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In my Easter bonnet

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This morning I enjoyed a short solo swim at the Y. The pool seemed to have more than its share of grumpy clueless lap swimmers today—there were several mild arguments, and once I looked over to see some woman wagging her finger at the lifeguard, who was trying to restore order to the slow lane. But happily the fast lane was a model of friendly cooperation for the duration of my swim, with the two guys I shared with (one during warmup, the other during warmdown) being competent and willing circlers. Here’s what I did:

1000 warmup (400s, 200 rev. IM kick, 200 pull, 200 IM drill/swim by 25)

8 x 75 (25 kick, 25 build, 25 AFAP) @ :45 RI, 2 of each stroke

400 warmdown + play

Sprints felt good.

Afterwards I went upstairs for weights and stretching. I’m stoked to be seeing some progress in the weight room--here’s where I am on my currently (all the sets of less than 6 were done until failure, except for bench press where I’m aiming for 10/8/6):

Military press 1 set of 12 @ 15-lbs, 1 set of 6 @ 17.5 pounds
Butterfly 1 set of 12 @ 12.5, 1 set of 7 @ 15
Bicep curls, 1 set of 12 @ 15, 1 set of 5 (right) / 6 (left) @ 15
Single arm rows: 2 sets of 12 @ 17.5
Forward/sidewards/rear deltoid raises: 2 sets of 12 @ 7.5 lbs
Lat pull-downs (on machine): 2 sets of 12 @ 65
Bench press: 12 @ 45 (warmup + form check), 10 @ 55, 8 @ 60, 5 @ 65

Bench press stabilization: 2 sets of 30 @ 30 lbs
Lat/scapular stabilization: 2 sets of 40 @ 40 lbs
Wrist curlicues: with 3-lb weights

. . . because if not today, when?
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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    I hate the admonitory wagging finger!

    Very cool cap.
  2. Medicine Woman's Avatar
    Love the Peeps cap!
  3. slknight's Avatar
    Great cap! All of our Ys were closed today.
  4. swimsuit addict's Avatar
    Thanks everyone, I love my peeps cap too!

    My Y rarely closes, except for huge storms that threaten to down the subway system and keep their employees from getting to and from work. They cancel some classes on holidays, and I think they close early on Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, and maybe altogether on Christmas, but that's about it. It serves a fairly secular population, and also operates an old-fashioned Y hostel (as in the Village People song) that's open no matter what, so that might explain the difference.

    I find people actually wagging their fingers comical--it seems like such a cartoonish gesture. Or else it reminds me of Dikembe Mutombo, whom this woman resembled not at all.