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Journey to V7: Feeling out of sync (1/20/2018)

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Been feeling a bit out of it this week, but it didn’t really show in today’s climb aside from a low total net score. Here are the day’s stats:

Warmup 10 pull-ups
Grade Outcome Points
V0 0
V1 ✓✓ 2
V2 ✓✓ 4
V3 3
V4 ✓✓✓ 12
V5 ✓✓ 10
V6 ×× 2
Cooldown 15 pull-ups
25 pushups
10 pull-ups
10 shoulders
20 forearms
20 biceps
20 biceps
50 abs
Recap 10 sends, 2 failures

2018 YTD

  • 87 sends (+10)
  • 25 failures (+2)
  • 240 pull-ups (+35)
  • 115 pushups (+25)
  • 66 biceps (+40)
  • 12 triceps
  • 20 forearms (+20)
  • 30 shoulders (+10)
  • 230 ab reps (+50)

This is the first workout where I felt like my grading system doesn’t really work. Even though I sent every V4 and V5 today and attempted a V6 twice, my score came out low since both of the V6 attempts were failures. It’s a flaw in my grading scale but one I knew going in in that if I fail at a V1 or a V6, it all counts the same — this sort of high stakes set up becomes challenging because it doesn’t really incentivize me to keep trying V6s when they will burn out my hands faster and only count for 1 point.

That being said, it’s not a huge enough deal that I’m going to introduce new complexity into my scoring system. I’m happy with this workout since I was able to crush it on all my routes that were below V6, and I challenged myself to go for the V6. I’ve logged eight climbing sessions so far this year, so it’s great for me to start familiarizing myself with the challenge of V6s. I’m definitely going to aim to do this again in my next session.

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