Articles in cross training
I just dug out the 11 year old post summarizing my paddling activities in 2006…
Paddlewise, it was probably the richest year in my 45 years of paddling: the first Watertribe Ultimate Florida Challenge and the first Missouri River 340 race. Arguably, the 2002 year …
Kettlebells provide my favorite weight lifting workouts these days. I used to work with kettlebells during my college years in 1970s in Poland. They have been growing in popularity as a fitness exercise in USA over the last decade or so. I rediscovered kettlebells and …
It was a nice autumn day, so I took my three kettlebells for a walk.
We didn’t make very far. Kettlebells are rather slow walkers.
But, in the middle of my backyard, we met some pumpkins.
We socialized a little bit and shoot some pictures. It was fun.
Here is a summary of my paddling, training, racing and lifestyle changing activities in 2011:
I paddled and trained on the South Platte River in winter and then on my local lakes in northern Colorado: Horsetooth Reservoir, Boyd Lake, Lonetree, Boedecker and Beaver Pond.
No ultra marathon …
Yesterday, I used my GPS with heart monitor (Garmin Forerunner 305) when mowing my backyard. The grass was pretty tall. It was probably a month since last mowing. Of course, I had to scoop after my two dogs first. So, it was a lot of walking and carrying stuff around.
My GPS results. Time: 1:40h, distance: 1.8 mile, calories: 789. So, it was a pretty good exercise. It looked equivalent to a 1 hour workout in my Thunderbolt kayak a day before. Perhaps, it was not so good cross training for paddling, but still necessary and it was more fun with GPS.
I am not really a fun of mowing or taking care of the lawn. I prefer to work in my garden. Hopefully, it was the last or almost the last mowing this year. But, I will keep paddling. My other cross training activities these days include inline skating and biking (mostly on bike trail in Fort Collins and between Timnath and Greeley) and kettlebell workouts.