No live football this weekend but a couple of Chiefs games on tap. Ok, I saw one last night; the Timberrattlers pitching kept the Chiefs at bay and allowed no hits through 7 innings; the Chiefs got 2 in the 8’th and even loaded the bases, but could only get one run. Still it was 2-1 going into the 9’th when the visitors got 2 more and won 4-1.
But there was at least a little bit of excitement. And it was fun to have the wife along.
TV football: I missed Illinois State getting run over by Wisconsin 38-0; I didn’t miss Navy getting outplayed by Delaware and losing 14-7. First 3 plays told the story: play one, Navy fumbled it to Delaware. Play 2: pass interference on Navy (obvious call). Play 3: Blue Hen touchdown.
I also watched Illinois lose to Indiana 23-20. The Illini were hurt by a bad call on a pass in the end zone
but still lead 20-16 with 2 minutes to go and the Hoosiers 75 yards away with no time outs. But the defense, which had switched to more blitzing to stop Indiana’s passing, played soft and allowed a march down the field.
Time and time again, the Illini made bad decisions and mistakes. Here, they passed on a field goal and went for it on 4’th down..leading by 1.
The positives is that the running game and short passing game looked decent for most of the night, and Virginia, the next opponent, gave up 170 rushing yards to FCS Richmond. But the problem will be Virginia’s passing: we don’t defend the pass well…not without blitzing. I still think this match up favors Illinois and I expect a hard fought win.
Saturday: PT, walk 1 (hard 5K), weights. Then a slow second walk after watching a football game on TV.
The first one tired me out a bit; I went pretty hard.
Pull ups: 12 sets of 5 with either 30 seconds rest or PT rest, push ups: 3 sets of 30 incline, 10 flat
bench press: I found that I still had back issues with my feet on plates; legs up is the best:
5 x 156, 4 x 156, 10 x 134, 10 x 134
curls 3 sets of 10
high incline: 3 sets of 10 x 94
Then came the 2 mile walk (after watching TV); first 1.5 was very pleasant ..some issues in the final 0.5
Today still some stuff with the back; I have to remember to NOT arch when I roll.
Went out for a walk intending 1-2 but felt good enough to do a slowish 5K; some issues in the final 0.5 miles or so.
Note: my Garmin recorded my watch stops to cross roads; those amounted to about 30 seconds or a 10 seconds per mile faster pace, but it does not matter.
After that, shoulder PT and deadlifts:
low: 10 x 134, 10 x 184
backed off the heavier sets: 10 x 234 4 inch
10 x 260 8 inch (easy)
My back won’t allow for true strength training; I am working to keep tone in my glutes and legs.
Back: sometimes I get the radiating pain on my back when I roll, and I think it is because I am used to arching my back when I roll.
I need to work on that, and I need to figure out a nice posture for my downhill walking. Flat walking and uphill walking is progressing nicely.