Me: 42 year old male, 6'1", 230 lbs. Threw the discus in college, did a lot of olympic lifting at the time. Nowadays, training is mostly bodyweight stuff and kettlebells. Reasonably strong compared to average folks, but definitely carrying around some fat I don't need... and I've got a long way to go to chase folks around here. Found StrongFirst in mid 2017, and realized the internet could be used for good, instead of evil. Haven't really been on a formal program of any sort since I left college - just doing things I enjoy that keep the body working, and changing when I get bored or discover something else interesting. For 2018, going to switch it up by actually following a program (or two). Seems like a good reason to start up a training log while I'm at it. Near-Term Goals: TSC in April. Will be my first, and I expect a lot of challenges. I haven't done a 1RM deadlift since... ever. I'm a big guy, so... pullups. And I still haven't figured out how to just keep repping out snatches. Spartan Super in May. Have done a sprint, but haven't ever run farther than a 10K. Plus, somehow I gotta figure out how to hang from one arm. At some point this year, going to throw the discus again in a track meet. And a shot put. And any other heavy object I can get myself into a competition with. I play sand volleyball for fun, but don't really train for that. Plus, I try to be a good husband and father, when I can sneak that in. Longer-Term Goal: I love the rigor and mindfullness of karate, but with my current kid-dominated schedule, I just don't have the time to get in with the instructor at the rate it takes to get my black belt. So instead, I practice one a week, and try to work on a body that will stand up to the more intense training once I get the time. To me, that means: Hit hard Hit often Move quickly General punch-fools-in-the-mouth preparedness (GPFMP). To me, in addition to heavy bag work, S&S seems to help with this nicely. Injuries: Currently nursing a minor lower back strain. Only seems to affect hard rotational stuff (doesn't like me doing hard side kicks), but hasn't gotten in the way of swinging kettlebells. Keeping an eye on it. A little golfer's elbow (but I don't golf!) that comes and goes. Sometimes forces me to lighten the TGUs. The Plan: To start the year off: PTTP deadlift. Fighter pullup program 3x a week. S&S 4x a week, sometimes trading swings for snatches A relatively low-mileage half marathon training program. Credit were it's due, using this as a template: Hal Higdon Training Programs. But, since I gotta be strong first, I'll change some of those shorter runs into program-minimum-style run and swing sessions. Regular heavy-bag work, focused on power & technique. Burpees. Lots of burpees. Going to be adding an AM training session to my routine - that will be new, so will have to start off slow. Go time.