Maybe This'll Work
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I tried something a little different today: I did about eight laps of just breathing, using the kick board. I'm hoping that focusing on the breathing portion will help.
I'm still puzzled why my heart rate goes up so quickly once I start using my arms. I think this may stem from the fact all my activities are very lower-body oriented: cycling, skiing, running. My arms are only there to lift food to my mouth.
Maybe on longer workouts, I can spend the first 30 minutes kicking with a kickboard and breathing, and then the next half-hour doing the backstroke to work on my back, chest, and shoulders.
I'm going to ride home tonight, but I'm moving the strength training to tomorrow night. My back is feeling better now, but this morning I wasn't so sure. I think my body would like another day of "rest" before strength training.