Wednesday, February 20, 2008

FINALLY! Some Discomfort!

I have been sitting in the "aerobic zone" for SO long... that I had forgotten what it felt like to be uncomfortable during training!  I mixed it up a bit today!  Don't get me wrong... I'm still working on my base.  But beginning this week I'll also be incorporating some more intense stuff once a week in all three disciplines.  YIPPEEEEEE!!!!!

First there were the weights.  Yeah... me... weights. It's kinda funny standing in the weight room with all the big meat-heads that are built like The Bigun. I don't quite have the grunt down yet... nor can I quite muster the appropriate, "I'm a freakin tough guy don't mess with me or I'll squash you with my huge guns because I can" look.  I'm workin on it though.  I DID however start what's going to be a 6 week strength building program with a particular focus on leg strength.  Yeah... seen my legs?  THAT'S why.  I'm also continuing with the core work.  It's been a while since I've been in the gym... and it showed.  But I know that's one of the places I need to invest a little time... so there ya have it.

Second?  I got to do some HILLS today!  YES!  Easy 15 min warm-up followed by 8 X 30 hill sprints up the steepest mo' fo' hill in Eugene on 2 min active recovery (i.e. jogging back down) and then a 15 min cool-down.  I like running hills.  Its a sickness. I like feeling lightheaded at the top.  I like getting just a bit further up the hill than the last time.  I like barely being able to keep my feet under me coming back down.  I like getting my HR up to 186.  Good times.  Good times.

NOW... as I sit here... I'm tired... I feel worked... it was a good training day.

Breathe...

4 comments:

Bigun said...

you are sick....in the head! But aren' we all? Don't worry, the gym guys are all roid raging...just keep your distance and avoid emotion-inducing conversation, like, "how bout them Giants?", or "I hear Metallica's making a comeback!" - You can try calming them down with, "Obama's views on immigration are interesting, what do you think?"...

jameson said...

I'm right there with you man... I have slowly been adding intensity and it's addictive. The strength training is a good idea too... I have been in the gym all winter and can definitely tell the difference.

keep it up!

triguyjt said...

tri rob

i am with you. I love to run the hills... errr..the mo'fo' hills as you would say...just love it even though my hamstrings sound like bocelli hitting a high note.

the gym. I am a 190 pounder and I just want the core strong..and so i don't try to throw the weights around that much either....

Love to get most "grunters" into a pilates class and see how they do.

emkruse said...

I agree on the climbing. Something about climbing that is very satisfying.