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I maxed it out!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I did it! I finally did it! I maxed out the tension on the recumbent last night! The legs were feeling a little tired from the walk the other day, so I decided to lower my target heart rate a little to ease the tension and pretty much kept it at the target for the 60 minutes. Then the last 30 seconds I went all out and maxed the tension at level 25. I was able to keep the RPM up around 95 for the whole 30 seconds.

In a rather pleasant surprise, I am not sore today from my ab work last night. I have started easing in to doing core work instead of just the cardio. And I do mean easing in to it. I hate when my abs are sore from a workout. You never realize how just breathing works the abs till you do a killer set of crunches. So, rather than kill them and have them hurting, I figure I will ease into it and hopefully avoid the pain. Not sure that is possible. Then last night I worked them. And I got home from the gym and about an hour later they were telling me I goofed up and they were not happy. So, I figured today would be a day of misery. So far though, so good. I can tell I worked them last night but no major soreness. I am not holding my breath though, I fear it is coming. I will warn you, I will whine incessantly if they start hurting. I will be like the little baby with a tooth coming in. I will not hesitate to let the world know it hurts. 

Ugh, been trading emails with a friend yesterday and today. This friend is going to Florida in a month to stay at his in-laws house in Sarasota. He is graciously allowing me and my son to come down for approximately 6 days in the middle of his 2 week family vacation to do some diving with him and his son. So we have been starting to plan it all. Now all I can think about is scuba diving in the Gulf and enjoying some time with my boy. We are doing a couple tune up dives a week from Saturday at a local quarry that will be cold and murky and will offer about 10 feet of visibility if we are lucky. It will make us appreciate the Gulf of Mexico that much more. We will be able to actually see our dive buddy and hopefully some fish. Me and the boy are also bringing our bikes. He will need to run also for conditioning for cross country. I am just looking so forward to vacation. It will be a good time with good friends for almost a week.

Pretty weak effort turned in today by me on this page. Hopefully tomorrow is better.
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    I will remember that stretch. The abs feel not too bad right now. So I must be okay. Usually it would have shown up by now. And I highly recommend the scuba diving to anyone. Although I am now to small for my wetsuit. And will not buy one right now. Luckily I can rent one.
    1835 days ago
    OK whiner!!! LOL Here's what you do about your sore abs. Lay flat on the floor, stomach side down, lift up your torso so that your arms are holding yourself up with your hands on the ground. You will resemble a seal! Hold for about 30 for a few...repeat! That should help alot! You can also follow that with an epsom salt bath if it is too bad.

    That's so awesome you are planning a vacation! You are making me want to learn to scuba dive!
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    emoticon Glad you were able to max it out and get on some core work. Glad yto hear your not overly sore this morning. I need to add core work to help my back pain but unfortunately the core work hurts my back. It's a catch 22 for me. Vacation to Florida sounds wonderful!! I'm sure you and your son will have a wonderful time!!
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    1836 days ago
    Great job .. Super Effort...Pushing your self is Fantastic and WOW sounds like a awesome 6 days you're planning.

    Have fun in the Murk... how great the Gulf will be..

    Good times with Friends and your Son.. now that is the best part of the blog.. Priceless... Enjoy those moments and take lots of Pictures..That Son will slip away before you're ready...


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