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To Hell and Back – Week 2

HELL AND BACK – Week 2 of Training

Hey Guys, Thanks for reading.

If you haven’t read my first week of training blog yet why not click the link below:

 

Just to recap, I signed up for an event called “Hell and Back Apollo”. It will take place on Sunday 26th June in Killruddery Estate, Bray, Co. Wicklow and I can’t wait.

HELL & BACK is Ireland’s Toughest Mental & Physical Endurance Challenge.

 

GOALS

After my first week of training I know what I need to cover as I identified a lot of weaknesses in my body. I have a lot of training ahead but I am ready. The Goal breakdown is:

  1. Be able to run 7km
  2. Be able to run 7km, cross country
  3. Be able to run 7km, cross country, while completing various obstacles including: jumping, climbing, pushing, pulling, squatting, lunging, twisting, bending and smiling all at the same time.

So, that’s the plan. Bring it on.

 

SOMETHING EXTRA THIS WEEK

I decided to get a Food Intolerance Test done, just to see what foods were not totally agreeing with me at the minute. Check out the results below:

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SPOTIFY

I made a playlist just for this week’s training on Spotify. Check it out below:

 

THE TRAINING

I started using the Map My Run App to measure my distances and times for my walking and running (I have attached a few photos of my routes etc)

 

Monday 14th March

Morning Session – In Solitude Park Banbridge

3 Laps of the Park – Walking and Running when I felt able to do both – Total 2.1km

Step Work – 10 Laps of the Steps including Sprints, 2 Steps at a time, 3 Steps at a time, Box Jumps

20 Incline Push Ups, 13 Inverted Rows, 7 Dips

Throughout the Day – Squat Holds, Handstand

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Tuesday 15th March

Morning Session – Knowledge Fitness

Mobility work including Hips/Knees/Ankles/Shoulders

Front Squat – 5×5 – 40kg

Military Press – 5×5 – 30kg/32.5kg/32.5kg/32.5kg/35kg

Clean – 5×5 – 50kg

Cable Shoulder Hold(Lateral and Frontal) – As long as possible

Prowler Push – 4 Lengths x 30kg

Battle Ropes – 1 Minute

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Wednesday 16th March

Morning Session – In Solitude Park Banbridge

3 Laps of the Park – Walking and Running when I felt able to do both, trying to run further – Total 2.1km

Step Work – 10 Laps of the Steps including Sprints, 2 Steps at a time, 3 Steps at a time, Box Jumps

20 Incline Push Ups, 15 Inverted Rows, 10 Dips, Dragon Walk, L Sit

 

Evening Session – Knowledge Fitness

Mobility and Olympic Ring Work (Focusing on Mobility and Flexibility)

Battle Ropes – 5 x 30 seconds

Throughout the Day – Handstand/Squat Hold

 

Thursday 17th March – St. Patrick’s Day

Morning Session – Tollymore Forest Park

4.7km Walk through the Forest

Throughout the Day – Handstand

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Friday 18th March 

Morning Session – Solitude Park

3 Laps of the Park – Walking and Running when I felt able to do both, trying to run further – Total 2.1km

Step Work – 10 Laps of the Steps including Sprints, 2 Steps at a time, 3 Steps at a time, Box Jumps

21 Incline Push Ups, 16 Inverted Rows, 11 Dips, L Sit

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Saturday 19th March

Rest Day

 

Sunday 20th March

Sport Relief Swimathon – What was I thinking lol

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I kind of did something crazy today. The night before, I saw a poster for the Swimathon in Queens University PEC that was taking place this weekend. So, at the last minute I decided to take part (not having swam properly in a few years and as you can see from my last blog only completing 10 lengths last week)

I had to complete 64 lengths in a 25metre pool (1Mile in total) – I DID IT – Nothing like throwing yourself in at the Deep End. If you would like to sponsor me then just hit the link below, any amount is much appreciated.

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https://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/leepti

 

So, this week was mostly focusing on Mobility, Increasing my running distance and also trying to increase my Body Strength. Plus I threw in a Last minute Charity Swim just for the hell of it. Sometimes you just have to do something different.

 

Thanks very much much for reading this 2nd Week of My Training for Hell and Back, I will be updating it every Monday right the way up to the event so make sure to stay tuned.

 

Lee Havern

PTI Co-Founder

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