training diary

Daily updated training info + stuff #AKtraining

31 March 2017

Had a day off training yesterday, why? Because I was weak! Was walking up the hill to the gym at 7am and made up some bullshit reason why I could not do it, that I was going climbing later on, so I was in the clear - so I turned right and did some work. Did I go climbing? No, because when Vanessa got home she said ‘Shall we go climbing?” and I said ‘Nah, lets go tomorrow!” Why I’m telling you this is that often we only keep on the straight and narrow because the grooves are set deep. An example of this is that I always meet Vanessa in the Esso garage at 4pm when we go climbing, not at home. She finishes work at 3pm and go and runs up a hill called the Sugar Loaf. Why does she does this? Well she’s got an hour to kill before she meets me at the Esso garage! Training is one of those things in life that you never ever regret, but is often the hardest thing to do. I guess setting up these grooves, which for me is getting up to make breakfast, getting into car, getting out of car at crossroads to walk to gym, all add up to a feeling of ‘Oh well I’m hear, I might as well go training” - like when jumping into the cold sea, when your balance is off, and you’re committed, you might as well just go with it!

Got my sub 25 min 5km today (hardly minute mile speed!), so that was good, and need to start aiming for sub 24 minutes next.

The Day's Training

  • Run 5km 24:44
  • Dynamic overhead press 3x5 60kg
  • Overhead press 5x5 50kg
  • Bench 70kg 5x5
  • Bench Wide 60kg 5x5
  • Deadlift 120kg 4x5

Note:These numbers don't include warm up, which tend to be done at 25%, 50% and 75% of final weigh.

Notes

Not too bad. Stopped mid way through fifth set of deadlifts as felt my form was going off, which creates a lot of stress in my lower back, so binned in. Not a bad week, and it’s good to see improvement in different areas, and thought today that it’s great to have short, medium and long term goals when training, each supporting the other.

Day's Training

  • Run 5km 24:44
  • Dynamic overhead press 3x5 60kg
  • Overhead press 5x5 50kg
  • Bench 70kg 5x5
  • Bench Wide 60kg 5x5
  • Deadlift 120kg 4x5

Note:These numbers don't include warm up, which tend to be done at 25%, 50% and 75% of final weigh.