Monday, June 12, 2006

Monday's Practice

Back at the gym today. Here's the program:
  • 31 minutes of roadwork
  • 4 rounds on the pads with Bernard
  • 3 rounds of shadowboxing
  • 2 rounds on the double-end bag
  • 1 round of situps
  • 1 round of stretching
Not one of my best workouts, but certainly not one of the worst either. I felt really weak today and I think I was a bit dehydrated. While I was drinking water during practice, I later remembered that I had not been drinking much water during the day. Not such a good move!

I used to have the weird idea that dehydration really only matters at the elite level of sports. WRONG! Not drinking enough water can affect anyone's athletic performance. Of course, I know this. I studied and was tested on this when I earned my level 1 amateur boxing coach certification. Hell, I'm the guy who is usually hounding others to drink more water, especially when the weather is warmer as it is now. Duh!

Oh well, it's a learning experience. I'm not going to be too hard on myself, just learn the lesson and move on. So to all my readers: learn from my experience--drink plenty of water when you're working out and competing!

We had a few guys missing from practice. Tim is on his honeymoon for two weeks in England and France. (To Tim and Christine: congratulations again and I hope you're having a great time.) Andrew is in Ireland on vacation.

However, Cory, Rich, and Kevin were there. It's all good. ;-)

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