September 4th, 2005
What with the Film Festival coming up, I didn’t make it to the do jang as much this week. As it turned out, I went in Thursday and found out the do jang is closed all weekend starting Friday and won’t be open again until Tuesday. It figures. Just when I had a Friday free to go to gumdo class and learn my new patterns.
At least I got some exercise though. Thursday, I took gumdo class and then taekwondo. I was feeling a little sluggish, but probably because I hadn’t been in all week (spent about a day and a half looking at film descriptions trying to pick movies to see at the Festival). Then I went to the gym to do some treadmill running. I really notice a difference between the treadmill, the track, and the road. The treadmill does have its benefits though, primarily it lets me know how fast I’m running at any point.
I did a half mile on the treadmill at about 4 minutes 22 seconds. Then I went to do the leg press as my knee was acting up on me recently. Then I did the hamstring flex. Afterwards, I decided I felt like doing another run. This time I managed to do a half mile in 4 minutes 18 seconds which I think is my best so far. I started at 7 mph and increased it to about 7.6 mph for most of it. So far, I think that is my best time for a half mile. I’ll have to see if I can do that at the track as well. I also have to work on the endurance soon. So, maybe try 3 laps at the track next time (3/4 miles).
After the treadmill, I did some more weight training. Here’s the list:
Pull-ups (again military and parallel)
Bar pulls (works the muscles next to the scapulae on the back)
I also did my variation 100 pushups (normal, fist, hands together, hands far apart). Then of course, I stretched out a bit. I was feeling quite needy for a stretch and it felt good. My muscles were beginning to feel tight.
Tomorrow I’m hoping to get alot of track running in.
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