Monday, July 20, 2009

I'm not a gym rat...

But I've been spending a lot of time devoted to exercises... of course, some of them, in my book, don't even count... like playing basketball in my mind is not an exercise... it's just what I like doing. So... my typical week goes like this...

Monday evening - I lift.
Tuesday at 7am - I play bball for 1.5hrs at the company gym.
Tuesday evening - I lift (diff areas from Mon, obv)
Wednesday evening - lift/swim
Thursday at 7am - same as Tues
Thurs evening - happy hr...
Friday at 7am - same as Tues/Thurs
Friday evening - more happy hr
Saturday - usually a pretty intense lifting day, followed by a swim
Sunday - bike 18-24 miles

I'm not big or buff by any means... I think I have a decent body... well, I've gotten compliments whenever I take my shirt off... but I have a small frame so I don't like that. I'm 6'0 and I only weigh 165lbs...

Well, the reason why I was incorporating swimming and doing 2-a-days when playing ball was because I was training for a triathlon... the thing is, it was a sprint triathlon so the distance for each leg is half of what the olympic distance triathlon is. So, my race was 300m swim/20k bike/5k run... about as short as it can be for a triathlon. Well, that was this past weekend and even though it's short, I popped my tri cherry!



I was pretty pissed off that my first transition time took so long... I had a tri top that had my bib # on and so I was trying to put that on... putting a tight top when wet is extremely difficult... and it literally took me like 2+ minutes trying to put it on, taking it off, trying again... Overall, I had a great time (not my actual time but the time I had at the race was fun) but I had way too much left in the tank at the end of the race so I was not too excited about my performance... but then again, it's my first one so I guess it's passable. I'll give it a B- for my personal grade.

I do know that I no longer have any desire to run a marathon (which at one point was on my life checklist). I will prob do a half actually... oh, for you bloggers who still read this and those of you that run (I'm pretty much talking to you and you), any interest in doing the Vegas half on 12/6? My buddy and I are doing it so you guys should join... isn't that around the winter gathering anyways?

So then this past Sunday, I did my tri... well, last night was our company league 3on3 tournament. Despite it being a company league, it's actually uber competitive and we have refs... if we can call them that... they are the same refs from the County league that I play in and they are freakin terrible. Well, in this double elimination tournament, despite losing our very first game, we actually won the next 4 games to make it to the Finals!! Of course, by then, we were totally gassed and considering we were playing against the #2 seed (we knocked off the #1 seed in the game before in OT) which was also last year's champion, and they played 2 less games than we did (because they were the #2 seed and they didn't have to go through the loser's bracket), they crushed us... during the seeding games last week, we lost to them 13-9 (it's a game to 20 by 1s and 2s or 20 minutes, whichever comes first)... last night, we got crushed in the Finals 20-4... No surprise. We were completely done after knocking off the #1 seed. Having said that, it was a total blast.

With all the workouts and my renewed social life, I've devoted a lot less time playing poker... but I'm ok with that for now.

Oh, at our company gym, there's also a list for anyone who can bench more than 120% of their weight and it is ranked by %. You have to bench the weight 3 times to qualify and so I did 220lbs 3 times, good enough to put me on the list at 132%. Of course, that puts me like 3 from the bottom but there are only about 15 guys on the list... so, my next goal is to move up that ranking. 235lbs would get me 142% which would put me on the upper half of the list so that should be my goal. Hopefully sometime in the next few months, I can get there...

6 comments:

Mike Maloney said...

Take a hint from Waffles. When he posts about exercise, he at least makes his posts entertaining.

kurokitty said...

I've thought about it (the Las Vegas 1/2) but it's on Dec. 6, which is the Iggles-Falcons game and I'm a season ticket holder. I do want to run in the race some year -- I was kicking myself a few years ago when I was in Vegas for Winter Bloggers and the race ran the next morning without a cat...

pokerpeaker said...

Now THAT is a damn good idea. Yes, I am very interested. If the blogger gathering is the same time that would really rock, even if we never get any sleep around that time. I suppose I could forgive myself if my time wasn't that great.

Great job at your Tri. I'd like to see you scrap a lifting day and add a running day to that and maybe figure out how to get a little speed work in there. Also I don't see much recovery time in that schedule, and rest and recovery is really important.
But bball is GREAT exercise, and obv. your times are good so you're doing something right.
Let's talk. And keep up the good work.

Trebek said...

You hadn't posted in a month...I'm just glad you aren't dead.

Sean D said...

And Peaker is your new Mickey...

"Your a GYM BUM I tell ya, A bum!"

Keep up the hard work Iceman!

Sean

lj said...

could you pls start posting your diet/caloric intake as well? tyvm.