TWO sessions on Thursday after beating Exeter in our first friendly on Wednesday night.
It wasn't just warm down stuff either. After a few running exercises to get the legs going - remember, 22 players put in 45-minute shifts against Exeter - the lads launched into a football game were 'goals' were scored by getting the ball from one end to the other of a narrow pitch without the opposition getting a touch.
It was competitive stuff, not least after the 'green' team came back from 3-0 down to lead 4-3. It was eventually next goal wins at 7-7 - there wasn't a winner.
From there, it was straight into the gymnasium for upper body work and finally into the pool at the training complex.
AFTER five days and numerous sessions, the lads finally had an afternoon to themselves on Thursday.
That meant golf for some - although a downpour that started at about 2.30pm and was still going five hours later meant our intrepid golfers bailed out after six holes.
There were still stories though from the second group out - Robbie Keane, Michael Dawson, David Bentley and Carlo Cudicini.
Daws didn't hit the best of drives on the first but managed to chip in for a par. "It's the first time I've done that, ever," he beamed later.
It was so wet that Keano's club went flying on a par three. "I hit the ball, the club slipped out of my hands and went about 30 yards down the fairway but the ball went about 10 feet from the flag," he reported.
The key question - who won - brought the response 'ask that question again' from Keano, and it turns out the striker and 'Bents' had the better of Daws and Carlo, although it seems it was a case of 'St Welly-Ons' rather than St Mellion, the famous course of this area.
Anyway, we had a video camera to film Keano taking his drive on the first tee - enjoy it at the top of the page...
IT WAS A case of the one that got away for David Button at Exeter on Wednesday night.
The young goalkeeper made his first team debut in the friendly and had very little to do as we dominated in a 3-0 win.
Or at least that seemed the case.
There was a moment in the second half when Richard Logan hit a speculative effort for the home side that dipped just over.
A goal kick was awarded but replays later showed that David managed to get the slightest of touches and was denied the credit for a fine save - although that would have meant conceding a corner!
"I got a touch on it, which was pleasing, but obviously not that many people knew. I suppose it would have been nice to get the credit for that but it doesn't matter, the win and clean sheet is all that counts," he said later.
GREAT to see Steve Perryman at Exeter.
Our record appearance holder and skipper of the FA Cup-winning 1981 and 1982 teams, 'Stevie P' is now Director of Football at St James Park.
He was buzzing around everywhere - but stopped for a moment for a pitchside chat and snap, when he told how much he's enjoying the challenge of taking the Grecians into League One and how much it meant for him to see a full house for the visit of his beloved Spurs.