Fitness Tuesday

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Thursday

After our warm up we did deadlifts. We did 3 on the minute for 7 minutes. I did 105 lbs. Then we did walking lunges while holding a kettlebell overhead in one hand. We did 3 sets of 120 feet. I was using 25 lbs.

The workout was:

  • 62 jump ropes
  • 5 Snatch  – Bar from floor to overhead.  I did 55 lbs.
  • 31 Slam Ball- You have this little ball.  Mine was 10 lbs.  The goal is to throw it down on the ground and then catch it on the bounce.  The catch is that it only bounces about an inch or two off the ground.  So you have to squat really fast to catch it and then stand up again to throw it down.  It is basically really fast squats.
  • 5 Snatch
  • 31 Slam Ball
  • 62 jump ropes
  • 5 Snatch
  • 31 Slam Ball
  • 5 Snatch
  • 62 jump ropes
  • 5 Snatch
  • 31 Slam Ball
  • 5 Snatch
  • 62 jump ropes

Note that there is no pattern to that workout.  You think there is so you think you know what is coming next but instead you end up looking at the board thinking, “Now, where am I?  What do I do next?”

I did it in 12:50.  As I’m typing this my hamstrings and glutes are twitching.  Overhead lunges and lots of squats will do that to a person.

The next day standing hurt. Squatting down was even worse.

Sunday

I am in Vegas for a convention and signed up for the 5K fun run. I hadn’t trained for it at all. The farthest I had run recently was 2 miles and that was before it got super cold out. I figured I would run/walk this.

I was running along and realized that I was almost back to the finish line. I was proud. I had run the whole thing. I was composing celebratory blog posts in my head. (That’s always when things go bad.) It wasn’t even really that hard. Then, right before the last turn to the finish line, I got passed by 3 very speedy guys. That’s when I realized that I was going to have to run the whole thing a second time.

That was demoralizing. I walked most of the second lap. I did end up running about the last 0.4 miles and did that at a faster pace than I was going on the first lap. I’m a slow runner and a fast walker. My second lap time when I was walking most of it was less than 2 minutes slower than my running time.