Training Log Week 20

"What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know." Arnold Schwarzenegger This week is … Continue reading Training Log Week 20

Training log: Week 12-19

It has been a long while since I posted any of these so this is a continuation from the past training log posts. Glad I continued to keep notes on these on my phone. Week 12 Kettlebell Thursday 9am - Swim 400-600m freestyle 10 Burpees 10 reclined rows 10 jumping lunges 10 jumping side-lunges Repeat … Continue reading Training log: Week 12-19

Active Rest – Jacuzzi and Sauna

9/11 - God bless all souls and families struck by that tragedy. May we never forget the horrors humanity is capable of, nor the bravery and selfless dedication of those who stay ever vigilant at the front lines. W11D4 - Active Rest 9am - Morning Swim + Jacuzzi Notes: Was feeling pretty tired and aching … Continue reading Active Rest – Jacuzzi and Sauna

W8D7 – Active Rest 

"Take rest; The field that has rested gives a bountiful crop." - Ovid 6PM Notes: Spent the day travelling to Flagstaff. We visited a Farmer's market, went grocery shopping at Sprouts (my new favorite grocer!), had lunch at my relatives' place and drove back to Phoenix for dinner. Have not ran since last weekend's Spartan … Continue reading W8D7 – Active Rest 

Dolphine Pose

Learnt a new yoga pose today - Dolphine Pose! This takes planks to a whole new level of core and quad engagement. While a normal plank may simply be just pushing your hips up and keeping your body in line, the Dolphine Pose requires you to lengthern through your entire posterior chain. You have to try … Continue reading Dolphine Pose

W6D2 – Strength 

Hours of sleep: 7.5 Sleep quality: 7/10 HRV: 78 Notes: Woke up at 3am but felt lazy and went back to sleep. Woke up again at 7am but this time had the unpleasant feeling of having slept too much. AM: Yoga + SMR 1. Man Flow Yoga Flow Session 4 Reflection: Another awesome yoga workout. … Continue reading W6D2 – Strength 

W5D7 – Active Rest 

(Made some changes to the way I write training logs to include more data and better formatting for easier reference. Hope this is for the better!) Hours of sleep: 3.5 (23:00 ~ 02:30) HRV: 70 Reflection: For some reason I felt fully rested after waking up at 2:22 AM. I tried going back to sleep … Continue reading W5D7 – Active Rest 

W5D4 – Lactate Threshold + Met Con

AM Learning to Run again 10 x 1' jogging / 30" rest SMR + Yoga PM   1. Swimming  200m - 300m - 500m / 1' rest Target pace: 2'03" / 100m (from last week's CSS test) Timings: 200m - 4'03" 300m - 6'06" 500m - 10'27" Reflection:  Swam the 200 & 300m too fast... … Continue reading W5D4 – Lactate Threshold + Met Con

W5D3 – Lactate Threshold 

AM Woke up feeling like a fully decked out double decker London bus had hit me haha. So I took the morning off. PM  Swimming  6 x 200m / 20 sec rest Targeted Pace: 2'03" / 100m (from last week's Lactate Threshold / CSS test) Average time per 200m: 4'09" CD: Full body yoga-style stretching … Continue reading W5D3 – Lactate Threshold 

W5D2 – Strength

AM 1. Learning to Run again 5' Brisk Walking 6 x 45" Jogging 45" Walking 2 x 1' Jogging 1' Walking Reflection: Started out on the concrete track but felt the impact was too much so I shifted to the grass beside the track. Some minor pains in my ankle and knee but ignored that … Continue reading W5D2 – Strength