I logged Day 2 of pool running yesterday! I had planned to do 5-minute intervals but ended up with a 40-minute “tempo” instead, with some sprints at the end. I get a harder workout with interval repeats than with continuous pool running, but probably because I tend to slack on tempo effort.
Stretching is something that I never feel like doing, so I am a big time slacker. Having a stretch buddy to hold me accountable helps, so when marathon training starts in January, I may try to rope Ryan into weekly stretching!
I wanted to pool run this morning, but the local high school is now on winter break, so the swim team practices from 8am-10:30am until January. Normally it would not be a problem to go earlier, but all bets are off on Christmas break. I thought (for a hot second) about getting there at 6:30am but dropped that plan and got there at 8am. I spent a sweaty hour on the AMT. The AMT (Adaptive Motion Trainer…thank you, Google) is the machine that looks like the elliptical but its pedals don’t follow a set track, so you’re free to switch stride style.
It’s my favorite cardio machine. My YMCA only has 2 of them, but they’re usually pretty lonely (the motion is tricky to get used to, and I’m pretty sure the senior Y members are scared off).
I tried and failed an arm workout when I finished on the AMT. I picked up two free weights and kind of…lifted them in different ways. This lasted about 4 minutes. Frankly, I don’t know how to strength train and need to find some sort of pre-made checklist. 2013 goal.