Category Archives: Bouldering

03312018 – Run & Climb 

On the first day of Spring Break we woke up to 3 inches of heavy snow and strong cold winds! Not ideal conditions for a 4 mile Time Trial, but I went for it! The warmup and the first 2 miles were straight into the wind. I decided to run straight up my street and then go over to the parkway. Only 3 or 4 sidewalks had been shoveled yet and the streets and parkway hadn’t been plowed. Traction was pretty good throughout. The wind had created places that were almost snow free and then others where it was 3-4 inches deep. It was hard to know where the trail was on Victory Memorial Parkway, but I just ran between the lights! I extended the cool down a little bit by going on some single track. It felt like a reward for the hard work I had already put in!

I did the 4 miles in 34:06 or 8:31 pace. Total run was 5.88 miles in 54:47.

Victory Memorial Parkway, where do I run?

A mud puddle with pretty snow!

Updated: we went climbing this afternoon. I got some new climbing shoes, I think they helped! I was able to climb all the red routes I tried. I was having trouble starting one and a guy gave me a quick tip and boom I made it to the top. I definitely don’t have a lot of skill for some of the harder stuff, just height and strength which doesn’t work too much past the beginning routes!

03182018 – Bike Trainer and Climbing

I woke up and did 36 minutes on the Bike Trainer in the morning and some stretching afterwards.  I watched a few TED Talks and just ended the ride after the 3rd one.  At least for now it is mostly just easy spinning to get the blood pumping.  At some point I’ll need to be getting in some longer rides.

In the afternoon we went to the Minneapolis Bouldering Project and I climbed some routes and played with the kids.  We usually just push around some medicine balls and play with some of the lightweights.  They have 2.5# dumbbells and some similar weighted kettlebells.  This week we tried out the battle ropes and lifting the medicine balls like atlas stones.  Check out my son’s strongman lifting on my Instagram!  I also did some pull-up work while we were there.

01132018 – Bouldering/Firebreather

I skipped to Day 6 Firebreather Fitness Workout

Every 3 minutes for 12 minutes
Minute 1 – knees to elbow
Minute 2 – box jump (20″)
Minute 3 – push-ups

To be done at 40% threshold which was found before starting.

Each round I did:
12 knees to elbow
9 box jumps
6 push-ups from the floor

01102018 – Bouldering/Firebreather

I meant to do Day 2, but evidently I forgot to take a picture of the book before I left. So I didn’t do it right.

I did:
10min EMOM
Minute 1 – jump rope
Minute 2 – kettle bell swing – 26#.

For the last rounds I did 120 jump rope and 35 swings.

It was supposed to be 1 minute of rope, 1 minute of swings at 35# and then do 30% of that for the EMOM. Oops!