Friday, June 19, 2009

Nerdcore Boxing Returns!

After more than a year away from blogging, he's back! Woohoo! Welcome back, big guy! It's great to see you blogging again. I'm as eager as ever to read your site. I'm glad to learn things are going well and you're back to training.

To the rest of my readers, I encourage you to read his blog. As you can see from his past blog entries, he publishes a lot of useful content and logs his experiences, which seem fairly similar to my own adventures in the sweet science.

Hat tip to Marc at My Boxing Blog, who keeps punching as the Australian winter sets in.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Training Update

On Sunday, I attended the workout at GoTime. I got in four rounds of sparring. It went pretty well. I'm thinking of ways to get some of the guys from my former club to join us; that would be fun and would provide a greater variety of training partners.

Here's the roadwork recap for this week.

Sunday: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Monday: 47 minutes
Wednesday: 1 hour and 1 minute
Thursday: 34 minutes

Not terrible, but not ideal. I'm planning to get some gym time Friday morning, and do some cycling before this week is over.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Monday's Roadwork

Today's training was a long walk along the beach on Lake Michigan: 2 hours and 4 minutes.  I kept up a pretty good pace and it was great to walk on the sand in the early evening sunlight.  The cold water splashing on my feet was invigorating.  Ah, great stuff!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Back to Blogging: Coming Out Swinging at Sunday's Training

Wow.  I must have blinked.  It has been over a month since I posted here.  I knew I had been busy, but not that busy.  I'd like to say I have been so busy with training that I haven't had time to blog, but that isn't exactly true.  I've been occupied with other things: work and family stuff, mostly.  I trained well last week, but I haven't written about here, so I am not going to risk further delays by trying to catch up now.  Anyway, enough with the excuses.

I had a really good session at the gym today.  Just Glen, our coach, and Eric were there, so I got tons of focused attention--and, of course, that means tons of nonstop working hard with very few breaks in the action.  Indeed, those few breaks were very short, too, so it was a great workout.

I got to spar a lot with Eric today.  He and I work well together, and it was good, tough work.  In each round, we started at a moderate pace, but were really going at it when Glen called time to end the round.  Great stuff.  Thanks, Eric!