These past two times I’ve gone running this week, I seem to have a lot more energy than usual - it could be the fact that I’ve returned to the paleo diet & am increasing the protein and decreasing the carbs. On my Tuesday run, I kept a steady pace of 8.5-9.5 mph for 4 miles & then this evening, kept a pace between 8.5-10.5 mph for 4.5 miles, including boosting it up to 12 mph for a sprint at the end. Yesterday was a day off - not that I wanted it, but we literally worked from 8am-10pm so exercise was not a possibility. I did my entire workout this evening in sweats & winter hat. That entire outfit is now in the washing machine. Drank a liter of water as well. Now it’s time to cook some halibut.
David Goggins’ workout - when does he sleep?
I was probably at the apex of my physical fitness while I was attending Haverford College in the early ‘90’s. The reason I was in such good shape boils down to a three-letter word: Mac. I had a great friend named Mac who was my workout partner. We used to swim together at the Bryn Mawr College pool every other day at 5am. When I didn’t want to get up that early, I could expect a sharp knock on my window – and vice versa. On most afternoons, Mac and I would meet at the HC gym and work out together. We pushed each other. We encouraged each other. We made sure that the other one did more laps, or more reps, or lifted more weight than we did the day before. We looked after what the other person ate in the morning, and had contests as to who could eat the healthier breakfast. We kept track of each other’s progress, and we made fun of each other along the way. I really miss those days.