QuirkyDM Posted August 28, 2015 Author Report Share Posted August 28, 2015 Ah, time for a weekly update. I purposely left this one for today knowing the milestone I would hit. In fact, I was a little excited going to bed last night. I mean, it is deadlift day, and who doesn't love that? But besides that, I managed to snag a major goal. Barefoot running: 5K!!! Yeah! No burning feet, no blisters, no problem. Still I am going slow ... so slow. It took me 40 minutes to do that run this morning, almost twice as long as my 5K PR in shoes last year. But that's not the point. I've learnt so much about running mechanics and I've managed to build up all new muscles and work on form and running style so much. It's worth it. Everything is amplified in barefoot running, so when you have poor form or don't adjust properly for hills, you notice that much more. But I've also decided it's time to kick this up a little bit. I've been going the slow, easy route now for months. And I think it's safe to say that I've taken my deadlifts and running slow enough and eased into it enough that I can start to increase the intensity without hurting myself. Which is the new plan for those exercises. Deadlift: 2x / week, 5x5. Once per week is an easy set. Once per week is the hard set and adding 10lbs/week to the hard set until I hit a wall. Then I'll deload, reset my easy and hard lift weights based on my new numbers and start over. Running: My barefoot pace is at 8min/km right now. I'm going to stay at 5km distance and increase that by 10sec/km every week until I hit a wall or the snow hits. If I can run 5K faster, then when I do decide to pick up the distance, it won't take as long to run. I looked briefly into the idea of barefoot running in the snow. I guess it's a real thing and lots of people are doing it. And then I looked at the pictures of some people who did it wrong and what their feet look like afterwards. *shudder* It turns out I do have a limit on crazy. That's a relief ... at least it is for Quirky Wife. I've also decided to back off anything that has an effect on my shoulders- planks, push ups, pull ups, L-sits. My previous poor pull up form is still healing and it seems to be going well right until I decide to push it again. So I'm waiting until it's 100% better and then get back to those exercises. It should only be a few weeks- I've been to physio enough with them, I know how to manage them. barefoot running: 5.0 km, 8min/kmslack -line: one foot balance, 1 minute each side, 4 steps indeadlift: 5x5, 125lbs., 85 lbs. easy 1 Quote Quirky DM My Battle Log: QuirkyDM going Quazy "Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure." Link to comment
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