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Andy Kirkpatrick


training diary

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16 February 2017

Back on the training today, although nothing too tough, just a morning run. Been away from home so haven’t done any real training beyond some walking since last Monday, and I know I’ve let myself down. It’s easy to come up with excuses, but that’s just what they are, and what’s really needed are ‘reasons’. These reasons are:

1. Eating crap, which is so easy when you’re on the road (4 different beds in a week). This is a real killer, big meals with friends, then maybe no breakfast. Lots of bread is never good!

2. Work. Yes working gets in the way, with filming somedays we’d be up at 8am, filming by 9:30am and not stopping till 7pm. Of course this is just an excuse, as you could get up a 6am, or even do something at lunch time… but well I didn’t.

3. Watching TV. I don’t watch a lot of TV in Ireland (apart from 30 mins of Home and Away!), but found at the end of filming we’d all crash and end up watching True Detective till midnight.

4. Being knackered! This is really the culmination of all of the above, bad diet, late nights, no exercise, which you see as being down to working hard, which is actually the opposite, in that keeping up with the training would keep me training!

Anyway luckily I’ve got Vanessa and each time she’d ask on the phone if I’d done any training, and I answer ‘No’ she’d kick me in the ass with a "Oh Andrew".

On the plus side, having a break is always good, but a week off is too much, both as the body starts to stiffen up a bit, and you quickly lose that momentum - which is the killer, as momentum, along with discipline, are what it’s all about.

The Day's Training

  • Street Run 1 hour

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

Notes

Nice to get up early, stick on my shoes and run around the streets of Hull. In the Lakes next week and sure it’ll be a tough week of walking and climbing (because Vanessa’s going to be there!).

Day's Training

  • Street Run 1 hour

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