Thursday, November 30, 2006

Thursday Roadwork

21 minutes today. Definitely an easy day.

Wednesday's Training

Today was a good day at training. We had a good attendance at the practice. In addition to Bernard and me, Kevin, Cory, Matt, and the Judge were there. Andrew stopped by at the end, but did not join us. Kevin and Matt sparred today. It was Matt's first time; he enjoyed it. I did not spar because I got to the workout late and I focused on trying to make up for the shorter workout by increasing the intensity of my work. I hope it helped.

I'll spar next week. Bernard has designated Wednesdays as "sparring days." Of course, we will be able to spar on Mondays, too, but Bernard asked that we tell everyone to be there at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesdays so that we can all have a set time to get some sparring practice. That sounds good to me. It will help us have a regular time to get some work with the other boxers on the team. I'll tell Tim about it tomorrow and send out an e-mail announcement to the rest of the guys.

As for the workout itself, things went pretty well. Here's the breakdown.
  • 43 minutes of roadwork
  • 5 rounds on the pads with Bernard
  • 3 rounds of pivoting drills (holding a broom handle across the shoulders and pivoting from left to right while in a boxing stance)
  • 2 rounds on the heavy bag
  • 2 rounds on the double-end bag
  • 1 round on the uppercut bag
  • 1 round of stretching
That's 14 rounds plus the roadwork. Not too bad. It was raining like a monsoon here in Chicago all day today, so fitting the roadwork in was a challenge. I am glad I did it, though.

It will be fun to have a set time each week for sparring. I need the practice and I hope the rest of the guy will like the idea.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yes, I am celebrating another birthday. Yay! That's why it was very short roadwork today: 14 minutes. Hey, at least it is something. Now, where is that cake? :-)

Monday, November 27, 2006

Monday's Workout

I had a pretty good training session today. At the practice were Bernard, Andrew, Cory, and I. I put in a fair amount of work, so I am happy with the workout. Here's the summary.
  • 30 minutes of roadwork
  • 12 rounds on the pads with Bernard
  • 4 rounds on the heavy bags
  • 2 rounds of shadowboxing
  • 2 rounds on the double-end bag
  • 2 rounds on the uppercut bag
  • 2 rounds of situps
  • 2 rounds of stretching
That's a total of 26 rounds plus the roadwork. I had a good session. Now I just have to stay with it. Bernard wants all of us to spar on Wednesday, so that will make the workouts even more interesting and fun. I look forward to that.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sunday Roadwork and Shadowboxing

30 minutes today. What a great day outside! It feels like summer here in the Corn Belt.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Tuesday's Training

Because of a club meeting and vote on Monday, we are having our practice today. It was a small group today: Bernard, Cory, Mike B., and I were there. The Judge passed through the boxing room near the end of our workout and said hello, but did not train with us. Bernard can't be there tomorrow, so this was our only scheduled group workout this week. We'll be back on our regular Monday-Wednesday schedule next week. Here's the breakdown of today's workout.
  • 28 minutes of roadwork
  • 7 rounds on the pads with Bernard
  • 6 rounds of shadowboxing
  • 2 rounds on the heavy bag
  • 2 rounds on the double-end bag
  • 1 round on the uppercut bag
  • 1 round of stretching
That makes 19 rounds plus the roadwork. Not too bad. I am looking forward to resuming a regular schedule next week. Of course, not long after that I will be going on vacation for a while, but things don't work out perfectly, do they?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Monday Roadwork

Easy roadwork today, 19 minutes, because of a very busy day at work. Gotta pay the bills!