Upped my swimming distance PR today. Including rests 1 mile in 34 minutes. Wooooo! So swimming is supposed to be equivalent to running divided by 4 so that would be like 4 miles at 8:15 pace. I’ll take it.
1 mile swim. 34min
Went for a really light jog by myself in the evening. Calves pretty beat up.
4 miles. 30min
I tried wearing Newtons and didn’t really like them. But they put a lot of emphasis on strong calves/achilles so probably wasn’t the best day to evaluate them.
Went to the Lifetime gym today with RC. Really nice gym. Good all around session.
Upper Lift. Core. Lower Lift
No running today though
Got up this morning for an 8AM lift with Bret. Definitely now feeling the effects of the lift 36 hours ago too. But spanked out some leg work anyways. Lots of stretching afterward and a 4 mile run home, meandering through Boulder bike paths.
Lower Lift. Core. 4 miles easy cooldown
Definitely quite sore (in a good way) once I sat down for a minute. It was only just a minute though as I was picking up my new bed today (puuuumped!). Hopefully this means better sleep from here on out.
Afternoon session ended up involving no running but the most legit yoga session I’d been to in my life. 90minutes constant stream of exercise, an ocean of sweat on my mat, and way too many people in the studio to witness my distress. Actually, I held it together pretty well, but the amount of sweat pouring off of me gave away the fact that I had my try-hard shorts on.
Walked out of there in search of multiple bottles of Gatorade.
Pretty down day today. Did some drills in the morning, had a great time at the Boulder farmer’s market, and then joined Mearns and Minen at Boulder Athletic Club for my first gym session in ~4 months, and first lower leg lift.
3 miles. Upper Lift. Lower Lift.
It was the nicest gym I’ve ever been in and even had some incredible stretching machines. I think those will help me significantly. Gonna see if I can get them to wave the $199 initiation fee.
Trying to get back to my explosive speed-building ways.
3 miles + Plyos/Balancing
Got out at 10AM this morning for an easy 3 around South Russsel Park. After that I got out our only barbell (50lbs) and did some dead lifts and squats. Fast as I could. 1 legged squats followed and then more balancing.
Wasn’t able to do much in the way of running this morning due to a time crunch but I did get into the weight room for some explosive lower leg lifts.
Target muscles were the glutes.
Nothing was too bad this morning. Achilles needed some warming up. I think I’ll start doing 1 set of calf raises in the morning.
1.5 miles to AFC
8×3 squats. 150 -> 200lbs increasing
1×10 1-leg squats
2x1min eye-closed balancing
swiss ball standing balance
1.5 miles home
All in all I should be set for a good workout today.
I just read as I was about to submit this post that Olympic Marathon gold medalist Sammy Wanjiru died today at 24. Full story. Pretty sobering… but in my immediate world, the rain passed just in time for session #2.
1.5 miles to the AFC
A lot of glute and hip targeted balancing drills
1.5 miles back home
Hmmm, in other news I think thinking about moving to a slightly different format for my regular log. I kinda want to see a weeks worth of runs on one page… hmm
AM was an easy 3 miles plus some balancing and strengthening exercises at the AFC. The focus was on the outside glute and being strong through my trunk in preparation for some speed this afternoon.
Today is the last day anyone will be able to set foot on the old UVA track. It’s being torn up tomorrow to make way for a (supposedly) awesome new facility. The descriptions sound incredible, and I can’t wait for the final product, but I dread the fact that I won’t have that track until December. Continue reading »
Ran to the gym this morning. Felt pretty smooth.
2×10 70lb Deep Squats
2×10 65lb 1 Leg Dead lift
2x1min Balancing (eyes closed)
1×50 clam shells
1×12 triple threat
1×10 1 leg deep squat
3 miles total
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