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Friday, July 15, 2016 - Reset & Goals

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by , July 15th, 2016 at 11:28 AM (3492 Views)
As always, the summer progresses more quickly than preferred. Our family vacations to Shanghai, Japan, and NJ (Princeton & Monmouth Junction) are over. I'm now in the second week of restarting fitness activity after nearly a three months lapse.

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Workouts from July 6 - this post
*Alternated on days 7/6-13, both daily from 7/14

  1. 1,000-1,500 (100s/200s as FR-Swim/BF-K or BR-K) in HOA pool
  2. 1-2 mile walk/jog in neighborhood **Thanks to the savvy Speedsters local running community I recently brought Roka Clifton 2 at nearly 50% discount. These running shoes are amazing! For first time ever, I can run with such comfort and far less aching afterwards.

*1-3x Daily (morning-afternoon-evening)

  1. Bands - lighter resistance upper body
  2. 10-20 Squats, 5-10 Pushups,
  3. 10 min stretching, poses, planks

*Previous benchmarks from March 2016:

  • Swimming - 60 minute SCY swim at 1:15/100
  • Running - 60 minute run at 9:15/mile


Short Term Goals - by 9/1/2106

  1. Log or journal fitness and training to sustain momentum.
  2. Return to weekly OWS at Vanderbilt Beach ASAP.
  3. Support my friends by volunteering at local triathlons, running events.
  4. Lose the 20 pounds gained during time off.
  5. Get stronger, begin moderate weight training.
  6. Get more flexible, specifically core area & lower body - consult with a trainer.
  7. Run with Speedsters 1-3 times weekly.


Goals before 10/1/2016

  • Swim 60min at 1:15, Run 60min at 9:15
  • Join Masters and/or Tri swim training group(s) either am or pm.
  • Enter an OWS or USMS meet with a friend(s).
  • Enter a local area 5K along with Speedsters.


Longer term, before April 1, 2017

  1. Borrow a bike to tryout riding in some shorter tri group training rides (I used to ride extensively in teens, 20s & early 30s). Could lead to buying a bike to make riding an ongoing activity.
  2. Complete a one hour swim at 1:12/100 pace.
  3. Participate in a half marathon.


Comments
I have a lifelong recurring boom and bust cycles with fitness activity relative to life circumstances. My prior cycle of uninterrupted training and fitness was almost two years partly to encountering a great network of friends through the SWFL OWS FB group I joined in 2015. One upside during this time away from fitness activities and training has been increasing professional opportunity and growth.

MFI Hearing Aids
An added dimension to my running is the MFI (made for iPhone) hearing aids which recently replaced my six years old HAs. Any audio generated from the iPhone can be transmitted directly through the HAs via a proprietary bluetooth connection. Needless to say, it provides a wonderful experience to run with music or anything one would to listen to while running.

Even more basic - but so magical for me, it very effectively makes phone calls much more clear and less intimidating. In fact recently I was able watch a webinar on my large screen via PC and also simultaneously on my iPhone via youTube where I could hear everything so well without any captions while typing notes notes the entire session.

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Updated July 15th, 2016 at 12:45 PM by fdtotten

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  1. Sojerz's Avatar
    Good to see you pop back up on the blog, Frank, and love the goals. They should keep you going.

    Hope you enjoy cycling and borrowing a bike to check riding out is a great idea, if you can get one that fits and is in good condition. I eventually found a decent, used, right size, Trek road bike on the web (craig's list) for much less than a new one. Also found it helpful to get it adjusted (fit) at a good bike shop to my body. Helmet, gloves, bike shorts, clip-in shoes, water bottles, etc. all cost some $s, so it is a bit of an investment. Be careful and good luck with it.
  2. fdtotten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Good to see you pop back up on the blog, Frank, and love the goals. They should keep you going.

    Hope you enjoy cycling and borrowing a bike to check riding out is a great idea, if you can get one that fits and is in good condition. I eventually found a decent, used, right size, Trek road bike on the web (craig's list) for much less than a new one. Also found it helpful to get it adjusted (fit) at a good bike shop to my body. Helmet, gloves, bike shorts, clip-in shoes, water bottles, etc. all cost some $s, so it is a bit of an investment. Be careful and good luck with it.
    Thanks! That's why I put the goals out there for all to see. I think that will help to keep going just like you commented. I loved to cycle in my younger days, and there are a number of cycling groups with terrific people to ride with in SWFL. I like your tips to get a bike and equipment, thanks.