I will post more pictures and videos later. Aloha.
- Current Mood: amused
It took us about an hour to get back to the car.
I was so surprised that I was not tired. Looks like all the training I did lately is paying off.
I am looking forward to skiing more in the next two days.
When we got back we jumped straight into the hot tub with Neways Lavender oil. I jumped into the snow and back 3 times. Kids and Liliya did it two or three times too. Such an inexplicable feeling to go from hot to freezing in a matter of seconds.
Have you ever jumped into the snow out of a hot tub? How did you feel? Did you like it?
- Current Mood: cheerful
Today I am sore after yesterdays 5k run. It feel more like my tendons and ligaments are taking a beating. So I just did about 2 miles of jogging around neigborhood with my son. It was hard to do even that. Soon I will find out if I even go to Hawaii.
But if not I promised my coach that I will run the YMCA 5k on January 1st 2009.
From the results of the last year I know that I will not be last, but it does not look like I'll be first neither :)
To get inspired I watched 5k World Record videos with Haile Gebreselassie:
Haile Gebrselassie 1998 Helsinki 5000m WR 12:39.36 Part 1
Haile Gebrselassie 1998 Helsinki 5000m WR 12:39.36 Part 2
- Current Mood: anxious
My wife Liliya was so proud of me, so she cooked an amazing dinner:
- Current Mood: impressed
Here is how the rest of my day developed:
In the afternoon I went to the gym and did 3.5 miles on elliptical in less than an hour. This was the longest time I was on the apparatus in one time. I felt great, but also tired. My weight today is 204.8 lbs. In the evening when my coach showed up he said it's time to run 5k. I told him about what I did already. He congratulated me, but said I need to run to get ready.
So off we went back to the gym (it's too cold outside, it will be -1F tomorrow night). He helped me to set up treadmill for 5k, which is a little bit more than 3 miles and I took of running. I did not push myself too hard and set the speed at 6, after the first mile I set the speed at 7, but after about half a mile, went back to 6. I finished 5k after 29 minutes and 10 seconds.
Last time I ran so long was in the Red Army, I think. Or very long ago, anyway.
- Current Mood: jubilant
I hope it's over by tomorrow morning.
Too sore to write more : )
Do you know any remedies for sore muscles? Please share them with me. Please...
- Current Mood: sore
Today we went for a walk with Liliya. It was freezing outside. Very beautiful though. Snow, cold, windy...I felt like I am back in Siberia.
The rest of the day was busy with phone calls. Business is growing like crazy, thanks to the ailing economy.
So it is a recession proof business like I was talking to people about it. In fact,...well, it's a different story.
In the evening I finally made it to the gym and did 1.5 miles on elliptical in 19.28 minutes. Not bad, I think. Scales showed me 205.2 on the digital dial. Looks bad to me. I want to get under 200 lbs. By the end of the year! By now I think they mess with scales in the local Y just to make me mad.
- Current Mood: okay
So in the evening there was no time, or maybe no desire to run anywhere anymore. I decided to compensate it with squats and set a target to do 300 of them non-stop in one set. After 100 reps my legs were burning and I actually asked Katya to count the rest of them, because I could not concentrate on anything else but squatting. When I got to 200 I was breathing heavily and sweating profusely. I was exhausted and the goal was dropped.
I gave up because I did not calculated my strength correctly. Which means that I have to train more to reach it next time. I wonder if anyone of you ever misjudged your abilities and set a wrong goal from the start. Maybe you have some wisdom to share about it. Please feel free to leave your advise in the comments.
Can you do 200 squats non-stop in one set? How many did you do?
- Current Mood: tired