In Honor of Army SFC William Bennett, Special Forces

These training sessions are dedicated to Army SFC William Bennett, assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group, who lost his life in Iraq in 2003. Sunday was a rest day and even though I felt much better after Saturday’s workout I still needed the rest day. Monday I ran 3.5 miles in 33 minutes which was a faster pace than I was doing during the month of December. All the workouts except the weight lifting sessions are going to be increased from the December levels. Finished off the morning session with a weight lifting session and in the afternoon did a 10 mile strength. This paddle was a tough one because of the high winds Tampa Bay was experiencing from an oncoming cold front. The weather killed my speed but it was great training for the weather I might face in the UFC. For this paddle I ended up with an average speed of 4.7 MPH and a time of 2 hours 8 minutes. Today I did a 5 mile walk with a 35 lb weight in 77 minutes. This workout was a mile longer than the walks I was doing in December and at a faster pace.  As the workouts increase in January I am wondering if any of the days will be easy days. For the family of SFC Wiiliam Bennet, that included his son Seth, there are no easy days without him. A donation to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation will make it easier for his son to get a college education.