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Old 12-02-2012, 11:17 PM   #461
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Walked with 2 friends about 3.5 miles through a very interesting / eclectic neighborhood, ending up at a local watering hole for drinks and snacks. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:46 PM   #462
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P90X - Back and Biceps in the morning.

Afternoon -

250yd swim - warmup

followed by 10x100yd sprints on the 3:00 minute.
followed by 200yd Kickboard (freestyle and breast stroke)
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:37 PM   #463
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250yd swim - warmup

followed by 10x100yd sprints on the 3:00 minute.
followed by 500yd Kickboard (freestyle and breast stroke)

followed by Shoulders and Arms Gym workout
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #464
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Loaded a bunch of scrap metal onto my pickup truck at my camp, hauled to scrap yard. It weighed 880 lb.

Good workout it was.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:56 PM   #465
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I've been doing housepainting every other day for the last week.

I did the priming high work and most of the final coat a year ago after our familyroom renovation was finished, and then I started caulking indoor trim. Spouse took over some of the high work while I was caulking but then found other (lower) trim to paint. I only recently realized that she wasn't very interested in hopping back up on the ladder to finish the high work.

You wouldn't think that standing on a ladder and swinging a brush is hard physical labor, until you get off the ladder and try to walk with your arms at your sides. Too many of my hand's brush-swinging muscles are also my keyboard-typing muscles.

The "good" news is that I'm almost finished outside, and then I'll go hunting for the last few pieces of inside trim that haven't received their final coat of paint.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:40 PM   #466
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P90X - Legs and Back. First time in 9 months ... really struggled.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:22 AM   #467
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I finished 90 days of P90X a couple weeks ago. I am now in week two on my second time through it. I really like this workout and only occasionally skip a day. When I started there were many exercises I struggled with. I had to hit the pause button quite a bit. I now only have to break the workout in half hitting the pause button and taking a break during Plyometrics. I usually do break the Yoga in half doing part in the morning and the rest in the afternoon because it is a bit boring. There are still a few Yoga poses that I cannot do. As many of you know P90X is a program alternating days of resistance (weight) training with days of Plyometric (jump training), Kenpo (martial arts) or Yoga. One day of the week is rest or easy stretching. My results have been amazing. I started in august at 159 pounds and guestimated 25% body fat. My waist was 33 inches. I could only do 35 pushups and three chinups. I now weigh 146 with body fat at 17%. I can now do 70 pushups and 14 chinups. My waist is down from 33 to 30 inches. I even had to buy new Levis. My goals for this time through the program are body fat of 12% and ability to do 20 chinups and 100 pushups. I would also like to be able to do all of the Plyometrics at high intensity without taking a break. The unexpected benefit of this program is that the Yoga and stretching have made me MUCH more flexible.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:08 PM   #468
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followed by 30 min - Odds and Ends stuff around the gym.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:39 PM   #469
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I teach 6 yoga classes a week on a regular basis. On some week, I also teach a a yoga workshop so a total of 6 to 10 hours of yoga each week, plus 1 mile walk each day with my dogs.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:26 PM   #470
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Gave blood yesterday. Light workout today

250yd swim - warmup

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In the afternoon, P90X - Legs and Back
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I went surfing today in my new long-sleeve high-neck 2mm neoprene rashguard. The water's usually pretty chilly during dawn patrol, but it was quite nice this time. Having an out-of-season south shore swell was just an unexpected bonus.
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Starting training for a half ironman... did a brick today 20 miles on the bike followed immediately by a 4 mile run... Any triathletes out there? No swimming for the next 3 weeks so will do weights on alternate days.
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Any triathletes out there?
My daughter's been hanging out with them, and she's starting to get sucked into the lifestyle.

It's like watching someone learn a foreign language and then having them practice it on you.
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I got an ass-kicking today. 6 hours hiking in the back country (mostly between 8,000 and 9,000 feet of elevation) with a 20 pound pack, 7 pound rifle, sidearm and heavy winter clothing. I was going to try again tomorrow, but the high will be single digits in a snowstorm and frankly I don't think I can do two days of this in a row. Try again on monday.
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My daughter's been hanging out with them, and she's starting to get sucked into the lifestyle.

It's like watching someone learn a foreign language and then having them practice it on you.
A frend and former coworker has taken triathlons up. She is the thinnest and fittest I have ever seen her. I don't know how people do this stuff, especially over 40.
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Starting training for a half ironman... did a brick today 20 miles on the bike followed immediately by a 4 mile run... Any triathletes out there? No swimming for the next 3 weeks so will do weights on alternate days.
Good luck on the half ironman. I'm thinking about doing one. I did a sprint triathlon last year, but it seemed like too much of a sprint. I think a half ironman would be just about right. A full ironman is a little too much.
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A frend and former coworker has taken triathlons up. She is the thinnest and fittest I have ever seen her. I don't know how people do this stuff, especially over 40.
Good genes, especially in the knee cartilage?

One of my in-laws was mentioned in this article on women who deliberately avoid running for fitness:
Beth Swanson-Arnold - 20 Super-Fit Chicks Who Don't Run - Shape Magazine
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Four mile run this morning done.. Will do cal's and full body lifting workout this afternoon. Brewer.. What do you do hiking in elevations with all that equipment? Are you hunting? Ronstar.. I did a couple of sprints and I will do them to practice raceing but I saw the Ironman championship while I was in Hawaii a couple of years ago and found out they run a half Ironman in the same area on the island. I love Kohala and they run one in June over a part of the championship course. I haven't decided yet if I will do it in 2013 or 2014. I know I will be able to make the distance by June but I would perfer to really race it and really enjoy the course.
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The Hawaii tri looks like a great course and can be tied into a vacation. But it could be a little warm for me. I'm looking for one with little slope, cool - maybe in late summer or early fall - maybe Madison Wi or Louisville. Probably 2014. I'll need at least a year of swimming under my belt first.
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