Leg weights (up to 200 on adduction and abduction; 135 on push backs; some lunges and hip hikes)
Swimming: 2200 yards: 10 x 25 fist, 25 free, 5 x 25 fist, 75 free, 5 x 25 free, 25 back, 50 free, 5 x 25 fly, 50 side, 25 free, 200 cool down.
It went ok.
Fallacies of thinking: there are times when I commit some of these. I am ok at overriding my “natural” distrust of probabilities. But there are times when I make up my mind on emotion and then try to “argue the case” with logic; that is, use logic to reinforce my current opinion. Giving up securely held beliefs is tough. I am good about avoiding some of these.
No a penny dropped off the Empire State Building won’t kill you; it reaches terminal velocity at a drop of 50 feet. But a ball point pen is another matter.
Religion and fundamentalism
This is how some creationists see evolution.
Surf to PZ Myers’ blog to see more.
So yes, this claim about “Village Idiots” is not really an exaggeration.
Then we have this:
That is right: Pat Robertson said that prayer could have turned the tornadoes away. It is astonishing how superstitious some adults are.
Early I ran my 6.5 mile course in 1:04:14; it features 7 hills; 2 small and 5 decent sized. I was 25:15 at the 5.1 turn around. It was 22 F (-6 C) and windy (13 mph (20.5 km/hr_, gusting to 27 mph (42 km/hr) but it was sunny.
I felt better and nothing hurt; I wore my high tech jacket and a nylon undershirt and that was sufficient.
After a quick breakfast I went and lifted (usual circuits):
rotator cuff (pulley, dumbbells)
rows: 10 x 180, 10 x 230, 10 x 230
pull downs: 3 sets of 10 x 160 (better depth)
curls: 3 sets of 10 x 50 (pulley)
bench press: 10 x 135, 4 x 175, 4 x 175, 10 x 160
pull ups: 10 (shoulder friendly), 10 (regular), 10 (regular), 6 shoulder friendly
sit ups: 6 sets of 30
incline presses: 8 x 135, 7 x 135
seated military presses: 15 x 45, 14 x 45.
Note: I saw Tracy and then later Barbara.
My shoulder was somewhat sore after yesterday’s swim and still is slightly achy, but it didn’t affect my weight workout at all.
For some reason, I felt better than I did on Thursday.
Workout notes I overslept my leg weight session; I can get that done tomorrow.
But I managed to swim 2200 yards: 2000 in 37:11 (9:59, 9:13 (19:13), 8:58 (28:12), 8:59 (37:11) or 19:13/17:58.
200 cool down. Though not at all fast, this was better than last time and my first sub 18 1000 in months.
During the second half I did have someone pushing me just a bit in the inner lane. His crawl was faster than mine, but he mixed in other strokes.
Later: my shoulder was oh-so-slightly sore; nothing serious. But I do have to stretch it carefully and remember my PT exercises.
Sleep: I’ve noticed that the week after a very long ultra (24 hours or 100 miles) I tend to sleep in 4 hour chunks with some “awake time” in between…in fact this is my “very tired” sleep pattern. Perhaps there is a reason for that. This BBC article argues that the 8 hours at a time sleep pattern is really new in human history.
Theocracy Yes, this country has had its brush with theocracy in smaller communities. But separation of church and state appears to be a national bedrock…but won’t be if Rick Santorum has his way.
We got back from St. Louis (dropped my daughter off at the airport. 😦 )
I managed to lift weights while checking the television for Rose Bowl scores. It seems as if every time I rested between sets, the score had changed.
The whole workout (more crowded than usual)
rotator cuff: pulley and 5 lb. dumbbells
sit ups (as rest sets): 4 x 30 reps at the highest incline
lunges: 3 pull sets of 10 each leg, but front and back.
Hammer row: 3 sets of 10 x 230
Pull downs: 10 x 140, 2 sets of 10 x 160
Bench press: 10 x 135, 4 x 170, 3 x 170, 3 x 170, 5 x 155
Pull ups: 6, 7, 6, 5 (2 sets regular, 2 sets shoulder friendly)
Incline bench: 2 sets of 7 x 135
military press: 15 x 40 lb. dumbbell, 10 x 40 lb. dumbbell, 15 x 40 lb. dumbbell seated (supported)
curls: 3 sets of 10 x 50 (pulley)
Note: I drove a lot, hence a tiny bit of shoulder ache. I need to make myself do the rotator cuff exercises a couple of more times per week than I am currently doing them.
I am watching the Oklahoma State vs. Stanford track meet…er…football game.
We’ll be leaving within a short time for Peoria, IL. I’ll just post some random thoughts:
1. I didn’t stretch enough; though I don’t like taking the time for yoga classes, the time is a worthwhile investment.
2. I noticed a couple of different approaches to highway speed limit enforcement. In Illinois, the state police usually hide off to the side so that they can catch speeders. Reason: they want the money. On the other hand, when I was crossing the Lake Eufala bridge on highway 69 in northeast Oklahoma, there was a police car parked by the construction site with its lights going. It was there when I drove by on the 23’rd of December and it was there yesterday. They WANT people to see it and slow down.
3. I was amused at this collection of “I didn’t get what I wanted for Christmas” posts. (This was a bunch of “boo hoo, I didn’t get an I-pad” or “I am mad at dad for not getting me a car”, etc. I was even more amused by the comments. Well, I didn’t get what I wanted for Christmas either:
a. She wasn’t under my tree:
As far as the photo: I think it is from one of those facebook spammers who are trying to get unsuspecting men to their sex photo page. Perhaps not.
b. Rams and/or Bears win. Both teams got whipped (big shock). 🙂
c. Sarah Palin, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich getting deported. Didn’t happen. 😦
d. Red States seceding from the union forever. 😦
e. My running a sub 20 minute 5K. In fact, I ran my high school training course (3.55 miles) and it took me about 7-8 minutes longer…then again high school was 35 years and 5 knee operations ago. 🙂
f. A paper accepted in a top math journal. Then again, that means that I have to write that paper and that takes work. 🙂
I do have one at the referees though and if that one is accepted, I’ll celebrate just a bit. If it is rejected, I’ll fix it up and send it elsewhere.
g. A 225 pound bench press. Nope; not even close though I was finally able to do a few pull-ups without pain. I did get 210 prior to my shoulder going south and I might have to settle for a “repetition” goal (say, 170 x 10…I can get 170 x 5 now). Reps seem to hurt less than one all out max type lift.
Well, time to clean up and to blast my teenage daughter out of bed. I’ll have to use a very long stick to wake her up.
Workout notes Weights followed by a 4 mile walk in 48:49: 12:09 (2-1), 11:37 (3-1), 11:41 (3-1). Yep, I am still weak.
The weights: I’ll just list what I did (at a more relaxed pace than normal)
Rows: 10 x 180, 10 x 200, 7 x 230
curls: 10 x 47.2, 10 x 47.2, 10 x 55.2 (pulley)
pull downs: 10 x 140, 6 x 160, 7 x 160
bench press: I fiddled with the power rack:
10 x 135, 1 x 170, 2 x 170, 1 x 170, 3 x 170, 6 x 155
sit ups: 4 sets of 30 at the highest incline
legs: 3 sets of push backs 10 x 130
adduction: 3 sets of 10 x 190
abduction: 3 sets of 10 x 190
pull ups: two sets of 5: different grips. The shoulder felt fine.
incline press: 10 x 125, 9 x 125
military (standing) 2 sets of 10 with 40 lb. dumbbells.
lunges (1 set)
Running: if I had some imagination, I’d embellish these stories and submit them to the erotica sites under “I never thought it would happen to me”, but here they are, sans embellishment. 🙂
In each case, I was just running just to run a workout and ended up in an impromptu race…sort of.
Case One: this was at the University of Texas over a leave from the Navy; if I remember correctly it was during the fall of 1983 (note: Friday, September 23) on a warm day. I went with my cousin who played basketball at the outdoor courts near the football stadium; round the courts and a grass field was an old running track. It was irregular in shape but was about 4 laps to the mile. It was early evening and the lights were on.
I decided not to play basketball but instead to run some laps and so I just started running. In those days, I could run a 10K in about 44 minutes or so (on a good day). I started running easily for me (maybe 8:30 minutes per mile) and just soaked up the atmosphere.
There was a blonde woman running some laps and I quickly gained on her. I moved over and started to pass her…and she picked up the pace to stay up with me.
And so it went; the pace migrated from about 8:30 to 8:15…to about 8:00 and she stayed side by side with me (I ran on the outside). We didn’t say a word to each other, but we stayed side by side for about 3 miles; eventually I stopped and so did she.
We smiled at each other and went our separate ways. No…I didn’t get her number as I was still in the Navy and was soon to join my submarine in Connecticut.
What I remember: her hair was long and wavy; she was slender but had a kind of broad face.
Fast Forward almost 30 years (to July of 2011)
I was in Chicago with my family and decided to go running in the morning; I chose a route that took me from downtown and along the Lakeshore path. I was running south toward the Museum campus.
At about 1 mile or so I came up on a 30’ish year old woman; she had long dark hair and was wearing a ball cap…she also had a white jog bra and a black spandex “skort”. I was stumbling along at perhaps a 10:30 minutes per mile pace and started to pick it up slightly. I moved to the side so as to not startle her and when I tried to pass…she wouldn’t let me.
And so we went for the next 1.5 miles; I’d start to get ahead and she’d strain to stay with me. Eventually near the Shed Aquarium she gave out and I continued on…then I doubled back to finish my 5 miles.
No; these weren’t the only times that this happened but these were the only times when someone I didn’t know did this. In other cases, people who were jogging but who knew me from races or from the gym would strain to stay ahead of me while I racewalked. But these were people I talked to afterward; there is something a bit different when it is a total stranger.
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