I'm going to use this journal to track my lifting, soccer playing and running. These three areas typically compliment each other fairly well, especially since I've only been playing soccer twice a week at the moment. I have been focusing mostly on lifting and just accumulating miles running without much focus. I have been seeing gains in running and lifting lately, so for now, nothing seems to be interfering.
I have been suffering from lack of energy and it does take a lot to get going some days. It could be attributed to law school and frequent commutes from New York to Delaware (where my fiance lives). This will be figured out soon enough though as graduation and moving are only a week away.
Generally, all of my goals are focused on strength and speed. I find that I'm almost always one of the fastest on the field, but stamina has been lacking so my longer runs are an attempt of improving overall conditioning. I hope to get some plyometric training in starting in a few weeks.
Back in February, I maxed out benching 2X3 @ 205lbs but then proceeded to decline to the point where I was struggling to lift 170. For the past few months I have been using dumbbells to bench and have increased from using 65s to 85s. I'd like to be able consistently bench 225+. I'd also like to be able to bench 200 with the dumbbells.
For the past few months I have only been able to lift 3 days a week but beginning in two weeks, I should be able to increase to 4-5 days a week. Since speed is one of my goals, I will be focussing on legs more than I had been, but the general goal is overall strength and fitness, so I will be breaking up the days to achieve full body workouts.
Goals here are to increase stamina and speed. Moving to Delaware will provide access to great trails with some very steep hills. My weekend running in DE has already increased my endurance. The hills intensify runs without much planning.
My fiance and I do run road races frequently. My distance varies from 5k up to the half marathon. I would like to run the Philly Marathon in November. I don't plan to follow a specific training plan but I will need to focus on pacing myself and preparing mentally for the distance.
I currently play in a Sunday league but will be looking to join a much bigger league in the fall. That league plays full 90 minute games (as opposed to the 50 minute games I have been playing in) so a lot of endurance will need to be built over the summer.