training diary

Daily updated training info + stuff #AKtraining

31 January 2017

Had a good climb last night which probably reduced the pain of yesterday’s weights, which I’d expect after switching from one type of weight lifting to another (5x5 to 10x10), but seeing as it’s day 2 maybe I’ll feel it tomorrow!

Seem to have shifted this bit of a chesty thing, so felt a bit better this morning but didn’t go mad and instead did a steady 5km in 30 mins, knowing the weights would be a good more focused stress on the body. My base fitness aim is always to be able to run 1.5 miles (2.4 km) in under 10 mins (great little to work out how to do that here), which is the standard Gurkha fitness test (although they do it in 9:40, but then I’m not a Gurkha!). If you can get to that level, and maintain it, then as a climber or mountaineer that’s probably all you need to do, no more longer runs or body damaging stamina challenges (well beyond just climbing and walking for fun).



The Day's Training

  • Run 5km 30min
  • Deadlift 10x10x70kg = 7000kg

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

Notes

As you can see by doubling reps and sets you actually increase the total weight lifted even from one exercise versus many, and I think this phase is a very good way to nail your technique/form before moving back to 5x5. I suppose you could see this as an active rest period, but you’re putting down some solid foundation work for later.

Day's Training

  • Run 5km 30min
  • Deadlift 10x10x70kg = 7000kg

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