Today is a rest day. Which is just as well, because I rented a copy of SoulCalibur IV yesterday and stayed up ALL NIGHT playing it. I have been a fan of the SoulCalibur series ever since the original arcade game, and putting Darth Vader in as a character... "Now you understand the power of the Dark Side. (Vooh-Pah)"
I'm finally starting to find my way in my new training regimen. One of the reasons I have such distaste for military PT is that there seems to be no sense of direction, no definable goals; it's just an hour of movement every morning in the hopes of doing well on a test taken once or twice a year. However, I've found a running regimen (Run Less, Run Faster) and a calisthenics program which both have progressive, repeatable goals. I've programmed this into a 13 week program (twelve weeks of training and a week of rest), which fits excellently into a periodization program. I have two six-week microcycles per thirteen week mesocyles, and four mesocycles per macrocyle (year).
The drawback is that the running program is set up for 5k runs (3 miles); since I've been training myself for 2 mile runs for the last five years, I have trouble maintaining a pace for some of the training distances I'm supposed to run. For this mesocycle, therefore, I'm only running half of the recommended distance on long run days; next mesocycle (October through December), I'll try running the full distance.