muay thai, Sport, training

Is sprints harder on mondays?

Just home after 6x 400m sprints. And it was just not fun today. Well – it’s never really, really fun, but today seemed like a disaster. 10 bpm down from my max, only a few weeks ago, on the same track. Weird!
It felt just as hard, but heart rate monitor speaks the truth: It wasn’t.

I’m not sure if it’s due to monday – coming after a weekend with NO cardio (only strength training and muay thai). Or the fact, that I only ran 1.2K for warm up? In any case, I’ll have to do sprint test again next week and check my numbers. I did hill sprints two weekends ago, and I didn’t managed to get my heart rate up to max either. So next week – track and I, once again!

Flower photo from this summer… went by too fast (actually never really arrived here in Ireland)

Thursday:
6K 70% run
3x Boxercise classes (CIT, FighterGirls Club, Mayfield)

Friday:
6K 70% run

Saturday:
90 min Muay thai, bag work primarily, 95% kick and knees due to wrist. Right kick felt great, strong – good technique and landed 9 out 10 as I wanted it to. Left maybe 50/ 50 – definitely need to work more on this. Knees felt good. I miss boxing thou.. but was so liberating to kick again!
Strength training core x3:
20 Saxon ww/ 10kg
20 Evil wheels
2×20 sides (l&r)
2x 20 Back ext (upper and lower)

Sunday: Looking out on the rain

Monday:
6x 400m sprints
5.5 K total

Core session tonight

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Sport, training

Beachsprints and muay thai

It’s been a good week for training so far! Very happy and very soar!

Tuesday:
Morning: Skipping etc. (logged earlier)
Evening :Kickboxing with the legendary Ian Kingston

Wednesday:
Morning: Beach sprints 25’s, 50’s, 100’s, 200’s and a 300 in the end (Think totally amounted to around 4-5K). Sprints were great and it feel so good to run barefoot on the beach. (Like I was ‘Born to run‘). However the skin of my big toe, didn’t like me making lines in the sand. Felt like I’ve scrubbed it with sandpaper in the evening class. Haha.
Evening: Muay thai at Brucies gym (pad work and bag/ knees)

Thursday:
Morning: Thaibox/ bagwork at Cork Thaibox
Evening: If my legs hold up, it’ll be a run in the hills

Wrecked is how I feel thou… so not sure at all. But, I’ determined to have a great training week, so something have to give!
This saturday two of the finest female fighters are facing off in US: Julie Kitchen (UK) vs Miriam Nakamoto (US). Would really love to see the fight, but am stuck on the country side with no internet or nothing. So have to guess a result. Still really battling with myself. There was a time, when I thought Julie would take it hands down. She’s so good, technical and experienced. I’m not so sure anymore, Nakamoto was fierce in her last fight and she’s known to be ‘In your face’ in the ring. I’m on a tie here…

Two of muay thai finest are facing off this saturday! Who’ll take the W?

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