Archive for November 11th, 2005

Training update – October 31 to November 10

Friday, November 11th, 2005

Okay, I know this update is overdue, but just been a bit busy doing other things and I guess I wasn’t in a writing mood. So here goes…

Monday, October 31

I decided to run to the gym then get a good workout and run home. I ran to the gym in 5 minutes 49 seconds (subtracted time at the stoplights) and ran home from the gym in 5 minutes 52 seconds.

While at the gym, I did my standard weight training workout.

Leg press
Hamstring flexor
Hip adductors
Hip abductors
Pull-ups (again military and parallel)
Dips
Chest press
Bar pulls (works the muscles next to the scapulae on the back)
Pectoral press
Shoulder fly
Shoulder lift
Bicep curl
Tricep extensor
Leg lifts
Back extensor

Of course, I did my pushups and stretching. My tailbone is still sensitive, so only can do side situps (good for the obliques). As you might imagine, the run back home was a little harder after this workout, but I still did a decent time.

Thursday, November 3

As I was kind of tired from the Samhain/Halloween weekend, I ended up taking Tuesday and Wednesday off and pretty much did some stuff at home. So Thursday I finally made it into the do jang for gumdo and taekwondo. The cardio was good as always.

Friday, November 4

I had to go the bank so I ran to the bank at Yonge/Bloor and then back home. The run to Yonge/Bloor (short route) took me 4 minutes 46 seconds (not bad, getting better). After going to the bank quickly, I ran home in 4 minutes 47 seconds.

As I was going out this night, I didn’t have lots of time to go the gym or the do jang.

Monday, November 7

Had a good weekend, so I went to the do jang and the gym. We started having a poomse class on Mondays and I finally had a chance to go. It was good. I need to practice my forms too (can’t just teach them all the time).

After class, I decided to go to the gym. My knee was bothering me for some reason, so I decided taking the cardio class wasn’t too good an idea. I didn’t want to do too many roundhouse kicks as they are generally hard on the knees (in the long-run).

Leg press
Hamstring flexor
Hip adductors
Hip abductors
Pull-ups (again military and parallel)
Dips
Chest press
Bar pulls (works the muscles next to the scapulae on the back)
Pectoral press
Shoulder fly
Shoulder lift
Bicep curl
Tricep extensor
Leg lifts
Back extensor

I finally remembered to do the free weights for the shoulder. It works the front and back shoulder muscles. Hadn’t done these in awhile so they were a little sore after. I think sword practice has helped though. Of course, I did my pushups and stretching. Then I headed home sufficiently tired. (Your muscles should always feel fairly tired after a good workout or you aren’t working out at all!)

Tuesday, November 8

I ran to Church and Bloor and back for a mile run. I did this in 7 minutes 45 seconds. I still think this isn’t a full mile. Either that or the run to Yonge/Bloor (long route) is longer than 1 mile.

Then I went to the do jang for gumdo and taekwondo.

I took a break from exercising on Wednesday and Thursday. I was starting to feel like I exercise all the time. (Gee… wonder why that is…?) So, I rested for a two days listening to some music and finally finished reading a book and started a new one. So that brings us to today. Darn… no time to run really as I have to leave in about 30 minutes for gumdo. I’m still eating so no time to digest. Tomorrow is a black belt training again. We have training and a meeting once a month on Saturdays. Tomorrow is also a colour belt testing, so I’m going in to help with the test. I always like to see how well the colour belts are doing. So maybe I’ll do some running later or on the weekend.

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