Monday, August 17, 2009

Hitting the gym

I've been away from the blogosphere for a while. I've also taken a break from training. My head and body needed a break. That and I continue to have terrible luck with my bike.

Today I hit the gym. It's part of my plan to build strength to prevent injury and improve performance.

Today I did bicep curls (3x12 @ 40lbs) and tricep work (3x12 @ 50). I also got in some oblique work. After all of that I got on the treadmill for 12 minutes. It was short, but the first run since just after the triathlon in May. It was huge because I didn't feel any of the tendon pain that I had been experiencing for quite a while.

My plan for the next two weeks:
Monday - Arms
Tuesday - Legs
Wednesday - Chest and back
Thursday - Legs
Friday - Shoulders

I plan to do some ab work each day to build up my core. I also hope to run at the very least on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. At first only 12-20 minutes.

Back tomorrow with more reports.

1 comment:

  1. A gym has just opened by Roberts Market. We miss the Community Center in Issaquah and are looking at a membership here. I'm happy for a walk but Dad and the kids would like the machines. It's certainly close and convenient!