Wednesday, August 13, 2008

3 week vacation - DONE

Since LP was my last race of the season and there was ZERO rush to get back into ANYTHING - I knew there was going to be a mandatory vacation period. I consulted with the man himself, and he confirmed exactly what I was thinking!

So, what did I do on vacation? What normal people do (except work a lot): go to the beach (a lot), and drink beer (a lot), work on my tan (a lot), with the occasional frisbee toss and body surf session or two.

My homeboy Moog was in town this weekend, and we taught this NYC boy how to surf (well kinda...)
Greg and Josh...

Greg showin us how it's done...

video

Moog, what do you need?

video

Now that my 3 weeks of glory are done and over with, I started actually doing physical activity again. Monday, I hit the gym for some strength training for the first time this calendar year. The workout was:

* 4 x 20 of power clean and jerks (2 just using the olympic bar, 2 w/ the bar + 5 lbs on each side)
* 5 x 25 of leg lifts with 45 lb plates on each side
* some ab work
* 4 x 20 of close grip bench press

A pseudo crossfit workout, yes, all done in about 20 minutes (short rest), leaving me soaked. When I got out of bed on tuesday morning, I almost fell over! I hit up some yoga later that day, and yeah, I was toast.

Tonight, I hit up my first studio spin class and it was pretty cool. It was my first spin workout in months, and it left me DRENCHED. What was cool is I saw Craig Zelent there, and the spin instructor has done a few IM's, so we actually rocked the aero position for a few intervals. This was not a popular position with the non cyclists/triathletes in the class!

I am not exactly getting "back into it", but just having fun and staying in shape!

7 comments:

jameson said...

let me know when you are going to ride...

where are you hitting the spin classes?

Shan said...

Yes, inquiring minds want to know where the spin classes are...

Ahh vacation is the BEST!

Ryan Denner said...

spin classes are at pure fitness in carlsbad (www.purefitness.cc)!

Flatman said...

Spin class FTW!!!

Glad you had a great vacation...

Mark said...

More surfing pics and vids please :P

Nice vacay bro.

Paul said...

Oh yah. I miss the beach ( at least getting some waves). Relaxing: You're doing it right.

beth said...

awesome that you found a good spin class...pure fitness is awesome...though i am a lowly 24 member...the spin classes not so killer there...

looks like a perfect vacation!