Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Sprints

Saturday was a wash out from a training perspective due to a couple of bottles of south island pinot noir on Friday night which meant that I had no motivation on Saturday. Come Sunday morning I needed to do something to blow out the cobwebs so decided to hit the local park for some sprints.

Took the kids and they played in the playground while i jogged for 5 minutes then hit the field for 10 x sprints the length of a soccer pitch. The ground had recently been sanded for the end of the season so it was slightly soft underfoot which made the lengths a little harder.

Found I was really struggling by about the 4th length and used the walk back to really suck in some big air. Finished with a gentle jog down, some chin ups on the bars at the playground and some supine rows. Felt a million dollars afterwards though.

Then off to Mt Smart stadium, in the rain, to watch the warriors grand final. Finished the night drenched, frozen ( and they lost) but still a fantastic day.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

300 work out

Last night was a beautiful sunny daylight savings evening so i decdied to hit the garage for a 300 style work out. When hitting a sharp workout like this I always tend to need inspirational music on so plugged in some rage, turned it up loud and proceeded to smash out

25 Chin ups

50 deadlifts

50 Sit ups

50 Press ups

50 one arm clean and press

50 box jumps

25 Chin ups

All done without a break. took me 19 minutes and I was wrecked afterwards. Arms were shaking for a while after the workout and go those delicious post work out endorphins going. Man I love summer

Finished off the night with Pork strips over a massive salad....Bring on the results

Monday, September 26, 2011

8km run and daylight savings

So daylight savings started this past weekend and with it the nagging guilt that I have had recently for not running has been soothed as I am fimnally able to get oustdie and start running again. There hasn't been a particular reason for not running other than laizness and being particularly crazy at work with lots of overseas travel thrown in. But it was so refreshing to get out there last night and to go for a lazy 8km run through the hills.

Looking forward to a lunchtime run today and then into a 300 style work out tnight to kick start the summer training programme. 3 months of hard work should see me happy at the beach this year. Bring it.