Training Journal 11/4/19 – 11/9/19




Bouldering, 2 hours

Good session. The gym reset half the overhanging wall, so things are a bit shaken up (a good thing). New V6 to work on – seems doable, but the start is very difficult: a big, downward slot with weird-for-me feet. The trick is to undercling the hell outta it, and keep hold with some compression, then just grab the next (good) hold with your right hand. Did it a few times, but each time, it would make one of my fingers a bit tweaky, so I needed to stop. Couldn’t figure out the next, big move either.

Spin Bike, 1 hour


Meant actually do something much cooler today, but the weather report changed and I bailed on my plans. Welcome to Winter, I guess.

Spin Bike, 1 hour


Sigh. My Plan B fell through, too: so plans scrapped 2x.

Bouldering, 2 hours

Most likely one of my strongest gym days, ever. And of course, wasn’t expecting it. My fingers felt slightly tweaky, and I was happy enough to set a intention of just taking it easy. But, I got back on the overhanging wall and worked the moves after the difficult start, and with the help of some peeps at the gym, figured out some beta that worked for me and my heavy, weak body. If I could do the difficult compression starting move and have enough strength for the rest, I’d be good to go. And long-story-short: it came together, so I was happy with that.

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Then repeated the cave route I haven’t touched in a week on try #2 – so in total, 3 steeps V6’s. I realized I had send all the V6’s currently in the gym, save one, as well as 2 V7’s. It’s nice to see progress, I guess.

Spin Bike, 1 hour




Flatiron Classics Top Ten in a Day

Huge day, and one that left me pretty crushed, a lot of DOMs in the legs for not moving all that much out-of-doors. Ankle sprain seems to be gone. Weird.



I barely got out of bed from yesterday’s effort.

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