Feb 1, 2008

There is no crying in bootcamp!

Holy cow.

This week I did this crazy thing called bootcamp. This particular bootcamp is a warm up followed by alternating sets of plyometrics, weight training and cardio, cooling down with ab work from hades itself. Devil designed and approved I swear! 1 hour... 1 hellova great hour.

Tonight I opted to go to the gym and run, bike, swim AND get in some good leg workouts. I need to stop that and break it out into two-a-days again, instead of one big jam session. Nothing wrong with the mega session, but fatigue can rob you of a good outcome. Volume is one thing - but quality and volume are equally as important!

I arrived at the gym, put on the JennPod and my new SMALLER workout clothes, and hit the machines for a good 20 minutes of legs and shoulders. I did a few sets of pullovers and a few sets of core work on the captain's chair, but mainly just lowerbody and shoulders.

After that I went upstairs and hopped on the bike for 20 minutes, 7.2 miles (slow but consistent effort). That felt really good. While spinning away I contemplated my bike options.

I have two bikes I can go with. The sweet tri bike (Quintana Roo) in flouresent green with hawiian flowers on it (and aptly named the Roo by its current owner and my fellow FAST chica Cheryl), or the equally as sweet Trek 1.2 Triple road bike (complete with new bike smell - as it is you know, new.) I am not so sure that I want a tri/TT bike right now - but knowing that I can get it pretty inexpensively is sort of tempting.

The good thing about the road bike - this particular Trek is middle of the line as far as price goes, has GREAT componature, and is really easy to switch to tri configuration. If I really want a tri stance, I can swap out the stock carbon fiber seat post and replace it with a slanted one that mimics tri stance. I also can throw on some profiles (aero bars) and switch the angle on the handles to slant more aggressively, putting me in a good aero position.

Hmmm... I think I just talked myself into the Trek Triple, eh?

After the contemplation on the bike I hopped on the treadmill for a half of a mile. Why only .5? Because I had eaten dinner just an hour before hitting the gym - and this time it did not fare well to be all bouncing around! :o) Chicken 555 and Tandoori Chicken is great in theory - not so great while running.

After my mini (and I do mean mini) brick, I went downstairs, hit the pool for 15 minutes to do so easy laps and stroke drills (triple switches and sharkfin drills mainly). Nothing crazy - I have a 1.5 hour swim tomorrow.

Sunday AM is the Superbowl 5K in Novi. 4 miles away from my house. Starts at 9AM, and is right down the road from our breakfast spot! Sounds good to me!

The 5K is actually the exact 5k route I run in the spring and summer as a warm up to my weight training workouts - very gradual hills that you don't notice really - and a simple out and back with a mini loop near the recycle facility.

Quite a few of my tri club members are running the race as well so this should be fun! My first race with FAST!

And - I am down another lb, which makes this the lowest weight I have been at since... hmmm... 2005?

What a great way to start off 2008 - on the right track.

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Doug said...


Doug said...

Cheap is good.

Doug said...

Cool, soon you will be down to 120 pounds and too 'good' to talk to the rest of us :).

Doug said...

You know, maybe I could be conned into doing the 5k run. Where do I find the info???? If it is not raining and/or crazy cold.

It is on you, hook me up.

Doug said...

This 'Publish Your Comment' button is fun. I am just going to keep pushing it until your blog overloads....

Doug said...

he-he-he, things might start to slow down now :P...

C:\>PING -t -l 65500 13point1milejourney.blogspot.com

Doug said...

Ok, I am going to go get the food out of the car, and get something to eat... bye

IronWaddler said...

Great training. I had a a trek 2.1 (Silver) road bike. Last summer I got my new Trek Tri bike. I love it.

Keep up the good workouts.

Unknown said...

Good luck doing your 5K. Looking forward to the race report.

Shauna said...

Where in the world did you find the boot camp w/o enlisting? I have always thought that that would be an awesome type of workout experience.

Great new pic!

The re-awakening of an Athlete said...

I started our Super Bowl 5k here in Denver, Colorado as my first of the year also.