Building myself back up


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    @Paekakboyz said in Building myself back up:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel good to hear. Funny aye, no matter your willpower if you are down on sleep sometimes it just taps you out. Enjoy the extra Z's bro!! Send some my way ha ha

    Yeah, felt a bit bad writing that when I knew you were still in the early child no sleep phase. Just don't let her get into swimming or rowing if you want your sleep in future years.


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    6 days, dang!

    No swimming this week which has been odd but running on Monday and weights every other day. Hoping to double up tomorrow.

    Shoulder much better which is a relief.


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    Some serious DOMS today in the legs. Means I've been doing something right but damn I'm sore. Walking around city with youngest today didn't help. Really missing those pool sessions and the recovery they aid.

    Back and tris this morning. Very niiice πŸ‘Œ


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    Sore as a mofo the day and it was raining but cranked out a decent run.

    Supposed to go up on a farking hot air balloon tommorrow. Not looking forward to that.....



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel don't like heights? Or the crashing into power lines to a flaming death bit?


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    @NTA said in Building myself back up:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel don't like heights? Or the crashing into power lines to a flaming death bit?

    All of the above. I see only a basket of death.

    Last time it was cancelled just before we were about to hop in. I just want to get it over with but there a decent odds that will happen again.


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    Basket of death was ok. They pack in 24 people which is a bit shit and the basket was way too low imho (arm pit height), but after about 15 minutes of dread I relaxed and enjoyed the show.

    A good experience which I wouldn't mind doing again.


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    Let's see:

    Monday: Run with intervals. Solid 45min. Might have to pick up the pace a bit but swimming next week so all good.
    Tuesday: Shoulders. Very nice. Went some military presses. Good stuff.
    Wednesday: Legs. Reckon I've finally cracked this one in terms of the best program. Definitely digging the lunges.
    Thursday: Chest and biceps. Always good when not rushed. Fine example of the female species there as well. Can't stand the bimbo/Instagram tart thing, but a fit, natural looking woman will do it for me every time. Gf probably moving in at the end of the school year but wish it would be sooner. Weekend rendezvous aren't nearly enough, but I'm at least sensible enough to know that I've been ridiculously lucky to find her and am not going to destroy that because my long dormant bratwurst now thinks it's attached to a teenager.


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    Back swimming today. I'll give myself a massive pat on the back for this. It was farking freezing this morning with major wind chill factor. And I was the only idiot who showed up.

    Anyway, new coach, who is head coach of the club. Top bloke. Ex Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist.

    Was a great session. No massive sets other than kickboard. He knew I was shit at that and was determined to beat it out of me. Actually got more out of this lesson technically than I have previously. Butterfly improved alot as well. I'm incredibly fortunate to have private lessons with a top level coach. Kind of felt bad that a guy who should be coaching Olympians is wasting his time on me. Ah well, I'm definitely not complaining!



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Building myself back up:

    Back swimming today. I'll give myself a massive pat on the back for this. It was farking freezing this morning with major wind chill factor. And I was the only idiot who showed up.

    Anyway, new coach, who is head coach of the club. Top bloke. Ex Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist.

    Was a great session. No massive sets other than kickboard. He knew I was shit at that and was determined to beat it out of me. Actually got more out of this lesson technically than I have previously. Butterfly improved alot as well. I'm incredibly fortunate to have private lessons with a top level coach. Kind of felt bad that a guy who should be coaching Olympians is wasting his time on me. Ah well, I'm definitely not complaining!

    Met the old man for a post swim ( him not me ) coffee the other morning. Just after 7am.

    Freyberg Pool is right on Ori Bay and there were mad fluffybunnies emerging from the sea ( bear in mind what city I'm in and what month it is ) wearing nothing but speedos. I was in jeans, shirt, thick coat and beanie.

    Crazy shit !


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    @MN5 said in Building myself back up:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Building myself back up:

    Back swimming today. I'll give myself a massive pat on the back for this. It was farking freezing this morning with major wind chill factor. And I was the only idiot who showed up.

    Anyway, new coach, who is head coach of the club. Top bloke. Ex Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist.

    Was a great session. No massive sets other than kickboard. He knew I was shit at that and was determined to beat it out of me. Actually got more out of this lesson technically than I have previously. Butterfly improved alot as well. I'm incredibly fortunate to have private lessons with a top level coach. Kind of felt bad that a guy who should be coaching Olympians is wasting his time on me. Ah well, I'm definitely not complaining!

    Met the old man for a post swim ( him not me ) coffee the other morning. Just after 7am.

    Freyberg Pool is right on Ori Bay and there were mad fluffybunnies emerging from the sea ( bear in mind what city I'm in and what month it is ) wearing nothing but speedos. I was in jeans, shirt, thick coat and beanie.

    Crazy shit !

    That's insane. I see no value in that other than perhaps some kind of SM pleasure.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel I reckon they wouldn't feel anything! Frozen solid!!


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    Tuesday: Shoulders. Very good. No twinges of pain. Good sesh.

    Wednesday: AM: Really good leg workout. Just smashed it. Feeling it today though.
    PM: Was again the only one who showed up but definitely can't complain. This dude is awesome and puts up sets that suit me perfectly. I asked him how much he trained when an Olympian. I forget the exact details, but it was pretty much two sessions every day other than Sunday. There were also three gym sessions a week and other land work. It's a full-time job and obviously shows how important sports funding is to success. But just imagine doing all that and maybe not even making the national team or getting knocked out in a heat. Insane.

    Thursday: Very nice chest and bicep session. Absolutely mint. Been a great week training wise.


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    Friday: Back and tris. Good one that one.

    Saturday: Swimming. More personal training. Pretty brutal session but was a great way to start the day.

    Sunday: Bit of an epic run. Ended up doing almost an hour, although there were stops for some ab intervals and I usually walk the first 500m or so. Not sure how far it was because Strava hates me and my phone apparently.

    Monday: Swimming. No wind so not as bad this time and water temp perfect. Another dude there, so pain could be spread. This was fooking hard.
    25m max, easy back, then 25m max kickboard, easy back X farking 8. I absolutely hate kickboard but the super coach has vastly improved my technique. Still a total cnut to do.

    Before that was 25m underwater (with flippers) then 1 lap breathing every 5 strokes, then every 7, then every 9. 4 of those. That shit is hard!



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel sooooo when does that shit cross over into autoerotic asphyxiation!! You sure your coach isn't a secret kinky mofo!!


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    @Paekakboyz said in Building myself back up:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel sooooo when does that shit cross over into autoerotic asphyxiation!! You sure your coach isn't a secret kinky mofo!!

    Maybe! He kept stressing how important it was to stay relaxed and make slow, steady movements. I went underwater, closed my eyes and ended up going sideways diagonal under two other lanes. When my hands hit what I thought was the end of the pool, I realised it was actually the side of the pool.🀣 The shame...



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel lol, just shut your eyes and reach out. Lucky you only 'touched' the side of the wall πŸ˜‰


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    Tuesday: Shoulders. Never really lets me down. No pain either so very happy.
    Wednesday: Needed sleep after being woken by smoke alarm and girlfriend's cat that I'm looking after while she's skiing in NZ. Farking ginger feline bΓ₯stard is nocturnal and likes to attack my feet. Fussy little cnut when eating as well. Will be happy to let the gf and daughter move in but this cat might cause issues. I'm a cat person, but this one is giving me the shΓ―ts. Felt like crap the entire day.

    So anyway, no exercise in the AM but swimming in the PM. Great PT session again. This guy is awesome. Was just what the doctor ordered.

    Thursday: Chest and biceps. Really good. No farking around.
    Not sure about swimming tonight but might give it a miss. 3 a week is enough at this stage. Might add another session in a couple of weeks.


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    Friday: Farking cat woke me at 3 and most of the day was feeling like death. Managed to get to the gym before school pickup and it was a struggle but felt much better afterwards.

    Saturday: Swimming. This kind of broke me. Shit load of rolling IMs. Fark butterfly.

    Sunday: Had best night sleep I've had in ages. Cat miraculously silent. Went for epic run in afternoon. Perfect temp now.

    Monday: Swim. Another tough one. Was struggling halfway through but was ok at the end. Doing some really cool breathing stuff. Can do 25m underwater without much problem now.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel your missus will be stoked with how long you can hold your breath for πŸ™‚


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    Dang. Friday already.

    Pretty good week.
    Tuesday: Back
    Wednesday: Legs am, swimming pm
    Thursday: chest and biceps am, swimming pm
    Friday: Back and tris.

    Swimming tomorrow morning should round it off well. Will ask this coach for a meal plan. I've never really done this amount of training (certainly swimming) before and not sure if my usual diet is adequate. Will be interesting to see what he recommends. So long as there's a treat meal in there somewhere I'm happy to eat whatever is recommended (except tinned tuna, hate that shit).


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    Saturday: Swimming. Good session. Coach not there but put up a very good set.
    Sunday: More stationery exercise than anything else.

    Monday: Swimming. Always nice to jump into a warm pool on a cold day but it was like a warm bath this time. That's my excuse for struggling and hitting the wall for the 8x50 at 60sec. Couldn't feel my farging arms after 5. On a more positive note, butterfly is getting better and I'm actually starting to enjoy IMs. They certainly take it out of you though...

    Asked coach for an eating plan because I think I need to change things up to get through 4 sessions. He asked for my weight (75kg) and didn't believe me and one of the women there said bullshit. Stepped on the scales and it was actually slightly less πŸ˜†. Will be interesting to see what he comes up with. Definitely need to get more sleep but definitely also something lacking in the diet.

    Today: Shoulders. Not bad. Visit to the Physio on the cards me thinks. It's against my tightarse nature but I think I need a good rub down....



  • 75kg!!? Get some kai in ya bro!!



  • @Paekakboyz said in Building myself back up:

    75kg!!? Get some kai in ya bro!!

    Yeah you need to be pushing a hundie at least.


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    @Paekakboyz said in Building myself back up:

    75kg!!? Get some kai in ya bro!!

    Well apparently I don't look it. They thought I was significantly more than that. I'm deceptively light 😁


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    @MN5 said in Building myself back up:

    @Paekakboyz said in Building myself back up:

    75kg!!? Get some kai in ya bro!!

    Yeah you need to be pushing a hundie at least.

    The most I got to was 90 back in my late rugby days. That's alot for a short arse like me. Wasn't exactly shredded. Would have freaked out at being 75 then, but back then it was all about the GAINZ BRUH!



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Building myself back up:

    @MN5 said in Building myself back up:

    @Paekakboyz said in Building myself back up:

    75kg!!? Get some kai in ya bro!!

    Yeah you need to be pushing a hundie at least.

    The most I got to was 90 back in my late rugby days. That's alot for a short arse like me. Wasn't exactly shredded. Would have freaked out at being 75 then, but back then it was all about the GAINZ BRUH!

    You mean it's not anymore ?


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    @MN5 said in Building myself back up:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Building myself back up:

    @MN5 said in Building myself back up:

    @Paekakboyz said in Building myself back up:

    75kg!!? Get some kai in ya bro!!

    Yeah you need to be pushing a hundie at least.

    The most I got to was 90 back in my late rugby days. That's alot for a short arse like me. Wasn't exactly shredded. Would have freaked out at being 75 then, but back then it was all about the GAINZ BRUH!

    You mean it's not anymore ?

    Not if it means being a FAT CARNT. Can't be arsed doing a bulk and cut. Happy where I am.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Building myself back up:

    @MN5 said in Building myself back up:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Building myself back up:

    @MN5 said in Building myself back up:

    @Paekakboyz said in Building myself back up:

    75kg!!? Get some kai in ya bro!!

    Yeah you need to be pushing a hundie at least.

    The most I got to was 90 back in my late rugby days. That's alot for a short arse like me. Wasn't exactly shredded. Would have freaked out at being 75 then, but back then it was all about the GAINZ BRUH!

    You mean it's not anymore ?

    Not if it means being a FAT CARNT.

    True. No excuses for that.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel while I am deceptively heavy... oh . Wait!! Boooo!!


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    Sheet, almost a week. Will start from weekend. So solid swimming sesh on Saturday (ha, try saying that 3 times fast). Then had 10km fun run with gf on Saturday. That went really well. Shows you can train for a run by swimming. Have done very little running recently and still managed around 46 minutes. Could probably have done better but for the ridiculous bottleneck at the start (why do people go up the front if they'll tank after 200 metres) and the fact that no distances were marked on the course. But anyway pretty stoked with that and happy that the swimming is obviously great for overall fitness. Same applies for eldest who despite being very pissed off at having to get up at 6 on a Sunday did very well in his 5km. Youngest couldn't make it so got eldest to take his place in the 1km kids dash with gf's daughter. Yeah, shouldn't have done that. He's 14 and kids run was 11 max. He was about 3 heads taller than everyone. He was supposed to just run with gf's daughter but he got bored and put on the afterburners. Thank Christ he left it too late and came in 4th. So farking embarassing. Shameful, but at least we got another medal. No shirts though. Had to pay for them. Bastards.

    Swimming this morning which was perfect for sore legs. Not a particular hard session either so good start to week.



  • 46min! That is a decent clip bro!! Swimming aye! πŸ€”πŸ€”


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    @Paekakboyz said in Building myself back up:

    46min! That is a decent clip bro!! Swimming aye! πŸ€”πŸ€”

    I was really unsure how it would go, but clearly anaerobic swimming training gives me pretty decent aerobic fitness. Wish I'd pushed harder or had one of those pace setter dudes with the balloon attached. Really wish I was into swimming as a youngster.


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    Changing things up a bit with chest and biceps today. Normally do this on Thursday but I'm finding energy levels are significantly lower by then and I'm not smashing it or enjoying it as much as I should. Felt good today so hopefully it will do the trick going forward.


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