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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #380 on: April 29, 2010, 01:58:30 PM »
MN TESTING
[2009: April: +12.1, May: +28.65, June: +35.5, July: +44.65, Aug: +29.9, Sep: +39.9, Oct: +34.25, Nov +25.71, Dec +34.2],
[2010: Jan +33.4, Feb +11.25, Mar +30.7]

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APR TESTS: +16.5 on 4 tests

100 : ----------                   500 -----------                1500  ---------
High 43" + 3.8                     High+ 51" + 2.9              Long 8'4" + 5.8
Long+ INJURED :'(                 Rope  ----------               Lift ---------
Throw 28'9" + 21'10" +4           Swim ----------                Dive --------

I forgot to pack shoes, but figured, "Ok, I'll just do it barefoot."
My throws were shorter, but my high jumps rocked [PRs, baby!!! ;D]. For the standing, it's because I threw my legs to the side, instead of crunching them straight to my chest. Running long jump I landed forward, on balls of feet. Both big toes dug into the grass, and got yanked violently DOWN from my momentum as I fell/ rolled forward. [I watched it happen.]

Blood was coming out from L cuticle, so I knew that was it for the day. Got a gallon of ice cubes, and sat on 2nd floor landing, throwing ice cubes at the waterfall/ pond below. I think I may have hit a lizard - his tail flinched. I felt bad about that.
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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #381 on: April 29, 2010, 05:04:01 PM »
THU: Cybex weight machines for upper body. Just did 5 reps, and if I had good form, added 20# until I slowed down or form was bad. Pretty much no rest between sets. Didn't do so well.

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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #382 on: May 01, 2010, 02:49:54 PM »
FRI: Some walking, balance walking on curbs. Jumping down - made sure to land on R foot. Jogging felt weird, so I stopped.

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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #383 on: May 03, 2010, 04:45:22 PM »
SUN: pm: walked to nearby playgrounds. Mostly incline pulls, dips, supports, a little climbing, some balance. Laid down on a slide, looking at the stars. Fell asleep for a bit. Lucky some other people came and got on the swings. So I left.

MON: Biked to work. Circuit training after EMP. It was EARLY tho, so I wasn't up to as much heavy lifting. I have free time this afternoon. Wish I wasn't hurting.

R big toe is sore today. Not sure what THAT's from - L is the one that took more damage last week. R didn't even swell up. Maybe it's because I did a couple seated spins/ drops over handicap ramp today? [like 3" drop?], or walking last night? or what? I'm hearing it's from doing supports - bent my toes too much.

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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #384 on: May 04, 2010, 06:04:49 PM »
MON: Biked home. Went for barefoot 4 mile walk. Did some balance and foot placement. No rock hopping - more like rock walking. Some upper body stuff. I really need to HEAL!

TUE: Biked to work. Walked around a little at break. Pull-ups weren't happening. Time to help people become lazy zoo humans by delivering pizza ;D

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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #385 on: May 12, 2010, 02:23:35 PM »
I am so bored. I vaulted handicap ramp wall, and regretted it. Not a LOT of pain, but enough to say "That was STUPID."

This session is women, so no fitness activity at work. It freaks my wife out. Ruloz, ruloz, ruloz...
I'm losing my conditioning all around. Legs, arms, core... it's all turning to jello.

TUE: A tiny bit of nothing
MON: Ran barefoot about a mile, walked 3. Ironwood cones weren't much problem, but scattered gravel was uncomfortable.

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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #386 on: May 13, 2010, 05:10:04 PM »
WED: Walked around regular Wed training spot taking inventory of the stuff that was lying around begging to be used in an elaborate obstacle course. Tarps, tents, nets, flag poles, hills of dirt, shipping containers, 8'x4' plywood platforms, tires, dumpsters, buses, light scaffolding, plastic pipe from 18" or so, to some large stuff...

pKD and kids won't be doing an obstacle course this year. Got a message in to mAB - see if IG has anything going on.

I did some little butt spins over a wall, and a bunch of lazies. Toes are still sensitive. No likee the impact.

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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #387 on: May 15, 2010, 04:29:42 PM »
Lift, carry and walking balance on flagpole segments; walking, supports, suspensions, "butt spins", rail lazies, "juggling" a 20# +/- rock one and 2 handed. It was windy and humid at the same time. Started sprinkling, but barely enough to cool me down.

Toes are healing slowly. Pressure on the nails is still uncomfortable. Need to work on leg/ hip joint mobility and R wrist extension, and of course R finger flexion. Pavel's "SuperJoints" and Forencich's "Antidote" time, I guess...

IG is doing an outreach the week AFTER, so if we do a course, it will have to be informal, on our own. That may be better...

1 month to heal and peak... I want to be in decent shape when the Oahu guys come. Even if only Ryan makes it over...

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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #388 on: May 17, 2010, 11:03:09 AM »
Slept all weekend. It was pitiful and boring, but desperately needed.

SUN: Minor support/ suspension stuff. My shoulders and wrist didn't like. Some minor stretching when I was awake.

Being injured is not strong or useful. I'm doing SuperJoints right now [45 reps ea]. It's so BORING.

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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #389 on: May 18, 2010, 11:12:43 AM »
[I was actually using a combination of SuperJoints and Relax Into Stretch techniques, both books by Pavel Tsoutsouline.]

Boring but it works. I was able to get R wrist pain free to 90 degrees extension. Lately it's been more like 45-60, and then I start feeling pain.

Support/ suspension exercises
Jog/walked ASB - usually more parkour on that course. I felt weird about taking my usual route, so deviated from it a bit both ways.
Biked home
Long walk with wife along beach

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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #390 on: May 22, 2010, 03:20:37 PM »
THU: Did a little vaulting. Small vaults were ok. Cranes were fairly painful, and I only did it twice.

FRI: Jumped at KC, Home Depot and auto dealership [fence to ramp]. It felt GOOD! I was amazed. Felt very springy.
SAT: I can feel it a little bit. Toes mostly. Landings were not 100%... but got better.

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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #391 on: May 22, 2010, 04:19:24 PM »
Man, it's been almost a month! Good to hear your toes are finally getting healed up!
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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #392 on: May 24, 2010, 12:25:25 PM »
SAT: I did some fast running/ sprinting/ jogging on the beach. The first 2 miles felt REALLY good. The next 100 feet felt uncomfortable. After that it started getting mildly painful, so I slowed to a walk. Any attempt to speed up hurt. I did the "walk of shame" home.

Range of motion in the distal joints of my big toes = really hard to tell. I want to say 15-20 degrees flexion.
That's not much, but I repeatedly damaged them through distance running, stubbing them really bad, etc. so I didn't have much flex there anyway. I think that's the reason my landing was so traumatic. A normal person's toes would have bent. Mine couldn't.

SUN: G wanted to "explore". I thought she wanted to explore. No. She just wanted to shop. I saw some places to check out with Ryan???



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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #393 on: May 25, 2010, 01:20:25 PM »
MON: A great training day. Ate raspberry frozen yogurt while walking on a wall, dodging thorny kiawe branches and fighting wind.
Biked home.

  BAREFOOT: Headed out for the beach. Did some commando pull-ups and a couple jump-assisted muscle-ups on the way. Vaulted picnic tables - mostly not-quite-kongs. Did some running, foot placement, then worked on getting my kong back - it took about 5 times taking off and landing in loose sand to get my nerve back. [Over 1x4 about 3.5' high]

  Climbed onto a fallen tree and did SuperJoints and Antidote exercises [some on 1 foot] about 4' up. Watched crabs down below. They are not very social. They spent more time chasing each other than looking for food.
  Got some ice. More balance + conditioning standing on a palm tree. Ran, walking balance on rocks, swam 1/4 mile mostly sidestroke. Tried to pull myself up on a thin vertical rope - too thin for me to securely grip. Walk back. Water, rail vaults and kongs over picnic table, pulls into tree.
  Got more ice. Did more kongs over the 1x4. My exit distance was down from 4-5' to 3'. [Getting tired]. Went to NOAA and did some vaults on the rails, got some water, did some underbars. Tried to rock-climb but my toes weren't up to it. Walked home. I could hear people blowing conch shells to say "goodnight" to the sun.

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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #394 on: May 26, 2010, 05:35:09 PM »
TUE: Biked. Ate noodles with spoon while balance walking on wall.

WED: Biked. Ate noodles with chopsticks while balance walking on curb. Chopsticks is so way easier.

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  Socialize and the new chat room have sucked a lot of time the past couple days. Frosty and I have been comparing notes on old time computer stuff. Then Brian's new hair. Naked free-running...

  I'm still getting the stuff done I'm supposed to get done. However, I'm not doing the things I really want to do... creative projects.

  Easy solution - limit my chat time. Get off forums. Be creative. That's what I really love to do, so I'll do it. I've done it before. I guess it's time to do it again.

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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #395 on: May 26, 2010, 05:49:14 PM »
It's something new, of course it will take more time at first, then the novelty will wear off. It has seemed to reduce banter in the forums, or maybe there was finally enough complaining that it got through. Hard to say.

If you are still spending 3+ hours a day on it in a week, then I'd start to get concerned.

(Unless it's all while you are bored at work)
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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #396 on: May 27, 2010, 10:46:58 AM »
I hope chat stays around. It fill several needs that APK doesn't provide: instant feedback among a group, for one.
I don't spend much energy in Socialize. I plan to spend even less.
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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #397 on: May 31, 2010, 06:41:38 PM »
MN TESTING
[2009: April: +12.1, May: +28.65, June: +35.5, July: +44.65, Aug: +29.9, Sep: +39.9, Oct: +34.25, Nov +25.71, Dec +34.2],
[2010: Jan +33.4, Feb +11.25, Mar +30.7, Apr +16.5 [inj],]

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MAY TESTS:  +30.0

100 : 15.16 +0.8                 500 1:48.12 -0.8           1500  6:01.68 +0
High 42" +2.8                      High+ 51" +2.9              Long 7'11" +4.1
Long+ 12'3" +0.4                 Rope  ----------            Lift 6 +3
Throw 30'2" + 23'5"  =+5.3    Swim 1:35 +10               Dive :25 +1.5

So not great, but WAAAAAAY better than being injured.


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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #398 on: June 14, 2010, 03:42:54 PM »
FRI: Was supposed to bike like 12 or 13 miles to pay a bill, then another 2 or 3 for practice. My pedal came off. I thought I repaired it, but it came off again 7 or 8 miles away from goal. So I ended up alternating running 2 or 3 phone poles, walking 1. After dropped my bike off at church and got some more water, I jogged solid, but after paying bill, I was emotionally drained, and physically started to lock up.
   Shoes were minimal - reef shoes. I didn't have a problem until I was walking, and caught the top of R shoe on pavement - and tweaked my R toe.

SAT: Went to the beach with G. 6 hours. It was fun, and the sunburn is only minor. Swimming, some QM, body surfing, carrying G through surf on my back, paddleball. Everything's weird wearing contacts.

SUN: Walked a bit with G. Didn't do much pk. A little in Paia coming down from J's house. He lives quite close to one of my explore targets... lifted weight - 1 quality press and then R wrist started complaining. Weight not too much, either ;( Maybe 100# or so.

MON: My pm help had emergency, so I have to work. I brought shorts, but washed them and forgot to put in dryer ;( Sigh. Maybe if I swim I won't notice.

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Re: btay - tastes like parkour (HIpk)
« Reply #399 on: June 14, 2010, 07:19:07 PM »
MON: Had a great MN influenced workout. Well, a fun one, not so intense. Threw ball at target(s) - minor rock climbing, qm and foot conditioning, as well as foot placement stuff. When I missed, I did 5 pushups. I missed a lot :P

Did some running, walking, balance on low wall, foot conditioning [large gravel], box jumps, simple rail vaults, strikes on banana trunk, climbing on hala roots, minor rock climbing [kept feet in one place, just tried as many different hand holds and grips as I could think of].

Didn't lift, carry, or swim [water was kinda gross]. Sunburn was a little tender, so I stuck to shade.