Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Flooded out of Training?

This is the view from the stoop of my room.  A pretty large storm hit Bangkok last night, and we got tons of rain.  I think it started raining lightly around 4pm when I started training.  By 6:30 it was a torrential downpour, and it was still coming down when I went to bed at about 9pm.  I haven't been over to the gym area yet, but I can see there is plenty of standing water in it.  I guess if I can get into the ring I can get some pad rounds.  Again, this is what you get for building in a wetland.

The last couple days of training have been good.  Morning sessions I have all to myself, which is like having my own private gym and personal trainers.  The trainers have even begun dropping the F word, and as soon as the 13th.  Its a completely ridiculous idea.  I've trained a total of 2 weeks this entire year, my defense and clinching are shit, and I've got baby soft shins.  Not gonna happen.   

I've gotten into a better routine where I'm not sleeping between morning and afternoon sessions.  I think that may have been due to jet lag.  Now I usually go to sleep around 9pm and get up at 5.  I have plenty of energy, and not sleeping between sessions has given me a chance to get out and explore the neighborhood and hang out with the trainers/staff.  I even went for a run before my morning session yesterday, 4.5miles (7.2km), instead of my usually 20 minutes of skipping rope.  I think I'm going to run 3 times a week and skip rope the other 3.  Too much running will burn out my calves, and I'm still planning to run my first half marathon in November.

Coming up, my new favorite restaurant, stay tuned... 


  1. Well I stand to make a whopping 500baht, about $16.50. Totally worth it I think.

  2. Sick! 20 minutes on the rope? That's good stuff.