Archive for the ‘YMCA’ Category

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wife was set on going to the Y today. I wasn’t that excited since I was still sore from running in the snow the day before but I acquiesced and we went down there after lunch.

On the treadmill: walked for 5 min (15min/mile pace) at a 2% grade – Ran for 5 min (8:19 min/mile pace) at a 2% grade – Walked for 5 min (15min/mile pace) at a 2% grade

Then we did weights for about 30-40 minutes (2 shoulder press, leg curls & extensions, leg and back press, row and pull downs) then stretched.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Since this is a busy week for me and my wife it made sense to head to the gym on the only evening off we both have all week.

We did 10 minutes on the elliptical (8 forward and 2 back) and then spent about 30 minutes doing weights and core. Dips, chin-ups, legs, roman chair, curls, lunges, and hamstring curls.

I didn’t want to do any of it but I did it and am grateful for it…I only whish that these people at the Y would break their resolutions quickly so it isn’t so damn crowded!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

We went to the YMCA again this week. We got there around 9:30ish and I decided that I did not want to run on the treadmill this week. So I headed to the basement and ran on the ‘track.’ I don’t know how you can call something that you need to run around 28 times for a mile a track?!?!

But that is just what I did. I ran a mile for warm up…didn’t pay attention to the time. Then I ran 4 quarter mile intervals at a 1:49 pace (1:49, 1:48, 1:48, 1:49) then I ran a mile cool down (8:34 pace)…net 3 miles

Afterward I headed up stairs and did about 15-20 minutes of weight training.

Pool work was next…500 yards in 13:08.

Great work out today and well worth the time at the Y