Thursday, September 27, 2007

What a Mess

I took some vacation time to go home from work at 2pm yesterday to lift.  I was tired of being there and wanted to do something fun.  However, the running has been cutting into my recovery more than I expected.  I ended up doing the following:

Front Squat: 5 x 45, 65, 95; 3x115; 1x135
Back Squat: 1 x 115, 115, 135, 165
Clean and Press: 115, 115, 115, 115
Kettlebell Push Press: 5 x 16k, 20k, 24k; 1x28k
Pistol Practice: Down to 18" box, off of boxes as low as 16"
DO Bending: 7" x 1/4" CRS

That's it.  I'm weak from the running.  Looking back, I was never able to support 2 hard lifting sessions and 4 hard runs a week.  The most I've ever tolerated is doing that every 8 days with this pattern:

Day 1: Lift
Day 2: Run Long
Day 3: Run Fast
Day 4: Rest

However, my lifting really stagnates and is tough under this approach.  I think the solution is to increase the ratio of lifting days to running days, so I do something like this:

Day 1: Run Long or Run Fast, Mobility in the evening
Day 2: Lift
Day 3: Rest or Walk
- Repeat 2x Per week, including one rest day by feel

The former approach is more effective for my running, but my goal is not running.  I'll rest today, and then start this approach on Friday.  Most likely, I will take a rest day on Saturday as well, since I need time before lifting hard.