Training Journal: 2/11/19 – 2/17/19

The main focus this week was on upping my run and incorporating more full body work.

Monday
500 pushups

Tuesday
41 minutes of step-ups with 15lb. bag, 1,150ft of vertical

Wednesday
Took a bit to get into the run. Felt tired and sluggish at first, but eventually fell into rhythm. Had more power on uphills, can tell the step-ups are working.

Thursday
500 pushups

Friday
Rest

Saturday
Bouldering! For 1.5 hours.

It’s been about two months since I’ve last climbed (and I’ve missed it greatly). I felt heavy and my forearms and grip strength gave out rather quickly, but it was super fun.

Exercises:

  • One-legged deadlifts: 4×10 (each leg)
  • Pushups: 4×25
  • Lunges: 3×10 (each leg)
  • Toes-to-bar (abs): 3×7

Sunday
Bouldering! For 1 hour 20 minutes.



Feature photo by the author, from the run.

Training Journal: 2/4/19 – 2/10/19

The main focus this week was time on feet. I did a lot of walking and hiking (partly for the cathartic effects) in order to get my legs under me again.

Monday
I’m getting back into a weekly running regimen after many months of sporadic activity. This will be the basis of my cardio work, along with the stairmaster and hiking.

Tuesday
40 minutes of step-ups with a 10 lb. backpack, 1,000 vertical feet.

Wednesday
Bodyweight exercises:

  • Pushups: 4 x 50
  • Squats: 4 x 25
  • One-Legged Deadlifts: 5 x 10 (each leg)
  • Calf Raises: 3 x 100
  • Band Pull Aparts: 3 x 7

Thursday
10 mile walk in the woods.

From gmap-pedometer
From Instagram

Friday
Rest

Saturday
~9 mile hike in the Bucegi Mountains, 2,500ft elevation gain.

From gmap-pedometer
From Instagram

Sunday
A lot of walking around Brasov and a hike up Tampa Mountain. I purposefully didn’t track it all, but probably around 8 miles and 1,300ft in elevation.


Shout out to Justin Simoni (aka The Long Ranger) for the inspiration on doing a training journal.