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Re: Carolyn's Training Log (TraceuseDS)
« Reply #620 on: September 26, 2011, 02:05:02 PM »
September 3, 2011: Rain jam downtown! Worked on wallruns, mostly. Also did some handstand practice. Played a lot in the water, since we were all soaking wet the entire time anyway. :)

September 4, 2011: Gymnastics gym. Did a few rather terrible front flips on the tumble track (I think I'm not doing these often enough to retain muscle memory very well :-\ ). Had a foam-block throwing fight. Played around with various sorts of martial arts grabs/throws/whatever.

September 6, 2011: Awesome gymnastics class!! ;D Did a group warmup that involved tons of dynamic follow-the-leader-type movements: jogging, rolls,  handstands, cartwheels, roundoffs (I modified these to cartwheels), and handsprings (I mostly just watched these). Then we did some basic warmed-up stretches, including a bit of yoga. 'Twas lovely. :) Trained some movements that'll be helpful in eventually putting together my roundoff, and learned to do that thing on a trampoline where you sit down and bounce back up onto your feet.

September 7, 2011: Swing dancing: 1.5 hours.

September 8, 2011: Exciting new swing/lindy-hop class: 1.5 hours. Did all kinds of fun improvisation stuff (yes, even me!).
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Re: Carolyn's Training Log (TraceuseDS)
« Reply #621 on: September 26, 2011, 02:15:48 PM »
September 10, 2011: Long, meandering walk through the city.

September 11, 2011: Morning swing class: 1 hour. They said I could advance from the basic class to the intermediate one, after just my second lesson, so that was pretty cool. I was proud of myself! :D

September 13, 2011:
Morning: Aikido: 1 hour.
Evening: Orchestra rehearsals started up again: 2.5 hours.
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Re: Carolyn's Training Log (TraceuseDS)
« Reply #622 on: September 26, 2011, 02:38:11 PM »
September 14, 2011: Swing dancing: 1.5 hours.

September 15, 2011: The awesome swing/lindy class again, although it was overheated, crowded, and slightly less awesome this time: 1.5 hours. Worked on some Charleston (and tandem Charleston) variations.

September 16-18, 2011: Drove to and participated in an interstate blues dancing exchange (which is why the last week has been so dancing-heavy and parkour/gymnastics-light; I was gearing up for the event). I'd like to do more of these, if I can! Had some of the best/most-fun dances I've had in a long time, and even tried my hand at leading for a little bit.

September 19, 2011: Serious Gym. O.O
  • Row:
    • 4x5, 60#
  • Bench press:
    • 1x5, 55#
    • 2x5, 70#
    • 3+2, 70# (Even with a spotter.)
  • Squats:
    • 1x5, 45#
    • 1x5, 95#
    • 1x5, 135#
    • 3x4, 200# Sets were VERY rough, and I occasionally paused longer than I should've between reps, but I made the weight go up! I broke 200 pounds!! I need to repeat at this weight, though, and clean things up before I progress any farther.
  • Running intervals: 20 minutes (3 minutes running, 1 minute walking), followed by 5 minutes of a walking cooldown. Distance: Almost 1 and 3/4 miles, again. HARD, and I was pouring sweat; I think I'll take the speed up a notch next time I do this.
  • Cooldown: Stretched a lot. Hooray, I remembered!
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Re: Carolyn's Training Log (TraceuseDS)
« Reply #623 on: September 26, 2011, 06:18:41 PM »
Great work!

Keep it up, Carolyn
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Re: Carolyn's Training Log (TraceuseDS)
« Reply #624 on: September 26, 2011, 08:29:46 PM »
You're doing REALLY well! Keep it up!  :D