Wednesday, July 28

I’m angry at myself for not getting seven

Not much to report about today’s train rides.  Ridership was lighter than yesterday, but still a bit higher than I’d expect for the summertime.  I got the shuttle from Medford, then the 7:06 from Ronkonkoma to Penn.  Waiting for the 7:19 didn’t even enter my mind, as there really weren’t many people waiting for the 7:06.  The car in which I was riding, toward the middle of the consist, was about 90% full after the last stop at Bethpage, with no standees but most, though not all, of the middle seats taken.  I sat as usual on the 2-across side, with a young man of average size taking the seat next to me at Farmingdale.  He spent almost the entire ride watching a movie on his computer, but given the angle at which he was holding the computer I couldn’t really see much of the movie.  Not that it likely would have interested me.  There weren’t any delays into Penn, and I waited no more than a minute for a 2 train to Fulton.

Crowding levels after work were similar to those in the morning.  After arriving at Penn on a 3 from Fulton – no wait – I got the 5:41 to Ronkonkoma, and once again it was about 85% full, perhaps 90%.  A woman of about 30 sat next to me and, somewhat surprisingly given that it was the afternoon, promptly conked off and didn’t wake up until we were almost at Ronkonkoma.  While the 5:41 arrived on time, the shuttle to Medford was several minutes getting underway.  I could see the conductor going into the ticket office and returning about five minutes later with a couple sheets of paper.  He walked forward along the platform, presumably giving the papers to the engineer,  I couldn’t see to be sure.  No idea what that was all about.

Gym: another round of the deadlift routine.  5 x 255, 5 x 290, 6 x 325.  I really had wanted to get seven reps at 325.  What happened is that after the sixth rep, which was quite a struggle, I decided to pause for a few seconds and adjust my grip on the bar.  Unfortunately, that brief pause was enough to throw me off-kilter a bit, so that I knew I’d never be able to make the seventh rep.  Chances are I would have gotten it had I gone for it immediately after the sixth.  In any event, I’m still doing well with the routine.  I also ran two miles at 6.2 mph, and did some Precor leg extensions: 8 x 250, 8 x 255, 8 x 260, 2 x 8 x 240.

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