My first Bomb Suit Mile (video coming soon) convinced me of two things:
1. I can beat all standing official and unofficial records.
2. Beating said records is going to be approximately 42 times harder than I initially anticipated.*
If you take a look at the record board, EOD Techs are hitting a bit of a wall. Multiple attempts have occurred after up to 7 months of completed dedicated training, but no one has been able to break the floor of 8:40. It has become an intimidating number, one that I dwell on in spare moments. I don’t know whether to focus on it, or flee from it.
One thing is certain: I don’t want to be caged by that number.
Too many cages these days – not enough can-do. So first, focus on what can be done. I need to get out of my head, and set my goal. Then, write a ridiculous training plan (on top of daily military PT) to get there. Here’s a taste of this week:
|Pyramids: 1-20-1||75:00 Run||15:00 Warm Up||Warm-Up||R||Warm up||10 Mile Run|
|Pushups||TABATA -||100/200/400||4-mile w/ 32.5 lb||E||1 ON/2 OFF|
|Leg Levers||Squat, Pushup||800/400/200/100||10:00 Jump Rope||S||21:00||Bench|
|Supermans||Situp, Leg Lever||4x Strides||T||Squat|
I have a number in my head, and I am on the crazy train[ing] plan to achieve it.
*Running in a bombsuit is hellish.