About me: just an overextended, 27 y/o fmr. pole vaulter trying to get into better shape.
I’m 5’9″, 173#, haven’t done organized sport or training since HS. My training since then has been recreational lifting. I’m not strong by any means. If you saw me on the street you wouldn’t look twice.
I’ve got a full time job, service commitments, a long distance relationship, and trying to eventually go back to grad school – plus I like to write and read literary fiction as a hobby.
My overarching goal with this log is to show how someone can get a much better level of fitness in the real world.
I’m defining fit as working up to 6×90 minute sessions a week without breaking down – see Carl’s blog post, “Tempo in the Bank”. I have access to a nice HS track, a well stocked but cramped gym, and right now a backyard with a hill. That will change in the next few months as I move in to my city and will have to get creative.
Not shockingly I’m going to focus on extensive tempo runs for this first theme of training.
I get to upgrade my phone from a BB in may – so I will probably add ithlete data here eventually.
I don’t diet per se – I’m just not inhaling everything that looks delicious all of the time. I certainly don’t stick to one over arching idea like low-this or intermittent fasting.
Many Thanks to UTFootball4 for helping me figure out a place to start.
Here’s what I did monday, when I was feeling like crap but had time to get to the gym –
very quick warm-up – 3 minutes Jumping Rope.
Incline Press 3×5
20 minutes walking on treadmill – very easy/conversational pace.
the weights were easy to handle and embarrassingly light. Let’s just say it was a starting point. Next time I’ll add a rep each set, using the same weight.