Tag Archives: Trail Running

Catch Me If You Can

18 Jul


Day 12 – Asylum Hybrid – Off-Day Stretch

Opted to run a 5 mile trail run today instead. It felt good to revisit an old favorite trail route 10+ pounds lighter. It almost felt like I wasn’t running but just watching. My body was ok with an uptempo pace at times. All credit goes to Asylum and blasting Megadeth’s Rust In Peace in the headphones for running 5 miles under 44 minutes.

Suffer in the gym, reap the rewards on the field.


Run, Jump, Lift Off

11 Jul


Day 5 – Asylum Hybrid – Off-Day Stretch

I opted to go on a 3.30 mile trail run and rode my bike to the forest preserve. I felt a little heavy which I think it’s attributed to the week 1 hybrid workouts but still managed to finish my run under the usual time. May have to increase my carb intake with veggies to keep my energy levels up.

Also, I bought a new DVD, Raising The Bar by Al Kavadlo. It’s the definitive guide to pull-up bar calisthenics. I need to set some time on the side to just practice pull-ups. This more than finishing the first half of the hybrid is important to me. Pulling your own weight is the ultimate feat of strength. I could only do 4 pull-ups in a row but I did 10 pull-ups with rest in a minute on the Vol. 1 Fit Test.

Sometimes I workout in the morning, sometimes in the evening, but no matter what, I find the time to do the workout or else I feel really bad. My pet peeve is starting and not finishing something, even a bad movie. So I started the Hybrid and it’s go time. 160 pounds, here I come.

Asylum 2 – Day 19 – Off-Day Stretch and Ab Shreddah!!!

10 May


Started out the day bike riding 4.25 miles round trip to the local forest preserve to get some trail running in my Vibram FiveFinger Shoes. Ran 3.25 miles in a good hilly course. All the steady inclines and declines helped me achieve a HIIT workout. Slow uphill, fast downhill. Good day to be out in nature on a beautiful sunny day.

I got home and into Ab Shredder for my second time this week. I did a little bit better this time around and didn’t seem as bad but definitely not easy. Then finished the session with Off-Day Stretch disc. I’m 5 pounds from my goal with a little over a week left. I know it’s pushing it but I may have to double up more workouts AND maintain a caloric deficit for the upcoming week.