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Am still here, dw.

Last week got a bit stressed out preparing for this competition i was going to (european quiz championships) in bulgaria over the weekend, so training time got consumed by cram revision time for that at, and that was pretty draining so I didn't have much energy for training. Did do a sort of makeshift OAC session last Thursday, just testing out strength in hangs are various points in the motion -- feels stronger than I've ever been before, and the soreness was not debilitating which suggests a comparatively high level of preparedness at this stage. Got back Sunday evening and was exhausted (about 10 hoours sleep from Thurs->Sun which isn't great), so didn't do any proper training, but just king of messed aroudn with OAC negatives/isos and assisted stuff through the day (probably slightly stupid to do OAC stuff withoout a full warmup, so will be a bit more structured going forward).

Will probably run later today.

Quiz went well, got a bronze medal in the team thing and had a few other top 15 finishes.

2
02-11-19

Run

4.01mi in 33:38 [8:23 pace]

Notes

need to find my gloves

3
01-11-19

BW - 68.3

Workout

Chins
BW x 3, 3
+8 x 2
+16 x 2
+26.5 x 4, 4, 4

Deadhangs
HC@24mm
BW x 5s, 5s
HC@21mm
BW x 5s
HC@18mm
BW x 5s
+8 x 7s, 7s, 7s, 7s

Dips
BW x 5
+13 x 8, 8, 8

Notes

Lol, so +1.5kg weight gain. I guess like half of that is water weight that will disappear pretty fast once I go back to below maintenance calories. Aim, then, is to end this month in the 64.x range. Should be doable, about 1kg a week

Felt weak! Not really a surprise, just hate that feeling, though. Still rejigging from jet lag, etc, too, which won't help.

Onwards and upwards from here, though.

4
31-10-19

Run

4.35mi in 38:09 [8:45 pace]

Notes

Back and a little jet-lagged. Will weigh tmrw to see how much I gained, lmao. Feels like a lot, fiancee's parents kept feeding me and I did not want to be rude, haha.

This felt easy, though! Even though I didn't run (exercise was plenty of walking and a bit of swimming), etc. Perfect weather for this run.

Strength sesh tmrw, I guess.

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BW - 66.8

Workout

Chins
BW x 3, 3
+8 x 2
+16 x 1
+24 x 1
+37 x 1
+45 x 1  :personal-record:
+47.8 x 1  :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record:  :wowthatwasnutswtf: :wowthatwasnutswtf:

Deadhangs
HC@24mm
BW x 5s, 5s
HC@21mm
BW x 5s
HC@18mm
BW x 5s
+8 x 5s
+16 x 5s
+18.5 x 5s  :personal-record:
+21 x 5s  :personal-record:
+24 x 3s  :personal-record:
+8 x 5s, 5s, 5s, 5s, 5s

SS1A Chins
+16 x 6, 6
+8 x 8

SS1A Wide Grip Pullups
BW x 7, 6

SS1B Dips
BW x 5
+ 8 x 3
+16 x 8, 7
+8 x 9
BW x 12

Notes

Big session before going away. Huge, huge PRs on chinups. That's definitely a lifetime PR for relative weight (1.715xBW total), probably a lifetime PR on load added, and maybe a PR for total load (114.6kg -- the most I've managed in the period covered by this log is 112kg)

Big PRs on hangs too. Think with less tiring buildup I could have done +24 for 5s. Anyway that's about +1/3xBW, which is nice. Need to get back on the wall soon and see how it feels.

Rest just volume to get more and worked in case I don't do much training while abroad.

Fucking hyped on those pullups, though. If I get down to ~64.0 kg and keep same aboslute strength, thend I should be able to do a chinup with about 1.8xBW, which would be sick and put me in good stead for an OAC surge.

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Away for about a week from tomorrow. A little headachey, etc., today so no training. Should be able to fit some lifting in tmrw, though.

Not going to focus on staying calorie controlled while away, and I'm not sure how much training I'll do either. Then another hard push on diet in Nov, hopefully get down to 64.x then Dec is for pushing strength on OAC as hard as I can and see if we can get this done before the New Year.


Did a progressiony thing, here's km splits: 5:50, 5:47, 5:19, 5:02, 4:29, 4:14


This is 24:51 5K coming from a 5:50 "warmup".  :highfive: :ibrunning:

Hah, thanks! Yeah I think I'm probably in about ~21:30-22:00ish shape for a race at the moment, but I'm not certain. After diet's done and OAC is achieved I might aim to get back under 20, even sub 19, for 5k.

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21-10-19

Run

Did a progressiony thing, here's km splits: 5:50, 5:47, 5:19, 5:02, 4:29, 4:14

then ~1.5km cooldown

So, totaly 4.7mi

Notes

Yeah, yeah I mix units whatever.

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ended up going out with some classmates last night and decided not to drag myself to a 9 AM race. wasn't out that late and didn't get drunk. but body was like, don't set an alarm. afternoon solo effort instead. 

- run 2 km; 3km test in 11:37 (3:40, 3:58, 3:59); run 2 km
splits were downhill-downhill/uphill-uphill. second km included a 180 turnaround i.e. full stop. only other time i've done a 3km test was straight-line and net downhill so this is definitely an improvement. sub-20 5k pace on each split. the last km was starting to suck, power going out of legs. had to dig a bit to get under 4:00.

- stretch

lessons:
1. don't go out too fast
2. my hard work needs to be harder. the base is getting there but i doubt i could have held onto sub-4 even for one more km, let alone two. more time in discomfort zone, or more discomfort within the same amount of time. or maybe a mix.
3. new bright orange adios 4's look sharp but are not as comfy out of the box as kinvaras. oh well.

Imho, I think if you're hitting that in a solo workout you'd be fine for sub-20 in a race.

9
19-10-19

Run

3.32mi in 32:58 [9:54 pace]

Notes

super easy

10
18-10-19

BW - 66.9

Workout

Chins
BW x 3, 3
+16 x 6, 6, 6, 6

Deadhangs
HC@24mm
BW x 5s, 5s
HC@21mm
BW x 5s
HC@18mm
BW x 5s
+8 x 5s
+17.25 x 6s, 6s, 6s
+8 x 12s

Planche Lean
BW x 7s, 7s

Tuck Planche
BW x 8s, 8s, 8s

Planche Lean
BW x 20s, 20s

Notes

Decent stuff. Did the extra leans after the planche to just work on that shoulder blade position, as I watched video of my tuck planche and I'm really letting my shoulder blades droop.

Chins and hangs strong.

nice runs lately.

u guys have convos the whole time?

 :ibrunning:

Yep! I'm probs running a bit faster than truly comfortable conversation pace, though, tbh.

ETA: forgot to record BW, weighed 66.9 at start of workout. Back under 67kg, good good. Reckon 63.X is the likely end point here

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17-10-19

Run

6.66mi in 59:52 [8:59 pace]

Notes

w/ LBSS again, good stuff.

Longest run for a long while, felt decent.

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15-10-19

Run

4.40mi in 38:41 [8:47 pace]

Notes

Nice to run.

13
BW - 67.7

Workout

Chins
BW x 3, 3
+8 x 2
+24 x 1
+32 x 2, 2, 2, 2

Deadhangs
HC@24mm
BW x 5s, 5s
HC@21mm
BW x 5s
HC@18mm
BW x 5s
+8 x 5s
+16 x 5s
+17.25 x 5s, 5s, 5s

Dips
BW x 5
+8 x 3
+16 x 7, 7, 7
BW x 15

Notes

Stuff came up at the weekend so had to miss a run. Was also just feeling quite underfed on Sunday (Fri/Sat I had to be out a lot so did a bad job of estimating intake compared to normal), so had a fairly unrestricted eating day, hence today's weight. NBD, fine/good to do that now and then.

Pleasantly surprised by how straightforward 4x2 w/ +32 was. Easy doubles @ 100kg on chins, lmao.

Also, that's >25% of my BW for the hangs, happy with that! Will stick at +17.25 for another session or two though.

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BW - 66.9

Workout

Chins
BW x 3, 3
+13 x 6, 6, 6, 6

Deadhangs
HC@24mm
BW x 5s, 5s
HC@21mm
BW x 5s
HC@18mm
BW x 5s
+8 x 5s
+16 x 5s, 5s, 5s

Planche Lean
BW x 5s, 5s

Tuck Planche
BW x 13s [much cleaner form than last time], 13s, 13s, 13s

Notes

Down 3.5-4kg now from start depending on what start point is defined as, and absolute strength is about the same (fairly easy sets of 6 w/ 80kg total on chinups, for example), which is exciting. Looking a lot leaner. Ab fat remains stubborn, of course, but hopefully the next 3kg will sort that out.

The fact that absolute strength numbers are staying the same (maybe slightly improving? Haven't maxed out, ofc, so can't be sure) makes me feel more comfortable with the fact that my weight is moving down pretty quickly. That and the fact I don't _feel_ too tired or weak or anything.

For planche I'm going to do more sets of shorter hold in future, just to improve rep quality. The first one was great, the others shaky. Serratus strength/shoulder blade positioning still feels like the weak point.

Been super busy and training not been a top priority, glad to get two lifting sessions in though, as that's probably what's required as a minimum to maintaning muscle up top, running an extra, will probably be able to get one in on Sunday, maybe tomorrow morning if I feel energetic, but might benefit more from just sleeping.

Next lifting sesh will be doubles w/ +32kg, and if I'm still ~67kg then that's sets w/ +48% of my bw, which is kind of startling to me.

15
08-10-19

BW - 67.7

Run

4.43mi in 39:05 [8:49 pace]


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