1 hour and 30 minutes of conditioning training. I started with a 2 mile run. Then we worked the pads, in 3 minute rounds. I have to say conditioning after a 2 mile run is hard right now. I am hoping here in three weeks it is easier.
Each day I am going to try to make my run faster and longer. I am going to try to get rounds in on the pad or on the bag.
I rand 2 miles in 25 minutes. That makes them 12.5 minute miles. I hate running. Running is a means to an end, and it is to get my cardio up and great for running away from predators. *grins* Serpentine, serpentine!
Then we worked the pads for 1 hour and 35 minutes.
- 10 minute stretch
- 4 x 3 minute rounds of kicks to knees, not super hard warm up the joints =) (1 minute rest between each)
- 1 x 3 minute round hold 2, kick 2 (1 minute rest)
- 2 x 3 minute rounds standard conditioning rounds. 3 kicks right, 3 kicks left, 4 knees (1 minute rest between each round)
- 2 minute rest to talk about the clenching
- 3 x 3 rounds off balancing
- 2 minute rest
- 10 minute stretch
Kicking after having run 2 miles is so very hard. My legs did not want to cooperate. You will also notice I drop my hands the more tired I get. I was also “cheer leading” with my hands and some of my kicks. Lets see what else I did wrong. I was tired, my knees were crap, and I forgot to point toes, my off balances were less technique and more force. Dropping my guard was the biggest problem, but oh man is there a lot of crap to work on.
Anyhow I had a great day of training, even if my form went to crap as I got more and more tired. My partner H was making sure to call me out on my dropped guard. He was gently punching for my head every time he saw my guard drop. This is a good reminder to keep guard up and not get hit in the face.
I am exhausted, and am going to bed. We shall see if I can actually get my conditioning up, before Thai Camp. I am going regardless. I just hope not to die so fast there. So I am training.
I hope you all have a fantastic day. Thanks for reading, and keep working on being the best you that you can be.