Over-Training, Rest, and the Immune Response

Over the last few weeks, my mind has been swinging backward and forwards between my training plans and the Spartan Trifecta Weekend that I’ve signed up for at the end of June. The fear that I won’t be ready by June keeps returning despite my efforts to keep it under control. I tell myself toContinue reading “Over-Training, Rest, and the Immune Response”

Climbing, Endurance, Over-Training, and Finding Balance

I started rock climbing again. I thought it would be a more enjoyable way to build up my strength since I really loathe the conventional methods. It will not be quite as specific as regular strength training so I still need to maintain my PT sessions. Well at least it will provide a bit moreContinue reading “Climbing, Endurance, Over-Training, and Finding Balance”

Progress Not Perfection

For all my plans to keep up my fitness journal, I haven’t really been writing much. Back when I was rock climbing, I would make daily entries into my climbing journal. It was easier to track progress against static routes with set grades. I could mark project achievements, like the red point on the myContinue reading “Progress Not Perfection”

The One Year Review

It is now a little over a year since I “lost weight” for my Spartan Journey and I thought it would be a good time to review my progress. Change is not change unless it can be maintained for a significant period of time so this is where I stand a year later. Before andContinue reading “The One Year Review”

Thoughts from a Spartan Worrier

When I wrote my Spartan Race Report after the Sprint in Semenyih last year, I was ready to write off all the upper body obstacles in the Spartan Race. I was sure that I would never be able to do any of them. Like I said about the Monkey Bars: There was never any chanceContinue reading “Thoughts from a Spartan Worrier”

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