Tuesday, August 14


I got up this morning and fell out of bed.

As it turns out, my hip is far more painful than I expected. I can feel exactly where the swelling is, and while I can definitely move on it, it came as a total shock when it hurt this morning. Time to start massaging that pain right out... I'm not looking forward to it, but I know i'll be fine, which is good.

Apparently, Heng-Scheng had a similar experience when he tried to get out of bed this morning. He's decided to see a doctor about it though as his injury seems a bit more severe. He told me not to feel bad about it, which was very considerate, but still... I don't want to injure anyone in summer league, let alone a club teammate.

This afternoon, I did a "track" workout, which was more of a field workout. It consisted of 8 sets of suicides of the 0-15-0-25-0-40-0-40 variety with 1min 45 sec rest between each. Times were: 33, 35, 33, 33, 37, 33, 32, 35. The 37 involved me choosing not to kill a kid as his father kicked a soccer ball into my path. Fucker. It's one thing if the kid does it, but the dad should know better. It was tough to do it in sneakers instead of cleats, but I didn't have cleats with me, so it had to do.

I followed that up with a 4x20 pushups with a rest of how long it took me to do the previous set (19, 19, 22, 30) and then 1min rest followed by 4x10 clap pushups with the same style rest (15, 15, 15, 25).

Good workout, overall. The hip held up, but I know I'll be a bit sore tomorrow.
Workout total:
30 min track
5 minute upper body strength


Ryan Todd said...

Ahhh, the 200 suicides...still one of my favorite workouts. I've taken out the final 40-40 (making it 120 total) so that I can be more explosive in the cuts.

Welcome back.

dusty.rhodes said...

I'm not gonna lie-- you were one of the people I pictured when I was doing this workout because you always kicked my ass on these.

Considering this was my first actual "track workout" of the year, I felt that the last 80 yards were useful from a pure "running more" standpoint.

The best part about the workout is that every single part of it is something you would do in ultimate.

Combine that with my near-total refusal to run anything over 100m, and suicides like this are a great way for me to get the distance without turning into a track guy.

I don't want to focus on my pacing or my running rhythm/form too much past going from zero to top speed and then maintaining for a little bit. That "cruise speed" that I hit when doing 200s and the like is not at all useful for me in ultimate.

Oh, by the way, a couple of years back when all of pike was doing these in 2 sets of 4 or whatever and posting our times, I finally figured out why my times were 5+ seconds more than everyone's: I was doing a 240 yard suicide and ending up where I started.

I'm an idiot.

Rich said...

Ryan, I still hate you for introducing me to these nasty buggers. My current co-ed teammates echo that sentiment, I'm sure. And yet, all those accelerations really do seem to be useful

Jim Biancolo said...

How long do you rest between suicides?

Sorry to hear about the injury-ridden summer league game!

dusty.rhodes said...

I went back and changed the original post, but the answer is 1min 45sec between suicides.