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Fall’s here….

Posted in Dinsoaur Style by Mike on October 12, 2006

If you listen to Lewis Black, you know the rest…

Beautiful weather tonight. Cool, slightly cloudy, gusty winds, it really was good training weather. I’m gonna have to bust out a sweat shirt soon though.

Played in the park today, a little the same a little different
Walk one lap around the soccer field
Jog one lap with the tire
Bear hug walk 150lbs sand bag one half length (35-40 yrds) while pulling the tire
Walk half a lap, jog half a lap with the tire
Repeat the above two lines 3 more times
drop the tire finally, carry 150lb sandbags across my shoulders all the way around the soccer field.
Walk half a lap, jog half a lap with the tire
Repeat carry and pull

That was my park workout and it felt like torture. I kinda shorthanded it above but when you think about carry that bag with the tire four times, it gets really hard. 150lbs in a bear hug is a real killer to. The back tire a little but all the air is pushed out of your lungs with each breath, you get a little less back in there on each go. I was spent after each leg of the trip.
I took a shot (actually 3) at cleaning the 200lb sandbag after the above. I got it to a front squat type position but can’t quite get my hands under it to press it overhead. Once I get that, I’ll be carrying that one around the field.

I went home and took a short break and went out for my jog. I did the route that I estimate at 1.5 miles. I try to go for a ten minute mile, nothing to write home a bout but a good casual pace for me. I got in not quite 16 minutes, it could be a misestimate but I’m guessing I did run a tad slow. I have found I tend to tighten up a lot when I run. It’s when I think about relaxing and breathing deeper that I jog more comfortably but it’s still a conscious effort.

Tomorrow, I’m taking another shot at top roping. Afterward it;ll be a short jog. This weekend my big workout will  be on Saturday. Sunday we have plans with friends, hangout, watch football, eat food. I’ll stilll try to jog. Next weekend I’m shooting for strongman. Also, for those of you who know about it. I’m planning on the Gripmas. I haven’t done the logistics yet but it’s the plan.

Also, lately I have been goofing with the site a bit too much. It seems Scott has the luxury of hitting most of the problems I creat. For anyone else who is running into those, sorry. I’m playing a bit much. Feel free to email me or PM me on the boards if you have trouble. I do my best to fix it right away.

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Rest and Recovery

Posted in Rest and Recovery by Mike on October 12, 2006

I took last night off. It was one of those days were the body was achy and whiny, the weather was threatening and I had worked aobut 10 hours at work. I had planned on a light run and maybe a trip around the park with the sandbag and then a real short jog, about a 1/2 mile.
I decided just to take the night off. I had planned on getting in short jogs even on off nights but I decided last night was an exception. Some of the achiest bits were the running bits. Some of that is due to sitting all day, I’m sure, some is due to not being used to running again yet but some is also due to me just not being much of a runner.
Running has just always taken it out of me. When I was in college, I was in ROTC and we had to run three days out of the week in the morning. I remember that by 9am I would be back asleep, in class or not. It got so I could hardly attend my 9am MWF class because I would just fall asleep each time and it wasn’t the classes fault.
So last night I walked close to two miles and went to bed early. It was good for me. My legs feel renewed and happy and I think my body overall is happy with my decision. Tonight, back to the park and a jog assuming it’s not raining too much. In the event of rain,maybe I’ll climb and get in a short run.

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