Saturday, September 6, 2008

Competing Priorities

This week was not a good one for training. I went out to eat for most of my meals and got very little sleep while my friend was here. I am glad to have spent the time with him and would not have done anything different, but my training definitely took a step back.

This morning I got back to it:

Warm Up - Run 2.5 miles, 10/10 x 12k Swings
Practice Jumping - 5 x 12", 12", 18", 18", 18", Max, Max, Max
One Arm Press - 5/5 x 12k, 16k, 20k; 3/3 x 20k
Axle Deads from 1.5" Platform - 5 x 63k, 63k, 68k, 68k
$14 Kettlebell - 1/1 x Press, Press, Snatch; 2/2 x Snatch

I have video of the $14 kettlebell snatches that will go up later. It was fun to play.

Running is listed as a warm up, but honestly it drained me. This couple passed me on the way back, and my ego could not handle watching them just run off. I notched up to their faster pace for the last mile of my run. When I finally turned off the path, my sides were cramping and I was struggling to breath, but at least I kept up. I am sure it did not help my lifting.

I am struggling with progress towards either dropping weight or getting stronger. I have decided to stop worrying about strength so much for the next two months. I am going to play around with increasing my activity to the point where I can eat more loosely but burn out the diet. We'll see how it goes. The opposite approach has resulted in my getting sick twice so far this year, so I can't do any worse.