Coach Ian – Week in Review 05/16/2021
Book I’m Reading
Run Streak and Running Goals:
Progress: As of 5/16/21, I’ve now run 566 miles for the year, while maintaining my 136-day run streak.
First Ultramarathon of 2021!
I’m excited to be training for my first ultramarathon this year (or last!) – the Big Chief 50K in Lake Tahoe on 7/18/21. It looks like a beautiful course!
Share of the Week:
As a coach, I think it is always the corner’s responsibility to protect a fighter from his or herself. I’m not posting this to promote the idea that fighters should never quit – they have lives outside of the ring and need to go home to their families. In that respect, BJS’ corner did the right thing.
But this video also goes to show how people can criticize others before they actually get put in that position. Normally that comes from some fan on social media who’s never stepped in the ring, this time it’s coming from the fighter himself.
Respect all fighters for what they go through.
Justin Cardona vs James De Herrera: Congrats to Stallion for getting a 1st round TKO!
This Week at Dreamland Boxing:
Our classes have been increased to 16 people per class. Also, open gym hours have been extended from 9:30AM to 12:30PM and a Beginner’s Boxing Class on Saturdays at noon with Coach Eric. See the full updates here.
Dreamland Boxing has re-opened for outdoor classes. Classes will be capped and there will be no waitlist for classes. Come join me on Fridays at 4:30PM for a workout!
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 virtual practices this week featured the following:
- Breaking down the Canelo Alvarez – Billy Joe Saunders fight
- Mastering the jab
- Parrying punches
- How to hold mitts
- Changing levels
- 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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