Thursday, April 08, 2010
Well I was getting amped for my row this morning but my DH was up when I was supposed to get up and he was like -- I don't think you're going to be rowing. I was like, why?
It was thundering and lightning. Soooo the row was cancelled and I took the opportunity to take a complete rest day -- I can do my NROL4W workout on Saturday and still have 2 days before I do workout A on the final week of Stage 2 (woot) and tomorrow I'll be VO2 maxing and rowing, and that's my normal off day... so it just made sense.
I DID our taxes on Sunday ... but then I realized I added a credit we didn't actually get, and I hadn't submitted anything yet, so this morning after sleeping, eating and relaxing with some America's Next Top Model, I efiled our fed and did the fillable/calculations forms for the state. I forgot to sign it though so we have to wait to mail that till tomorrow, but at least it's DONE! :D WOOHOO!
So stay tuned for tomorrow's VO2 max and rowing reports! :)
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
So this morning I was Dana the turtle and tonight I was Dana the hare! :D WOOHOO!
We did a brief warmup - pick, reverse pick, the end haha - followed by about 30 strokes paddle pressure, into a pressure piece doing 10 paddle/10 pressure and then we headed into 500m constant pressure, faster - about 27 stroke rating. Then we turned around, rowed paddle pressure back to our sprint starting area and then tried to get to a 30 stroke rating on our 2nd pass.
And that was it! Quick and dirty! It was verrrrry fun going so fast...I haven't gone that fast since our regatta last fall and I think then we topped at 28 s/r, but then again the conditions were horrible and our distance was 5000m (5k) vs a sprint but still.
OH - paddle pressure = verrrry light pressure on the oar, nice and easy.
stroke rating's are at strokes per minute... I think that covers most of what I said.
ANYWAY - turns out I'm NOT subbing for rowing tomorrow cause she decreased to one boat, BUT! we're taking advantage of that to take out our racing 4+ again. WOOT. This will be nice because we're mainly going to be sticking with a novice/newbie boat, so we're going to be taking it easier and mainly working on technique in our boat and lineup -- trying to help us hold the set (AKA balance the boat from side to side) better. I figure we'll probably do some harder rowing on the way back to the dock maybe but it'll be a more relaxed row than our quick and fast session today.
THEN lifting weights.... which includes 15min of intervals. I might not run those tomorrow -- we'll see. Doing sprints after all that just sounds cruel... but intervals will be tough no matter what I'm actually doing with myself - that's the nature of the beast. So I'll probably run'em. I'm over my calorie burn goal for the week already. :P
Then Friday morning VO2 max test, then in the afternoon rowing. This week other than my Monday OFF day has been bricks and 2 a days! HAHA. Although the VO2 max test apparently usually doesn't last longer than 15 min so I'm not sure I can count that even though I'll be going to full throttle. ;)
I'm thinking about taking Saturday completely off again -- cause I will definitely be rowing w/ my racing boat on Sunday... and I think I NEED another off day. Although -- I REALLY want to check out that local group run. We'll see.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
HAHA I guess you can probably tell from the title I didn't eat SO clean.
My best days? April 1st was only 14.91% processed and today so far is 9.32%. Over the past week I've had a cumulative total of about 33.17% processed foods. Still a good majority of whole foods, but I think I can do a bit better than that....
And a total of 12.08% from JUNK -- granted, I did count tortilla chips, and food should taste good chips as junk... and these amazing sweet olive oil tortas... but yeah. I can improve that percentage as well, but really not too bad.
I'd prefer to be more like 20% on processed and 10% on junk I think, but maybe just getting these numbers UNDER the next 10 is a good idea - below 30% for processed foods and below 10% on junk. My biggest junk days were Friday and Saturday.... I actually had 4/7 days below 10% on junk and one day with NO junk at all (also so far today no junk but I suspect I plan to have a small treat this evening calories allowing). The days over were 11.46%, 24.58% and 33.81% - and the 0% junk day followed the 33.81% day - I bet that is NO coincidence. My body was like ENOUGH!
Anyway -- pretty nifty. :)
So today I got up, went rowing, went and lifted weights, and then ran for 2.8miles - all in a days work... no really Tuesdays are my killer day. It makes me feel so empowered to be able to complete a set of workouts like that! WOOT! My run was "slow" although I didn't aim for AS low as I did on Saturday -- my goal today was just to try to stay within the preset range on my HRM - and my average was only 2bpm higher than that (at 167 when my range ends at 165) so I was pretty pleased with that. Also my pace was around 2min per mile faster than Saturday, no walking, and only 4bpm higher average HR than Saturday's run. Granted it was a lot shorter, but still. Today's run helped me feel more confident about continuing to take my "easy" runs at an easier pace as I can manage.
It was really tough when people were passing me. I wanted to yell out - HEY! I'm busy trying to run as slow as possible! I swear I can run faster! hahahaha. I DID take the opportunity after my route was completed, to SPRINT downhill and a flat area to the entrance of the gym just for the fun of it. :) and it WAS fun.
I upped some weights on my routine today, and did my front squat/push presses in the general ST floor, not the powerlifting room (it was full) which means where EVERYONE can see me. Also without a squat rack, but I made due with some incline bench type barbell station... *shrug*
Also rowing was good.
OK - sooooooooo I've got plans in the works to get my VO2 max tested on Friday.
Preetttttyyyy excited and also nervous. HAHAHA Apparently we're doing it on a bike, which is good cause I'm awful on a treadmill anyway... but it's been a while since I've been on a bike, too. Either way. WOOHOO testing.
I think that really covers everything for now....
Hope everyone is having a SPARKY day!
Monday, April 05, 2010
More about the title later...
So Sunday I ran 2 hrs, did our taxes (not submitted yet but I did the figuring) and then went for a 1hr rowing practice with my racing boat. WOOT. That was fun! :)
My food was a little... not super clean yesterday, but not bad either. I stayed within range, got enough protein, all that jazz.
Today's been ok - I got caught on the run this morning and ended up with almost no protein in my breakfast which is unusual, and I'm trending low for the day, but I did manage to get my grocery shopping done and I have a happily stocked kitchen! :D HURRAH!
By request of the hubby I bought some clearance Easter candy, but I'm feeling strong and powerful and I have a team to help to the finish and I'm tracking all my food so I feel ok having that stuff in the house right now. :) I will NOT let these words come back to bite me in the butt either! :D
Tomorrow morning is rowing - then NROL4W, then a run. Then submitting taxes. YEP GET IT DONE.
OK so the title -- I just registered for my first ever half marathon!!!!!! :D
The Locomotive Half and 5K in Kennesaw, GA! :)
I'm very excited... the medal is shaped like a train and it benefits Cystic Fibrosis.
September 19th! :D WOOT!
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