Monthly Archives: November 2013

In search of recovery

Happy Thanksgiving to my readers in the US!  While I’m enjoying the quiet day and preparing to go feast with my partner’s family, I found that I was antsy and irritable today for no particular reason.  My usual reaction to … Continue reading

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Better than expected?

Today was my first session of Stage 3 Workout B, and overall I’d say it wasn’t so bad. The Romanian deadlift-bentover row was a challenge at 75lb, and the YTWLs were killer (I had to drop the weights from 10lb … Continue reading

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Stage 3 Workout A1: the Leg Destroyer

Back to NRoL4W after my rest week (which was very nice). This week I started Stage 3, which is another Big Pile of Stuff workout– there’s squats 4 ways in there (the one-armed dumbbell snatch (starts with a squat), dumbbell … Continue reading

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Quality time with the foam roller

Today is a lovely warm day but it’s spoiled by rain. Therefore, treadmill. (Supernatural was playing on one of the TVs. I’ve never watched it before. I am very confused now.) My calves are still all kinds of sore (along … Continue reading

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Do not disturb the person doing yoga in the corner

I decided to do my favorite youtube yoga at the gym today. The group exercise room was unscheduled and empty so I set up my mat there and started my practice, hoping I wouldn’t be interrupted. Naturally people wandered in … Continue reading

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Logistics of cold-weather running

There are several impediments to cold-weather running, even aside from the temperature. This time of year, I leave for work when it’s dark and get home when it’s dark (it’s great, let me tell you) so it’s best if I … Continue reading

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Fat, Health, and the Illusion of Control

I’ve got my schedule worked out through my Christmas holiday, and I can finish up Stage 3 by the time I go on vacation if I take this week as a rest week. So that’s what I’m doing. Today was … Continue reading

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