As the fifth day of the training intensive is over and it is the end of the first week, it is time to reflect on what I have achieved and learned so far. The main thing I have taken away from the last five days is finding where my current fitness limit is. Plenty of speed training and hot conditions will push the boundaries quicker than regular training. I am happy with my current fitness level, but there is more improvement to be made with my flexibility and keeping my head still after a technique.
Balancing my work with the training intensive has been a good experience. Attending the early morning training has given me extra energy in the morning and I have been feeling more alert during the day. As I work full time I haven’t been able to get to every class during the day, this gives me more motivation to put more effort into the classes I am able to attend.
I am looking forward to the next week of the intensive, it should be another hot, sweaty and fun week.