Later in the day I hit my squat workout, moving through it quickly while focusing on range of motion and stability. It was all the same lifts as I have been doing for the past three weeks, just with less sets and about half or less the weight.
The evening brought the fun! JP and Big Dan came over and we hooked up our harnesses to a couple tires for a mile-long tire drag. JP went first with the 45# tire, Dan followed a bit later after we hooked up the 90#'er (this clearly was way harder than he expected and he cut out after 800 meters, totally spent!), then I headed out afterwards. My first speed bump was that i was 20 minutes past my food alarm, so I went in to eat up my tuna, spinach, cucumber and nuts while they guys were out doing their thing. This meant that I was about to hit a 15-20 minute burner on a completely full stomach. Ugh. Anyways, I commited to ust NOT stopping the entire way and that is what I did (I used the 45#'er by the way). With the interesting layout of the block (the direction we took had us at about a 600 meter 2% grade up, then a 200 meter 6% down for one time around the block), it was a pretty decent challenge to keep a steady pace. I pulled in the first lap just around 9 minutes, and finished with a good sprint down the hill at 18:49. I realized about half way around the second time that I really could have gone a ton faster. My back tightened up immediately and I spent the whole time thinking about that, but realized that running (or very slowly jogging) was no more strenuous on my lungs and legs than walking. It was mental defeat I guess. I convinced myself that I needed to walk, but the reality of it was I did not need to at all. I think this is doable on my course with the 45#'er in 15 minutes!
Anyways, if you area fan of my Facebook page, you already know the news, but if not, I will be officially announcing a HUGE event up here tomorrow! Look for it!
Never Stop, GET FIT.