Friday, March 14, 2008


Wednesday's training session made it very difficult to fall asleep at night. I failed to appreciate the effort expended until I was wide awake past midnight.

Thursday I played a bit of DDR and walked around 2 miles. My left foot is acting up, due to a lack of stretching.

Today (Friday), I awoke to a strong sleep deficit. The cat was attacking my feet until 2 in the morning. I tried napping after breakfast, but morning sun cuts right through the bedroom curtains. Instead I took my bike on a 12 mile round trip to attend Pizza Hut's lunch buffet and work through part of my nutrition course. Upon returning home, I spent on hour puttering around the gym to see if enthusiasm to lift would strike, but I am just tired.

The end result is today's session will be pushed to Saturday. After this weekend, I am going to make some changes in my training and time management. My personal training conference is in 5 weeks, and I'd like to look the part as much as possible.

The new plan will be:
1. Full body weights 3x per week
2. High volume, short rest period sets, with 8-12 reps per set
3. Low intensity activity when it fits
4. Lots of active recovery
5. Around 2000 calories a day

After 5 weeks, I'll attend the conference, take a week off, and start training for Michigan's grip contest.