Veggie, we did have a blast. I jumped on the trampoline, climped a rope, worked on my bhs, coached, watched and played with my kids.
Spidey: Got it. Never dumped weights before and it took me by surprise. I don't want to do it again. Clips FTW.
Cbear: I probably enjoy my kids more than I should. I'm not a very good straight man. With respect to dumping the weights my experience was like this: It was initially difficult to stabalize the bar. Then I thought, WTF Nadia, the weights that makes this lift heavy for you are on the floor--get a grip. And I did, and I was fine. Except then I was pissed because I had ruined my chances for a rep pr. I wasn't supposed to stop at 8.
Nikki: That's a solid pace you have through the half mile. Don't worry the endurance will come very quickly. The heart is an easy muscle to train. Keep me posted on your progress!
Hi 2busy. Thanks for stopping in. Really sorry to hear that you aren't able to run...injury?
Cal: A BQ time feels way out of reach for me. My best is 4:24, and to qualify I need to run 3:50 which is 8:46 per mile pace. I've run 4 marathons--two seriously, and I completely crap out at mile 20-21. In addition, I spend the year following the marathon nursing one injury after another. I may not be biomechanically suited to that distance/and or volume of running. Still, this has been a goal of mine for many years. And I haven't run a full since I started lifting--so maybe I have a chance. I might try for one next year. We'll see how the lifting goes.
Charlie: The kids don't have any goals. We'll see if they want keep "playing" in the gym. I hope they do, but they are distracting as hell.
Masch: "Maniacal training" is funny. I hate doing nothing. I love training. And making progress. And everyday I get up and think "What are you going to do to advance the ball today?" There's so much to work on--strength, flexibility static and active, endurance, skills, explosivity, balance--and so little time.