This morning I got up early to get to the pool so I could get a swim in before work. Finally! The pool was open, and the lanes were nearly empty, so I managed to actually swim. I only did 1400 meters, but after the foiled attempts in the past couple of weeks, I consider that progress! I do need to find my good goggles though. We took them to Fiji with us, and after that they never made it back into my gym bag, so now I have no idea where they are. The others that I have fog up quite badly. My work out was:
600 meters Freestyle warm-up
100 meters Freestyle with fins, 6 strokes with head up and 6 strokes with head down
100 meters streamline kick with fins
10×50 meters choice (Freestyle with 6-head up/6-head down, Butterfly drill, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle, Butterfly kick with fins, Breaststroke drill with fins, Backstroke kick with fins, Freestyle full stroke with fins)
50 meters Push & Glide
50 meters Freestyle easy
After work I headed over to Mom’s for some weight lifting. We did workout B of stage 1 of NROL4W:
A. Deadlift – 2 sets of 15 @ 60 lbs
B1. Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 1st set of 8 reps @ 15lbs dumbbells and 7 reps @ 10lbs, 2nd set of 10 reps @15lbs
B2. Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown – 1 set of 15 @ 70 lbs and 1 set of 15 @ 60 lbs
C1. Lunge – 2 sets of 15 @ 15lbs dumbbells
C2. Swiss-Ball Crunch – 2 sets of 15 @ 25lbs and 35lbs
As you can see, I had a bit of trouble with choosing weights today. I did better on Monday with selecting the correct weights. The weird thing was that the DB shoulder press was really hard at 15lbs, but that’s what I usually lift! I’m not sure what the deal is. I’m still getting used to my mom’s weight set-up, but I was surprised at how hard the 15lbs were. But when I backed down to 10lbs they were much much too light. I think I need to be at 12.5, but that’s a difficult weight to make with these dumbbells. They’ll be uneven. So, I’m going to press through with the 15s till I can lift them comfortably. Hopefully I’ll figure something out when I graduate to 17.5s! The lat pulldown was more difficult without the bar to hold my legs down! I had to decrease the weight on the second set to complete it.
I am thinking about joining a running club that’s local to my new house. They do runs on the weekends, 5 miles on Saturday and 10 miles on Sunday. It might be good to find some new people who run. I’ll keep you posted on what I decide. I might do a “trial” run this weekend on Saturday, so stay tuned for an update.
Also on the books for Saturday is looking for a dog to adopt. Wish me luck!