Training Adventures

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

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Labor Day Tournament

Kind of a downer of a tournament, after the high of Chico two weeks ago. We had plenty of players (11 women!), so I didn't get to play very many points. And we had only 5 games altogether - 3 on Saturday (1 win) and 2 on Sunday (no wins). We played some really good teams, though, and held our own against them. Great weather, great to play.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sprint tabata

Done just before noon.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Night Train Practice

Jog, plyos, stretch.

Lots of talking/thinking today, not much exertion. But we did play a pretty good scrimmage at the end of the day.

Scott's hamstring pulls are mostly healed, but now he's recovering from a calf pull. Hence, he will not be playing in the tournament this weekend. He hasn't played in a tournament with this team yet. :-(

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Arboretum run

37 minutes! No sprint intervals, just a nice steady pace. My left ankle was a little tweaky, but I felt good otherwise.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Track workout

1-mile warm-up jog (9 minutes)

4 x 200m (45s rests)
Times: 0:42, 0:40, 0:43, 0:40
2 x 100m (30s rests)
Times: 0:17, 0:18
- 3 min rest

2 x 200m (45s rests)
Times: 0:40, 0:42
6 x 100m (30s rests)
Times: 0:19, 0:18, 0:20, 0:19, 0:19, 0:18
- 3 min rest

2 x 200m (45s rests)
Times: 0:41, 0:41
6 x 100m (30s rests)
Times: 0:18, 0:18, 0:19, 0:18, 0:18, 0:18
- 1.5 min rest

0.5-mile cool-down jog (4:40)

I was feeling very creaky on my warm-up laps, and pretty short of breath throughout this workout. My 200s were faster than last time, but my 100s were slower. It's always so nice to be done with a track workout for the week!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


20 minutes of:
5 pull-ups (jumping)
10 push-ups
15 squats

I finished 14 rounds! That's a little better than last time, way back in March. As usual, the push-ups were the hardest part, and I'll definitely be feeling them later this week. I've been doing hardly any upper body work lately, but I think my cardiovascular fitness is better as a result of so much frisbee and track workouts.