Now that I've finished my half marathon for the year, I'm trying to keep my exercise routine interesting and one that will challenge me in new ways. Also, it'd be nice to try and not gain much, if any weight, over the holidays. So, I'm shaking things up a bit with the goal of working on my core (which I let get weak during the half marathon training) and getting some more strength workouts in there. Luckily, the Y kicked off a new era of Body Pump about this time, giving me a good excuse to try it out. So far, I've been to three classes and enjoyed them all (well, enjoyed them after I was done). Last week saw a disruption to what I'd ideally like to do, so I'm counting it as week zero. This is week one of the new routine to try and keep things interesting for me, deal with the time change (it impacts the ability to run outside since it gets dark earlier!) and to try and gain some strength and speed in the pool. Also, I hope to become more aerodynamic (nice way of saying shed some pounds).
The goal is to get ready for the next indoor triathlon in early 2012. In the last three, my swim time has helped me achieve my overall goal for the event each time and I'd like to see that continue. Of the three legs, swimming is my strongest (and favorite).
And since my smart phone apps don't necessarily always translate classes as well I'd like, I've decided that I'll record what I do in my blog to have a record of it and find ways to tweak it as I go along.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
34 laps (1 mile) in 29 minutes
3.5 miles in 30 minutes
Monday, November 7, 2011
400 swim/200 kick warm up
4x150 w/fins @ 3:00 (100 swim/50 kick)
4x150 @ 3:30 (50 free/50 non-free/50 free)
4x150 pull @ 3:00 (descend 1-4)
4x150 swim w/:15 seconds rest (3/5/7 breathing pattern by 50)
6x100 @ 2:00 (2 fast, 2 medium, 2 easy)
Time: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Workout Taken From This Site
(A great resource to shake up the swim routine)
Ultimate Cardio Class:
: 45 minutes
Labels: Working out
posted by Michael Hickerson at 11/07/2011 06:15:00 PM