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Training Log: roar

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running (trails)2 2:08:25 13.13(9:47) 21.12(6:05) 1069
  Running (road)4 1:52:21 11.6(9:41) 18.67(6:01) 149
  Strength5 1:46:30
  Running (track)1 50:53 4.58(11:07) 7.37(6:54) 4
  Running (grass)1 10:05 1.02(9:54) 1.64(6:09) 4
  Total9 6:48:14 30.32 48.8 1226
  [1-5]9 6:37:17
averages - sleep:7.1 weight:78.9kg

Saturday Jul 23 #

12 PM

Running (road) warm up/down 13:48 2.28 km (6:04 / km) +35m 5:38 / km
ahr:121 max:157 slept:7.0 weight:79.3kg shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 2016

Feeling tired this morning. Yawning the whole way down in the car. Just not enough sleep. Tried to loosen up and succeeded a bit with some strides and moving about.

Running (trails) race 1:09:01 10.41 km (6:38 / km) +707m 4:57 / km
ahr:162 max:171 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 2016

Started slow and it took a long time to get any faster. Suffered a lot on Camara Hill early on and people were going past me pretty rapidly. Kinda had my place by the top of Camara then started to gain some ground on the next bit. The steeper bits where people could still run was where I lost ground. The flatter bits and the really steep bits I got back some time. Felt pretty awful though and wasn't really able to get into a rhythm. Fog and rain closed in and I was on the edge of being cold but was ok (also had my bag with extra clothes so no worries). Brian McGuickan cameup to me before the steep climb to the top. I stuck to him for a bit and then pushed on to the plateau. Caught some guy and we were together on the plateau. He had no confidence and stopped about 150m short of the cairn and asked where it was. I told him to keep going.
Coming off was fairly vague but I know it ok. Picked my features and there was a stream of people coming up too. Line was ok down the steep rocks but it was very slippery and I was reluctant to break myself so Brian actually got past me again. Once we got past the rocks though I opened it up and gapped him. Caught and passed some other people too. Some guy stopped to ask walkers for directions just as I caught him and then came rocketing past just before Camara, where he got an even bigger gap up the hill. My legs were going nowhere. Tried, but there was no catching him down Camara. Passed someone else at least. Then hopped the gate impressively (at least I think so!) and cruised to the finish.

Happy to be faster than last year but still felt fairly shocking.

Running (road) warm up/down 10:12 1.52 km (6:42 / km)
ahr:111 max:122 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 2016

Shuffle along the road back to Fenton's. Feeling fairly destroyed and not moving very fast at all.
8 PM


Sooo tired. Need to get some sleep. Afternoon lying on the sofa not moving.
9 PM

Strength 20:00 [1]

Day 10
Pretty wrecked and glad to not have to do mountain climbers today. Good to get it done though.

Friday Jul 22 #

7 PM

Running (road) 38:43 7.52 km (5:09 / km) +32m 5:02 / km
ahr:137 max:151 shoes: Asics Hyper Speed 6 2016

Easy solo run up to Glasnevin cemetery. Wandered around some housing estates and came home. Wasn't feeling up for this before I started but once I got out it was great and I really enjoyed it.

Strength 19:30 [1]

Thursday Jul 21 #

9 AM

slept:7.0 weight:78.7kg (rest day)

Why don't I sleep more?
Walked to work with G today for a rest.

Wednesday Jul 20 #

8 AM

slept:7.0 weight:78.7kg

7 PM

Running (road) warm up/down 12:17 2.13 km (5:46 / km) +25m 5:27 / km
ahr:130 max:152 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 2016

Warming up about the place. A bit stiff at first but loosened up nicely pretty quickly. Wasn't sure what the weather was going to do, sun was out but a bit of a wind so went with the t-shirt.

Running (trails) 48:38 9.2 km (5:17 / km) +327m 4:29 / km
ahr:171 max:181 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 2016

Didn't do the full 7 races so I was in the group out last. One lad flew off but there was a battle between me and a guy in a Moxie top. Started to pass people pretty early really. Didn't destroy it along the road at the start and kept something for the hill. Really happy with the climb then. Felt good all the way and kept running decently well. Summited maybe 45s behind Moxie guy. As usual the Kippure descent was fantastic. Caught and passed Moxie guy just at the first flat bit and actually got to 10m behind the other fella from our wave. Suffered a lot on the road. Tried to keep good form and speed but Moxie guy came back at me on the last kick uphill and I didn't have anything to go with him to the line.

Waay better than last year which is nice but not that much better than 2011 when I recall feeling pretty dire.

Running (trails) warm up/down 10:46 1.52 km (7:06 / km) +35m 6:22 / km
ahr:124 max:141 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 2016

Run up Glendoo path for a bit. Actually got decently far on a decent trail then stopped on some hillock to look at the nice view before heading back to the car.
10 PM

Strength 17:00 [1]

day 8. More reps

Tuesday Jul 19 #

9 AM

slept:7.5 weight:78.9kg

6 PM

Running (track) warm up/down 18:59 1.58 km (12:01 / km)
ahr:115 max:124 shoes: Asics Hyper Speed 6 2016

Laps with BrianMcG & Seb. Warm out another chance for the singlet. Then the usual dynamics and strides which I forgot to restart my watch for.

Running (track) intervals 31:54 5.79 km (5:31 / km) +4m 5:30 / km
ahr:164 max:182 shoes: Asics Hyper Speed 6 2016

3x 800m 90s 3x 600m 75s 3x 300m 60s

Rests were longer as it was very warm. I didn't notice that at first and I had my bottle at the start line to take small sips out of constantly. Johnannes went at the front of our group and he was reasonably paced for the first one. As usual I followed on number 2 and that was too fast. Suffered then on the 600s running them at a slower pace than the 8s but was then able to do the 3s very well. Guy tried to pass me on the last one and if I'm doing last leg at WOC can't be letting anyone pass me at the end. Good session.

2:49, 2:45, 2:50,
2:05, 2:07, 2:10,
59, 59, 56

Running (grass) warm up/down 10:05 1.64 km (6:09 / km) +4m 6:05 / km
ahr:141 max:148 shoes: Asics Hyper Speed 6 2016

Cool down laps with the two guys I was running with, John & Jonathan. May as well have been a liquid. Got some free biscuits and a t-shirt afterwards.
10 PM

Strength 22:00 [1]

day 7
Onto more strengthy stuff.
Split squats, hip thrust, one leg deadlift, mountain climber

Monday Jul 18 #

7 PM

Running (road) 37:21 5.22 km (7:10 / km) +57m 6:47 / km
ahr:121 max:152 shoes: Asics Hyper Speed 6 2016

Easy with Gina over to the park. Messed around a bit jumping fences and hedges and then running down steep small hills. Really warm lovely day. Great fun. Saw the most people ever also running in the park. It was a bit mad and at one point it was like we were having a group run.
9 PM

Strength 28:00 [1]

Day 6

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