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Journey to V7: New personal best (1/15/2018)

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Really solid climb today—clocked in 48 points, a new personal best. On top of that though, what I liked most about this session was that it came with fourteen sends and only two failures, despite the bulk of the workout emphasizing V4s and V5s.

Here are the stats for the day:

Warmup 10 pull-ups
Grade Outcome Points
V0 0
V1 1
V2 ✓✓✓ 6
V3 ✓✓✓✓ 12
V4 ✓✓✓× 13
V5 × ✓✓✓ 16
Cooldown 10 pull-ups
10 shoulders
10 biceps
12 triceps
55 abs
Recap 14 sends, 2 failures

2018 YTD

  • 67 sends (+14)
  • 16 failures (+2)
  • 170 pull-ups (+20)
  • 65 pushups
  • 26 biceps (+10)
  • 12 triceps (+12)
  • 20 shoulders (+10)
  • 180 ab reps (+55)

My energy level was great today. This was probably my best training session of the year so far. Since starting this log, I’m starting to familiarize myself with what my upper limits are in training. For every hard workout, I’m finding having one or two lighter workouts in between each of these harder days pays dividends — I was much more fresh today than I was back on the 7th. I’ve decided to aim to have at least a 40+ point workout every three workouts.

For my next session, I’m going to aim to stay around V4s and V5s to start building in more consistency and comfort with the higher grades. I’m finding my hands get shredded pretty quickly when I attempt V5s at least five times in a session, so I have to be mindful of that and work in some lower grades in between every few attempts.

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