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Austin, Texas, United States
I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

As if that wasn't enough...

Crossfit workout #1 started this morning! Holy cow...good stuff...goal of Crossfit? Build strength with quick, high intensity workouts. I was in at 6:30am and out by 7:08....that's my kinda workout. It's what we did between those 30+ minutes that will leave an impression. (on my arms, glues, hamstrings and abs)

5 times through the following:
20 Squats with kettleballs
15 Knee to Elbows on the pull-up bars
10 Burpees (squat thrust push ups)
5 Sledgehammers each arm


That's what I'm talking about!

Rotation of those exercises took me 18 min 18 sec...a little over 3 minutes per round. Not bad...By the end...legs and arms were like jelly. awesome...

As if that wasn't enough....

Headed to the pool for an hour of swimming drills. Yep...one hour of PVC pipe drills and some parachute action. Both warrant their own blog topic. Needless to say, my pool toys invoked strange looks and several questions from others in the pool. Like I'm the swim expert...ha...someday.  All I know is that my 250 yard time trial at the end was 7 seconds faster than last week. boo yah.

As if that wasn't enough...

I headed to the T3 track workout tonight where we did 5 x Mile Repeats. Wasn't exactly sure how it would feel after a tough spin workout on Tuesday and the Crossfit workout from this morning...I feel like I could've warmed up all night, but I just did about a mile. And then it was time...

Mile 1: 6:53  felt hard, legs tight, head wind heading south on the track
Mile 2: 6:37 woops, picked it up way too much, told Coach Logan I screwed up
Mile 3: 6:30 sweet, didn't think I had it in me, but still two more to go

It was then that Coach told me the plan wasn't necessarily to keep descending times (as I originally thought). The primary goal was to find a pace and settle in to it.  What a relief. I was trying to figure out how I was going to keep descending...

Mile 4: 6:32
Mile 5: 6:32  Awesome...I dialed into that pace even with the head wind... Not my fastest times, but a good solid workout after two others today.

 As if that wasn't enough....

I came home and cooked dinner for my lovely husband...whole wheat pasta with veggie meat sauce, veggies and a salad...mmmmmmm

As if that wasn't enough....

I finished my taxes!

Now...stick a fork in me. (until the alarm goes off at 5:00am and I hit the pool)


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did anybody mention to you that this is a recovery week?

Good job!!!

katyd

Richard said...

What? No biking?

Slacker.

Dave said...

Can't wait to hear about the PVC and Parachute stuff. I know I felt silly carrying a foam noodle into the lap pool the one time I was brave enough. :)

TRI TO BE FUNNY said...

Oh yes--there was biking, but my 1:30 indoor cycling class on Tuesday night wasn't nearly as compelling as the other workouts :-) (even though the cycling class did whoop my butt)

Priscilla said...

OMG, you're an animal!! You inspire me to do better :)

jimbo11604 said...

Just reading about it wore me out,, Half way through, I had a gel and some carbo-pro. You are amazing!

ShirleyPerly said...

I know about the parachute but PVC pipe drills? That's a new one on me. I'm exhausted just reading about all you did but most of all incredibly envious that you finished your taxes. Will you please do mine???

Trihardist said...

That sounds like an awesome day.

I can't *wait* to hear about the PVC pipe drills.