Since Phoenix my muscles in my lower abdomen have been hurting every single time I run. It's so frustrating. (If I'm honest this pain started around Rehoboth -- December. I thought it would go away by now. 😕)
Anyway I did a nice 6 miler last week that was fairly peppy but left me really sore. After that run I decided to pull the plug on running. We've officially broken up until 3/17.
My Snowbuster entry is being submitted under the "Unconventional" Category -- a triathlon of sorts if you will.
I laid out my plan.
The 1st event up would be the stairmaster. You know that piece of gym equipment that looks like an escalator? I love that maachine!! Put it on intervals and the whole time you are switching between fast and slow.
I had done a few miles on that the day before at a sub 9:00 pace so I set off at a more reasonable rate of 9:20 for 4.3 miles. Slow, fast, slow, fast. There's a little spot that can hold your phone so you can stream YouTube. I watched Josh Bridges (Crossfit athlete/former Navy Seal) do one of his crazy workouts while I climbed to nowhere. The time flew by as the sweat was flying.
40 minutes for 4.3 miles
The next leg in my triathlon was rowing. I looked over and saw both rowers were being used but as I was finishing up one of the guys must've sensed that a race was about to start and cleared off of his erg.
Transition didn't take long. No fancy gear or shoes since I'm a rowing newbie. One quick wipe down of the handles. I latched in my feet and set off to row for 10 minutes. The guy next to me looked to know what he was doing so I tried to match his stroke until got too bored and then decided to do more intervals. One minute hard, one minute recover. It is such a great full body workout!! My arms are going to look amazing if summer ever gets here!
10 minutes for 2.1 km
As soon as I got off of the rower I had no sooner wiped it down and took a step backwards and the guy rowing next to me did a farmer's blow to each side. OMFG! 🤢🤮 Seriously so disgusting. Right on the rower I was just using. Ewwwww, ewwwww, ewwww!!
Thankfully my triathlon had a break between the 2nd and 3rd legs. I took a quick shower and headed off to church.
As soon as I got home the 3rd leg was starting. Amazing how I timed that!
The 3rd leg was 1 mile elliptical repeats with 10 deadlifts and 10 back squats at 50 lbs after each mile. I added in the weights to make it harder because I know Dave will be upset that not one step of my entry was done outside.
3 miles in 30:50 (deadlifts/squat time not included)
So there you go -- my Color Outside the Lines entry -- 1:20:50 for 4.3 climbing, 2.1 km rowing, 3 miles ellipticaling