Ward Willis

Ward Willis

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Head Trainer

The Week in Review, Boston Skyline

  • Jul 29th, 2019 at 10:34PM

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Hello. I've been using my blog to keep myself accountable as I prep for a monster run at the end of September. Here is how things shaped up on the fitness side:

Monday - 5 mile run
Tuesday - MTN Bike Ride
Wednesday - 30 minute walk, yoga
Thursday - 5 Mile Run
Friday - MTN Bike Ride
Saturday - MTN Bike Ride
Sunday - 13 Mile Run

This week was a banner week. I revisited the furthest distance I have ever run in a single go. And I did it in style, tackling the Blues Hills Preservation in Boston with my pal Dan. We rallied early, after staying up far too late, to mash some miles and take in the incredible views of the city at dawn. Temps were meant to be over 90 F so an early start proved to be a sage move.

I've done 13 miles probably 6 or so other times. As my marathon training evolves in the weeks ahead, I will be running the furthest I have ever run before. Whoa. New terrain ahead.

Today, I am recommitting to strength training. I've had my first niggle show up and I know it is in part due to my slack approach to strength training. I'm firm in my resolve to get back to it. And while a few weeks ago I wondered if 26.2 would be doable, I can totally see the path forward. That is energizing!

Hope all in the Kenzai-verse are happy and well.

Song of the Day: Sky Blue Sky by Wilco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2Hfs8J6pHo

 
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7 comments

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

Cheering you on Ward. I like your approach to training, especially revisiting the strength training. Pay attention to the niggles....long game!


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

    Rock solid plan Bro, you are going to crush it. I've just got 2 words for you: hydrate and lube.


      Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
      Head Trainerabout 2 years ago

      @Janet - You're spot on. Those niggles are like Mogwai, they have a way of multiplying if you don't play by the rules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2vw_iYBAyY
      @Fish - Need more lube!!!!!!! The heat fostered far more chaffing than this baller expected.


        Barbara W.Barbara W.Kenzai Member
        about 2 years ago

        September could be just as hot or cold as can be.....my home state offers both.


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

          Loving the accountability. Im a Wilco fan - I raise you Turin Brakes - Underdog

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Evn5DTVCbLk&list=PLecSwuqJe__AXE9ywRtuTsABVxmau3jkQ&index=2


            Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
            Head Trainerabout 2 years ago

            @Barbara - How true!

            @Jonathan - Thanks for the link. New Wilco drops in Roctober.


              Kate H.Kate H.Kenzai Member
              about 2 years ago

              Epic view and distance building, and as always you energise the blogs. Go Ward Go!


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