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Training Log: tinytoes

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  gym class5 4:55:00
  gym replacement activity2 2:30:00
  Park Run1 37:50 3.11(12:11) 5.0(7:34)
  walking1 25:00
  warm up/down1 10:00
  Total9 8:37:50 3.11 5.0
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Tuesday Mar 28 #

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Rethink on thumb injury. GP wants to buy into the discussion. It is getting stronger but still some loss of tone (expected with 6 weeks immobiisation) and lack of movement, with and without pain.
GP, as am I, not willing to go the cortisone injection route. Physio is.
9 AM

gym class (Body Pump) 1:05:00 [4]

I didn't mention in yesterday's log that one segment of the workout was 50-40-30-20-10 of lunges on each leg on a step. This makes it 150 on each leg and we did that 3 times.I thought nothing of it until today during the lunge segment.
I also didn't mention the 10-10-10 of biceps upper, lower and full range which we did 3 times and the 10-10-10 of shoulder press, side raise and front raise which we did 3 times and finally all this compounded to really burn out the shoulders. When it came to shoulders today - I was feeling it for sure.
I can usually "feel" a class the next day, but it not have any impact. Yesterday was the exception. Methinks tomorrow will be a rest day, even accounting for hospital 9:45-3:00.

Monday Mar 27 #

9 AM

gym class (Cross Trainer) 1:00:00 [4]

Sunday Mar 26 #

9 AM

gym class (Body Step) 55:00 [3]

This was a blast from the past - literally. Someone from my gym mentioned that she was going to Step classes for free at another gym on a March promo. As today wasn't a scheduled O day and I've been missing my Step classes I decided to turn up. No problems and in I went. Then the sad part started. The old gym has had a big facelift having been taken over. But of the total 8 people in the room during the class - Sarah and I were freebies, and I recognised 4 others (who were set up in the familiar positions from 5-15 years ago) and so that left a total of 2 new people. Nobody seemed to acknowledge this was an unusual number.
Then the music started. The instructor (mine from many years ago) was as bright as usual and even though it was Les Mills Body Step which has certain regimentation required I thought it might have been updated too with music. But nup still same old same old. That also had some advantages as I was a little rusty but quickly picked things up. Had it been freestyle I would have been very happy.
So i was pleased to have the mental stimulation of Step but was a little deflated and really appreciate my current gym and their fabulous instructors.
11 AM

gym replacement activity 1:30:00 [2]

3 PM

gym replacement activity 1:00:00 [2]

Saturday Mar 25 #

8 AM

warm up/down 10:00 [2]

An almost reasonable time for warm up. Weather just perfect. Realised just as I was to start that I'd left my watch at home - so absolutely no pressure today.

Park Run (Callaghan) 37:50 [4] 5.0 km (7:34 / km)
shoes: bright pink

Good amount of warm up interspersed with a visit to the loos.
Started out fairly well and had very few issues at all and felt good even up to the top of first hill around Comm Bank. Settled in and just kept plodding along. Recognised 2 people whom I've run "with" were here today so that was good to focus on. Made it all the way to Don Morris Rainforest and that is a first for a very long time. Then Homa picked me up and got me through the rainforest before I told her to go. Made it up bush path to Engineering Hill. I did walk all the way up Engineering hill but nothing more along the Ring road. Gave myself a tiny breather at turn around and then back I go. 2 peers still there but I was nearing them and felt OK. Passed one and that just left Anne to focus on.
Paced Anne through Rainforest then I had a little breather after the steps - she powered on. Ran flats but walked a little of Union minihill. Bus Stop hill walk again but none after that and almost caught Anne on the final track hill before the flat finish. She got me by 5 seconds but due to a timing error she appears to get me by about 2 mins. That must be a very long 8m.
Some real positives here, but still the time is long.
Perfect weather - humidity down, no mossies, temp down and no water on course.
3 PM

walking 25:00 [2]

Down to pharmacy and return on what is emerging as a pretty muggy afternoon.

Friday Mar 24 #

9 AM

gym class (Body Sculpt) 1:00:00 [4]

First bit of unsettling news - Liv looking elsewhere as her hours/job has been cut since her maternity leave; not at the gym itself but as Area Manager/car etc. That was worrying - to say nothing of illegal. But at the end of the class she announced that we'd be seeing her for a bit longer, so hopefully Management has seen the error of its ways. A few of us were contemplating moving gyms. As it is I'm checking out my old gym on Sunday - Step is Back!!!!!!!!!
Today was Strength:Power: High Reps for upper body, legs and upper body again.
Warm up was a doozy - increasing tempo 30 sec runs interspersed with 50-40-30-20-10 pushups. At least she does know how to count unlike Cory who counts 50-40-30-20-50.
A long stretch section at the end starting with half or full saddle. I'll be working on that one. I think I only managed the stirrup. Holding stretches for about 30 secs each was very good. My physio would be impressed.

Thursday Mar 23 #

9 AM

gym class (Body Pump) 55:00 [3]

Had to miss the Abs and Cool Down as needed shower before meeting Sam and Bob at Elermore Vale PS for Rogaine preparation. School seems very supportive and fantastic location.

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