Sunday, September 21, 2014

Breaking Through?!

I've trashed my legs with lifting and running over the last four days and they have responded back by letting me do considerably more each session.  I'm grateful.  Why couldn't I have been this patient at the beginning?  Definitely a case of pay me now or pay me later as far as healing lessons.  I rushed it and got slapped back down to zero twice.  Now I've let is go and in 22 days I'm almost 100%.  Very stupid to have to relearn a lesson I already knew.  Please help me remember this!  Have a great Sunday!  Bubba

Chickenfoot - "Soap on a Rope" -  Fun to play on guitar, more fun to watch this "supergroup" enjoy the moments.  If you didn't catch drummer and Will Farrell lookalike, Chad Smith (also the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer), doing a drum off with the real Will Farrell, check this out -

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Speed is Returning!!

Very nice run day as I was able to run considerably faster, AND feel like I had even more.  Of course I stayed well within myself but the corner has been turned.  We will see if tomorrow that I am healthy enough to be out of breath on sleds. Have a great Saturday!  Bubba

Bush - "The Chemicals Between Us" -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Not Much to Report!!

Hitting the lifting grind.  Will run grass tomorrow and sleds Sunday.  Should be an interesting two day program. Have a great day!  Bubba

Megadeth - Peace Sells -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Almost There?!

Today is the first day that I have run where I felt like I could have gone a lot faster.  Ran faster AND felt like I could run faster - FINALLY!!  Of course I didn't, but it's nice to know I may be back to normal soon.

Because my ding is triggered by the eccentric contraction, I dropped the ankle weights for now.  And then I decided not to use the sled.  Why? 

I've run sleds forever and the benefits are great.  But I feel like until I can run all of my workouts naturally at full speed, that I'm not gaining anything from going to sleds. 

The bottom line is that I have all but lost the ability to run fast flat running for any distance.  My posture is uncomfortable unless I'm leaning forward and accelerating.  I need to get this run posture and body balance back at high speeds before adding sleds again.  That's my present operating theory anyway.  Have a great day and thanks for your support!  Bubba

Billy Idol - "Flesh or Fantasy" -  This came on when I was running today and the first thing I thought was, "It would be a fantasy to think my flesh (body) would finally cooperate with my goals".  Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Slow Ride!!

Decided to go out for an easy run with no sled for a change.  I reasoned that since I jump, lift legs and do sleds on Thursday/Sunday that I need some type of easy shake out running day in between.  I did 4X100 and 4X50 at about 5-7% and felt good.  Not sure if I could have gone faster but I didn't try.  I'm in for a slow ride but for some reason the results feel more assured this way so I will take it. I just have to be ready by August 15 in France.  Thanks for being here.  I need and appreciate the support!  Bubba

Foghat - "Slow Ride" -

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sorry For the MIA!!

When I'm grinding and not vaulting it's a little harder to remember to post a blog because I don't feel like I have anything new to add.  Then when I'm swamped with work like I have been, I mean to but forget.  In any case, sorry for the MIA.

After 15 days of not running a single step, I returned to 10 sleds today.  The good news is that I went very slowly because of how simple it is to ding this thing again, but I felt no pain during or after.  The bad news is that I'm now back where I started three weeks ago when I should have let it rest.  It was a little sore and I pushed it.  Today I did not.

There's a meet in San Diego next week and the old me would go and try to jump at a low level.  The new me knows it's too soon to revert to my past stupidity.  If I can run again Thursday and Sunday without pain, at ANY speed, I will truly be on the road to recovery.  Three weeks from today is the Nevada Senior Games where I feel I will THEN be ready to jump at a low level; not next week.

Good hard lifts and bars as all of my lifts are up to, and very stable and comfortable at my baseline higher strength levels.  I've done a good job of keeping my weight between 166-168 so I'm pleased with that.  I was afraid that lack of running or jumping may hit me hard there but I have kept it in check.

The progress should be able to now resume.  I will be careful and follow my rules.  I got this little ding by breaking them.  Have a great Sunday and thanks for hanging in there with me!  Bubba

Rage Against the Machine - "Killing in the Name Of" -

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Are You Ready for Some Football?!

Like football, pole vaulting is a contact sport.  The more you hit the better you get at hitting.  It's all about abrupt and sustain energy transfer.  Since I won't run for another week, I've been hitting the weights and bars HARD so I can put that BOOM into the pole.  Have a great Sunday!!  Bubba

Hank Williams Jr. - "Are You Ready for Some Football?" -