Workout log for week ending May 30

Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time to do much riding lately.  We’ve had a number of sick kids lately, and a lot of rain.  I have been able to get some decent workouts in, however. Here’s what I’ve done this week:

Sunday, May 24  Worked like a dawg in the yard.  Mowed and bagged grass, dethatched a 1500 sq. ft. area with a dethatch rake (it will kick your butt), laid grass seed and fertilizer, set up a sprinkler system. All told, about 5 hours of hard work outside.

Tuesday, May 26 Did the ArcTrainer for 30 minutes at the gym on my lunch break.

Wednesday, May 27  Was at home with a sick child.  Did an hour on the bike trainer while he napped.

Thursday, May 28 Again home with a sick child, did another hour on the bike trainer while he napped.  Was mighty tempted to eat a big bowl of MooseTracks ice cream instead, but resisited the urge.

Friday, May 29 Upper body weight workout at the gym.

Today’s workout

This morning I did a half-hour spin on the trainer while watching Heroes on Netflix. I mixed it up a little with a couple of fast sprints, but nothing too crazy. It’s only the second time I’ve used a trainer, and it’s kind of odd having to pedal for 30 minutes straight. It’s a pretty decent workout. Seeing how it’s tough to get as many miles on the bike as I want to, the trainer may be the best approach for getting my legs in shape for the longer rides.

I also spent 30 minutes this afternoon on the eliptical trainer at the gym. I tend to enjoy doing the interval mode, as it simulates hills to a certain degree. The work and recovery helps to really get my heart rate going.

Current weight: 211