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Physical endeavours, last week

My twin 101-in-1001 projects (Air Alert 3 and hand walking) have now been running for eight weeks and it is time for the eighth report (see report 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). This report will be the last one for several reasons.

First of all, writing about things like thin once a week is just… silly. Normally, progress is much slower than can be counted over weeks and I doubt that anyone is interested enough to demand weekly reports. Something like once a month would be much better, but then I need a different system of posting these anyway.

Secondly, I have serious doubts about the quality of Air Alert 3 as a means of developing height. The sheer volume of repetitions really does not make sense if the goal is to jump higher. Sure, if I want to develop strength in my legs in general, it is probably rather good, but that was not the point this time. I have had this suspicion confirmed by several people who ought to know what they are talking about. Also, I think that eight weeks should give a better result than a two-centimetre increase, which could be an error of measurement anyway.

As for the task on the 101-in-1001 list, I specified that the programme should be at least a month and having completed the six first week, I consider the task concluded. I really should not pass too heavy a judgment on Air Alert 3 itself, since I will not finish it in its entirety, but I have lost faith in its effectiveness, which is a prerequisite to spend time and energy on doing it.

As for the hand walking, I have a long way to go (pun very much intended), even if I beat three records this week. First of all, I increased my one-attempt record from 27 metres to 31 metres, which is fine. The strange thing is that I beat it again one minute later and walked 33 metres. One might have assumed that I would be tired from the first attempt, but obviously not tired enough. This shows that I have potential to walk much more than 33 metres, but the corridor in which I walk is 33 metres, so it has to be outdoors. I also beat my record for walking 100 metres in as few attempts as possible with one minute rest, from 110 in 6 attempts to 107 in 4. It seems like I am on the right track.

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  1. Gastono’s avatar

    I’m sorry that air alert didn’t work out for you the way you intended… But congratulations on the new records in hand walking… you’ve done an impressively big progress. I’m confident that you will complete your task in walking a 100 metres without resting if you stay focused on your task. Keep up the good work :)