Tuesday, February 28, 2012


1x57 - Trail Running, great day about 45 degrees, shorts and no hat. Weather is perfect.


1.25 - hockey worked the whole time, dripping what a great cross training sport.


1x55 - swimming, 2500 yards, nice and smooth, working mostly the legs, I really want to be in a better running spot this year, work the legs out hard in the beginning and see where it land me. 


1x54 Trainer, good thing is that the weather is breaking. not much here, same ole, same ole.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


1.5x53 Run, Bike, Cross, Hockey
So back into the swing again, ran 7:30 pace for 3.5 miles, felt OK to be moving the feet, finished with the last half mile at 6:40. Then did a warm down of 6 mile bike. Cross went like this
100 pull ups
100 push ups
100 sit ups
100 air squats, moving fast. 
Legs burned, once I got out of the pulls ups the rest went fairly well. Tonight is hockey practice, legs should love me after that.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


1x47, back and now on the trainer again, good to see the weather breaking. This weekend is getting outside, even tomorrow a little morning run.


2x46-51 - Swam for the week. Tried some new things, was traveling so this was the easiest to do. Felt great to be in the water for 2 hours on average. Good kick sessions, good over under, mostly under and full on swims.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

1.15x45 - Trail Run

1.15x45 - Trail Run, great day, a little over cast but once moving it felt great, had the dog to pull me a long in the beginning, then me pulling the puppy at the end. So the ground was a little frozen and still some snow on the ground by my Newton Terra Monmentus kept me moving right along, a little slip here and there, with mud and ice this was to be expected. There is really nothing better than running outside on a trail, freezing, raining, windy, hot, cold, it does not matter the feeling you get is incredible, you  can be almost anywhere and feel as though you are lost. The trail keeps you focused and sharp, the air keeps you calm and relaxed. Like Ying and Yang. Not sure of the millage but a good hour and 15 min.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

1x43 - Bike Trainer

1x43 - Trainer, started to mix it up, the feel and consistency one gets on a trainer is great. No stop lights, coasting, slowing down for a deer, dog, squirrel, friend. Made sure that I went through the gears and switched it up. Good ride.

Monday, February 13, 2012


1x42 - Swam at the Pennington Prep Pool, so this is a bit wired, since I have not been in this pool since 1983-84, the pool is still nice, one thing I noticed is they took out the diving boards and put the starting block at the deep end.

It felt good, bringing back a mixture of emotions towards the school. Besides that felt longer and stronger, could be the later than 5 am start or just the time back in the water. about 2500 yards, trying to make it more kicking and it must have worked since my legs cramped up.


1x41 - Jiu Jitsu, good to be rolling and striking again, hurts to be put into some positions.


1x40, Nothing special, watching it start to snow as I ride the trainer. Not bad way to take it all in, oh its Friday.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


1.5x39 - You guessed it a Run (7 min pace for 3.5 miles) this is starting to gel had some bad runs trying to get up to speed, with the new Newtons, things are feeling better, my mind wants to run like I was at the end of the season, body says different. I also have to take in account that I am not taking days off. After the run did 7 miles on the bike followed by Cindies.

5 round 

  • 5 pull-up (body with 25 pound weight)
  • 10 push-ups (body with 35 pound plate on back)
  • 15 air squats with a hop (doing this with 30 pound kettlebells in each hand) 

Rise and repeat 
Collapse when done, walk funny all day. 


1.5x38 - Swim, got to love being in the water. once you get back into swimming shape it all comes back. Feeling the water and how your body glides through it, change this effects that, my hands, arms, chin, butt dragging, these are all things one should be evaluating when swimming. Today again was a little over 2000 yards and mixed it up, 500 swim, 500 pull, 500 swim kick with fins and 500 broken in 10x50 butterfly for a 50 then back and free for the next 50. That was tough. Feeling good. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


1x37 run and cross train
So ran in St. Michael Preserve in Hopewell, another well kept secret. 30 min then did, push-ups, pull-up and sit ups for the next 30 min, went through 6 cycles.  

Monday, February 6, 2012




1x35 - Run 7:20 for 3 miles, boy I felt like crap, short of breath, completely worn down. We will see how the rest of the day goes. Did some workout push up and suck but more close to 45 minutes than anything.


1x34 - Trainer, seems like the days are drawing on, not getting any lighter outside. The safety of being indoors is a plus, the smells and air of being outdoors is better.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


1x33 - Today was switched up with Precor ATM, did 25 min, then headed to the bike for a spin of 25 min. 
Once that was done hit the core.
5 sets of:
Jump Rope - ascending 1 min. to 2 min.
Push ups - 15,20,25,25,50
Sit ups - 30,30,30,30,30 (changed it up and held a 10 pound weight behind my head.


1x32, Swim Set, what a great swim set 2500 yards in 30 min. Really feel on track, a little pain (muscles) but worked through till was numb. Did a 400 warm up then went right into the full set.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


1x31, trainer, legs feel tight not sure why, doing to much, no time off. Not sure.
After the bike did TRX strength training. Love that device.


1x30 hockey. I guess this is a great workout, I am always sore the next day. For the time being this replaces running.