霞女之旅

Xia's Journey

Training for the Mountains ~ August 2013

on August 22, 2013

In my previous blog post, I mentioned that one of the sites proposed climbing a 30 storey building x 100 times. My flat stands at only 16 storeys, which also meant that I needed to cover 16 storeys x 200 times. With only 4 months to go, I needed to clock 50 times each month. (1 time = 1 time up 16 storeys + 1 time down 16 storeys).

At a target of 50 times each month x 4 months, I started plotting my training schedule. This blog post will be a documentation of the many training sessions that I had in August. I should do one every month so as to ensure that I’m still on track… Heh Hehh… 🙂

I will also post up one level of my flat every training session so that I will push myself to cover a minimum of 16 sessions.

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Level 1 : 4th August 2013, Sunday

DATE

4 August 2013, Sunday

COVERED

16 storeys x 6 sets of up + down

TIME TAKEN

5 minutes up + 5 minutes down = 10 minutes per set of up + down.

Total = 60 minutes

NOTES

Calves ached, thighs burning after the session.

Took 2 days to recuperate and be good and mobile again.

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Level 2 : 12th August 2013, Monday

DATE

12 August 2013, Monday

COVERED

16 storeys x 8 sets of up + down

TIME TAKEN

Did 4x = 40 minutes.

Rested 10 minutes.

Continued with remaining 4x = 40 minutes.

NOTES

Right Calf ached quite badly.

Took 4 days to ‘recover’ and was slightly better although right calf was still aching.

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Level 3 : 17 August 2013, Saturday

DATE

17 August 2013, Saturday

COVERED

16 storeys x 10 sets of up + down

TIME TAKEN

Did 5x = 50 minutes.

Rested 10 minutes.

Continued with remaining 5x = 50 minutes.

NOTES

Did the training despite that right calf was still aching.

After the 10 sets, all was well. No aches, no pains. I reckon the pain will come the next day as like previous sessions, but no. Was still good, able and mobile the day after.

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Level 4 : 19 August 2013, Monday

DATE

19 August 2013, Monday

COVERED

16 storeys x 12 sets of up + down

TIME TAKEN

Did 6x = 60 minutes.

Rested 10 minutes.

Continued with remaining 6x = 60 minutes.

NOTES

Both the first climbs up were tough. Perhaps the body was not warmed up enough. Subsequently, the next few flights got better. There’s a slight tinge of stretch on both the knees though.

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Level 5 : 21st August 2013, Wednesday

DATE

21 August 2013, Wednesday

COVERED

16 storeys x 14 sets of up + down

TIME TAKEN

Did 7x = 70 minutes.

Rested 10 minutes.

Continued with remaining 7x = 70 minutes.

NOTES

Tried using the “Walking mate” application that came pre-programmed with my Samsung S4 and it was great! See below pictures for more information.

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16 Storeys

One session of up 16 storeys :

Steps : 277

Distance : 0.1 miles ~ 0.16 km

Calories Burnt : 11 kcal

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16 Storeys x 2 (up + down)

One set of up + down 16 storeys :

Steps : 622

Distance : 0.2 miles ~ 0.32 km

Calories Burnt : 19 kcal

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16 Storeys x 2 (up + down) x 7 sets

Seven sets of up + down 16 storeys :

Steps : 4471

Distance : 1.6 miles ~ 2.57 km

Calories Burnt : 141 kcal

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16 Storeys x 2 (up + down) x 14 sets

Fourteen sets of up + down 16 storeys :

Steps : 9010

Distance : 3.2 miles ~ 5.15 km

Calories Burnt : 286 kcal

 Month

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

 

 

 

 

Aug

2013

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

6 SETS

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

NDP

10

 

11

 

12

8 SETS

13

 

14

 

15

 

16

 

17

10 SETS

18

 

19

12 SETS

20

 

21

14 SETS

22

 

23

AWAY >

24

TAIWAN

25

 

26

 

27

 

28

 

29

 TAIWAN

30

< AWAY

31

 

 

 

DATE

CLOCKED

4 August 2013

6 sets

12 August 2013

8 sets

17 August 2013

10 sets

19 August 2013

12 sets

21 August 2013

14 sets

TOTAL

50 SETS

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