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Hawaii / training on Kauai
« on: October 15, 2011, 07:49:59 PM »
Aloha,
i am travelling to Kauai the weekend of 10/22/11. if anyone has any tips on places to train, please let me know.

 i know about the gym but am looking for outdoor spots. probably won't be doing too much in the way of hiking this trip (although if you know of hikes that are good for training not too far off the beaten path, please let me know). i did quite a bit of searching online but there really isn't much. i am sure once you get out onto the rocky parts of the coast there must be a lot of opportunities.

anything is helpful.

you can reply here or shoot me an email

thanks
andrew

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Training Journals / Andrew's Training Journal (Hawaii)
« on: October 21, 2010, 02:34:38 PM »
Ok so this is my training journal.

I just started training...am in my third (?) week so pretty basic. More conditioning at this point and working on the basics. Starting with yesterday's training and not looking back farther than that, altho more of the vaulting, precisions and technique was before this first entry.

My body needs a lot of work to get up to the point where I can focus more on the fun stuff so this will make for some boring reading if anyone is looking at this...at least for a few months I think. It's been 15 years since I was regularly active (highschool!). So I have some catching up to do.

Here goes...

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Hawaii / getting used to training in public
« on: October 12, 2010, 04:31:35 PM »
I am new here. Just moved to the island 4 months ago and am getting started with parkour indoors on padding. Just wondering how you start to deal with going out and training on the street.

This may seem like a dumb question for a teenage skater, but when you are an office guy in your 30’s going to the gym is one thing. Going out on the street and drilling on someone’s wall in front of their house, on a rail at some condo building, on a generator enclosure downtown, or on planter walls at a college campus is something else. You may have to explain yourself to homeowners, cops, security guards, store owner, etc.  Beaches, trails and parks seem easier, but you still have curious people, kids, etc. Obviously you want to be an ambassador for the sport/art/discipline and you want to leave if you are kicked out, and leave a place cleaner than you found it – I get that.

It seems like the group element of jams kind of takes care of that, but what about solo training?
Can anyone speak to this?
What issues have you had?
How have you dealt with them?
What things/property do you avoid?
Have you ever had to ask permission?
Do you tend to go for a run and do a few sets on a wall and then move on to the next thing?

thanks

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