Day 32

by mojocho

Summing up this workout with the only words I can actually think of consciously “Don’t stop. You can do this.” It was awful. Right after a thunderstorm, high humidity, summer heat, 90*F. Started off with the Boxer’s Run, 5 miles, ran it in 38 minutes, so not that fast for many of you, but among my fastest yet.

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When we got back, it was time for “30 30” which is 30 seconds on max incline at 7.0 speed on the treadmill, then 30 reps of some workout and back to the treadmill etc. We did this and then some, for a long time. I won’t be redundant with the 30 seconds on the treadmill so I’ll just say the workouts in between, 30 jumping jacks, 30 knee high touches, 30 box jumps, 30 hands on ball push ups, 30 push ups, 30 elbow ups, 30 ab roller extensions, 30 heavy jump ropes, 30 mountain climbers, 30 more box jumps, 30 ring step ups with 35 lbs in each hand, 30 against the wall medicine ball chest passes, 30 military press, 30 barbell curls, 30 punches with 5 lb weights in each hand, so far that’s 11 sets of “30 30s”. We started the workout right after finishing the run, it was awful. I could barely think halfway through, I didn’t want to look down at the time on the treadmill in fear that I’d be only 10 seconds in, so I ran hard and ended up looking down usually 22 seconds in. It was hard to think, I remember being stressed out from work over something, but by set 5 or 6, I didn’t care about anything. My soul and mind felt separate from my body, I just responded and did whatever Coach Mike told me to do. The 11 sets went by pretty quickly, that is until he told me to bring out the 35 lb dumbbells and walk to the end of the block.

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I kept on dropping the dumbbells, maybe four times total for a 125+ meter walk, my forearms were on fire. When I got back, I was back on the treadmill, completely blank minded, bone tired. Then he took me to the back and it was tire flips, down the alley and back, which wasn’t too bad, then it was back to the treadmill. Too tired to be upset with how long this workout was going. Finally, I got to take a break and wait for the others to finish. After a solid 3 minute break, it was time to strap up and give 500 power punches to the heavy bag. Whatever, just do it. 500 punches later, and a blank stare off to the distance, I managed to finish the workout with just enough energy to run home.

I weighed myself before and after the workout, I lost 3.5 lbs, my shirt alone filled with sweat made a 1 lb difference. It was a hot day.

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