Monthly Review - August 2020August 31st, 2020
- This month, I’ve been really focused on work - we have a big launch coming very soon, so I’ve spent more hours than normal coordinating & building things for that.
- To close my track “season”, I was able to run time trials in the 100/200/400 with lifetime PRs in all of them!
I set PRs in the standing long jump and 100m, equaled my PR in the 200m
- Standing long jump: 3.16 meters - previous best of 3.12 set in Fall 2015
- 100m: freelap-timed 10.92 - previous best of FAT 10.96 set October 2019
- 200m: freelap-timed 22.10 - tied my FAT record
- 400m: camera-timed 49.5 - previous open time was 51.27 in April 2016
Also had a few cool workouts:
set a flying 30m #freelap PR of 3.00 on [[August 3rd, 2020]], equaled it on [[August 14th, 2020]] and [[August 26th, 2020]]
200@95%, 2m rest, 200@95%, 8m rest, 150@100%
325/120, 15m rest, 200/120
- 325/120 38.6 16.1
- 200/120 24.8 15.8
- Now that I’m re-acclimated to the weight room, I’m feeling pretty close to the end of linear gains. Since my weight room training is secondary to track workouts, I set up a super basic #[[weight room]] linear periodization with 4 week mesocycles. Hopefully this will let me continue to progress weight-wise while not burning out.
- Two months of nordic hamstring curls have started to pay off: my hamstrings are noticeably stronger eccentrically!
- Upgraded deno version to 1.3 - this was surprisingly non-trivial because of breaking API changes from 1.0
- Not much to speak of this month - Dragon Age has been eating up my already limited free time
- #saved #link Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- #saved #link Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by James C. Collins
- #saved #link The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money by Bryan Caplan
Links and Quotes
- “#saved #link How (and Why) We Elevated the Single Leg RDL to a ‘Main Lift’”
- “#saved #link How Velocity Loss Within Sets Impacts Speed, Strength, and Jumping Ability”
- “10:24: #saved #track How to Run Really Fast with Usain Bolt”
- “16:09: #saved #link #[[weight room]] #track How to deload”
- “#saved #link Building Lateral Strength to Correct Crossover Gait | SimpliFaster”
- “#saved #link Means & Methods of Developing Eccentric Strength for Sport”
- “#saved #link Individualized training for greater speed development”
- “#saved #track #coaching Acceleration Presentation”
- “17:34: #saved #link #coaching #track Sub-10sec Sprint coach Jonas Dodoo talks sprint tactics & technique - YouTube”
- “#saved #link #track #coaching How to Enhance Performance on Competition Day”
- “#saved #link #track #coaching Mike Young on Instagram: “The hamstring is probably the most common fail point in top speed sprinting. It’s also one of the prime engines of speed. I take a multi-…””
- “#saved #link The Case for Education | The Memeticist”
Tech & Science
- “#saved #link #tech #coronavirus Virtualization, Forklifts, Microphones, Shipping Containers, Video Conferencing, Stethoscopes… — Andrew Kortina”
- “11:13: #health #saved #link New study links excessive amounts of vitamin D to onset of atrial fibrillation | EurekAlert! Science News”
- “#saved #link #design #typography Type Scale Generator | Baseline”
- “#saved #link #science The mysterious case of man who can read letters—but not numbers—exposes roots of consciousness | Science | AAAS”
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