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awesome workout today...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

it just felt good to push myself a little....

This morning...

Crossfit Onramp WOD
800m Row x3
15 medicine ball cleans x3
20 push presses x3

- That was one heck of a tough workout for only 21 minutes.... I will N*E*V*E*R eat 30 min before a xft workout again.... almost "left it all" at the gym if you know what I mean... TMI....

Went to Y after I was able to move again.... lol....

1/4 mi swim - crawl. not for time... watching form.
Swam additional laps and stopped frequently to perfect my form. It really seems to be getting easier. Im not thrashing around like I used to be and am more one with the water. The Total Immersion DVD is really helping. Im gliding instead of fighting the water.

20 minutes on the bike

1hr 10 min on the treadmill. mostly walking on an incline, no running, kinda wiped out after all of the other stuff. looking to keep my HR down and just go long to burn fat and up my endurance. 3.75 miles.

Total stats for the bike and the walk. Max HR 152 , Avg HR 102, Calories 1391

I have no idea what I did for the swim but im sure i burned a few. Crossfit, although intense was probably good for about 250 cal. maybe... IDK.... Im just in it for the intensity and the fitness.

I wish my schedule allowed me to do this sort of workout 3x per week but it doesnt. i do this stuff on my weekends. I love going there and work hard, drink coffee, swim and just have fun and roast a few calories along the way. This is my fun, how I relax. It's what keeps me fit and is an insurance policy against any weight gain, holiday or not. I have won a certain amount of freedom through hard work but like they told us in BASIC training, the price of freedom is not free, the cost is vigilance.

It would have been easy to sit in my new rocker, sip coffee, and watch the birds come in on the bird feeder ( I love doing that) and just relax today... really easy. I am writing this sitting at the Y right now... I will be going home, victorious yet one more day because I was willing to push aside the lazy Robert and do what Robert really loves to do. Now Robert can go home and sit in my favorite rocker and... what else... read Triathlete magazine and dream.....
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  • v IMSMILEY88
    Love it! And, you might just be that little inspiration I need to get back on the tri track. I did sign up for a Masters Swim class starting Jan 2nd! I've only been in the pool twice since my 2nd tri in May. I've got to get back to enjoying the swimming part! And, thanks for the tip about the Total Immersion video.

    Oh, I did see a guy 'leave it all' at the Y one day last week. He ran a killer workout on the treadmill. In 10:15, he ran 1.48 miles (WOW!!!) & the incline was at 5.5 when he finished (it kept rising). For the last minute or so, he was really wobbly & my treadmill was behind him - I was afraid he was going to fly off the back! But, he stopped the machine, jumped of, &.... well, gross! But, he did a killer workout!

    I've never actually 'lost it', but I remember one time with my personal trainer that I was getting really sick...then, for the next few days, I got close to being sick again. He had me sit & sip water, if I remember right. Just SIP, not drink.

    Have a great week!
    1655 days ago
    Great job, Robert!!!
    1661 days ago
  • v LIV2RIDE
    I also live for my weekend workouts. Sounds like Crossfit is pretty intense in a short amount of time. Great job on the workouts!
    1661 days ago
    Wow! That is one amazing day. Congrats on the completion of it. Hope you have a wonderful week.
    1661 days ago
  • v BLACKROSE_222
    Great job!
    1662 days ago
    70.3 baby...
    1662 days ago
    awesome workout
    1662 days ago
    Great workout!
    1662 days ago
  • v CIVIAV
    1663 days ago
  • v BILL60
    Great workout!! You are doing fabulous, my friend. Keep it up.
    1663 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Yes working out the right way gets you tons of energy and loads of satisfaction. I am absolutely not energized this weekend. Have been working too hard and not resting. Just do my usual and nothing extra.
    1663 days ago
    You were almost the athlete of the workout!

    And with all your recent struggles, I smiled just seeing "awesome workout today" as the title for your blog post.

    1663 days ago
  • v _JODI404
    WoW, Excellent work out you had today!!! emoticon

    I'm glad that this is fun & relaxing and makes you happy!! It's a lot easier that way then when you hate every minute of it. Crossfit is no joke... you are amazing to complete all of this in one day. Amazing, and determined!

    Hope you continue to enjoy the swimming! Have a great rest of the weekend, and enjoy that new rocker, some coffee, and bird watching too!
    1663 days ago
  • v ACTIVE_AT_60
    Did you miss the NBC version of Kona?

    I see you were swimming. Make sure you do some of the TI drills. That will really help.
    1663 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/10/2011 7:54:48 PM
    Robert, you are awesome beyond words. I read your very heartfelt blog the other day and I was very moved. I am so proud of you for doing what you are doing and putting that crap behind you. I think you are truly an amazing person. Thank you for sharing so deeply. Mary
    1663 days ago
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