14 January 2011

training-core | commute

6 Time
of Day
gym – 5:30 AM
Distance 12 miles Power  
Time   Speed  
Workout Food water
Therapy 9:30 AM – massage
Workout Type active recovery
Weather upper 40s, wet, windy
rubber band walk 3x across the aerobics studio
ball hip raisers 3x20
ball leg extensions 3x20
plank 3 min, 2 min each side
roman chair knee lifts 3x40
hip abductor 3x30 – 100 lb
push-ups - 20
Equipment Town Bike

Decided to mix it up for my core routine today and went back to some older exercises. It felt good so I'm guessing I should do this more often. That sideways rubber band walk is great!

Saw my LMP again today and I gotta say, this is spoiling me... when you can walk in, say what is going well and what is not going so well and then have someone work on just what you need? Fantastic. Thank god for insurance.

ASIDE – I was talking to some friends the other day about how interesting it is that when you get older you (read: me) need to do so much preparatory/maintenance work just so you can do the stuff you like to do. I have to do gobs of core work so my back can tolerate riding and now I have to stretch and roll my IT band and get massage so I can run. Today, because I added an exercise, my core routine took me 40 minutes! And I wasn't exactly dorking around. It consistently takes me 30 minutes. Throw in some stretching and you are suddenly doing one hour of work just so you can work out. Nice. Not.

It was WINDY on the ride home. But because it was not so cold it was also really fun. Besides, a good portion of my ride is sheltered so I got to watch the trees bend and shit fly cross the road but not get blown into the ditch. In the dark with a little bit of rain this is kinda exciting.

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