Training Adventures

My personal fitness log. Advice, support, constructive criticism, motivation, and other feedback welcome!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Gearing up for Regionals...

It's been a super busy (and very productive) week in DC, which is good.

Went to a short Pi practice on Wednesday night - plyos, a few drills, a little sprinting, and then some core exercises. Nothing major.

Had a beautiful plateful of gnocchi last night, and am looking forward to the leftovers tonight.

We only have 10 players this weekend, and our team isn't very good, so I'm predicting a bunch of very short, very lopsided games. (13-2 is our usual score.) I'll just approach it as a weekend of conditioning. Lots of running on D!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Ultimate practice

Our last practice before regionals. Not as hard as they usually are, which was nice. Three hours of loosening up, running around, catching and throwing.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Sprint Tabata

A sprint tabata, just like Tuesday, except it felt better and I pushed myself a little harder.

Off to DC tomorrow!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Arboretum run

Another 6 am arboretum run. 4.5 miles in 39 minutes works out to about 7 mph - not bad! It felt hard, but I wasn't completely drained by the end of the run. We only took one 1-minute walk break, at the halfway point. Gentle rain on the way home. :-)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sprint tabata

Tried to wake up at 6 am... but didn't actually make it out of bed until 7.
A pretty creaky 4-minute warm-up run to the arboretum trail, where I stretched for a minute or two and then did a sprint tabata. I felt more mechanical than agile, but it was okay. The run home felt SO much better than the run there! Lots of stretching, and then breakfast.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Early Arboretum run

We reluctantly rolled out of bed at 6 am this morning and went running. Definitely hard to get moving, but after a few minutes I felt better. There's a great running trail near our apartment that follows a stream through the UC Davis arboretum. Beautiful landscape, a few little hills, no traffic except other pedestrians and cyclists.

It took us 21 minutes to get from our house to the turnaround point - it felt hard but good. The way home was a little rockier. Scott's IT band cramped, so we ran about 15 minutes and walked the rest of the way. I was happy to have the walk break, as my muscles felt pretty tired.

Even though it was hard to wake up, I'm looking forward to getting back into an early morning exercise routine!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Point Reyes hiking!

Scott and I spent the day at Point Reyes National Park, and did 9-10 miles of easy hiking along the coast. Beautiful.

We discussed the need to get ourselves back into a routine of running regularly. Starting on Monday!