Settling on my next 9 weeks plan

I finally decided to just follow a slightly-modified 1st Class program from the book. I set out the first six weeks in a document so that I wouldn’t have to cart the book around with me so much. I spilled coffee on it last week, which didn’t help its appearance any.

I’m still narrowing down my goals (I know, that’s pretty bad a full week into a 10-week program) but at the moment they are:

  • Weight: get to 178 (four pounds from here)
  • Strength and endurance: I want to be able to do 50 push-ups in a single set, 10 pull-ups in a single set, a 3-minute handstand hold (supported with my feet against the wall), and I want to get to my 10-minute plank goal.
  • Speed: I want to move my 5.5km course speed from 39 minutes to 36 minutes (this would be about an 8% improvement. Probably too ambitious, but what the heck, right?)
  • Plyometrics: I want to learn the Depth Jump and be able to do a 10-rep set off of a 12″ platform
  • Flexibility: I’d like to be able to put my palms flat on the floor

Author: Jorah Lavin

I grew up in New England, moved to the Carolinas in '98 to start working at what was then a large regional bank and is now a really big nationwide bank. I work doing intranet content management and intranet site management. After work, I practice Aikido, knit, ride my motorcycle, read, watch movies & eat. I've been studying Aikido since 2014, and I ride a Yamaha V-Star 1300. I am pretty sure that I want to hike the Appalachian Trail someday.

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