In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Running||2|| 54:36|| 6.0||(9:06)|| 9.66||(5:39)|| 352|
| ||Total||2|| 54:36|| 6.0||(9:06)|| 9.66||(5:39)|| 352|
Survived two 13-hour days at the weekend. Didn't expect to have to put down a 12 hour day today... the ward round lasted 10 hours! All work and no play. Not exactly ideal training for IOC!
I think some S&C was on the plan but didn't get to it. Did about 10 minutes of foam rolling instead. I'm going to be working 9am-9pm Saturday and Sunday. But the countdown to IOC has begun! This time next week I'll be packing :)
Working until 9pm
Running (warm-up) 6:44  0.88 km (7:39 / km) +73m 5:24 / km
shoes: Inov-8 Roclite 305
Running race (trails) 47:52  8.78 km (5:27 / km) +279m 4:42 / km
ahr:171 shoes: Inov-8 Roclite 305
Slievereagh IMRA trail race. Went hard from the gun, too hard to be sustainable but didn't want to get stuck in a queue getting over the first few stiles. Once over the stiles I eased off the accelerator and let the faster lads slip ahead. The climb up to the mast was tough cos I was still in oxygen debt! Approaching the summit, couldn't go too fast as it was single-track and I was in a group of 4 who were power-walking. At the summit the leading lady who was just in front of me stepped aside. "Are you alright?", says I. "Ya, I just don't do downhills", says she. Well I'm not quite sure how she was planning on getting down off the hill. There was a short section of trail then where I slipped past a lad who was watching his footing. Unfortunately then we were on to about 5km of fire-road, I was running tired and running scared that he would catch me. He did catch me and pass me about 2km from the finish, I think my pace had dropped off. The fire-road was fairly boring, though it did skirt past a clay pigeon shooting range that was in use during the race and we were treated to loud gunshots in our direction, accompanied by showers of clay. Never been shot at during a race before, I would like to think it made me run a little faster. Happy to turn off the fire-road and through the forest towards the finish - a scenic race but a little boring and more suited to road runners.
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