Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ouch

I can't easily do anything today except sit. Yesterday was my inaugural "Return to Weight Lifting" day, so I figured a 1/2 hour ab class followed by a 1 hr Body Shape class would do the trick. The ab class wasn't THAT bad, except for the SLOOOOW leg lifts. Then the perky young chick took over for Body Shape and had us do 8gazillion push ups. I'm not sure I like the whole "lifting" to music thing, especially when it's techno-80s mix at 110 beats per minute and you're doing lunges to the beat of the music. Hello! Can you see that my legs are twice as long as yours? From full lunge to knee lift position takes me 3x as long as the instructor. That and that it seems I'm really out of shape. There was one other girl in the class with an Ironman shirt on. I told her I'd much rather spend 6 hours on the bike than an extra 5 minutes in there.

So I survived that class, feeling like my arms were going to fall off, only to have Masters swim that night. Coach John laughed when I told him what I did that morning. Said something about it being "good for me." Sounds like something Jen would say. I led the lane for most of the warm up, and then decided when I saw that the main set was 3x (3x200s) to go to the back of the line. Time to do a little cruisin'. The first set of 3 200s was the hardest, since we got 5 seconds rest in between 100s on the subsequent ones. Who knew that 5 seconds rest could make or break your swim?! Then I actually took back leading the lane, and I did the last two sets of 200 in the same time, so I wasn't slowing down. Yey me! I then came home, ate dinner, watched Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, and collapsed.

This morning I was still ok, and then went for a massage. ow ow ow ow, with a few aaahs here and there. Pecs and hamstring/glutes were horribly painful (surprise surprise), and of course that is where Brooke decided I needed the most work. I'm going to now pop a few more Advil, watch the Biggest Loser finale, and go to bed, provided I can actually lift my butt up out of this chair.

8 comments:

Molly said...

Oh dear. Tomorrow is my post-IM massage, and my glutes/hamstrings are always the worst, so even sitting will hurt :) 1 more day and you should start feeling better! This starting back up again thing is HARD! My turn on Monday.

TriGirl 40 Something said...

It is amazing how much a little weight work can beat you up! I've had a few weeks of remembering that lesson myself!

Mary said...

It's a good pain! ;)

Kim said...

Way to go on that swim workout. That is the way to do it! Hope you loose some of that soreness soon..I'm not looking forward to that when I first start up either..(aka..in about three weeks!).

Jennifer Cunnane said...

I am laughing thinking about those pixies that lead those weight training/cardio classes. Big difference when you are not under 5 feet tall! Can't wait to catch up on next year's vineman trip... we are going to have so much fun!!!

GoBigGreen said...

didnt you know Coach JOHN is Coach JEN in disquise?
Hope you are feeling better today!!

Mer! said...

Hi Kate! Thanks so much for the post on my blog! I'm excited to meet you at Vineman as well!! I am originally from Fairfax, VA....and I went to JMU and graduated in 2000 =0. How about you!??

Thanks for stopping by!!! =0

dwyatt64 said...

Gotta love those lunges...nothing like 'em to make your hams and glutes sit up and sing!!! Oh, and I've done them with Jeff, so I know how much longer you long-legged peeps take to do the reps...I hear ya.