Thursday, November 19, 2015

Week 1: Day 3 & 4

Took Wednesday (day 3) off.

Inspired by this T.E.D. talk Cat had me watch, I stepped into day 4 and pushed myself to keep going even though I almost walked to my car for a nap instead.

Here is the talk.


Here is today's routine, nice and simple:

Mile run at a good pace (8.5 minutes), Well, good for me.

2 minute rest.

15 minute V02 Max Snatch with the 16kg.

I could have pushed with the 24kg, but my left shoulder is still nagging me so I chose to play it safe.  My run felt odd, I couldn't quite get my cadence down, but I suppose that's to be expected as I'm far from an experienced runner. The Tough Mudder made me want to get proficient at it though, so I'll continue to include it in my routine.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Yes, hello.

Been awhile since I posted.  I've been floundering a bit, I feel that I've lost the passion to draw or paint over the last two years, granted I was finishing the degree and dealing with other things, but man I just feel so uncreative I just sketch to remember that I can. However, I figure I'll put up something I'm always passionate about (outside of beer).

First workouts since running the Tough Mudder Tri-State last week.

Day 1(Monday):

Easy 9 minute mile jog

5 minutes of TGU with 24kg

15 min Man-Maker:

20 1 arm swings w/24kg (10 per side)

1 min active jog

Repeated cycle 9 times

Day 2 (Tuesday)

Brisk 7.5 minute mile

5 minutes of TGU with 32kg

15 min Man-Maker:

20 two hand swing with 32kg

1 min active jog

10 two hand swing with 32kg

1 min active jog

10 snatches with 24kg (5 per side)

1 min active jog

Repeated cycle 3.5 times

Still on the fence for tomorrow. May rest a bit, but the weather is too nice to not be outside.  I'll likely do a slow mile and jump to some mobility work.  Judo is on the menu assuming I can get everything together before class.

I'm going to keep on this conditioning kick for the next six weeks to acclimate to the judo barrage before I add my lifts in again.  Then we'll jump from there.