Phase 1 is all about Strength. The Wendler program typically consists on Strict Press, Deadlift, Squat, & Bench Press. Each cycle is 4 weeks. During this time, I’m not doing a ton of MetCon or cardio workouts. The running is generally light pace unless I’m feeling good. I’ll be giving the Tough Mudder a go half way through this phase, so that should be a good test to see where I am. It might be tough to do an 18 or 20 mile long run without doing much during the week. We’ll see and tweak as needed.