Saturday, December 10, 2011
it just felt good to push myself a little....
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.....