by, February 11th, 2014 at 06:04 PM (736 Views)
Monday: Drylands @ LA Fitness
face pulls, 60 x 4 x 15
rear delt fly, 75 x 3 x 8
kneeling ab crunch, 110 x 3 x 15
explosive leg press, 175 x 3 x 15
fast alternating arm press on double cable machine, 40 x 3 x 30
extreme angle goblet squats on stacked steps, 50 x 4 x 8
DB pulls to waist from plank position, 40 x 3 x 20
squat jumps w/bar, 45 x 2 x 8
good mornings, warm ups, 80 x 4 x 8
Stretching/yoga, 30 minutes
-- As I was stretching, I was watching the Olympics. And, once again, I was puzzled as to how curling can be an olympic sport when there is no athleticism whatsoever involved ..
Tuesday: Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt
-- I cut this really short since I was running late.
4 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :45
4 x 25 burst SDK + cruise @ 1:00
4 x 100 power kick from the blocks with open turns @ 3:00
-- 2 back and 2 belly
40 x 25 w/fins @ :30
odds = fly @ 100 pace
evens = EZ backstroke kick
5 x 75 strong dolphin kick w/board & fins @ 1:30
--- legs were really burning on these from yesterday's weights
3 x (25 AFAP + 25 EZ) @ 3:00
-- started to get a calf cramp and so stopped
A few observations:
1. My fly and free have felt awful since re-starting drylands. And it's been almost 2 years since I've done much upper body stuff bc of my elbow.
2. Perhaps bc of #1, I've done hardly any freestyle in practice. I was doing a lot of it in the fall and it felt great then.
3. Still frustrated with my lungs. The 100 power kicks seem really hard, which means I should do them more often. I'm worried my negativity about this will spill over into my 100 races. I don't feel like the same swimmer that threw down a 1:08 in the 100 back SCM a couple years ago.
4. But happily, I will be flying to CA on Friday to see Teen Fort and for some much needed sunshine. I suspect I'll just take a few days off since I will have Lil Fort with me.