A resumption of Five for Friday, the Internet’s surest sign that I have nothing interesting to say . . .
Turns out the biggest tactical error of my week was taking Thursday off from the gym instead of today. That thing I said about Thursday always being the hardest day? Yeah. Well, not this week.
We did something today called the Spartan 300. And while what most of us did is probably a modified Spartan 300, it was still pretty tough because I’m old, not nearly in good enough shape for stuff like that and I’ll be suffering for the rest of the day.
The whole circuit involves 300 reps of five different exercises – you repeat the one you start with at the end. So it’s like 50 pushups, 50 suitcase lifts, 50 squat jumps, 50 shoulder presses, etc – and it turns out you’re not allowed to have a drink of water until you’re done the circuit. Because Spartans didn’t stop for water because if they did someone would cut their heart out and eat it in front of them.
Or something like that – I was dizzy from dehydration at that point and wasn’t really paying attention any more. Continue reading