question about exercise
Hey question for everybody: I haven't been out in like 4 months because I'm a sissy about the cold....not cold water, cold air heh. I was just starting to get the hang of catching waves and popping up before I went on cold weather hiatus (started surfing last spring) and even had the nerve to go out during the hurricane swells in the late summer/fall (east coast USA lives for em!) and get a few waves.
Since it will be time to get back into the water in a month or 2 I started an exercise routine a few weeks ago: I jog for about a half hour 3-4 times a week, I do light weight/lot of reps upper body stuff like chest press, shoulder press, lat rowing and push-ups (aka press-ups to you UK folks), and when I'm sitting around at home I like to grab a couple of 5 lb weights and sort of do a paddling motion in the air with my arms. I'm currently up to 10 minutes at a time with that one before I tire out. That one and the push-ups I do every day, the other weights I do twice a week. My question is, do you suppose this is going to help me with being able to get longer sessions in early? Or should I still mentally prepare myself for tiring out quickly and having to cut sessions short in the beginning of the season? It's not really a big issue, just wanted to get some opinions and sort of ease my mind on this one....I'm already uptight enough about how rusty I'll probably be and how much floundering will be ahead of me before I get back into the groove.
Yeah, I know, swimming is the best substitute exercise for surfing, but unfortunately that's really not an option right now.