Yesterday I did the first two Wing Chun forms (Sil Lum Tao and Chum Kiu) five times each, with 100 punches at the end, for a total of 1000 punches. Business as usual. I also did 40 push-ups and 40 sit-ups. Again, not much has changed there.
The BIGGEST development was when I went for my run. Toward the end of the day at work, I started to feel drowsy and out of it. The thought of running even a single step made me groan. Fortunately, once I was on my way home, I got my second wind. I thought to myself, “I can do this.”
I am currently running my way through month 2, week 3 of my training routine. For this month I am supposed to run 2 minutes at a regular pace, and then 1 minute at a speed that is 25-50% faster than regular. The goal was to come up with a pace where I could remain running for the entire 1.5 miles without dropping down to a walk. Well, I have some good and bad news to report about that.
BAD NEWS: So far this month, I have failed to find that sweet spot where I can move my speed up and down WITHOUT dropping down to a walk. I would say that out of the entire time I was on the track, 2-3 minutes of that was spent walking.
GOOD NEWS: Despite the bad news, I was able to complete my run in 15 minutes 44 seconds. The last time I ran the full distance (excluding Sunday, when I had to call it quits after 0.92 miles), I did it in 16 minutes 10 seconds. Therefore that is a reduction in running time of nearly HALF A MINUTE (26 seconds, to be exact).
So there is a balance here, and the good has to be considered with the bad. I may not have done the entire distance at a run, but I DID complete it in faster time. Now if I could just find the right pace where I never slow down to a walk, I bet you would REALLY see some time reduction!
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