Minneapolis,MN 
Today
Cloudy High 33FLow 29F
  • Temp: 30F
  • Hum: 100%
  • W: 4mph SSE
SUNDAY
Overcast
High 35F
Low 32F
MONDAY
Light rain
High 36F
Low 30F
TUESDAY
Light snow
High 34F
Low 26F
WEDNESDAY
Overcast
High 32F
Low 20F

I get to fly home this afternoon! I look forward to picking up my dog tonight (lots of puppy kisses) and then working out in my local gym tomorrow night.

Strength
  • 02m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • CORE - Prone Planks
    1
    3
    3
    0
    0

30 seconds each. It is amazing how much stronger and steadier I feel, as compared to when I first started working on planks

Sport
  • Elliptical Training
  • 40m

Intervals
HR(ave)=146
HR(max)=176

Hotel fitness center, again.  I look forward to being back in my home gym on Friday night.

Bike
  • 30m
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5:30 AM
Recumbent bike at hotel.
Today's lesson is that I learned that the recumbent does a great job of targeting my glutes and hamstrings... just the muscles that I really need to work to improve my freestyle kick... kizmet, or what?

Strength
  • 05m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • ABS - Crunches
    1
    60
    60
    0
    0
  • ABS - Crunches, Knee Up
    1
    40
    40
    0
    0

Crunches performed with eccentric contractions... by the end of the set, I could really feel the crunches in my obliques

Strength
  • 02m

Eccentric method:
Down - 2 counts
Hold - 2 counts
Up - 4 counts

Sport
  • Elliptical Training
  • 30m

5:35 AM
Hotel gym elliptical

Bike
  • 30m
  • 7.50 miles
  • 15.00 Mi/hr

7:15 AM
Exercise bike in the hotel fitness center.
Today's plan called for a 30 minute Z1/Z2 bike ride, so for one of the first times since I started the training plan... I actually followed the plan to the "t".

Swim
  • 40m
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3:30 PM
Played in the hotel swimming pool. The pool is kidney-shaped, and I needed to remove the little rope divider between the shallow and deep ends.
However, did nothing but freestyle and freestyle drills... In other words, I just said no to the breast stroke! First time in YEARS!
I came up with a "wicked" water treading drill that does the "sculling" with the arms, as recommended by my swimming instructor, and also allows me to practice my freestyle kick, rather than doing the usual water-treading kick.

Strength
  • 05m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • ABS - Crunches
    1
    40
    40
    0
    0
  • ABS - Crunches, Jackknife
    1
    60
    60
    0
    0

Normal crunches I used "eccentric" resistance:
Up 2 counts
Hold 2 counts
Down 4 counts

  • Calories: 2093 From fat:878.44 (101.88g, 41.97%), From Carbs:789.74 (206.09g, 37.73%), Protein:424.82 (110.86g, 20.3%)

Well, the "family reunion" was FANTASTIC!  My sister brought her youngest son (16) with her (he looks almost identical to how my dad looked when he was that age).

We all laughed a lot, everyone caught up on a lot, and the ice has most definitely been broken.  My stepmother and I chatted a bit when we were able to catch some time alone and both of us are SO relieved that this huge step has been accomplished.  As she said, "I don't really think either of them remembers WHY they had a falling out".

So, mission accomplished... I guess I get a couple of karma points for being the facilitator - LOL!
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Today is a day of rest for me. I fly to Milwaukee around noon, and will be there until late next Thursday.

I am going in this weekend because my dad and stepmom live in the metro area, so I will be visiting with them today and tomorrow, and then heading to the "work hotel" tomorrow afternoon.
Even more exciting is that my sister will be joining us. Now, the exciting thing about this is that she and my dad have not seen each other in 15 years, and Sis has never met our stepmother... Sis and dad had a falling out many years ago and both are stubborn enough that neither initiated a visit (they live 70 miles apart...). So, over the past year, my sister has called Dad for father's day, and they talked about possibly getting together.... "someday". Well, with big sis coming into town, I suggested to my sister that we ALL get together, and she agreed. Dad was thrilled ... I am to call my sister when my plane touches down so that she can drive over. (I plan to call her before my plane leaves to tell her when the departure time so that she can perhaps start driving BEFORE my plane lands in MKE).

My sister has four kids 15-16-16-20, whom our dad barely knows... Life is just too short to hold a grudge. But, I am very proud of both of them that we will FINALLY all be getting together...

As they say, our family puts the FUN in dysfunctional... but, honestly, whose family doesn't
:)
We wouldn't be human if we didn't have personality flaws... it would be awfully boring, otherwise!

  • Calories: 284 From fat:12.18 (1.6g, 4.29%), From Carbs:182.17 (54g, 64.14%), Protein:89.65 (26.58g, 31.57%)
Bike
  • 1h 17m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 15.58 Mi/hr

5:15 PM
Warmup+Spinning Class

Run
  • 1h 00m
  • 3.60 miles
  • 16m 40s /Mi

7:00 PM
TEAM
The usual
Steep incline / lower speed
Less incline / higher speed

Sport
  • Yoga
  • 10m

I did a nice brick workout tonight: spinning class followed by TEAM
My HR monitor indicates that I burned over 1000 calories.
My body LOVED it!!!

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I am still marveling at the revelation that occurred during swimming lessons last night. Arms-only, pull-buoy, I was able to swim "freestyle" almost effortlessly. I naturally rotated my body with each stroke, arms strong and well positioned, bilateral breathing (not gasping for air), head in great position.
Sharon has a lot of kicking drills to do, but knowing that my arms and torso are doing the right thing was incredibly encouraging!

Tonight is TEAM. I am working from home today so... if I do feel totally pumped up as the day goes on, I may be doing the brick that I missed last week due to the customer visit.

  • Calories: 2611 From fat:638.78 (72.87g, 24.46%), From Carbs:1474.59 (378.5g, 56.48%), Protein:497.63 (127.73g, 19.06%)

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