I had a great birthday/Fathers day weekend! I ran a 5K on Saturday night. It was the first 5K I’ve ran in quite a while. I haven’t been running much so I didn’t know how I would do at this thing. I ended up with a time of 21:36. Not bad at all considering I’m not trained to be fast right now. Here’s a great pic that someone took near the finish line.
I was pretty wiped out so I didn’t notice the skinny guy next to me at the time, but when I saw this picture I thought it was pretty cool. Anyway, on to today’s training:
- Back Squat 4RM; 4 x 4 @ 90%
- EMOM 8 Minutes – 4 Handstand Pushups
Back squats felt great! Not a PR, but I got good depth I think. Here’s a video of the 275# 4RM. It was tough, but I felt good about it:
Notice I’m wearing the Inov8’s instead of the lifting shoes. The last time I got 275 for 4 I was wearing lifting shoes. I’ve heard a lot of talk from different places that you should use lifting shoes for Oly lifts only and squat in regular shoes. So I’m thinking of ditching the Oly shoes when I squat. What are the thoughts out there in Lift Heavy Run Long land?
Handstand Pushups were ok, but I couldn’t get them strict. Last time I got sets of 3 strict every minute. This time I had to start kipping at about round 4. Still not bad. Then…
- 5 Deadlifts (225#)
- 15 GHD Situps
- 25 Double Unders
Finished in 7:43.