Over the long three day weekend the only organized exercise Cindy and I did was a 10 mile round trip ride to the nearby swamp where they have a 12 mile biking/hiking trail. Including the three mile ride there and back we covered a little over 10 miles on our new bikes. We were both surprised and just how much it took out of us.
Although you are traveling at a much slower speed on a mountain bike, it weighs twice as much as a road bike, has much fatter/lower pressured tires and your pedal cadence is high so you can push through uneven terrain. This all added up to us feeling quite tired by the time we pulled back in the driveway.
At the gym today I bundled up wearing an extremely rare combination of long training pants AND an Under Armour cold gear long sleeve shirt. The air temps in the low 60’s seemed to be a good match for the long gear. Once I started working out however I wished I stuck to a t-shirt, it was warmer than needed once I started moving around.
My gym schedule is abbreviated this week due to being off on Monday. I am going to chop lower body from the routine this week which is always an easy choice. 🙂
5 minutes cardio/stretching
Dumbbell chest press – 50lbs x 10, 70lbs x 10, 80lbs x 8, 90lbs x 6, 95lbs x 4, 80lbs x 10, 70lbs x 10
Dumbbell chest pull over – 55lbs x 10, 60lbs x 10, 70lbs x 10