David O.

David O.

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  • Dec 3rd, 2019 at 10:32PM

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And there we have it. Normally I sit on these graduation posts for a couple of days as I like to mull over the program a little. This time I pushed out my final workout so I hace effectively done the same thing.

Some thoughts:

I was fairly relaxed through this program. I probably did about 75% of the workouts (I might be being a little generous with myself, I didn't count as precisely and I BLAME THE APP [not really, sort of]). I reality I am more interested in the overall forward momentum. I let the diet go quite relaxed over the last couple of weeks but partially as a test. I have typically fallen hard off of Kenzai programs foodwise and this time I am testing a softer landing. Or maybe I was just lazy and I am trying to tell myself otherwise. Either way, that was the approach I took.

From a results standpoint, I lost a decent amount of fat which is good but here is still a long way to go. Overall happy enough with that. On the running side I would have liked to have gotten quicker but there is nothing wrong with a 58min 10k with a bit of time wasted at lights (I considered fighting the road works person that wouldnt let me run next to the palace but thought better of jail).

As always, the blogs are what make Kenzai Kenzai, thanks to you all. Especially to Matt who smashed a lazy 50km the other day as you do, love your work, Sharm for being the running savant that she knows she is deep down, Claire for proving that you can run in all weather and confirming all Australian stereotypes about British weather (please say the channel islands count as britain), John for being the zen dog runner, David M for being the other David and running twice as far as the program says just for fun, R May for always running and having the best name, Sean K for always running too far and Fish for just being the RAIN man.

Great to train with you all, see you in 2020. For those of you in Tokyo, I have backdoored my way into FIT in January, hope to see you there.

Peace,
David

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9 comments

Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Member
Trainerabout 2 years ago

Now THAT is a damn fine way to finish things up!! Those are some sweet splits coming in, to motivate to get that sub 60 even despite the lights (and wise move avoiding jail...that would have hurt your overall time on Strava for sure). Great to train with you for the first time, David. Let's use this successful 8 weeks of training to springboard into some 2020 program goals so we see alot more of you around the community. Have a great holiday! Congrats and COMPLETE!!!

https://www.kenzai.com/2020-programs-members/


    Silvia D.Silvia D.Kenzai Member
    about 2 years ago

    WELL DONE and congratulations !...great summary you wrote there :)
    I'll see you around then ...#getready
    What's next on your kenzai wishlist?


      John H.John H.Kenzai Member
      Trainerabout 2 years ago

      Great 10k run, David! Yes, I always lament my slowness in running, as the faster you run, the faster it is over. Somehow, when I really think about it, going faster than my regular 10 minute miles would feel like I was flying...I mean I feel like I am going faster than the ordinary jogger, and my dogs seem to appreciate the speed, although I know at heart they want to sprint. So at some point, after this current niggling butt ache is over, I plan on doing what Matt said...designing a program to increase speed and decrease the possibility of injury...a combination of fartlek, tempo runs, short hill repeats and long hill runs. In between run days, a leg specific program based on the Sculpt program...a lot more balance and single leg strength.

      Let us know what you are doing next.


        David M.David M.Kenzai Member
        about 2 years ago

        That’s a great final run and damn fast given the number of stoplights you had to battle on a weekday night!
        Sometimes the Kenzai programs are about compliance, but more times they are about making some good lifestyle choices - and your balance is inspiring! Big congrats on a great program!!


          David O.David O.Kenzai Member
          about 2 years ago

          Matt - thanks for the comment. Really enjoyed having you as a trainer and


            David O.David O.Kenzai Member
            about 2 years ago

            Matt - thanks for the comment. Really enjoyed having you as a trainer.

            Silvia - cheers. I always try to reflect with these graduation posts, I think it’s an important part of the process.
            As for what’s next, that I need to figure out. I dropped iron halfway through this year and that start Jan 13 so that is a possibility. I never pick straight away though, I will a bit closer to the date.
            John - I admired your super consistency through this program. It’s always great to get faster over time and this program has given us all the tools we need to do that.

            David - you had a great program. Getting all the workouts done (bar the Saturday night typhoon) is super. Are you coming to Kenzai get together that Sean K is organizing on the 14th?


              Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
              about 2 years ago

              Way to rationalize being lazy. Call it SCIENCE...as if that were even a thing. Although blaming the app is never a bad strategerism...as if THAT were even a thing...
              Nice final run bro, way to push through the back 9 and come in well under 60:00!
              You love the back door...
              See you NEXT WEEK at the FESTIVUS!


                David O.David O.Kenzai Member
                about 2 years ago

                Thats it Fish SCIENCE! There is nothing that explain anything better. Yes I agree, if its worth doing, its worth doing through the back door. Its much the same as the back 9, which is where the real work happens.
                Note next Sat will be decidely non-Kompliant. And there will be hats. RED HATS!


                  Sean K.Sean K.Kenzai Member
                  about 2 years ago

                  Congrats David. Maybe you didn’t give it your all, but 10K in under 58min is just awesome bro. Good to celebrate with your leaner self on Tues, even though you had Sukiyaki and Chicago Pizza WTF? Looking forward to fattening back up with you next weekend at Baird’s.


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