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Training Log Archive: jack_wright

In the 7 days ending Oct 2:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 6:17:53
  Cycling1 1:00:32
  Stretchin', Rollin', Ballin'2 55:00
  Drills1 12:21
  Total9 8:25:46
  [1-5]7 7:30:46

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Sunday Oct 2 #

9 AM

Running 15:00 [2]

WU and minimal drills.

Running 1:07:04 [4]

Hodgsons Leg 2 with Garry.

Set off in a fairly good position but way down time-wise on the big 4 teams of Calder, Borrowdale, DP and Keswick. Wharfedale were a min ahead and embarrassingly our vets team were 30 secs ahead. After 6 nights on the piss in Magaluff, Karl hadn't had the best of runs having to stop to be sick, forgetting to punch a CP and then having the dibber round his neck and tucked into his vest on changeover. Garry told me he didn't know the way and he was sticking in behind me which was fine by me.

Steady on the track to start with slowly reeling in the Vets. Made the catch by the river and then the plan was just to push out a strong but sustainable rhythm up the first climb. We were actually moving really well and we dropped the 5 or so chasing teams very quickly. Ran all but about 10m of steep stuff. Got to the more runnable section on the shoulder and really pushed on. Caught and dropped Wharfedale and then we were on our own. Not the best line off the path onto High Street but moving well. Hit the line perfectly round Thornthwaite but I slipped and bashed my ankle on a rock at the top of the descent. This, coupled with the wet ground, meant we backed off a bit down here as I tried to recover. Then hit the next climb really hard. Had a look back and we had at least two mins back - no sign of anyone ahead though, they were long gone.

Saw the pond fairly quickly over the top of the hill and saw Alice and Katie standing nearby. Tried to push the descent but forgot to cross the wall early on so got a bit stuck on the right hand side. Then just kept it strong till the end.

Ended up 6th fastest on the leg and only 2:40 down on the front 4 teams. Was initially a bit surprised to be that far down on Matt but I think them running in a pack and my screwing up of the line and bashing of my ankle was probably a lot of that time gap. Finished feeling very happy with the performance. Nice to put time into 6th place. We held on for 5th too after a tight finish with Helm. Great result! Hopefully that can inspire us for next season.
11 AM

Running 22:30 [2]

From Kirkstone down to Brother's Water to watch Leg 3/4 handover with Elko and Crickmore.

Friday Sep 30 #

10 AM

Running 1:10:20 [2]

Took Alice round the Dunnerdale. Nice and easy making sure to take in all the views. Then finished off with a nice pint in the Blacksmiths.

Thursday Sep 29 #

10 AM

Running 1:23:54 [2]

From home for the first time in a long time. Out towards the pepper pot over Woodland way. Saw King Buzz sat in the field across from his nest and our eyes locked. Was this to be showdown number 3? After a bit of a stare off he flew off in the opposite direction. Yeah that's what I thought you little pussy. Although he is the master of the sneak attack so for the next couple of minutes I kept checking over my shoulder. I think psychologically he's probably got me but he doesn't need to know that. Anyway, buzzard successfully avoided, over to the pot, down to Woodland, along the bottom of Gawthwaite, down a couple of dead end paths, into Kirkby Park Wood, then got stuck on Wreaks Level. No path and a big A road I did not want to be running on. Hopped the fence and went terraining through the grotty mosses to eventually meet up with the Duddon Mosses path. Then back through to Foxfield and back along the side of the road. Put an effort for the last 20 mins which was fun. Completely flat and felt smooth and strong. Need to find better linkage of paths next time.

Back still bad. Although fine when running. Can tell it's making my R side slightly weaker. Especially R glute which is caving in slightly.

Wednesday Sep 28 #

(rest day)

Having real trouble with my lower back at the moment. Absolute agony when sitting down. This keeps happening every couple of months or so and I've always struggled with a tightness in my back so probably time to see someone about it..

Good thing is that it is fine when running so Hodgsons will be fine but taking the day off just in case.
2 PM

Stretchin', Rollin', Ballin' 30:00 [0]

Trying to fix lower back, glutes, hammies

Tuesday Sep 27 #

2 PM

Cycling 1:00:32 [2]

5 PM

Stretchin', Rollin', Ballin' 25:00 [0]

Back troubles
6 PM

Running 15:33 [2]

WU including many nervous looks over my shoulder for the swooping buzz.

Drills 12:21 [2]

Running 20:12 [5]

Joined in the session with Broughton Runners in the park. Intervals, it's been a while!

Session was 2 x 90secs (90s), 4 x 60 (60), 4 x 30 (30), 4 x 15 (15).

Moving well. Should be aiming to do this twice but once was most definitely enough this time.Absolutely knackering and breathing horrendously by the end.

Running 9:00 [2]

Monday Sep 26 #

5 PM

Running 1:14:20 [3]

Had a big stretch yesterday in a hope that would re-energise my heavy legs back into action. Had a good 10 min warm up loop round the valley and back to the pub. Set off okay and just got into a really good rhythm and was loving it. Didn't check the watch at half way and battled the wind and rain to the top. 22.28. That's 32 seconds off the PB up Lingmoor. Didn't go into the red at all and just felt strong all the way. Then along the ridge and down to the bottom of the steep side. To the top in 10.14 so that's another 30 seconds off that one too. Great session. Pumped for the weekend now, shame our team has disintegrated.

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