Daily Archives: June 9, 2011

Borderline puke experience training

Today I learned about a form of training, which is brand new to me: BPET – borderline puke experience training. But from the very beginning…

Yesterday I had running sprints – a new experience to me. Today I had a swim training unit at first.

Something I didn’t mention so far: I rarely see Coach Ralf in swim training, so I took a personal swim trainer where I live – after telling Coach Ralf. That swim trainer actually is a cool trainer with history. History you say? Today I learned that he was a member of a formerly well-known national swim team (I didn’t get his agreement, so no hint at who he is). So let’s call him Coach X. Coach X has 1-2 training units a week with me and it seems he enjoys training me as well as seeing my progress. He knows a lot about swimming and is able to push me to a point, where I never was before in swimming. Additional hints on tips and tricks for swimming, stretching,…by him are a plus apart from his medical knowledge. Currently I am out almost daily doing Coach Ralf’s swim plan as well as additional units by Coach X besides the swim training units with Coach X.

So…. today I had a unit with Coach X. After it started, Coach X introduced me to… extreme sprinting. After the normal hour of personal training by Coach X I could barely move my shoulders or arms. I had issues to take a deep breath for hours afterwards. Not because I am so bad in training, but because Coach X lead me to my limits and pushed me beyond.


Coming home I felt uneasy, not bad, but uneasy. I worked some more and had… bike training! Coach Ralf had a 1 hour training unit listed with some unknown hint at training for me: frequency sprints.

Ohhh my god! Seriously? Sprints? You gotta be kidding me!

Yet I didn’t know what it is and so I googled it. Long story short, the best result I found by google told me about the training effect: puke experience training. “Train so hard that you feel the need to p…, but stop right before actually doing.” Coach Ralf had 10 sprints planned.

I actually cried during the bike training doing those sprints. I also made weird noise, when facing my limits.

As a result I call yesterdays and todays training: borderline puke experience training, short: BPET. BPET is cruel, hurts, is painful, but offers the feeling as if it pushes me forward.

Let’s see….



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