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Training Log: LuT

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 8:45:33 65.7(8:00) 105.73(4:58) 200
  Strength and Conditioning1 15:00
  Total6 9:00:33 65.7 105.73 200
averages - sleep:8.2 rhr:44

Tuesday Mar 20 #

Running 1:31:05 [2] 10.0 mi (9:07 / mi) +150m 8:42 / mi
slept:9.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross 4

10 miles should not take 1 1/2 hrs but it does when every single path is a chute of chalky slop. Cut short as fed up.

Running 35:00 [2] 4.0 mi (8:45 / mi)

Feeling all kinds of terrible. Stitches & lightheadedness. One of those days...

Monday Mar 19 #

Running warm up/down 26:00 [2] 3.0 mi (8:40 / mi)

Running tempo 53:34 [4] 8.0 mi (6:42 / mi)
slept:8.5 shoes: New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay

Did not want to do this today, but had no choice as need to space sessions out properly this week.
Arctic. Negative attitude at the start, which got worse the more I turned into the wind. Stopped at 5 miles having clocked a glacial 7:06 split and had a few stern words with myself. Turned it around (literally and figuratively) for the final 3 and finished quite strongly. Done with this weather now. No more.

Sunday Mar 18 #

Running 59:40 [3] 7.0 mi (8:31 / mi)
shoes: New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay

Looking forward to some nice off-road recovery miles as I thought all the mud would be frozen. 1 mile in and up to my shins in gloop. Aborted, back home, into road shoes, easy 5 on pavements.

Strength and Conditioning 15:00 [1]

Core. Lying leg extensions (single & double), hip bridges, side planks, sit ups, bicycles, v-sits.

Saturday Mar 17 #

Running long 2:26:14 [3] 20.0 mi (7:19 / mi) +50m 7:15 / mi
slept:7.5 shoes: New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay

Attempt to salvage the weekend after news of Fleet half’s cancellation. Absolutely gutted, as based on today’s form think I could have gone some way under 1:30. (Have signed up for Kingston half in two weeks so, work permitting, will be able to do it there.)
Anyway, today was an odd one given how unprepared I was, psychologically and in terms of fuelling. But went for it anyway, gel in hand. Out to Bognor and back along the A259 - unpleasant to say the least, what with the traffic and sideways snow. But nice and flat, enabling me to chug through the miles. Went through 13.1 in 1:35:40 feeling fresh as a daisy. Bit more of a grind up round Summersdale for the final 4, but passed 18 in 2:12:00 still feeling ok. Really pleased not to fade over the final 2 and finish strongly.
Glad to have got something out of the w/e but was SO excited to race. Interesting that Reading is still going ahead, amid a torrent of cancellations.

Friday Mar 16 #

Running 40:00 [2] 5.0 mi (8:00 / mi)
slept:8.0 shoes: New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay

Easy cycle track out and back with 6 x 20s strides at WR marathon pace (4:30) just for fun. Gorgeous day. Shame it’s not gonna hold.

Thursday Mar 15 #

Running 1:14:00 [2] 8.7 mi (8:30 / mi)
rhr:44 slept:8.0 shoes: New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay

Had a billion stiches and gained a blister where my sock had a hole. But sun! And hedges turning green.

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