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Training for the Mountains ~ October 2013

on November 8, 2013

With only one more month to go before my trip to Mount Kinabalu, I’m really counting down my days of training! Having gone through more videos and some readers comments, I’m certainly having cold feet now, despite having trained for the last 3 months.

TRAINING SESSION 1 :

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DATE 8 October 2013, Tuesday
COVERED 16 storeys x  14 sets of up + down
TIME TAKEN 5 minutes up + 5 minutes down = 10 minutes per set of up + down.Total = 140 minutes
NOTES Aching Calves on Wed and Thursday. Thighs and calves were tight and in pain during yoga class on Thursday night.

TRAINING SESSION 2 :

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DATE 12 October 2013, Saturday
COVERED 600m x  10 rounds = 6km
TIME TAKEN About 5 minutes for each round
NOTES Aches start to set in on 8th round and body starting to metabolise only on 8th round.

TRAINING SESSION 3 :

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DATE 16 October 2013, Wed
COVERED 16 storeys x 14 sets of up + down
TIME TAKEN 8 minutes up + 5 minutes down = 13 minutes per set of up + down. Total = 180 minutes / 3 hours !
NOTES I tried to climb and descend two steps at a time during this training session and thought that I could half the time required. Not only did I not half the time, my time increased by 1.5x more! I was using more effort, burning lesser calories and covering lesser mileage. In all, I felt that this method was ineffective and inefficient, in which I decided to abort this mode after this training.

A comparison between Training Session 1 & 3, both of which are 14 sets of ups and downs :

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DATE 8 October 2013, Tues 16 October 2013, Wed
STEPS 9299 (14 SETS) 4962 (14 SETS)
COVERED 5.44km 3.5km
CALORIES 302 cal 135 cal
NOTES Going up and down one step at a time, I was metabolising more and burning more calories. Going up and down two steps at a time, I was in fact using more effort but burning less calories.

TRAINING SESSION 4 :

DATE 20 October 2013, Sun
COVERED 600m x 6 rounds  = 3.6km
TIME TAKEN About 5 minutes for each round = 36 minutes
NOTES Did not feel that I had worked out at all. Training time was too short for the body to start metabolising.

TRAINING SESSION 5 :

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DATE 25 October 2013, Fri
COVERED 16 storeys x   12 sets of up + down
TIME TAKEN 5 minutes up + 5 minutes down = 10 minutes per set of up + down.Total = 120 minutes
NOTES No aches and pains even after 12 sets of climbing.

“TRAINING SESSION 6” :

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41km of cycling from Sg Renggit to Tanjung Balau.

DATE 26 October 2013, Sat
COVERED 41km Cycling from Sg Renggit town to Tanjung Balau (Malaysia)
TIME TAKEN 4.5 hours from 2pm to 6.30pm
NOTES Weather was scorching and was cycling on Gear 1 which required very minimal effort but a lot of oscillations.

“TRAINING SESSION 7” :

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Another 41km of cycling from Tanjung Balau back to Sg Renggit.

DATE 27 October 2013, Sun
COVERED 41km Cycling from Tanjung Balau back to Sg Renggit town (Malaysia)
TIME TAKEN 4.5 hours from 2pm to 6.30pm
NOTES Weather was equally as warm as the previous day. Cycled on Gear 4 most of the time and was using much more effort than the previous day, especially when going upslopes. Thighs started to burn and could feel slight tension in the thighs and calves during cycling. Once rested, the aches and pains were gone.

TRAINING SESSION 8 :

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DATE 30 October 2013, Wed
COVERED 16 storeys x 10 sets of up + down
TIME TAKEN 5 minutes up + 5 minutes down = 10 minutes per set of up + down.Total = 100 minutes
NOTES Thought that I would be aching after 82km cycling feat over the weekend + 10 sets of steps climbing, but nope, there were none. Really wonder if I did not push my body hard enough and there was no pain or was it that I had pushed my body too hard that my body has been immune to the pain ?

 Month

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

1

AWAY PENANG

2

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 3

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4

AWAY MERSING

5

===>

6

===>

Oct

2013

7

8

14 SETS

 9

10

11

 12

RUN

13

 14

15

16

14 SETS

 17

 18

19

20

RUN

 21

22

23

24

25

12 SETS

26

AWAY

PGR

 27

===>

28

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29

30

10 SETS

31

 

DATE STEPS RUN
8 Oct 2013, Tues 14 sets
12 Oct 2013, Thurs 600m x 10 rounds
16 Oct 2013, Wed 14 sets
20 Oct 2013, Sun 600m x 6 rounds
25 Oct 2013, Fri 12 sets
30 Oct 2013, Wed 20 sets
TOTAL 50 SETS 16 ROUNDS
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3 responses to “Training for the Mountains ~ October 2013

  1. Think you are doing great!! All the way!!

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