Thursday, May 28

Blessed solitude

Another day of driving to Ronkonkoma instead of taking the shuttle from Medford.  This time, it was because I was hoping to get out of work a little early, which doesn’t do much good if I’m parked in Medford and have to take the shuttle.  I got to Ronkonkoma about 7:20, unlike yesterday with no trouble finding a parking spot, and got the 7:32 to Penn.  It was about as crowded as usual, with a smallish but relatively squirmy woman in her late 20’s taking the seat next to me.  There’s little to say about the ride into Penn, no delays or anything else out of the ordinary, and my wait for a 3 train to Fulton was yet again quite ordinary, perhaps three or four minutes.

I pretty much worked through lunch and left work in time to get the 5:01 to Ronkonkoma.  It was a close call, for although my wait for a 2 train at Fulton wasn’t long, the train was absolutely jammed and this lead to long dwell times at the following stops.  I made it onto the 5:01 with a minute or two to spare, though it hardly mattered as the car was not even half-full.  It’s just a matter of time until LIRR management gets around to canceling the 5:01, I just know it.  In the meantime, however, I had an ideal ride, ideal because no one sat next to me the entire way.  If every trip could be so wonderful (sigh).

Gym: I ran another two miles on the treadmill, making a total of ten miles for the week ending tonight.  Very nice.  I ran the first mile at my usual 5.4 mph pace and picked it up slightly to 5.6 mph for the second mile.  My goal is to work my pace to 6 mph, a speed I’ve done before.  Shouldn’t be too hard.  Next, I did kettlebell swings, 3 x 10 with a 50-pounder, and finished with one-arm dumbbell rows, 3 x 8 x 125/125.

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  1. What’s the generic term for non-freeweight equipment?

  2. “Machines” usually encompasses all non-freeweights. It’s a somewhat over-inclusive term because there are so many different types of machines. From what I’ve gathered, the plate-loaded machines come closest to barbells in terms of the way they work one’s muscles, cable stations are similar to dumbbells, and selectorized (weigh stack) machines are the most “machine like” of all.


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