Saturday, May 1, 2010

"Dad Strength"

Okay, there are two reasons I remember May 21, 1988. The first, in case my wife is reading this, is that we celebrated our one-week wedding anniversary on this day. The second relates to the single greatest athletic learning experience of my career.

Coach Ralph Maughan of Utah State University was retiring as head track coach. For the record, he had made the Olympics as a hammer thrower, played professional football with the Detroit Lions, and won a Purple Heart at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. I know, I know, other than that, what has he done? Well, …

After five decades of coaching at Utah State, Coach Maughan was retiring. His family organized a very fitting tribute: a surprise track meet. Utah State had developed champions in the hurdles, 800 meters, pole vault, shot put, and hammer but the program was noted, worldwide, for discus throwing. At this tribute meet, alumni from all over the United States and Canada returned. The discus throw had former world record holders, national collegiate champs, Olympians from two nations, and hosts of league champs. Every alumnus had reached at least 180 feet/55 meters in the discus and the roll call neared two dozen.

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Michelle's first rope climb

4oom Bucket Carry and Double Under Practice

Max Effort Overhead Squat

Rest 5 minutes then
200 Push Ups for time

2x15 Ab Wheel

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  1. Those Bucket Carry's SUCKED!! We shall do them again!

    OHS 170 PR from 165 and a 25# gain from my last 1RM attempt. Once again, we must be doing something right.

    10:45 as Rx'ed

  2. Too bad I missed the OHS max, I wanted to do it!

    I did the 200 pushups, though - 12 min. flat