Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Just got back from an amazing trip to China but, yesterday was the worst travel day of my life and I’ve done some crazy travel.

Left Shandong Province in China at 8:30 AM China time on Tue ( 8:30 PM Monday night in Boston if you want to keep track)
Drove 1 hour to the high speed train station
Took 1.5 hour high speed train ride to Beijing ( picture is fuzzy but thats 294 KPH)
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Drove 1 hour from Beijing train station to the Beijing Airport
Flew 13 hours to Detroit, departing at 4:50 PM China time ( over the Polar ice cap) Arrived at 5:40 EST, still Tue ( like getting in a time machine, you travel back in time).
Two hour layover in Detroit turned into 4.
Boarded flight from Detroit to Boston. Arrived at 11:20 PM EST.
Drove 30 minutes to home. Arrived at 12:10.
Elapsed time from start to finish, 27.5 hours.

It’s great to be home.

The plus side is I made some great friends. I want to thanks Tom, Sarah, Dr Liu, Dr Zhiang ( hope I spelled it right) and everyone else who made my trip so amazing.2014-05-26 19.20.12


8 Responses to “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”

  1. mboyle1959 Says:

    No sure who taught you that but, I would consider that a huge mistake. If you do join

    The key is to use the search function. Type the word plyometric into the search function. Under search fields, click “headlines”. That will turn up all articles with that term in the headline ( you can do that for any word).

  2. Glad you made it back in one piece.

  3. Vince moya Says:

    I am not a member. Didn’t know about this actually. This info does help a lot! Just was always taught to only do plyo and power work when the time comes for that phase

  4. mboyle1959 Says:

    Vince- we do power work in every phase. Are you a member? I wrote an article called Power Cubed for the site. We do power in every phase. We do plyos every phase, we olympic lift every phase, we throw med balls every phase, and we do strength work every phase. It is called concurrent periodization. Does that help?

  5. Dave Trevino Says:

    Coach I can’t imagine how you must feel. I thought my latest trip from Texas to Hawaii and back (5 hr time difference) was tough. You must be wrecked…thanks for all you do man. -DT

  6. Vince moya Says:

    In the power phase would you do plyometrics the whole time? Or would you do your plyos at the begin, and work on strength at the end of session? You shouldn’t want to mix the 2 right? Could you give an example of a power workout

  7. mboyle1959 Says:

    Vince- no sure what you mean? Can you expand?

  8. vince moya Says:

    This is off topic… once in the strength phase, do you do total body power the whole time? or do you have a handful of power exercises then do strength for the remainder of the session? Could you give an example? Thank you for your time

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