Hey hey! Guess who's not dead! So about a week ago I started a light 1/4 mile job at a track nearby my house a few times a week. If I didnt have time for that, I'd try to sprint/walk up a 200 yard steep incline hill about 20 feet from my front door. After hodge-podging that for a couple weeks, I decided to give some legit programming a try. My work week is weds-monday.
Tuesday 4/24, went on a full mile jog/walk with the gf; jog 3/4, walk 1/4. That was pretty tough, neither of us had ran a real distance in awhile. We got it done in about 13:10. Nothing to gloat about.
Wednesday 4/25, I came home from work and cleared out space where our landlord keeps the trash cans, and where I've had to store my squat cage/pull up bar/free weights. I found out that I actually had just enough room there to actually manage some good ol' starting strength strength/power lifts. That was just too exciting to pass up. I ran in the house, wrote down some quick S.S. D1 programming, scaled it pretty light.
Was very excited after that, decided to try some sprints back at the school;
Sprint 110 yards (straights): approx 20-22 seconds
Did that for 2 laps, 4 sprint sets total. Figure I'll try to work my way up to sprinting the sets for 4 laps and work on getting faster from there.
Speaking of faster.....Tonight, fri4/27/12, I had school after work. Whole excursion to school, school, and home was like 4 hours and 1.5 of that was on my motorcycle. My low back/butt hurrrrrt when I got home. I laid down for a bit and stretched out. The gf got home, encouraged her and I to go for a walk around the track a bit. I decided to give jogging the mile another shot, since itd been 2 days since I tried it last. I wanted to see if I could get i done without walking, or at least under 13 minutes, by myself. I figured if I jogged an easy, 3 minute/lap pace, I could easily sustain that and get a 12 min mile. I got into trouble within the 1st lap tho, when I realized that sprinting 1/2 lap within 1.5mins was literally so slow that it gave me worse shin spints and calves cramps than jogging a bit faster did, so I picked up the pace. Next thing I knew, i had 1/2 mile done in under 6 minutes! The 3rd and 4th laps really started hurting tho, but I pushed through! 1 MILE IN 10:11!!!
Sorry that this really hasnt had much to do with simplefit stuff yet, guys. I've had it planned in programming alongside the SS. But I've gotten so excited about the running, each day, that I havent wanted to skip a run to sustain the squats lol. But I have every intention of giving it a shot soon. Maybe on the nonlifting day mornings, I'll run with some D1's. Then on the lifting day's mornings, some running with burpees?