The next phase of training officially began for me this week, with Turkey Day well-digested. I’m excited about where I will be physically in February. In true educator form, I have created an acronym for this phase: 2R-EW.
Run, row, erg, weights.
The aim is to hit two of the above each week: two runs, two rows, two ergs, and two weight sessions. I know this will be a challenge and will mean many sacrifices (oh, sleeping in, I miss you already…) of myself and Alan.
To assist with the 2REW plan, I finally found an erg machine! It’s a Concept 2 Model C with a PM 2 monitor, but she’s in good shape with a decent chain still. I spent a little time over the weekend spit-shining the rail and vacuuming dust from the flywheel. Chain oil has been shipped and should arrive tomorrow. I popped on this morning for a piece and eight minutes in the batteries died. Whoops! The rail was a bit bumpy again so I need to take a look at the wheels, but I think it’s just grit stuck to it. I feel like a redneck showing off their new Ford-150, but it’s just an erg machine. 😉
Yesterday I signed up for the “Y” to have access to their weights and facilities. The tour guide had me at “and there’s our hot tub over there.” Instantly I remembered all those tough, fast sessions on the water and I was sold. What better than to sit and relax away after a Saturday row?
I’m looking forward to the “Y” for other reasons, too. I want to give TRX a shot, and knock a triathlon off my bucket list this year. Pool access and spinning class, here I come! And did they say the offer massages? Yeah, baby!
I want to try and start increasing my running mileage at least once a week. Alan and I went to Lido Beach on Sunday to run the sidewalk. He pushed out an 8k and I lumbered along to an easy 6k. It’s a good start, I think, and can only make me faster in the long run.
In short, many training developments, along with new goals and a new training regime. Here’s to 2REW!