It’s a 1-tire day today. Good thing, since I was experiencing a lot of lower back pain this a.m. By this evening I was good to go.
I set a goal of pulling the one tire as fast as possible, for 30min. That’s a 50% increase over the previous 20min.
I just want to see a reasonable increase with every pull. So far I am accomplishing that!
My project is certified RAD by Bob’s Cycles of Fair Oaks! Stopped in today to pick up some safety equipment for pulling tires in the dark, as we are losing daylight so much sooner. Explained my project to the sales rep, what I needed the reflective vest and flashing lights for. “Wow, that’s RAD” he says
Oohhhhhhh no, a 3-tire day. That’s 75lbs total. Plus the friction of the pavement. I went around the gym building a couple of times, plus some extra distance around the parking lot. Still a struggle. This is the tire pull I want to conquer more than the 1-tire or 2-tire routines. When I can pull 3 with much less effort, for much more distance, I’ll be so much closer to being ready for that 90lb sled.
Working in Redding today and tomorrow, so got up at 3am to be at the gym for the 4am opening. Short board today, so done by 5:30. Better than depending on my discipline to work out tonight out of town. Love that toned feeling!
Good workout this am, including the TGU, or what I like to call the Turkish GET DOWN! Today was a single tire day. I pulled for 20min as fast as I could. I don’t use the ski poles for a single tire, and I was able to transfer the end of the rope from one hand to the other so that I could take sips of water without having to stop. It’s my first pull with NO stops!
Yesterday’s heavy cardio day did me in. Today I had to take a rest from working out. Back to the grind tomorrow, training to close the endurance gap!
2 tires today around the industrial park. Pulled steadily at a modest pace with a few water breaks. 45-50 minutes, AFTER 10 min on Jacobs Ladder. Super cardio day! And THEN I had to complete the workout on the board.
Revised training schedule: 3 tires yesterday means NO tire pulling today. NOT! Felt great after boot camp, and had an hour to spare before cheering for my friends at the gym’s strength challenge. Could not resist unloading just 1 “little” tire from the car. Pulled at a fast pace for 30 minutes, including an incline, through the industrial park around the gym. So happy to get the additional cardio! — at Mini’s House of Pain.
Annual strength competition this morning at Mini’s House of Pain, after boot camp. Outstanding performances by about 25 clients, and great job by the coaching staff to create a venue for sharing energy and encouragement! — at Mini’s House of Pain.
Tire pulling schedule is 3 tires today, for the first time. 75 lbs. That’s 50% more than 50 lbs, and felt like 500% more weight! I didn’t go more than a couple of blocks, but I did manage to pull up an incline. Mastering the tire pulling is vital prep for pulling sleds to the North Pole.
Pushed my personal best this morning – 345lbs!
Long and productive meeting with Owner/ Head Coach Vince Mini today. He made adjustments to my food plan and training schedule. One big change involves the tire pulling. Instead of a steady increase in the weight of the tires, I will pull 1 tire as fast as possible, then 3 tires (IF possible!) 2 days later, then 2 tires, etc. This revised plan will avoid conditioning my muscles to just pulling slowly. On the ice, there will be opportunities to go faster on long expanses of smooth ice.
Missed Mini’s House of Pain boot camp. Needed the extra sleep. Later at the gym:
Personal best sled push of 335lbs. And best of all was congratulating Chase on his PB of 750lbs!!!
THEN Coach Hammer had me pull two tires up the hill in front of the gym, back down and around the building. The hill was not easy. THEN high school freshman Luigi asks to try the tires. I hook him up to the leads and he RUNS up the hill and around the building. RUNS! Grrrrrr
Shannon’s personal Sunday morning boot camp!
1 lap around the field.
4 laps with 50lbs of tires.
Why does the field seem tilted only UP, all the way around??? Is that geometrically possible?
As I pulled my tires near a group of soccer teams practicing on the field, one young lady, maybe 10yrs old, called out to me “You go girl!”. Look who’s talking! Now THAT’s inspiration! — at Promontory Community Park.