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Archive for June 18th, 2009

It was taught by two friends who were Olympic-class rowers in 2004.  They got the Bronze medal in the pairs I think.  The class was held in Studio Michelle, right off the La Jolla Boulevard in Bird Rock.  Parking was okay.

Six of us–3 new triathletes, 2 who have been doing tris for 2 years, and me.  It didn’t take me very long to start sweating bogs.

We did squats on the  bosu ball, and a few other interesting warm-up exercises.  After that, we did the main set.  Figure 8 medicine ball hand-offs.  Sit-ups off the exercise ball.  Bridge + leg raises.  Side plank 5 count and then hold for 20 seconds on the last one.  Reverse sit-up with your partner  adding weight on an 8-count to the floor.  Russian (?) side-to-side situps; this one I have a hard time doing because of my heavier weght distribution on the upper body.  Bicycle situps (left elbow meets right knee).  Back raises off the exercise ball.  And the V situp, where the only part touching the ground is your glutes; again it was hard.

We did the main set twice.  They said that session was relatively hard.  Don’t know.  I didn’t see the plank or pull-ups, which are harder to do I think.  But I did sweat and groaned a lot.  I have done the sets on my own too, so many of the moves were familiar to me.

A teammate and I went for a 45 minute run down to Pacific Beach afterwards.  It was great!

La Jolla Bird Rock

La Jolla Bird Rock

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Where we swim

Where we swim

Camera phone capture. Low tide. Around 5PM in the afternoon.  Favorite venue for open water swims.  From La Jolla Cove to La Jolla Shores (in the distance), it’s about .75 miles so round trip is 1.5 miles.  The buoys are to the left and probably too small to show in any photo.

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