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12272019 – Bike

My sister and brother in law got a Schwinn bike trainer. So I did 30 minutes and just over 10 miles on it. It’s in the main room so everyone was watching me or playing super heroes! Much better than the basement.

12212019 – Bike

Joe and I took the fat bikes out in the dark am! We rode 45 North, Condrum, and the Back 40 for a total of 7.5 miles. It was about 20f and the trails were in great shape for riding. We only saw a handful of other riders and when we stopped it was nearly quiet. A great morning to ride!

12202019 – Ski

A post work sunny ski. It was great to get out. My first workout since Sunday due to family with influenza. I did the natural loop first since I knew I’d be ending in the dark. A bunch of high schoolers were out and they were wearing costumes! I then did 2 loops of the made snow on their 3k loop now. It’s still a pretty hilly loop, but it’s got some nice downhill sections!

Just over 10k of skiing!

The trailhead:

12102019 – Bike

At -5f air temp this morning I thought it was time to break out the bike.

Ok, so I setup my trainer in the basement last night and rode it this morning! Don’t worry, I’m not quite that crazy. Well… at least not going to try it in the dark before work. So I rode about 8.4 miles while watching some TED talks!

My basement is kind of in a transitional mess right now. Moving things around to get a better workout area setup. So I accidentally set the trainer up underneath some of the pipes for the boiler which means that I have a little heater right above me that I definitely don’t need! I’ll need to move that soon!

12092019 – CrossFit

We had a fairly big class this morning. I was 11th to sign up, but some didn’t make it out. I’m sure the snow storm had some impact on that!

After some stretching we did a gymnastic warmup that included hollow rocks, wall walks, and wall holds. The hollow rocks are hard for me and I’m sure that improving the hollow position would help in a lot of my gymnastic movements.

After the warm-up we did front squats. The goal was to get to a heavy 4 for the day and then do 3 sets of 1-3 reps at that heavy weight. I worked up to 135, which felt pretty good for the day. I then did a set of 3, set of 2, and a set of 3 at that weight. I was focusing on trying not to collapse at the bottom. In some of the earlier sets I was getting to parallel and then collapsing to get all the way to the bottom which wasn’t necessary.

The MetCon was 5 rounds for time of 200m row and 12 overhead squats. I chose the squats at 65# which by the end was feeling quite heavy! I started with 2 sets of 6 squats on the first round and then the rest of the rounds did 3 sets of 4. I think 45# would have felt really light and 65 was a good challenge – I was the last one done. I had a couple of no reps where I dropped the bar mixed in. But I was glad to get it done! I finished the work in 14 minutes.

My legs were sore!