Training Journal: 11/21/22 – 11/27/22

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Bouldering @ Movement, 2 hours

Revisited the V5 I started working on last week on the 45 degree wall. Figured out the fairly scrunchy start for me, as well as a better idea for the crux (after watching someone else last week). All came together today. Then moved to another V5 and start finished that one fairly quickly. Moved to a V6 arete, but was pretty tired at that point – will have to revisit. Finished up trying a tricky V4 int he cave, but no-go. Honestly, felt a little fatigued from wallowing in the snow yesterday.


Green Mountain #76

Tough getting out the door, as it was late and my ADHD-level was at around 11. Good time on the hill, not super cold and I was well overdressed. Needed another gear photo taken, so before I took my run, set up at the trailhead. Didn’t expect a weirdo at the trailhead there as well trying to screw with me, but I guess there’s a first for everything. Ignoring seemed to be an OK tactic in this case, as I can’t even.


Bouldering @ Movement, 2 hours

Back on the 45 degree wall to refine the V5s I’ve been doing and hop on some V6’s. No real fireworks on the V6’s – they’re hard! Did a slabby, comp-style V6 that has some weirdo coordination moves on a different wall as a consolation prize to my ego.


Green Mountain #77

I actually planned to do many laps of Green Mountain, but after just one, my legs and my head just weren’t into it. Very strange.


Spin Bike, 1 hour

Still not feeling the greatest, and with deadlines looming…


Bouldering @ Movement, 2 hours

This was a difficult session for me. I’ve been having a very hard time with concentration lately and it turns out you need to concentrate a bit when bouldering. I’m having trouble filtering out what’s going on around me – it could be just someone walking behind me (or another benign action) and that’ll just throw me off my game. I’m also not feeling as strong as I usually do, which only adds to my frustration.

I retreated into the cave area, which was fairly quiet, and tried to do a V4, which I couldn’t do! It’s a tricky problem, but should be well within my abilities. Something’s up…

Afterwards, I bought some L-Theanine to try to offset coffee jitters I get from overindulging, and a pair of noise cancelling earphones, which are a big game-changer when it comes to concentrating on what’s in front of me, rather than the conversation happening across the gym.



It’s been a long while since I took a rest day, but my crappy performance bouldering yesterday makes me think I should.

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