Triathlon Training – day 40
Morning – Spinning Class
This was the regular 05:15 AM class at Lifetime Fitness. I had to bug out a bit early. Was trying to get home before Mikie had to leave for Pasadena.
Lunch – Strength Training
Coach said just to do upper-body today. I’ve got the 25K Rocky Raccoon Trail run up in Huntsville State Park.
1. DB bench press - 25x10; 45x10,12
2. seated lat pulldown - 105x10; 120x10,11
3. ab with twist, decline - BWx20,20,30
4. DB shoulder press - 25x10; 30x10; 35x5
5. BB bent-over row - 115x5; 95x8, 10
Parallels 5 Rocks!
I purchased and installed the Parallels 5 upgrade for my Mac a couple of days ago. Those of you who know me are aware that I am no fan of any Windows operating system (although 7 is looking interesting), but that I occasionally have to run it because there are a couple of niche programs that I have whose developer’s have yet to provide a Mac version.
One in particular is the Polar desktop application that is needed to upload data from my Polar heart rate monitor to the computer.
Well I’ve been using Parallels to run my Windows XP partition on the Mac for some time now. It works, but it’s been kind of slow and also there have been issues with certain peripherals. Give you an example of the second point. Sometimes when I plug in the USB infra-red data transfer device that interfaces with the Polar HRM, XP wouldn’t recognize it. My work-around was to just start-up the Add/Remove hardware control panel. Just had to get it to the second screen and then I could quit it.
Well after installing Parallels version 5 I have noticed that (1) it’s MUCH faster and (2) it seems to recognize the IR interface reliably. Good job Parallels!!!