Began the day with 18+ miles of mixed-intensity, fixie riding, culminating at the Rocky Mount High School football field for some serious sled dragging. A single-man tackling sled is a little too heavy to use for glute-dominant, goose-step pulls — which I would prefer, as this exercise more closely hits/resembles the at-speed sprinting (pawing) motion — but still, some very effective drive phase work can be done with a heavier implement.
Here’s what a single-man tackling sled looks like, courtesy of George at Coaching for Pizza. Heh, not very Paleo, but a very cool site none the less. Coaching football in Europe — what a trip that must be.
I used my gymnastic rings and straps for leads. I have no way of quantifying how much or how many pulls I did, other than to say I did a friggin bunch — alternating between both forward and backward pulls — in approximately 30 yard bursts.
I followed the pull-fest up with a another 6+ miles in the saddle. Got a nice workout, along with a little more sun on my pale self than I’d bargained for; ramping-up the ol’ vitamin D generator, I suppose.
Refueled from the day’s activities with some grilled lamb and a simple salad.
I also had another round of the leftover concoction from yesterday. Notice that my carb intake, even during periods of extended exercise volume, is still pretty damn minimal.
Tomorrow will be a planned day off. Maybe some light fixie riding out to the coffee shop to keep the legs loose, but noting more than that.