Sunday, May 30, 2010

40 mins run week

I did 40 mins today and will do so for 5 days this week. I have lost three Kgs which is great. My left shin is kinda painful so I will work on those toe raises. I am glad my knees are fine. Here is Dibaba's nightmare.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

End of 36 mins Week

The week went well. I managed 5 days back to back. I am still running slowly - about 6Kms. I have decided to just add  2 mins next week (instead of 4) and concentrate on speed and good form.
I need to do more work on my compartment muscles because I felt some pain in my shins today. My knees are much better and I credit my good form (Head back, chest out) and my quad-strengthening muscles.
So next week I start a gradual push toward speed. By the time I am doing 40 min runs, I want to be able to do 6K in 25 mins.
Here is Mike Campbell (black trunks) vs. Yves Edwards.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Another Run - Speed is coming to me

I did another 36 mins run. I got the internal "push" to run faster today and I did and had a negative split.
My speed is improving. I just want to concentrate on my form and ensure I eliminate knee pains.
Today I give you David Rudisha. He should be squaring off against Kaki in a few days time.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Good Run

Another 36 minutes. I have realized my form has been my problem all along with the splintered shins and knee pains. I have discovered a better form that is faster and kinder to my body. Today I was faster and feel better. This is great!
The guy below needs no intro.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

36 Mins Week

I did my first 36 mins today and I am going for 5 of them. I realized my form was bad so I will be working on it.
Meanwhile, Tim Sulvia beat the worlds strongest man, easily.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Week is Done

I did my 30 mins today. The knee pain is gone. I am resting for two days then I start 35mins next week. Meanwhile, the worlds strongest man, Mariusz Pudzianowski (below) is joining MMA and weighed in yesterday. Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia weighed in at 305 pounds and five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski weighed 273 on Thursday in Worcester, Mass. The two square off Friday on pay-per-view as the headliner of Moosin MMA.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Another 30 mins - One Kilo gone

I have lost a Kg so I must be doing something right. I did another 30 mins. Superficial pain in my right knee which I ignore carefully. Swamped at work.

David Oliver defeats Olympic champion Dayron Robles at the Daegu World Challenge meet

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ana 30 mins - Refining My Chess

I did 30 mins today. My right knee ached for a while after about 1500m then it eased off. So far so good. My weight is holding steady. I am refining my chess openings. I am right now looking at 1. e4 and I am refining my Grand Prix attack against the Sicilian defense.
Very soon I want to kick Kips ass. He wont know what hit him. And oh, to make matters worse or better, I have both Fritz 12 and Chessmaster grandmaster edition to practice with and almost 100 books.

Meanwhile below is the first guy above 70 Kgs to do 10K in under 27 minutes. Chris Solinsky weighs 73Kgs, compare that to the top guns at this level, Bekele at 54 kg (119 lbs), Gebrselassie (56 kg/123 lbs), Tergat (63kg/132 lbs) and Sammy Wanjiru (52kg/115 lbs). He is an outlier.
And oh, btw, he runs 100 – 120 miles a week.Carefully ponder the implications of that.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Too Much Water

It rained almost the whole night last night. But I wasnt daunted. I was up as usual, encountered the pools of water (drainage system is a bitch where I live) I, skipped over the first few pools, jumped over a cars bonnet then 50 metres from the house, met a pool that covered the whole road.
I went back and worked indoors. I had a good workout though.
 Today I give you Fedor Emelianenko, the best fighter on the planet.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

30 minutes week

I started today with 30 mins run and it will be so till Friday. Its still raining so it was muddy and stuff but it went well. Speed and distance are not a factor right now: I want to concentrate on the discipline, proper form and fitness. I am making sure my quads are strong to protect my knees, which are my main worry and also working on my compartment muscles for my shins.
I have started doing push ups and squats too. If this week goes well, I will probably add some 5 minutes next week.
I have bought a food diary and my weight simply has to go down.
Meanwhile, Andrei Arlovski got outpunched in Strikeforce Heavy Artillery and Overeem beat Brett Rodgers to retain the HW championship.
Here is Alistair Overeem pounding Brett Rodgers. And Oh, my VSAT link is baaaack!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Two Days Rest Coming Up

Yep, I have done 4 days in a row. Next week, I will add 4 minutes to my running per day and do 5 days in a row and see what happens.
I rest tomorrow and Sunday and Monday I am baack.

Veronica Campbell on her way to 100m victory at the 2010 Osaka Grand Prix – IAAF World Challenge

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Third Run this week

Still taking it easy. Working on my abs, quads, shins and calves. Its raining a lot here so there is a lot of mud and slosh and puddles of water to jump over or wade into at 5.20 am. It feels like I am training for a cross country race but oh well....
At any rate, I will do my last run for this week and then jump to 30 mins next week.
May 29th we have UFC 114 pitting Rashad Evans against Quinton Rampage Jackson. A fight to watch against all odds, if any.
Heres Rashad at a Press conference and Rampage below fooling around with Kenny Florian.

Goin on well

Pole pole tu. Doing 26 mins runs this week. Swamped at work.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Things are Bad!

I threw away discipline on my diet and have added another Kilo or so. I ran 3 times last week and didnt run yesterday. I ran today and now there is no looking back and no excuses.
And I will be getting a food diary. I shall cut weight verily, verily I tell ya.
Meanwhile, Shogun beat machida in their rematch. A Rematch that has reshaped MMA landscape.
Here is Machida. Out cold. Amazing.