About a month now, missed one day last week because I was going to the Lakes district with a buddy of mine who hasn't climbed before. Got up at 04:30 to get to a 500ft easy (diff UK grade) climb called Corvus, in Borrowdale at Raven Crag. Spent a couple of hours of waiting for the rain to stop - the first and some of the upper pitches had water running down them. The rain cleared for a while and so we tried getting up the climb, about halfway up the first pitch I couldn't feel me fingers so we bailed off and buggered of to Castle Crag, where the rain followed us briefly but cleared again. Up a short climb that I deviated from to make it easier as my mate was keeping me on a tight rope and didn't want to push it with him still getting the hang of belaying.
Anyways, back to training. Strangley getting into this, always used to hate gyms - I mean REAL climbers don't do gyms.
I always suspected they were a bit camp anyway.
I digress... due to weekend, net mooi v*kol sleep. Got to mission mind over matter now. Was tired the rest of the week, but got back into the gym. I think I have hit the wall - upper body aches quite a bit now. Feel better, but eating steak and drinking guiness to beat the sports induced anaemia and keep them proteins up. Cycling alot too. Felt stronger on the indoor climbing wall at the Westway (London), but didn't push it too much, as I spent most of if teaching and spotting my mate - and didn't want to risk injury at this stage. Getting better at the bench presses and only have to rest once or twice now. Learning how to adjust the rest of the free weights better now too. I've put a pull-up bar in my room door-frame as well to complement the rest of the gym exercises. Only problem is that after the last indoor climbing session I had a go on my friends bike (Honda VTR1000 firestorm) and now I want one...