I promised myself that I would get into the pool more this month to cross train by swimming laps. Five days into the month and I finally made it. I didn’t just want to swim though so I decided to strength train at my gym before I hit the pool. You know you have a variety of workouts planned when your gym bag looks like you are headed on a week-long vacation.
I don’t exactly enjoy the travel time in between work and the gym and the pool and home (ok, it’s actually only about 3 minutes for each) but I do enjoy doubling up my wristbands for the day.
I did 20 minutes on the elliptical at a fairly moderate level. I was not planning on stressing my legs at all today because I think they need a bit of recovery! I do like to warm-up my body a bit before I strength train… especially when it is -30 outside and I am extremely cold. After the elliptical I did 40 minutes of arm strength training and 10 minutes of abs. I am in an ab rut… I just don’t know what to do. I get stuck a few different styles of crunches and get bored and bail after a few sets. I need a new ab routine!
After the gym I hit the pool for a quick swim.
50 m breaststroke warm-up.
900 m free-style.
50 m breaststroke cool-down.
In case anyone is already looking for birthday ideas for me… it looks like Running Room has you covered. The PureCadence3s should arrive just in time for my birthday! Yes, I emailed customer service to ask when the Brooks PureCadence 3s would be coming to Canada. It is important to me.
Finally a pool workout! The only problem was that my hair froze when I left the pool. It was absolutely necessary that I stop at Starbucks to get an Americano on my way home.
Any suggestions for some ab/core workouts that will rock my socks?