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Week 5: Recover

Week of May 3rd. Following last week’s high level of fatigue and a little calf niggle at the beginning of the week, I decided to reduce the training load. It plateaued my fitness gain progress (CTL), but did wonders for restoring energy. Onwards to week 6… Next Week Fitness: Endurance […]

Week 4: Consistency vs. Fatigue

Week of April 26th. I’m now halfway through the 8-week New Habits phase, and while I’m pleased with the outputs so far, getting my endurance training up to a consistent 6 days per week is still a challenge. By Friday each week, there’s a significant amount of fatigue, often causing […]

Week 3: PT Kickoff

Week of April 19th. One of this project’s big goals is to get my basic strength (pull-up, push-up, sit-up) and endurance (1.5mile run) times up to Navy Seal PT test standards. Judging by performance of this week’s kickoff session, I have a long, long way to go by the November […]

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Week 2: Chop Wood, Carry Water

Week of April 12th. Building on Week 1 with improvements in bike and run consistency and more nutrition cleanups. I’m pleased with progress so far and enjoying the whole body soreness and quality and quantity of sleep that training brings. The Report Card Daily Habits Improvement of overall habits since […]

Week 1: Embrace the Suck

Week of April 5th. Training when having a high fitness level is mostly blissful–there is even satisfaction in the hard efforts. And being a complete beginner also has some positives with high curiosity combined with low expectations and new experiences. However, being a veteran athlete starting out again from a […]

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Week 0: Project Setup

Week of March 29th. It’s time to get Project 2021 underway. I’ve created some specific goals, and decided the strategy to help guide me on a daily and weekly basis.