Lunch - Swimming 600 yds, aprox. 18 min. I focused on form, so much so, that I think I'm loosing some. If I focus on breathing, my kicks and arm stroke suffer, and vice versa. Drills is what I need to be doing, concentrating on one thing per 100. I did that on monday, but thought I'd just lap swim today. When I got there, and got settled in the water - plans changed. But, I do feel better in the pool - I even felt like I was actually "smoothe" for a couple of laps. My hubby was there to give me some suggestions on when I come out of water to breathe. Overall, I'm just happy to be investing in the time to improve. I actually am enjoying it. Weird... Didn't think that'd happen.
Core Work - 32 min
I've always enjoyed crunches, as long as I was in the military - I thoroughly enjoyed working my core to the point of feeling really uncomfortable. Well, years later - had a baby (C-section), my core region isn't so strong anymore. Until now.... I'm determined to get that strength back. So, David gave me the core training workout he found in a bicycle magazine he did a while back, and I have an excellent book I bought sometime ago (The complete book of abs by Kurt Brungardt) that has pictures of the exercises, with a breakdown of either upper abs, lower, obliques or combination abs. I used both to get my workout down and now I'm beat.. Plus, as you can see, Grace had to do them with me. She always does. We even having her doing push-ups already. What choice does she have with 2 sailor parents. :-)
Core training was:
2x15 Twisting Crunches - 1 clockwise, 1 counter (on stability ball)
2x10 Twisting Crunches (same)
2x20 Elbow Bridge
2x20 Hip Raises (lifts)
2x60 sec each Prone Planks
2x15 Side planks (Each side)
2x50 Flutter kicks (aka alternating leg raises) EOD communities love these, so I'm used to these.
2x20 Side crunches
My tail is whooped and my abs hurt... I LOVE it.
David is out riding right now for a Silent ride to honor all the people killed on their bicycles, and to bring awareness of the amount of cyclists in the upstate. It's a 12 mile ride, single file, max 12mph, about 200 people expected. My friends and fellow bloggers Scott, & Robin and Jason are with David. I wish I could have went, but, I'm home with munchkin. I really didn't feel comfortable with Grace being in the trailor behind David's bike on an highway. We're having fun though!
Beat the Heat 5K Race Report
2 years ago