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Monday, 26 October 2009

Week 36

Monday 19 October
too tired - rest day

Tuesday 20 October
Run - 3-4 miles, first night time run of the season, included motobikes on the river footpath.

Wednesday 21 October
Climbing @ the wall
Still tired from the weekend I think. Need to either treat the wall as a 'gym' ie get in get out training venue, or rediscover some psyche for the smeggy hell (might be impossible?)

Useful tip gained today from friend who is massively strong climber, on the inconsistency sometimes experience when training: we're not robots, travelling on a constant incline to massive power, some days we're up, some days we're down - performance changes.

Thursday 22 October
Gym - happy to report that I upped all me weights by at least 5kgs and still crushed.

Friday 23 October
Run before work - difficult to drag myself out into a dark dawn, but it was a great run once I got going. New playlist featuring punk rock. Frustrating MP3 player which does not know the meaning of 'random'. Need a new training player.

Saturday 24 October
Climbing @ the Edge in Sheffield. Led 6 routes, ranging 5 to 6a (or 6b?) So pumped, no stamia for long problems!

Sunday 25 October
Bouldering @ Burbage North & Higger Tor. Did about 7 problems, attempted 10. Fingers wailing, went through 3 tips!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Week 35

Monday 12 October
Climb @ the unit.

Tuesday 13 October
Run, about 4.5 miles?
Nice and steady, couldn've kept on truckin' for a whole while longer.

Wednesday 14 October

Thursday 15 October
Climb @ the wall

Friday 16 October
Gym before work - upped all my weights by 5lbs, still pretty do-able, will stick with this for a few weeks and add another 5lbs.
Side note: so many men at the gym over strain, and instead of using the eqipment to isolate and work certain muscle groups put their shoulders, back etc into bicep curls or something else. You need to lift lighter weights chaps.

Saturday 17 October

Sunday 18 October
Bouldering at the Plantation, Stanage, Derbyshire. Good temps, great friction - until it got too cold for comfort & we had to retreat indoors for cups of tea and cake.

Managed the grit rash my calf heel hooking on the 5+ overhanging traverse right next to the path to the Business boulder (Crozzle boulder?). Repeated a lot of stuff I've done before, but didn't tick anything else new.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Week 34

Monday 5 October
I have freshers flu - or at least the start of it - so I'm 'resting' and not letting myself get 'run down'.

Tuesday 6 October
The freshers flu is in my legs - they are similar to lead.

Wednesday 7 October
This is getting frustrating.

Thursday 8 October
I must be better by now - trying a gym session.

Friday 9 October
Gym before work
Climb after work
Saturday 10 October
Bike ride (short)
Epic tidying session - surely this equals some training points?

Sunday 11 October
Climbing @ Pleasley Vale, hopeless, weak with spaghetti arms. Thundering headache.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Week 33

Monday 28 September
Gym quick session - 5 min run, basic weights routine, 5 min run

Taking it easy after biking on the weekend, and because this if first time back at the gym after 4 weeks off! How did that happen?!

Tuesday 29 September

Wednesday 30 September
Run 4.5 miles. Stitch after about 3 miles, epic. From running too fast. Recovery after about 1/3 mile, and manage to run all the way home (wee, wee, wee...)

Thursday 1 October
Day off. Olives, jaffa cakes and pineapple juice for dinner.

Friday 2 October

Saturday 3 October
Bouldering at Roche Abbey in Yorkshire. Took a while to get into, but once there, good and knackering.

Sunday 4 October