Monday, February 22nd
Monday was one of those days where life got in the way of everything. I had every good intention on Monday and I felt good all day. I had a doctor's appointment north of home so I was planning on running when I got back. I'd completely forgotten that the optometrist was going to dilate my eyes though. To make a long explanation short: I have some pretty bad issues with light sensitivity and depth perception, and the headlights of oncoming vehicles on my way home started a really bad headache for me. It got even worse when I got home I made dinner for my family because reading the recipe was so difficult. When dinner was over I went to my room and just laid in bed, in the dark. That is not a thing I do.
Needless to say...the run didn't happen. Oh well. Such is life.
Tuesday, February 23rd
It was my last day of training for the Hustle! I capped things off with 100 floors (nowhere near as crazy as some of the people climbing 150-200+ floors...I'm just so dedicated) in 22:55. I used my 920xt to time this climb and I strapped a heart rate monitor on because I was curious. The resulting graphs are actually kinda funny:
|Avg HR 155bpm; Max HR 167bpm.|
Afterwards I met Cam at the gym for weights...and totally forgot to snap a picture of the log. It was nothing exciting...we had a 5-5-10 week, and Tuesdays are for deadlifts and bench, with some other stuff peppered in. So that's what we did.
Wednesday, February 24th
It was my rest day. I celebrated with a dentist appointment. I get to go back in a month because there's a potential cavity problem with one of my molars. Dumb rest days.
Thursday, February 25th
We started off our workout with a bit of easy spin (10 minutes), and then followed up with more weights. Cam told me I could go easy on my squats because of the impending stair climb. How sweet, right?
I don't have a picture of the log, but we didn't even do squats because there were too many people using the squat racks. So I leg pressed 225 (weak...) for my 5-5-10 (easier for the 10), and we did our decline and a few other upper body things, then we called it.
Friday, February 26th
I made it to hot yoga with Amy! The class itself felt kind of easy, although I admit I had to keep taking breaks because my ankle was bothering me and she was having us do tons of lunges. Since I sprained it in September my left ankle has had issues with lunges (mostly the flexion past 45* aspect) so I let myself ease up on it. I still got a good sweat in, and I wore a HR monitor because I was curious what the results would be for a hot yoga class:
|Avg HR 99bpm; Max HR 140bpm.|
Saturday, February 27th
Saturday morning I popped out for a 2 mile run before yoga. I'm about half way through 80/20 Running, but I want to start applying the training principle now, so I was intensely focused on keeping my heart rate below 150 for this run (which is what I suspect the author will say to do). There was a headwind for the first half of my out-and-back route which made this a little tricky, but I did my best!
|Avg HR of 146!!|
Sunday, February 28th - The Hustle Up the Hancock!
It was my only real physical activity for Sunday, and I'm saving it for another post ;) Stay tuned for that, it should be up later today or tomorrow.
On a side note...on the train ride home I read a lot of 80/20 Running, and I'm very close to finishing so I plan to do that this week!
M is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone #13) - Sue Grafton (audiobook)
80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower - Matt Fitzgerald (hard copy)
The Walking Dead: Compendium 3 - Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano (hard copy)
Finished: L is for Lawless (Kinsey Millhone #12) - Sue Grafton (audiobook)
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