Weekly Workout Log


Tuesday- Ran for 1 hour, 3.75 miles, 657 calories






Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Possibly a breakthrough

Okay had an awesome workout tonight. Just got done. Swam 25 laps. 4 more than last time. Boy am I tired. The part that may be a breakthrough is the part that I did more consecutively that I had before, a lot more. Previously I had only done 3 consecutive a few times. Tonight, I did 4 laps. Then I did 5 laps, then 2, then another 5, and another 5, then 3 to end. Plus 2 laps as a warm-up and that equals 25 laps. Holy crap am I tired. 5 laps is pretty exhausting, but I like where it puts me. I think I just made a pretty big leap in the direction of my goals. We'll see how I feel tomorrow and if I can keep up that pace or not. If I'm able to do that, its gonna help me a lot when it comes to a) swimming a lot farther (triathlon training) and b) obviously getting in shape and losing weight. Hopefully I'll be able to have another good workout tomorrow after a day of work. Right now my arms are pretty damn tired, as am I.

Also, I haven't mentioned this on this blog yet, but as a lot of you may know, swimming is a great source of "pumps". For those that don't know, "pumps" is what happens when you're blood vessels dialate and fill with blood after a muscle is worked strenuously. Thus, your muscles get really big an defined. Swimming, due to the constant and strenuous nature, produces huge pumps. So after I get done with a good hard swim, my chest and arms feel huge. Its pretty awesome, lol. Hows that for a little physiology lesson?

1 comment:

  1. That's interesting about the pumps. Love your blog