185 lbs — Oh Yeah!

I really enjoy making goals and achieving them.  I guess one of the reasons I’ve switched my focus from training for running races to weightlifting is that I see much more progress with weightlifting than I see with running.  Yes, I still enjoy running, but I don’t feel like I’m really getting faster at running.  But weightlifting is a different story!

This past week was my heavy week with the Wendler 5/3/1 program.  I like the fact that it’s a steady, efficient program.  I’m seeing progress!  I started the program in January with a deadlift PR of 155 lbs.  Today, 7 weeks later, I lifted 185 lbs.  WOW!  What a tremendous feeling.

This week is my deload week with weightlifting, which is good because my body needs a break.  My 12 mile run Sunday was BRUTAL.  Probably because I’d done track work the day before.  Not really a good idea to have back-to-back quality workouts.  But I was happy that my 400 m repeats were not far off where I left off in the fall.  I was surprised to be running 400s under 1:50 — all repeats were in the 1:40s.  Woo hoo!

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