part III Spring Break
by, April 6th, 2009 at 08:09 PM (236 Views)
Spent the am. doing some spring house cleaning...including half the windows. I'm gonna finish the upstairs windows tomorrow.
It snowed here today; where did spring go?
I had a good solo swim today at LA Fitness:
1) 800 Freestyle swim-pick up pace each 200.
2) 100 Dolfin kick on back (fins)
3) 4 X 200 Freestyle on 3:30 interval
4) 100 dolfin kick on back (fins)
5) 8 X 100 Free on 1:50 interval
6) 100 Flutter Kick on back (fins)
7) 10 X 75 on 1:30 interval-half freestyle/half IM roll
8) 100 Flutter Kick on back (fins)
9) 4 X 25 Fly HARD
10) Easy 100 IM cool-down
3,700 Yards Felt strong too!
I decided to start lifting weights today. I showered, got dressed, and hit the machines.
NOT a great idea......my swim workout from above had wore me out.....I was hungry.......no energy.......and mentally ready to move on to something besides working out. Maybe if I had some food, or a break of some kind I'd be better?
I remember why I don't like weight machines. The Nautilas/Hammer type isolate each body part to exercise it. All dynamic movements I know how to do (including swimming) originate and generate its power from the core (hip area) of the body. Sometimes I tend to want to swim with my arms too much......weight machines seem to exaggerate this notion. I think I may just stick with yoga/Pilates for core strength. I may be too old to really benefit from the use of weights.
Okay, I'm going to go read a book.....I love to read but usually fall asleep anytime I sit down and try to do it.