do it light, get it right

Yesterday evening I headed out for a run– sans $husband, this time, so I could pick the speed I wanted to go. I started out the run rather fast– first mile was 10’12" and was somehow able to almost sustain that for 3 miles of hills– finished up in 31:48, 10’32" overall. This was a pretty tough effort, though! On the other hand– if I can keep up these pace improvements, I’m edging ever closer to the milestone of a 30 minute 5k.

This morning I headed to the weight room for squat-bench-row day. I did squats at 115lb and focused on two cues: pin my knees out to the walls, and back up out of the hole. My plan is to keep doing them light until I don’t have to concentrate on the cues, then add weight again.

Bench went pretty well today, did 5×5 at 125lb and felt reasonably strong with it. I’m okay with making slow progress, as long as I’m making progress!

Squat – 5x45lb, 2x5x95lb, 5x5x115lb
Bench – 10x45lb, 5x95lb, 5x5x125lb
Row – 5x45lb, 5x5x90lb
Bonus: core accessory work (GH raise, ball crunch, kb side bend, plank)

Back to work now– today has like a billion random tasks that need to be done by the end of the day…

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3 Responses to do it light, get it right

  1. Laurie says:

    Great run! Way to go!

  2. Gingerzingi says:

    I’ve been wondering about “$husband”. I assume you’ve assigned an identifier?

    Good thing you’re not using Python…

    • G says:

      Well, if I was writing perl, it would start off with “my $husband;”… (Usually I work in fortran though so he’d be implicitly typed.)

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