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Coach Ian – Week In Review: (01/24/2021)

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  • January 24, 2021April 22, 2021

Coach Ian – Week in Review 01/24/2021:

What I’m Reading:

A Promised Land – Barack Obama

Blog I’m Reading:

Lillian Li – Chinese Characteristics. This is outside of my normal boxing, running, nutrition, and health content but I’ve lately gone down a few rabbit holes reading Lillian Li’s twitter and articles covering Chinese tech companies (BABA, BILI, the state of Chinese Cloud, Pop Mart, etc.) I guess I’m not the only one, she’s gone from 2,500 follower to 10,000+ followers since the New Year.

Documentary Recommendation: Sacred Cow

Would highly recommend this documentary if you’re interested in regenerative agriculture and saving our planet! The answers aren’t as simplistic as just cut-out-meat, especially if the alternative is putting out a ton of processed foods, while not addressing our soil.

If you’re short on time or want a sneak peak of the documentary, check out the documentary’s feature on Alejandro Carillo (Rancho Las Damas) restoring the soil in the Chihuahuan Desert.

Run Streak and Running Goals:

Since the start of the year, I’ve started off a Run Streak. I’ve run 5K/day every day, except for Saturday’s which are for my long distance runs. While a lot is up in the air, my current timeline is as follows:

Weekly Goal:

  • 25 miles/week

Monthly Goals:

  • Kaiser Permanente Virtual Challenge
    • 10K (slow): 1/23/2021
    • 5K (fast): 1/30/2021
    • Half-Marathon (fast): 2/6/2021
  • Overall mileage: 100 Miles in January


  • Targeting a full-marathon in the second half of the year

Yearly Goal:

  • 1,000 miles

I ran my 10K today (Saturday) with a 50:45 time. Although this wasn’t supposed to be a “hard” race, I’m a bit disappointed with my level of exertion to keep that pace. As a result, I’ve braced myself for a slower 5K and half-marathon time. It will take time to build up.

That being said, as of Saturday (1/23/2021), I’m at 88 miles running for the month so should be on track for 100 miles. I’ve hit 25 miles every week this year and have run every day this year. Results take time – but I’m happy with my current level of consistency!

The Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon and Virtual Challenge is Now Underway!

The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon, 10K & 5K are GOING VIRTUAL and I’m joining in as an official Ambassador! Enter any of the races individually or sign up for the “Triple” Peaks Challenge to tackle all three. You’ll receive a participant shirt and medal just for signing up. The Challenge begins January 7th, 2021 and finishes February 7th, 2021.

Sign up for the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Virtual Half Marathon using my referral code here!

This Week at Dreamland Boxing:

Dreamland Boxing has re-opened for outdoor classes. Classes will be capped and there will be no waitlist for classes.

Also, I have continued to host our virtual boxing sessions. Thank you to our members for keeping your memberships active and continuing to support our gym during this time. And I’m personally glad to have been able to aid in your boxing development all year!

Our practices this week featured the following:

  • Mittwork: Breaking down Roger Mayweather’s mitt routines
  • Defense Drills
  • Bobbing and Weaving: A unique combination for our bobbing and weaving drills!
  • Inside Fighting: When to double with one hand
  • Inside Fighting: Getting Your Head off the Center Line, Shoulder Control
  • Body weight circuits
  • Kettlebell Single-Arm Swings and Turkish Get-Ups
  • And more!

You can find a full list of drills if you are a current Dreamland Boxing member in the Premium Drills section of my website.

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