Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday run/core

That was a very enjoyable morning at the gym - now I really feel I am back in the groove of things...

When I get up in the morning I am always in the natural course of things incredibly groggy, compounded this morning by the fact of being amazingly sore from the lunges I did the other day! So when I got to the gym, I warmed up for 10 mins. on the bike to get some blood flowing in the leg muscles - to tell the truth, I was not at all sure I could run...

However, once I was on the treadmill, I jogged a very easy mile to warm up and it felt fine. Then I did 10 x (90 seconds @ 8:00 pace, 90 seconds recovery walk).

Imagine my horror as I realized that the Thursday incarnation of the core strength class incorporates squats, lunges and other lower-body stuff! However it was a very good class - I like this as a Tuesday-Thursday Cayman routine...

It has been uncharacteristically cool here, to the point of rendering the thought of swimming slightly chilly, but temperatures are back up today, so I will make it my priority to get into the pool for a drill-intensive workout this afternoon. (And a sea swim tomorrow, perhaps!)

My top priority from now until May, I have decided, is 3xweek strength training. Have to make swimming a priority for next couple weeks as I'm doing that one-hour swim on the 31st and I have swum a grand total of six times in the last six weeks, it will be absolutely horrible if I don't get back in the water in the next couple days.

One-hour swim notwithstanding, my only real priority for these winter and spring months, other than strength-training, is CYCLING. When I get back to New York it is going to be all about the bike...