Swimming and Strength Training
Today it was cold. In fact, it was so cold that I did not even want to go outside to walk to the gym this morning. So I was lazy … I drove my car to the gym, parked as close as I could, and froze to death as I walked to the gym. This Florida boy cannot handle the cold weather.
Anyway, the top of my foot is a little sore, and I know that it is due to the way that I run. What I really need is a running coach and a swim coach to help me out with my form in both of those areas. I know that I am not a natural runner, or swimmer … in fact, when I swim, it looks almost like I am drowning in the water instead of swimming.
Anyway, instead of running this morning, I decided to get in a swim. I started out by swimming 200 meters pretty slow, just so that I could get warmed up. Then I swim 50 meters hard, with a 15 second rest between each rep. I did this for 500 meters. I then finished by swimming 300 meters at a slow steady pace.
For my afternoon workout, I did my first workout with my new routine. I did change it up a little, but it is still pretty much the same. I wrote down my exercises, but the card is at the gym. I will bring it home on Friday and I will type up what my exact routine is. I did decided that I would include the core workouts (plank, sit ups, etc.) on my non-strength training days so that I can really focus more energy on these exercises instead of doing them at the end of my weight session when I am more tired.
I think that tomorrow I will give my foot one more day of rest and will ride the stationary bike at the gym instead of running tomorrow as well.