Anvil or Hammer

Hit the wall

Posted in Climbing by Mike on January 12, 2007

A quick check of my blog tells me that my last workout in the climbing category was November 20. In other words, i probably haven’t climbed in almost two months. boy could I tell. I have to admit, I took some of the time intentionally, I was frustrated with trying to divide my time between everything. We’ll see how it goes this time.

Showed up and jumped into the mix with three other, much better, climbers. I attempted a 5.6 (I was told it was a hard 5.6 and I would agree), 5.5, 5.4. I didn’t complete a single one cleanly. My forearms pumped early and often. I wasn’t standing nearly as strong or tall as i know I need. Last, my footwork was nonexistant.

Ah well, no where to go but up (pun intended).

I was gonna jump rope for cardio but the room I planned to do it in was carpeted in my absence. I decided I had enough cardio for the day.

Tomorrow, strongman.

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  1. Chris Rice said,

    Last, my footwork was nonexistant.

    HAHA – been there done that! Hang in there, no matter what grade you have to drop down to, climb some routes which allow you to practice your footwork, balance, and body positions before you go to routes that pump you out so quickly.

  2. Mike said,

    chris, thanks for the motivation. I hadn’t expected the 5.6 to kill me like that. I was planning on keeping it at a low simmer that day. I guess I should have started one grade lower.
    It was weird, I could think of the things I needed to do but I was having trouble getting the body and mind to cooperate.

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