Saturday, August 25, 2007
My Ass is Sore
Better late than never, that's what I say.
I missed my cross training on Friday due to a packing situation. Basically I had to pack and found myself buried under an avalanche of boxes and clothes.
Today I went down to the gym with the idea that I would conquer the damn rowing machine. I had thought it all out in my mind and had a solid gameplan.
I would get on the machine and work out.
OK, so it wasn't a soild gameplan, but it was a plan, and I do play games, so I guess it all works out.
I spent 25 minutes on a quick weight workout, making sure I let my shoulders rest for the rowing. After working up a good sweat, I sauntered over to the machine and set out to claim my victory.
The machine put up a damn solid fight.
Here's how I broke it down:
3 minutes easy row (34 s/m) followed by one minute hard (44 s/m)
I repeated this in two 10 minute sets, making sure I was working hard enough to keep my ehart pounding.
Afterwards I had a serious ache in my glutemous region.
I finished the day with an ab murder session and some light stretching.
Now I get to look forward to my first long run tomorrow, the 13 miler.
Lord have mercy on me.