I'm usually tired by the time Monday comes around but that didn't happen today. Maybe it was all the ice cream I ate yesterday for recovery!  I'm still trying to figure out what helps in recovery (or better yet accelerated, fast recovery) and I've been trying to eat right immediately after a hard workout (a good protein shake made with whey protein, coconut milk and a banana/raspberries).  Since my lower back was sore the entire weekend, I also spent time stretching on Saturday and Sunday and using the foam roller.  Maybe it was all those things that gave me the energy to work out today:
First up was the military press:
Since I've been struggling with the press, I dialed back the weights:
45 lbs 5 reps easy
55 lbs 5 reps easy
60 lbs 7 reps, struggled on the 6th and 7th rep
I will eventually figure out how to do heavy presses, but eventually is a long time away.
Then back squats, which are actually enjoyable now!
70 lbs 5 reps
80 lbs 5 reps
90 lbs 9 reps (1 rep more since 3 weeks ago)
Then it was onto my MTB strength training program, I'm on Cycle 5 of 7 and week 2 of Cycle 5:
Kettlebell push press 2x26 lbs
Windmills 20 lb kettlebell
Deadlifts 135 lbs
Bench press 75 lbs (felt better than last week!)
Marching glute bridge (hard)
3 point row 30 lb dumbbell!
Handstand press

After all of that, I headed out for a 3 mile run around Forged Fitness. My first road run in ages. I managed an 11:20 min/mile pace and felt pretty good. I actually ran the whole time and didn't feel like I was too tired and did not have the low glucose feeling.  Then I went home, had a protein shake and a mahi mahi burger with sweet potato fries. I'm going to use the foam roller to finish off my workout and sleep well tonight. 


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