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Monday, 30 March 2009

Week 7

Monday 30 March
Climbing @ the wall. 2 1/2 hours
Also did some rings - pull ups, off set pull ups, lock offs.

Tuesday 31 March
3 mile run after work in new trainers. Very happy with them. Up and Running, Nottingham get my vote for service.
Came home and did some pull up training - 3 sets of 5 reps assisted pull ups (both grips).
3 sets of 2 reps pull ups

Wednesday 1 April
Eye appointment - not sure if I'll be able to climb

Thursday 2 April
3.5 mile run after work. Possibly ran a bit too fast. Stitch 3/4 way round. Felt good though.
40 push ups (sets of 10)
50 sit ups (sets of 10)

Friday 3 April

Saturday 4 April
Boudlering @ Brimham Rocks in Yorksshire. Fairly hungover (a habit I need to break out of) but felt strong. Nearly latched a 5+ I was trying - frustrated I didn't just lob for the top.

Sunday 5 April
Slacklining in Roundhay Park. 5 steps! Success!

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Week 6

Monday 23 March

no climbing or running - sore fingers from the weekend, sore feet from the weekend.

Tuesday 24 March

some pull ups - easily doing reps of 2 pull ups unassisted now :) Did rep of 3 today.

Wednesday 25 March


Thursday 26 March

Friday 27 March
climbing @ the Unit. Practicing lock offs and reach throughs. Got some new problems using the wooden holds.

Saturday 28 March
cycled around, into town etc.

Sunday 29 March
routes @ High Ned end of Stanage. First time I've actually roped up at that crag! Did some nice VS, HS and HVS's. Frustrated when I fell off the crux on a HVS 5b. Should've done that easily. Need to improve my route reading skills.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Week 5

Monday 16th March

Climbing @ the wall - 2 1/2 hours , success on the stepped overhang with the yellow & blacks. Too tired after that to get the pink and black though - much brushing required of the smeggy holds. Also ticked the green crimpy problem on the slab (with inclusion of ledge and 1 extra hold that some might have said was out...)

Tuesday 17th March

5 mile run - excellent, playlist was perfect. Felt super psyched.
Only issue is with my trainers. Even with tape on the arches of my feet the insoles are still rubbing and causing blisters. Need to investigate some new trainers if am going to up my mileage.

Wednesday 18th March

Pull ups training:
6 reps of 5 assisted pull ups - 3 of each grip
got quite bored...

Thursday 19th March

5 mile run (a treat saved from yesterday)
Decided to do it without the insoles in because had run out of foot tape - not going to do that again. Knees feeling ok now, but drastically reduced my technique/style. Felt like I was lumbering along.

Did some core and push ups while neighbours was on ;)

Friday 20th March


Saturday 21st March

Climbing @ Burbage South. Very unfulfilling. Didn't get any of the (harder) problems I tried on the sheep or the tank. Went through 1 tip and was critical with 4 others. Left feeling shitty.

Sunday 22nd March

Went for a run, slightly longer than the usual. Stupid new taping system didn't work (note to self, revert to old system).
Did some pull up training:
* 3 sets of 2 pull ups unassisted.
* 6 sets of 5 pull ups assisted (both grips).

Monday, 16 March 2009

Week 4

Tried to climb at the unit, was far too tired still from Font

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
were a write off!

Ran 5 miles

Ramshaw, did 2 problems. Hopeless, too hung over.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Week 3

Fontainbleau trip

Saturday - Epic travelling
Sunday - Drei Zinnen and Canche aux Merciers
Monday - Roche aux Sabots, Cul de Chien and Roche aux Oiseaux
Tuesday - Canche aux Merciers (ticked 5c with tape on 7/8 fingers - thumbs OK)
Wednesday - Rainy, rest day. Went for a walk. Screaming elbow tendonitis.
Thursday - 95.2
Friday - Bas Cuvier and Canche aux Merciers
Saturday - Epic travelling!
Sunday - Back at home. 6 sets if 5 pull ups, 3 mile run