In Honor of Sgt David P Day, USMC

These training sessions are dedicated to Sgt David P Day USMC, assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, who lost his life on April 24, 2011 while conducting combat operations in  Afghanistan. Sunday was a rest day and it was needed after the long distance paddle on Saturday. Monday stated out with a run of 3.5 miles in 33 minutes and a weight lifting routine. Still keeping the weights to 3 sets with 12,10, and 8 reps and a 30 sec rest interval. Monday evening completed a 10 mile strength paddle in 1 hr 57 minutes which gave me an average speed of 5.13 MPH. In both my long paddle and this strength paddle I probably was pushing it too hard. During most of the workout I was exceeding the max heart rate targets. Incurring an injury at this point would not be a good thing so on future workouts I am going to bring the intensity down to stay within the target heart rate range. Tuesday I walked 5 miles with a 35 lb pack in 80 minutes over various elevations.   The strength workout was a painful one but the pain left as soon as I finished. For the family of Sgt David P Day (USMC) the pain of his loss never leaves . A donation to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation will make it easier for the families of fallen warriors such as Sgt Day.