Thursday, 14 September 2017


Yeah, I haven't posted in a few months.

It wasn't the cumulative load of 9 and a bit years of daily posts, it was the uncertainty and frustration about my future with bicycles that did me in. Not knowing if I'd be able to do bikes in any meaningful way (even just a regular commuter) was difficult to process.

Anyway, I think I might take this blog from a daily update to a weekly one. Hopefully that'll mean there's actual content in every post.

I'll figure out when in the week I've got time to pen that post, and which week I'll start penning it.

Monday, 10 July 2017



D: 16.5km
A: 85m

Sunday, 9 July 2017


A. Squat Clean
Result: 82.5kg

B. For time, 15-10-6
Thrusters 60/45kg
Bar Muscle Ups>>Chest 2 Bar>>Pull Up
Result: 9:45 (45kg and 10, 5, 1 pull ups)

I had no motivation, but pushed through the cleans to see if I could get a 90kg rep done. I tried twice, but each time I ended up exiting backwards from the bottom, unable to stick the catch. Maybe in a week or two... or maybe just on a day with some joie de vivre.

The metcon was mostly just me getting some disheartened pull up practice.

Saturday, 8 July 2017


3 x 5 Front Squats @ 90kg
3 x 5 Dead Lifts @ 115kg
3 x 5 Press @ 45kg

I couldn't make it to the CFSTK Olympic lifting session this morning, so settled for some strength work after lunch.

It was slow and heavy work, with a bunch of sitting on random bits of equipment, listening to a podcast and watching dudes super-setting narrow grip bench press and bent over rows, and some kids doing calf raises.

Friday, 7 July 2017


I managed to sleep, eat, and even make it to work today. Didn't exercise at all though.

Thursday, 6 July 2017


After a night with neigh on no sleep, I took the day off to rest and recuperate.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017


Crossfit / Olympic Lifting: a
A. EMOM x 5 - 1 Power Snatch + 3 Overhead Squat @ 65%
EMOM x 5 - 1 Power Snatch + 2 Overhead Squat @ 70%
EMOM x 5 - 1 Power Snatch + 1 Overhead Squat @ 75%
Result: 35kg, 40kg 42.5kg

B. Squat Snatch
Result: 57.5kg

That was the first time I've felt able to catch a snatch in a squat with a decent amount of weight on the bar. Normally I get the bar in the air, catch in a power position, think about it for a while... then squat. I assume its part confidence, and part shoulder strength.