Ward Willis

Ward Willis

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Head Trainer

The Week in Review or Last Week of Summer-itis

  • Sep 3rd, 2019 at 8:20PM

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Last Week I nailed it. Tight diet. Fluff mobilized. Runs on point with no pain. So as you can imagine I did what any sensible Kenzai pro would do, totally pivot and do whatever the hell I wanted. Maybe it was the stress of getting a kiddo off to college. More likely it was all my pals hitting me up for some final summer fun before the weather changes and back to school hell is unleashed like the fiery demon it is. It is a serious affliction, Last Week of Summer-itis. Shiiiiit.

Here is how the week in Marathon prep stacked up:

Monday - Brisk Walk, Yoga, 8 minute abs, MTB
Tuesday - Hoops
Wednesday - MTB
Thursday - Brisk Walk, Yoga, 8 minute abs
Friday - MTB
Saturday - 6 mile hike
Sunday - Brisk Walk, Yoga, 8 minute abs

This was the first week in 14 weeks where I haven't run. Upside. I stay busy. My time on the bike was epic. Fast ride on Monday. Long ride on Wednesday. And long and fast ride on Friday. I spent loads of time with other humans, something 16 mile runs don't tend to foster.

Alas, yesterday I crushed an 11 mile jaunt with pace. So maybe this little break was a net gain.

This week I'll be back to lacing up my running shoes and tightening up the diet. 4 weeks until the big day.

Thanks for listening and rooting me on. This is the longest time I've spent not in a structured Kenzai program. While I am following the basic outline of the marathon plan Malia, Patrick, and I have created, it isn't the same as running with the wolves. But a cool experience nonetheless.

Truthfully, I am a pretty motivated person. But getting the finer points right daily seems to require a bit more social accountability. So it goes.

Song of the Day: Nobody Beats the Biz (Marley Marl Remix): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hbxvsrFLaw

 
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10 comments

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

Wow, nobody beats the Wiz OR the Biz...love it!


    Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Member
    Trainerabout 2 years ago

    11 with pace! Bike time keeps the cardio going too.


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

      keep nailing it and enjoy the rest of the summer!


        Malia HirschmannMalia HirschmannKenzai Member
        Trainerabout 2 years ago

        And that was 11 miles with pace and PAIN FREE. Maybe this last week was what the body and mind needed!


          Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Member
          about 2 years ago

          I can only echo Malia....sounds like the week of alt cardio set you up for a great run. Have a great week training and keeping it tight.


            Jennifer W.Jennifer W.Alumni
            about 2 years ago

            You rock Ward!!!!!!!!!!


              Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Member
              about 2 years ago

              Break is good

              Month off - terrible

              all work and no play...........

              Go Team go


                Brett KuhnertBrett KuhnertKenzai Member
                Trainerabout 2 years ago

                Marathon? Dang. I space out for a while, and come back to find you running rampant. But in a good way! Looking forward to seeing you crush the 26.2!


                  Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                  Head Trainerabout 2 years ago

                  @Brett - BRETT!!!!! Welcome back to the Kenzai-verse. I'm Spiderman. You can be Donatello from TMNT.


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

                    Yeah it’s a different world off Kenzai. Something I haven’t managed to get right yet


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