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Sat & Sun, Nov. 3-4

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Saturday:

Drylands:

RC ex, 10 min
explosive leg press, 190 x 3 x 10
long arm crunches, 3 x 50
captains chair leg raises, 2 x 20
back extensions w/ 25 lb plate, 2 x 15
flutter kicks on bosu, 100
lower back machine, 130 x 3 x 15

Bike, 45 min


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Sunday:

Swim/SCY/Solo:

Warm up:

600 various
8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
50 EZ

Main Sets:

3 x (5 x 50 w/fins, broken :10 @ 25) @ 1:30
1 = fly @ 100 pace
2 = back @ 100 pace
3 = breast @ 100 pace
4 = free @ 100 pace
5 = EZ
-- I was not warmed up enough on the first round.

100 EZ

5 x (25 AFAP shooter w/fins + 75 EZ

IG: 10 x 50 free w/paddles @ :50
100 EZ

10 x 25 w/parachute @ 1:00
-- 4 free w/paddles, 6 breast, 2 dolphin kick w/board

100 EZ

Total: 3400


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Feeling much better now!

I couldn't bear another kickboard workout yesterday, so I went to the gym. I actually forgot that I had done drylands the day before, so inadvertently did two sessions in a row. There didn't seem to be any adverse effects. I am still wondering how TG does drylands 7 days in a row though!

Ventured to the pool today for my first real workout in, like, 2 weeks. Ew. I felt pretty awful in the water and out of shape. And it was also terribly crowded, as expected. I was lucky to have half a lane the whole time. I admit to abruptly taking off and ignoring a noodler who wanted to join the lane.

Rushed from the pool to the river to watch Teen Fort row in the Head of the Occoquan. This was an open race where anyone could compete. Teen Fort was rowing in a mixed double scull with Fort Son's best friend, who was home from college on fall break. Neither of them had been on the water much
since the summer, but they gamely manned up for a 5K and finished 4th. Pretty good, since they were definitely the only lightweight scullers. I'm proud of Teen Fort. This fall she's done her first open water race, her first masters meet and her first sculling race/5K.

Interesting article in the NYT about two sisters (10, 12) who compete in marathons, triathlons and have $5500 bikes. The consensus seems to be that there is no consensus about whether the heavy training is bad or good. Interestingly, many of the fastest runners in the country about that age seem to be from Texas.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/sp...anted=all&_r=0

And best wishes to Chowmi for a speedy recovery from gall bladder surgery!!!

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Updated November 4th, 2012 at 07:45 PM by The Fortress

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  1. ekw's Avatar
    That was a really interesting article. They are so tiny! I think the $5500 bikes are all dad, though...
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    That was a really interesting article. They are so tiny! I think the $5500 bikes are all dad, though...
    Agree.

    Are the sports bras all mom? My own 12 year old runner (never raced more than 5K yet) would not be caught dead racing in that!
  3. ekw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Agree.

    Are the sports bras all mom? My own 12 year old runner (never raced more than 5K yet) would not be caught dead racing in that!
    I didn't know they made sports bras that tiny.