T Nation

Year 2017 to Bandera 100k in 2018

strength
performance

#1

INTRO on Day 1:
I love Olympic style weightlifting for its prestige and wow factor. It’s a fun way to lift.
I am enamored with the high-octane atmosphere of powerlifting. I’d like to get into the 1000lbs club (really the 1100 but one step at a time)
I miss the feeling of camaraderie that I had in the Navy, so I stand at the periphery of crossfit looking in with great curiosity.
Finally, I have always had a passion for history, anthropology and physiology which engendered in me a great respect for ultra-running.

  • January 2018 I will compete in the Bandera 100k (62 mile foot race) for the express purpose of eventually qualifying for Western States 100 mile.

  • February/March 2018 I will compete in the crossfit open, and every year after, in order to eventually make it to regionals

  • Before new years eve 2018, I plan to break 1000 lbs on the total of bench, squat and deadlift.

This training log is for the purpose of answering whether it is possible for one to be able to accomplish these extremes of non-complimentary performance.

Metrics on a day will be posted on the following day upon waking.


Ultra-Running and Resistance Training Schedule
#2

DAY 1, 26 June 2017:
-Part 1

  • 40 min mowed the lawn . . .?
  • 15 min running @ 3.9MPH / 10 degree incline
  • 10 min stairmaster @ lvl 8 (i have a training specific technique for this; this is my first time in a while)
  • 7.5 min running @ 3.9MPH / 10 degree incline
  • 7.5 min stairmaster @ lvl 8
  • 5 min rowing for cooldown; very easy

-Part 2


#3

Day 2, 29 June 2017:
-Part 1

  • 1km easy warm up; various skipping, cross-overs, etc.
  • 8-ish 150m sprints @ rest to 130’s HR (I honestly lost count; it could’ve been ten)

-Part 2

  • 2 minutes rowing; moderate pace
  • 20 reps sledge on tire, 1-for-1 hand alternation.
  • 5 box jumps, absorb with form on landing @ 36 inches
  • 10 reps @ 50 lbs Russian kettle bell swings (focus on hip hinge)
  • 20 reps sledge on tire, 1-for-1 hand alternation.
  • 5 box jumps, absorb with form on landing @ 39 inches
  • 10 reps @ 50 lbs Russian kettle bell swings (focus on hip hinge)
  • 20 reps sledge on tire, 1-for-1 hand alternation.
  • 5 box jumps, absorb with form on landing @ 40.5 inches
  • 10 reps @ 50 lbs Russian kettle bell swings (focus on hip hinge)
  • 20 reps sledge on tire, 1-for-1 hand alternation.
  • 5 box jumps, absorb with form on landing @ 42 inches
  • 10 reps @ 50 lbs Russian kettle bell swings (focus on hip hinge)
  • 10 minutes light snatch work; progression towards 135 hang snatch with hip drive focus

crossfit was broken into two blocks due to human error. lol.


#4

Day 3, 1 July 2017:

Due to time constraints, this day was consolidated into one block.


#5

Day 4, 3 July 2017:
This day became a crossfit sub-metcon; i believe the criteria of hill sprints which were swapped for the prior day of sprints and core-loading with compound movements was met:


#6

Day 5, 5 July 2017
-Part 1


#7


this is my bounding technique for those who don’t have access to hills on the weekly. its not impressive to watch, but is vastly different from just “walking” the stairs.


#8

I hammer because I like it. I do it as religiously as I do pull-ups now.
This is on the tail end of 2 hrs of hard work in the gym.


#9

Day 6, 09 July 2017
Work days are a struggle, especially when I have more responsibility for the kids randomly. I had to push my workout to the right and eliminate the sprints block. On Tuesday, I will do my long run and will do my lifting at 3am after work on Monday.

-Part only