training will be the way to speed up regaining fitness.

Half an hour of lower body, then the 45-minute core strength class.

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Intervals are good -- as is starting slowly!

Swimming will definitely feel odd at first, but it will come back quickly, especially if you do some drilly things in the condo pool.

ShirleyPerly said...

So sorry to hear of your lung ailment. Hope you are on the mend. I really would like to get back to swimming but my coach has not given me any swim workouts yet. Must be patient ...

Rainmaker said...

Nice to see you're able to get back, and good to see you're starting nice and slowly.