Tuesday, October 04, 2005


This morning I became reacquainted with my bike - a red and black Giant OCR1 with tribars. Nothing as flash as Miners but I did manage to clock up 6,000km in the first 10 months after I bought it - training and competing in a half ironman, long course triathlon and an ironman. It was also very much a love/hate relationship over that period! Since the ironman in April 2004, though, I have probably only cycled another 200km and have not been on my bike since 4 March this year. Yes, it was well overdue for us to get reacquainted.

So the plan was to do a spin session this morning - I am gently easing myself back into cycling.

Session - 5min wu; 10 x 1min fast (1min RI); 5min cd
Total time - 30min
AHR - 153; MHR - 240 (I know its a blip but believe me, it felt like it by the 5th interval!)

Generally it was a good session - I had used the 'interval' option on garmin girl so only had to listen for the alert signal - she kept count of the number of intervals and of course, the time of the intervals and rest intervals. Too easy! Spent the rest of the morning, at work, yawning and feeling rather hungry.

Tuesday lunchtime - gym

Definitely a day for firsts today! Ok, so its not the first time I've been to the gym but the first time in a long while (as with my cycling). I refused to be swayed today and ignored Bec's invitations to go shopping and have coffee - I was a woman on a mission. However, we have pencilled in Friday lunchtime this week for those pursuits!

Session - upper body weights plus ab exercises
Swiss ball dumbbell chest press
Standing dumbbell lateral raise
One-arm dumbbell row
Bench dips
Alternating dumbbell curl
Swiss ball crunches
Reverse crunches
Twist crunches

Tomorrow - (am) easy 45min cycle
(lunchtime) 6km run
(pm) swim



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Hilda said...

Is getting to 240 is taking it easy?? When is the next ironman? are you preparing to one?? You are so determined and strong!!!

Cirque said...

I'm very proud of you CJ. Making it to the gym is one thing, but to refuse shopping and coffee to get there elevates you to pedestal status!

Jen said...

I'm glad you've decided on your first tri of the session. I need to start thinking about the CR cheersquad's tour of Hawaii ;-)


miners said...

Hey - your bike must be flash if it's red - just ask Jen.

Glad you're thinking about the tris again now. I have my first this weekend, although it may turn out to be a swim/bike aquathon instead :(

Lulu said...

Excellent willpower Ms CJ! It will taste twice as good on Friday.