Back from Vacation
by, June 30th, 2009 at 08:50 PM (592 Views)
Back in town after visiting my parents in the DC area. The weather was much cooler there than it has been here - about 15 degrees cooler and lower humidity. Got a couple of workouts in while I was gone.
Ran my old 4 mile route near my parents house.
Slept in despite the opportunity to go to an LC practice over in Bethesda. I rationalized that the air would be too cold for me and aggravate my asthma (Yeah, right. ). Instead, my husband and I opted to go walk that afternoon along the C & O Canal and do a little bit of the Billy Goat Trail. Overall, we walked about 4 miles.
Hit the pool at MLK Center during lap swim. Enjoyed doing the following 2600 yard workout:
Warm-up: 200 free, 200 fly kick, 200 back kick
2 x 300 free on 4:15 - focus on perfect technique
2 x 300 back on 4:30 - focus on perfect technique
4 x 100 fly - 3 rt/3lt/3 full on 1:45
1 x 300 hard flutter kick with fins
Got back in town on Monday night. Hit pool and did a 3,300 workout. Lots of fin work and shooters. Had a hard time breathing because chlorine seemed off. Lifeguard told me that they have not vacumed the pool in 2 months and are out of the chemicals to measure chlorine levels. This is rather alarming - don't know if I want to swim in the pool until they get this problem fixed.
Hit weight room this afternoon and ran 2 miles while I was there. Here is the workout:
Bench press: 90 x 8, 95 x 6, 100 x 4
Lat hi row: 2 sets of 140 x 10
Triceps press: 2 sets of 40 x 10
Alt. Hammer Curls: 2 sets of 15 x 10
Ran 2 miles on treadmill
50 bicycle crunches
50 good morning darlings
2 sets of 25 crunches with 12 lb med ball
2 sets of 15 back extensions
Hip adductor: 2 sets of 150 x 10
Hip abductor: 2 sets of 130 x 10
1. I miss the big city sometimes. Nice, clean, normal temperature pools to swim in nearby. Also, lots of masters groups to affiliate with and workout with.
2. I hate the traffic of the big city. My husband and I both have a 5 to 6 mile drive to work. It takes us no more than 10 to 15 minutes during rush hour. It takes more than twice that time if not three times that time in the DC area. I've gotten spoiled with the quick commute. I think I'd got nuts dealing with all the traffic if I lived in the DC area again.
3. Many more fit people around in DC. Too much BBQ and whiskey around here.
4. I feel lucky to live where I do, but am glad I can go visit my parents in DC.