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Crystal's Failed Grad School Training

#1 Postby Crystal » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:26 pm

Yay, a new log for me :D

27 October 2008 - Monday

Squat: 10 x 65 lbs, 12 x 135 lbs, 10 x 155 lbs, 5 x 185 lbs, 5 x 185 lbs, 5 x 185 lbs, 8 x pistol sqts

Leg-Press Calf: 15 x 70 lbs, 15 x 90 lbs, 15 x 90 lbs

Push-Ups: 20, 27, 10

Plank: 2 minutes

*stretching

Man, had to fight for every one of those squats, but it was worth it :D . I'm feeling much better than last week, was struggling with some odd shoulder pain at the end of last week (comes and goes so fast, but is so intense!)
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Re: Crystal's Training Log of Doom

#2 Postby robert » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:35 pm

Hey, you're one of my favorite people....just thought I'd let you know.

Oh...and I do plan on coming to SLC sometime soon...just not sure when. I travel like crazy but want to see you, so I'll make it happen.

Great to see you back on here. Happy training!

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Re: Crystal's Training Log of Doom

#3 Postby Crystal » Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:41 am

Aw, your making me blush Robert :oops: :D - that will be awesome when you come out this way, can't wait!

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Notch Peak

#4 Postby Crystal » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:05 pm

I went hiking to Notch Peak on Sunday, a great hike near Delta, Utah. It was amazing, thought I'd share a photo from it:

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Re: Crystal's Training Log of Doom

#5 Postby Crystal » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:22 pm

28 Oct 2008 - Tuesday
35 minutes on an eliptical machine, just over 400 calories burnt (which was the target calorie count). I've said this elsewhere, but I LOVE eliptical machines! I miss running and its the closest I can get to it without massive pain. I hope these machines stay around for many years (and that I don't get sick of them!) :D Legs are a bit sore from yesterday's squatting, but not bad.

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#6 Postby robert » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:22 pm

Awesome! Is your hair in a ponytail? Is it longer now? Mine is long too :)

I'd love to come back to my old home in SLC and hang out.

Come out to OR anytime to hang out with me and Dave too :)

I'm training consistently too finally, so we could keep that up and get some good workouts in. I'd love to go climbing as well. We'll keep in touch.


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Re: Crystal's Training Log of Doom

#7 Postby Crystal » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:45 pm

Yup, my hair is in a pony tail, I'll have to take a picture :) - I noticed in your pics how long your hair is Robert, crazy, your hair AND you muscles are getting big! ;)

29 Oct. 2008 - Wednesday
Some sport climbing in Big Cottonwood Canyon, at what is called the "Challenge Buttress". First, I led a 5.9 called "Hollow Man", I always make these things harder than they should be when I lead! If I had top-roped it, I bet I would have flown up, as it is I took lots of rests :mrgreen: .

After that, top roped and cleaned the second 5.9, I forget the name, but it was just over 30 meters high. I know this because the rope is a 60 m one, I had no length to spare. Fun easy route, the crux was almost devastating though, I'm glad I didn't lead this one!

Was a lot of fun, but that was all I got in. It started getting really cold. Those who know me well know I don't handle a lot of cold, but I did just fine today, you'd be proud :D . Went to the [url="http://www.verticaldiner.com"]Vertical Diner[/url] for the first time afterwards as well, wahoo! :D

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Re: Crystal's Training Log of Doom

#8 Postby Crystal » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:12 am

In true camera-in-mirror fashion, here is a quick pic of the hair length :mrgreen: :

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Used to be:

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Re: Crystal's Training Log of Doom

#9 Postby Crystal » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:34 pm

30 Oct 2008 - Thurs

Bench: 10 x bar, 12 x 75 lbs, 10 x 90 lbs, 8 x 100 lbs, 5 x 105 lbs, 3 x 110 lbs

CGBP: 10 x 75 lbs, 10 x 80 lbs, 6 x 85 lbs

Chins: 4, 3, 3 - palms facing in

Plank: 3 minutes :D

Good day of benching, felt great afterwards, hooray :D

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Re: Crystal's Training Log of Doom

#10 Postby Crystal » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:55 pm

31 Oct 2008 - Halloween Friday
45 minutes of cardio on eliptical machine. Even after that, I still had massive amounts of anxious energy left -- I had been sitting at my desk ALL day writing up a research proposal that was due by 5 pm. By the time I was done I just couldn't sit anymore! After the cardio I went over to the weight area and did some:

Lats: 4 x 10 x 90 lbs
Back Hypers: 10 x 15 lbs, 10 x 20 lbs, 10 x 25 lbs

Then I ran out of time or I would have stayed and done more back stuff! I certainly was not meant to be a desk person!!!

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Re: Notch Peak

#11 Postby Jason » Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:23 pm

Crystal wrote:I went hiking to Notch Peak on Sunday, a great hike near Delta, Utah. It was amazing, thought I'd share a photo from it:

That is a nice view, how does it compare to the Beartooth Pass?

Seeing pics of you hiking reminds me that I haven't been to Phipps Park in a year.
I should go there tomorrow.
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Re: Crystal's Training Log of Doom

#12 Postby robert » Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:27 pm

Awe, cute long hair :)

Hey, I climbed for like 25 minutes the other day and thought of you :)

It was at a revolving wall in Chicago at Quads :)

Have a great weekend!


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Re: Notch Peak

#13 Postby Crystal » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:26 pm

Jason wrote:That is a nice view, how does it compare to the Beartooth Pass?

It compares like apples and oranges man! One is a shear limestone cliff in the desert, the other is an amazing canyon in a Rocky Mountain climatic zone. Both amazing! :D

robert wrote:Hey, I climbed for like 25 minutes the other day and thought of you :)

It was at a revolving wall in Chicago at Quads :)

I love those things! I've only been on one a couple of times after a good workout, but it was fun, especially because I had it set to change its angle from positive to negative as I climbed and it was hard! Good times :)

Saturday I was on another Field Trip to the Book Cliffs, here are a couple of pics:

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It was a lovely day, then Sunday came and it rained all day so I stayed in and made vegan donuts and chocolate chip cookies with my little brother and of course I gorged on them *sigh*. Now I feel like crap today! Hopefully a nice squat session after lunch will help that :mrgreen:

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Re: Crystal's Training Log of Doom

#14 Postby robert » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:34 pm

Nice pics!

My friend from SLC just phoned today. I told him I'd come out to visit in the next few months :)

I'll keep you posted.


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Re: Crystal's Training Log of Doom

#15 Postby Crystal » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:42 pm

Yay! Can't wait Robert! Will you be here for work (ie. speaking somewhere or something)? Awesome 8)

3 Nov 2008 - Monday

Squat: 10 x bar, 12 x 135 lbs, 8 x 165 lbs, 8 x 165 lbs, 6 x 175 lbs, 15 x 135 lbs, 10 x pistol sqts

Leg-Press Calf: 15 x 90 lbs, 15 x 110 lbs, 13 x 140 lbs

*stretching

I blame the poor diet yesterday, but I felt like puking the whole time today (ya, I wish it was because I'm just that hardcore, but sadly no). The 15 reps squat burn-out was a bit of a "punishment set" because I just wasn't pushing like I had wanted to and wasn't feeling good about the session, but certainly felt like I had worked hard enough after them! :mrgreen:


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