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April 27, 2017
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Really bloated today, but no idea why...
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April 27, 2017
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Rain poured down in the night which kept me up then our doorbell went on a total freak out at 3:30 in the morning. It kept cycling through all of its different songs and tones as if someone was at door ringing it nonstop. So irritating! I did manage to fall back to sleep thank goodness.
Cooler temps came with all that rain. High was only 55 today windy and cloudy. And we're supposed to get lots more rain this weekend I guess. Glad I got out on my bike when the sun was shining earlier this week!
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April 27, 2017
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Pull Drill - Focus will be on learning to 'catch' the water with your forearm and pull yourself through the water. If you feel your lats (the muscles under your arm pits that go down the side of your back) engage, then you are starting to get it. If your shoulders are tired, then you are still using too much shoulder and not enough lats.

Kick (Regular) - regular kickboard kick or kick on back with hands over head, fingers locked.
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April 27, 2017
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Cardio 3 is insane.  Completely off the hook insane.  It was not pretty--but I got it done (for today)
I signed back into my work computer last night after I got home from the viewing...Worked until about 10 ...decided sleeping this morning was my priority so I stayed in bed until 6 then just did the 22 minute hard corps workouts de jour.  I have Jericho's half & half for this evening---it's a 45 minute workout so I'm not doing it at lunch--but I might go out for a walk cause the SUN IS OUT!! (first time in a week)

Core 1
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April 27, 2017
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Went to Costco this evening. Now stocked up on everything.
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April 27, 2017
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We had a small potluck for our department yesterday that went very well. It was good to get to know the new girl Alaina a little better -- she's really quiet and initially I thought that might be due to shyness, but now I think she's just a quiet young lady. I'm impressed with her confidence and people handling skills. She sits on the other side of the cubicle from me and yesterday she was taking no from one of the engineers. Some of the engineers like to think they understand software and graphics better than the Marketing staff and try to micromanage things, and that wasn't happening with Alaina. There's a new sheriff in town...

Anyway I ate a ton of delicious stuff at the potluck and went back for seconds on a couple and am having a bit of a sugar hangover. Got home kind of late and squeaked out a short ride on Zwift and started sweating almost immediately. Back on the wagon today....

Strong scary thunderstorms in the area now. My poor Ollie cat is so frightened of wind[...]
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April 27, 2017
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I'm taking my rest day today, so I can pack tonight and get to bed early. 2:30 AM is going to come really really early tomorrow.

My duplicate and I will be in Mexico this time tomorrow. Weather is looking sketchy. Please let's hope it's nice. Mama needs a little suntan. Rest Friday Mexico Freebie day = lift? Long Walk (In Mexico) Shorter Bike Swim (Mexico?)
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April 27, 2017
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Heading out to walk with a friend this morning, then another friend is coming over and we're going to wander around the trails on the farm. We had dinner plans, but they were cancelled, so I have the entire day to do whatever I want. :) The plumber is coming this morning to fix a problem at the MIL's house, so hopefully, we will be able to get the cover off the pool and get started opening it up. Last year, it took us nearly a month to get it going. I'm hoping we can have it ready in two weeks this year. Fred came up with a system to solar heat the water, so it shouldn't take too long to get it swimmable if the temps stay halfway decent. Can't wait to start swimming!
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April 27, 2017
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Upper body
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April 27, 2017
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Will do legs today, still playing construction worker. LOL

Alchemy Shoulders:
Seated DB shoulder press: 4x12 @20lb //DB Lateral Raise 4x12 @10lb //Standing band shoulder press 4x12 REd/blu //DB front raise 4x12@15lb //DB upright row 4x12 @15lb
Weighted ball crunch 4x15 @ 10lbs //bench reverse crunch 4x15 // side plank 20 sec
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April 27, 2017
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All my plans got messed up. Went to chimney rock to climb stairs and my card was out of date and there was a huge line with busses in it. I left. Rain foiled our strawberry picking plans. The cleaners were here at the house doing some last fire related stuff so I couldn't get on the TM or trainer and the dog is not ready for prime time running yet and I couldn't leave her here with the evil men (her words). So..... tonight is music in Asheville night and tomorrow is two giant plant sales and a comedy dinner evening. I am gonna get something in, I hope!
At the very least, Saturday Morning I have the Race to the Taps 5 mile run. It will be a slog, it is largely uphill, I hear.
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April 27, 2017
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Tire Pulls
There were a few comments about tire pulls.  Jackie has worked with me on this two separate times and in the process, I acquired my very own tire.  The purpose is to work on run form, especially getting that little bit of forward lean that is desirable. Get an old tire, drill it and put an eye bolt in it. Secure the eye bolt inside the tire. You’ll also need two old bike tubes – mtb is better for this but road tubes are OK (they just get stretchy)


Tie a old bike tube to the eye bolt

Make a harness out the second old bike tube and tie the harness tube to the eye bolt tube.  Step through the tube, Twist the front of it several times to shorten it and then put it over your head.

Drag it around the 'hood.

Examples:

http://ultrarunnerpodcast.com/tire-pullin/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R617aC1TNRI
(he makes it look easy!)
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April 27, 2017
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Push-ups and core. Trying sets of 20. Still have abdominal pain.
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April 27, 2017
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3 RDS
Sit 35
KB swings 45/15
Wall sit 30 sec.
SL DL 12/6

2 RDS
B ext 10
PU 40

Shoulder rotation
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April 27, 2017
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25 push ups, for old times sake. In 'do no harm mode', but after Ice age 50, will increase strength training again.
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