Finally back from a long weekend mapping in SF, and rested. Had so much to write but now I just don't know whether to be frustrated, confused or encouraged anymore. Gonna go work out for a bit and see if I can resurrect my thoughts on the matter.
For now, just remember, everything will be perfect, tonight...
Crosstraining (Stationary Bike) 21:34  6.0 mi (3:36 / mi)
Some warmup spinning on the stationary bike. Legs feeling great.
Doing my EKs. Finally got the confusing ones figured out by searching on youtube. Still don't understand how the original one-minute-for-each method can possibly work so I just assigned reps/times for myself. Struggling to reach these now but will hopefully be able to up them eventually to be like the real pros.
pushups - 60
wall sit - 60 secs
v-sit - 15 (I'm hoping this is the situp thing and not the gymnastic v-hold)
jump squats - 15
chinups - 15
front plank - 60 secs
regular situps - 60
calf raises - 30 each
bicycle situps - 60
tricep pushups - 15 (discovered the correct way to do these and it's a lot easier than triangle pushups, damn)
situps w/ feet in air - 60
lunges (alternating) - 60 (didn't quite know where to stop here, felt like I could go all night)
side plank - 60 secs each side
side left lifts - 30 each side (bonus for me)
Back was particularly sore and exhausted from trying to sleep on the airplane Sunday night.
Did some extra work on the weights and some stretching after.
Crosstraining (Elliptical) 10:00  1.04 mi (9:37 / mi)
Did a little bit of test time on the elliptical to see how my knee would feel. Was very happy to experience no pain or soreness the whole way through. Capped it at 10 minutes just to be safe. I almost figured out a decent stride on that silly machine, but it seems to be very limiting in how fast you can go. Still a better cardio workout than the bike and much closer to running. Hopefully I can work up to some decent time on this thing before getting on the treadmill.
Crosstraining (Stationary Bike) 40:55  10.0 mi (4:06 / mi)
Easy finish up on the stationary bike. Legs feeling somewhat... tired? Cool, I guess.