Anvil or Hammer

How big is a soccer field?

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on September 9, 2006

According to WAGS it is 40-50yrds X 70-80yards and that seems about right. So each around is from 220 yrds to 260 yrds.
jog around field
jog around field with tire

100lb bear hug walk, set down once at 3/4 of the way
walk with the tire
100lb left shoulder half way, right shoulder halfway
walk with tire
150lbs back carry
walk with tire

Sprints with the tire:
half the length of the field, walk the rest
Sprint the length

Sprints without the tire:
jog half length, sprint the rest
jog half, sprint half, jog half, sprint half
sprint length of the field
Sprint short side of the field, jog long, sprint short

Earlier today we played tennis for about half an hour, practiced serving for about half and hour then played for another half and hour.

Tomorrow I think I will jog and attempt the second yoga workout.

New for me: What I ate today
Breakfeast, egg sandwhich (two eggs, mozz cheese, lox, two slices toasted whole wheat bread)
Lunch, spinach salad, creamy dressing, 1 piece pizza (homemade, from scratch, by me, last night, whole wheat with some sausage, onion and olives)
Dinner, I haven’t eaten yet but I will be making chicken fajitas.
2 cups coffee, 2 cups decaf
pint OJ, small gatorade, liter of crystal light, 500 ml water
I’ll probably have a beer or two later.


Today I bought an LBE (belt setup used by the military to hold stuff) at a surplus store today. I used that to attach the tire so it doesn’t rub holes in my shoulders

bit more climbing

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on September 9, 2006

I made it to the climbing gym last night. It turned out my fingers were really sore, I think it was tendons and the like more than anything else. I think, at this point in my training, that I need two days between climbs for my body to rest. I did get that V2 with the overhang again. I used a little more patience, I missed it the first time just because the fingers quit but I made it the second time. I spent a lot of time trying to hit some new routes, did my usual easy routes as well. There is a route “layback adventure” that I’m gonna work on next time. It requires extensive use of a technique known as the layback, kinda hard to explain right now.

I skipped the hangboard since my fingers were sore. I did hit the rings, 3X2 pull ups. For dips, I have been focusing just on trying to stay up on the rings, I actually achieved a single, slow, painful dip. Layback pullups 3X5. Pushup 3X 10. Laura pointed out that on the push ups I am bracing of my¬† body and keeping the rings close. I tried one with the rings way out to the side. There is definitely a new element to that. I’m just trying to be patient and gain what I can from it.

Today should show a good Dinosaur workout. I think Laura may even pull the tire with me again.

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