Ran 3.75 miles this morning. Felt pretty good.
Finally made it to a sculling clinic at the Austin Rowing Club!
After the intro to rowing (ITR) class I took last month, I signed up for the monthly membership a couple of days ago and did the sculling clinic Sunday AM. I would characterize the clinic as more of a lightly supervised practice session, so there is not not a ton of individual attention, but I did pick up some golden nuggets, relating to the following:
- getting in and out of the shell at the dock
- how to set the distance of the foot stretcher
- turning using a backing stroke, rather than just stroking a zillion times with the other arm (which totally smoked my shoulder during the ITR class)
- maneuvering back up to the dock
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This morning’s run:
6 x 1 mile repeats, walking a couple of minutes in between for recovery
Total mileage: 7.25 including warm up and cool down.
Ran for an hour this morning. The marathon plan called for a much longer run. However, I did a shorter one so I could take advantage of another opportunity today, a lifting seminar. This morning on the run was the best I have felt in awhile, which was very welcome. Lately, I have had leaden legs and the ongoing back trouble, but I had none of that today.
After the run, I went to a 2-hour Olympic lifting seminar, taught by Jaime Shauger at Travis County Strength. We worked on the snatch first and then the clean and jerk. I am terrible at overhead squats, a key component of the snatch, but I felt better about it after getting some tips from Jaime. My clean and jerk is better, but there are plenty of places where I can still improve there, as well.
I also could have been smarter if I had eaten more food between running and lifting. I didn’t eat much because I was afraid I would barf, but in the end I could have used more fuel.
40 min EZ run. Back still bothers me sometimes, and this was one of them. Also, it was quite hot when I got around to my run in the afternoon. (Summer is here.)