Adjusting To Camp


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Badman22
I was reading some blogs and it got me thinking about the time between when u first arrive at camp and when u have settled in . Im leaving for Thailand in 7 weeks I will b spending 3 months their (sinbi,sitsongpeenong and unsure if ill go on to others). I'm 26 years of age relative fit dude I'm a personal trainer here in Sydney so I work in the gym environment , ive been boxing for 6 years started mt a few years back . currently I'm running 4-6km every second day and hitting pads 3-4 times a week plus strength training I no this is a far cry from training in Thailand. I was wondering how u guys adjust over that first week period .... do u dive in head first ? only attend the am/pm class ? have a few rest days ?
thanks heaps

petecc
I jumped straight into twice a day and suffered no major problems, other than obviously being very tired and sore... but stretching and massages help greatly...

Best advice I can give is start doing at least some running every day, and eat plenty when you are there so your body has the necessary fuel, you will still lose weight in that climate.....

Croatoan
Don't worry about it, you'll likely be much fitter than most who are there already. Take it at your own pace, you've got 3 months. No-one's going to beat you up for being out of breath or taking a rest.

minr
Went into it with 1 session a day in the morning within a few days sped it up to 2 a day and tha too in boiling heat

djdaze
You sound like you'll be ok. Bump up the running to everyday if you can.

Badman22
im thinking ill be ok , ive never run everyday let alone twice a day ...is the terrain very hilly ? at the moment I can run 6-10 kms

petecc
Obviously it depends where you run!

At Sinbi you can run through the village and down to the beach, and it's totally flat.... or you can run up past the elephant camps to the viewpoint and it's a steep hill all the way....

6-10km is fine.... I think a lot of Thai gyms just pull out a figure of 10km as their morning run, usually it's a bit less.... although at the likes of Sinbi gym you will not be made to run unless you are fighting, it will be up to you.... 95% of people just skip or use the exercise bikes, then participate in the group warmup....

Badman22
I c , I do want to fight tho ! I'll b Thier for 8 weeks I have payed for my flights / accom ! And budgeted $100 aus a day lol ! Does anyone here no much about tattoo pricing ? Would love to finish my leg off end of my trip

djdaze
I never used to run everyday either but in preparation for training in Thailand I ran 5km 5-6 days a week back home. When I was training in Phuket I ran 6km every morning and skipped or bounced on the tire in the afternoons.

Like petecc was saying, you don't HAVE to run but they trainers will take you more serious if you do runs daily. And by runs I don't mean diarrhea (although you might be able to do that daily too :)

jeheelan
I wouldn't overthink it too much, once your sleeping routine is adjusted you'll be fine IMO. If you feel a bit shit just take it easy that day, make sure you're drinking enough water and electrolytes ( you can get a box of them for around 200 baht in any pharmacy). Cant remember tattoo pricings but if you are in phuket town there's a place called golden needle tattoo, guy I know got a Japanese type sleeve there and it was really good, I think they have an Instagram account, I'll link if I can find it.

Badman22
thanks for all the info guys, I'm leaving in 8 weeks, so maybe if I shoot to start running everyday bout 4 weeks out ? that would b cool man , I'm wanting to finish off my leg its half done.
$100 aud a day is plenty right ? including I may head into town on a Saturday night ?

Hawkman
thats loads of money mate. thats what about 3500 baht?

muaythaifocus
think its more like 2500 at current rate

Rambutan
i'm preparing myself for a Thailand trip now and the only thing I really do to get ready is run and stretch,
you can train if you lack strenght but you cannot train if you lack endurance

djdaze
why not train muscular endurance too :)

Badman22
It's 2500 baht ATM ?

Badman22
Accom not included that's been payed for

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