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122 Days Until Killington Ultra Beast 2016

Today isn’t one of my best days so far. Having given this journal too much thought, I found myself unable to sleep. I had grand plans of waking early to get some sprints in this morning. Instead, I crawled into bed around midnight and woke 10 minutes before work. Today will be an average day for me.

It is probably a good thing that I didn’t run this morning; my knees are hating me right now. I find that any distance running does a number on this old man’s body. I just power through it on race day, STFU right? Today’s plan? Going to get my normal walking activities in during the day… Fitbit challenge (I destroy all my friends), then shoulders and some legs tonight. Afterward, TaeKwonDo.

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Additionally, I have to get my diet back in check. I had been eating a TON of calories prior to and after the NJ Ultra Beast. Yesterday I stuffed my face with a massive pork roll (+ egg and cheese on a bagel) sandwich for breakfast and a cheeseburger with pork roll for lunch. Topped all that off with a quart of Chicken and Broccoli and a quart of Wonton soup for dinner. There was the occasional bag of Cheetos puffs mixed in and a protein shake after my run. Currently sitting around 169lbs and 17% body fat, according to the Fitbit aria. My ideal weight, for TKD, is around 163, that is when I feel my quickest.

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Weight Training:

MilitaryA2:E27 Press 10 Reps 8 Reps 6 Reps 4 Reps
100 lbs. 113 lbs. 125 lbs. 138 lbs.
SuperSet
Calf Raises 10 Reps 10 Reps 10 Reps 10 Reps
150 lbs. 150 lbs. 225 lbs. 225 lbs.
Front Raise (dumbell) 10 Reps 8 Reps 6 Reps 4 Reps
15 lbs. 20 lbs. 25 lbs. 30 lbs.
SuperSet
Leg Extensions 10 Reps 10 Reps 10 Reps 10 Reps
150 lbs. 150 lbs. 150 lbs. 150 lbs.
Lateral Raises (dumbell) 10 Reps 8 Reps 6 Reps 4 Reps
15 lbs. 20 lbs. 25 lbs. 30 lbs.
SuperSet
Rope Sissy Squats 10 Reps 10 Reps 10 Reps 10 Reps
150 lbs. 150 lbs. 150 lbs. 150 lbs.
Cuban Press (dumbell) 10 Reps 10 Reps 10 Reps 10 Reps
15 lbs. 15 lbs. 15 lbs. 15 lbs.
Shrugs (dumbell) 10 Reps 10 Reps 10 Reps 10 Reps
55 lbs. 55 lbs. 55 lbs. 55 lbs.
Upright Row 10 Reps 8 Reps 6 Reps 4 Reps
120 lbs. 130 lbs. 140 lbs. 150 lbs.

Having noticed a bit of pain in my left Achilles, I thought I should take it easy. I guess my body wasn’t ready for yesterday’s run. What I didn’t know was that the pain would be so great that I could not finish my TaeKwonDo class. My plan was to hit the stair climber tomorrow for two hours, I may have to put that on hold for a couple of days and see what happens with the Achilles.

About Joe DiFiglia

Fitness and sport enthusiast. Spartan Race Junky. I have been a martial artist since the age of 4 and addicted to anything challenging. Years of Martial Arts training provides the ability to keep going when my body really wants to quit.

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I have given this a lot of thought, a daily update just isn't for me. This is week 17. I suffered a setback this week, injuring my Achilles. I am not exactly sure what I did, but I can tell you that it hurts. STFU! does not mean be stupid. Training for NJ Ultra Beast, I hurt my knee and was unable to run for a couple of weeks. That did a number on my endurance. The elliptical didn't cut it and I should have hit the stair master instead. This time around, I am going to take advantage of my experience and lean on my brain instead of my brawn.