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  • Monday was a Bank Holiday in the UK, and I took advantage of it by heading out to Malta for some scuba diving. It was lovely, a really relaxed holiday. We started diving on Friday, and dived Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We did three dives a day, typically around 50 minutes with a max depth of 35 metres. (Even the wrecks…
  • On Monday, I lifted light weights. I did: 3 sets of 5, 50kgs, bench 3 set of 5, 90 kgs, deadlift. On Tuesday, I climbed. I was massively out of form, and fell off loads. Despite this, I somehow managed two new harder routes. 2.25 hour session. Bouldering is like a succession of sprints. My HR generally goes up to around…
  • I'm not actually very good at any of these things, but they make me happy. Also, doing them frequently slowly increases the amount I can do, and the skill level with which I can do it. So again, the habit of doing these things frequently is more important than any single workout. I went climbing on Friday (indoor…
  • I went bouldering. It was really good fun. It was a 2 hour session. I was on good form; I sent quite a lot of stuff. There is one wall where I got all the 6A/6B graded climbs (my normal hit rate on these is around 50%).
  • I just finished my diving holiday. It was lovely, the weather was way better than forecast. I saw a pipefish, a couple of dogfish, a multi-headed hydra feeding, loads of crayfish and truly huge crabs. There was a basking shark which meandered past when I was on shore. It was a huge fish; probably at least 20 feet long. (We…
  • Scuba diving in Cornwall - I got 2 dives in, which were lovely. My suit flooded, so I chose not to do the night dive. I somehow managed 10 miles of walking whils ineffectively kit faffing.
  • I went climbing. It was fun; I was in form. I got around 4 or 5 new 6a/6b graded routes (V3 or v4) including quite a few session flashes. 2 hour session. I seem to be a bit broken now, though.
  • I spent the weekend caving in Wales. I traveled down on the Friday after work, leaving at about 8 and arriving just after midnight. Saturday was Pant Mawr for some SRT practice. It's a lovely cave; it gets way nicer after the first boulder choke. We set off later than intended on the Sunday, so we decided for a smaller…
  • I went climbing. It was good fun, I was in pretty good form. I lasted just over 2 hours, and left when the gym threw me out. The handful of us left then all started chatting. Amazingly, I was the youngest (at 50)- the others all seemed to be 52 or 53.
  • I went caving. I learned how to Single Rope Technique (SRT) - you have ascenders and descenders attached to you, to let you go up, down or along bits of string. It was really good fun; I bought my own kit as I hope to do it again, maybe next weekend. It was in the North Yorkshire Dales, which is one of my favourite places.…
  • 2 hours climbing yesterday. It was good, my new shoes are getting more comfortable. (I wasn't hobbling at the end). I got a couple of new routes. I repeated a load of harder routes. My standard fell off a lot towards the end, I guess I got pumped.
  • On Saturday, I went climbing for 2 and half hours. I was out of form. I had new shoes, and I may have downsized too aggressively, although I'm sure I will break them in soon. I felt tired afterwards, but found the energy to do a couple of walks, ending he day on 15 miles. I went for a hike on Sunday. It was nice, I ended…
  • I went climbing yesterday. It started off really badly; I fell off everything. Then suddenly (and unexpectedly), I improved and I sent nearly everything. In retrospect, maybe I should have warmed up for more than 5 minutes. I went into the office, which is only my second time in since lockdown. I had to rely on public…
  • My logging has been weak. I've been pretty active, though. Today was a 15 mile walk, followed by deadlifts. I got 130 kgs (which is 2*bodyweight) for 2 sets of 5. Hook grip for the win.
  • I visited my mum last weekend, so self isolated beforehand and didn't go to a climbing gym. I squatted on Friday, getting 3 sets of 7, 80 kgs in. Over the weekend, I did a light spot of walking. There was a bit of a charging disaster with my car getting home (the first two chargers I tried failed, so I ended up needing a…
  • I lifted yesterday, doing:* Jump rope warm up * Hangboarding * Bench, 65 kgs, 3 sets of 5. This is the heaviest I've managed since my diet three years ago. It is my body weight, so not particularly good, but I was still happy with it. * Deadlift, 110 kgs, 2 sets of 6.
  • I believe Fitbit does some calculation as to what your heart rate should be to count, which comes to around 100 per minute for me. If I'm walking alone, I may well be over that as I tend to go quite quickly; but quite a lot of walking recently has been with friends which tends to be slower. This tends not to count. I don't…
  • Fitbit claimed 490 for me. It's not a metric I ever pay much attention to. I believe the 150 minutes is the WHO recommendation, although it doesn't seem particularly ambitious to me.
  • I got a dive in. We only managed one, as there was a lot of kit faff. My buddy had a free-flow we couldn't immediately correct. Fortunately, it happened straight away and I had a spare second stage in my car. So we swapped over, and then we were good to go. It was a half hour dive, shallow (8 metres max), 6 degree Celsius…
  • I went climbing. It was a relatively short session, at 90 minutes. I was with my little brother, who is a bit out of practice. It was good; I got some new routes. I also got more than 12 miles' walk in.
  • I went climbing for 2 and a quarter hours. I left when the gym threw me out. I was in reasonable form, and got a couple of new routes. There was one route I'd done before I failed on, but this was right at the end and I was quite pumped by then. There is some similarity to my workouts as well. However, I have definitely…
  • My cheese anecdote: Many years ago I was on a diving trip. We were nipping across the Channel to dive in Normandy. (The D-Day landings make for some of the most historically important wrecks one could hope to dive.) I lent a friend a tank. He wanted to pay me; I didn't want money. He insisted; eventually the idea of being…
  • Sunday I originally intended to have a rest day, although I did a walk so got 22,000 steps. Monday Climbing, 2 hours. This was a very good session, my best for a while. I got a load of new routes in the v3-v4 range, and repeated ones I got recently. My current favourite is a terrifying slab that takes me around 2 minutes,…
  • On Friday, I lifted. I did: 3 sets of 5, squat, 80 kgs. 2 sets of 5, OHP, 35 kgs. 1 single, OHP, 40 kgs. I was going for reps, but I'm weak. I hangboarded a little between sets. Yesterday, I climbed, for a little over 2 hours. It was very fun, I got a load of new routes.
  • I was pretty sedentary yesterday as I needed to go my scuba club EGM in the evening. I did a lot of walking to get there, so got around 17,000 steps. I have been on a minor cut this year - my weight drifted up to 147 pounds. I aimed to cut to 142; I have consistently been below that for a few days, so my diet is officially…
  • After 5 hours cardio, I would personally take the view that I could eat pretty much anything and still be in a deficit. Well done, that is a mammoth session.
  • My logging has been weak, although I've been active. I went caving this weekend. There were two incidents of note. On Saturday, one lad had a bit too much to drink. Apparently, he vomited on his bunk, went out of the fire exit and fell to earth from the first floor. (He was fine.) I was tired, so I slept through it all.…
  • I am seeing my mum this weekend, so I'm avoiding climbing gyms until then as a minor precaution. I've taken to doing a pre-breakfast walk (or run if I do it alone), so I've average 20,000 steps so far this week. I lifted in my shed last night, doing: Bench, 3 sets of 7, 55kgs. Deadlift, 2 sets of 5, 120 kgs. (I'm 65 kgs,…
  • And I picked it up yesterday. As a middle ager, I am slightly baffled by some of the new fangled technology, but it is easy enough to get moving (and it is scarily fast).
  • Thursday 2 hours' climbing. It was not a bad session, I got two harder (for me) new routes. Friday Lifting and hangboarding. It was a light session. I did 3 sets of 6, squat, 75 kgs; and 3 sets of 6, OHP, 35kgs.. Saturday Climbing, 90 minutes. Another good session. I went to City Bouldering. I got most of the v3s, flashing…
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