Triathlon Training: Week 2 – Wednesday Chaos Continues

After the super long night of being up with Ava Monday night and my Garmin Cadence sensor not working I did not work out yesterday. I was hoping to get back to basics today. However, my alarm did not go off or I turned it off and fell asleep. I am not sure except that I awoke at 5:08. I was furious. I was ready to start things off right. I quickly dressed and drove to the Y. I got in 15 minutes on an elliptical where I completed 1.25 miles. Nothing much, but I did not have time for a bike ride. I then moved to my lifting workout that turned out to be a monster.

The workout was called 52 Card Pickup. Here is the breakdown

Cards 1-20 – Push-ups
Cards 21-32 – Pull-ups
Cards 33-52 – Walking Lunges

Jack = 11
Queen = 12
King = 13
Ace = 14

Here are how the cards played out.

Push-Ups – 5, 14, 5, 4, 8, 10, 14, 6, 3, 11, 14, 11, 10, 5, 7, 7, 13, 7, 4, 8 = 166

Pull-Ups(halfway through I needed to use assisted pull up machine with 55 lb help) – 9, 11, 3, 5, 8, 12, 11, 13, 9, 3, 10, 3 = 97

Walking Lunges(no weight, just body) 3,11, 4, 4, 11, 3, 9, 3, 12, 3, 13, 7, 14, 3, 5, 11, 6, 2, 10, 13 = 147

This was a killer workout.

There was a problem with the deck. I received this deck from a race that gave out decks of cards from the local gambling boats. I broke down the deck later after realizing there were many Jacks and few 2’s. This is not a standard deck as labeled. I did not check ahead of time as I assumed the boat held true to their word. Here was the card breakdown

2’s = 1
3 = 9
4 = 4
5 = 5
6 = 2
7 = 4
8 = 3
9 = 3
10 = 4
J = 7
Q = 2
K = 4
A = 4

A standard deck would allow for a maximum total rep count of 416

This card deck that was just a mess was a total of 397. Despite being a smaller number it was much tougher due to more chances for a Jack to show up when mentally you thought they were done. I am going to be sore for several days I can tell.

Last, I need to get a run in today. I was planning to ride the bike this morning, but due to oversleeping that did not happen. I will run late tonight when the kids go to bed and run again tomorrow morning. I am hoping my new sensor will be by Friday so I can cycle this weekend with recorded results.

Week 2 has proved to be a mental challenge as things are going as smoothly as planned.

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