There’s been an idea bumping around in my head for a while. It’s as old as training and as new as the latest hyper-fit craze; I’d like to take a crack at combining an ultra endurance event (most likely the Leadville 100) with something that is totally power & strength oriented; max benchpress of bodyweight followed by a 1 rep max squat and deadlift. Simple stuff to understand, ultra hard to train for and do well.
Dennis & I talked about this a while ago; hell 10 years? He was telling me about setting up a bench station at the end of a 10k and cranking out reps as soon as you cross the line.
I like the idea, and I’m going to take the next 2 months (until January 1st) to set out exactly what it is I want to be able to do. Not in general terms, but in dates, weights, and times. I’ll post it here, and figure out a way to set up a training log, maybe through Strava, so I can look back and see how the whole thing went down.
As much as I love running, I miss being under weight, and being strong. It’s one thing to have set of legs and lungs, it’s another thing entirely to have enough meat on your frame to get the hard work done when it needs done gettin’.
Are you interested? Do it your damn self, and shoot me an email with your results. To hard work and measurable results!