Phuket / Muay Thai Training Day Five Morning Session

I woke up with pain all over my body, at first I just lay completely still, contemplating what will be the most effective way to get out of bed without triggering any of the displeased muscles…

There was none.

I dragged myself out of bed and got ready for the morning run. It was hard but I did it. The run was great, I took some pictures on the way there and I finally got to measure the exact distance, which turned out to be 4.6km and not 6km.

Here are some pics from the morning run.

Notice the cows, peacefully grazing in the field.
Notice the cows, peacefully grazing in the field.
This is the final stretch before turning around, the water around you seems to renew your energy or it could be the view.
This is the final stretch before turning around, the water around you seems to renew your energy or it could be the view.
This is the from the end of the pier.
This is the from the end of the pier.
Here you can spot two other members, Nic and Nisha making their way towards the pier.
Here you can spot two other club members, Nic and Nisha making their way towards the pier.

I am lucky to have such a beautiful route, literally right outside the club. As the weeks go by, I will keep adding some distance to the route.

After the run, we did our morning stretch and I noticed something about the human psyche…

So there is one guy training with us, who has decided that he will not run, stretch or partake in any of the group exercises, he just spars with his coach. His reason is, he is saving his energy for the boxing, this means that while everyone else is stretching and doing some fitness exercises, he is off alone sparring with his coach in the ring next to us.

Today I notice that a whole lot of members were shooting him dark glances and some openly spoke about if you are here to train for Muay Thai, you should do the whole package, all while looking at him… Anyway is comes down to him ostracising himself from the group and people don’t tend to like it.

I cannot concern myself with the actions of others, although I do feel that it is kind of a waste to only spar for 30 minutes when there is an entire routine of +- 2 hours specifically created for trainees. Some of the more senior members feel that they should condemn and comment on his behaviour.

Play time is over…

I seem to have attracted the attention of two of the younger coaches who have made it their mission to summon me as soon as the stretching is over, they then proceed to unleash all their frustrations on me but in a good way.

Training is getting harder and harder each day and that is how it should be, I never want to feel complacent, I want to feel like I am going to die or vomit at least.

So this mornings training involved a combination of elbows, punches, knees and kicks, focusing on delivering several fast combinations of the above.

We ended the training with pull ups, push ups and  several rounds of air sparring. I did not have energy for handstands as I only got six hours of sleep, due to work, I can feel it is not nearly enough, I was very weak throughout the training.

Thats it for now, I have only had a banana after training, time to go and look for some food 🙂

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