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Training Log Archive: jack_wright

In the 7 days ending May 13:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running7 7:21:27 38.93(11:20) 62.65(7:03) 3133
  Yoga1 1:30:00
  Strength and Conditioning1 37:00
  Total9 9:28:27 38.93 62.65 3133

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Sunday May 13 #

11 AM

Running (Orienteering) 1:15:36 [3] 10.0 km (7:34 / km) +470m 6:07 / km

Legs and body feeling pretty battered at the moment. Opted for orienteering at High Newton rather than the planned 3 hour run.

Great fun and was orienteering okay bar a 3 min blunder on #4 which was a classic; oh this looks hard, maybe I should slow down or possibly even take the easy path route round, nah let's go straight at high speed, crap, lost. Only small misses after that but the body and mind had pretty much gone when I turned the map over and realised I had to go back to the bottom of the hill to come back up again. Crawled around the last 4 controls yet somehow only 3 mins down on Hungover Matt. He must've been very hungover.

Saturday May 12 #

12 PM

Running 1:33:20 [3] 16.05 km (5:49 / km) +900m 4:33 / km

Fairfield - 15th

Set off easy, although still passed Carl Bell who was obviously struggling on the first climb with Jebb and Jardine out front and then the second pack with Daz, PB, Holmsey, Sam Stead, Goldie, Al Anthony and another Keswick lad just ahead. Didn't feeling like I was particularly working and I was actively holding back for easier ridge climb. As soon as we summitted Nab Scar I just had nothing. Legs screaming and I had to walk large sections of the climbs. It was only 2 weeks ago that I flew up here in training! Tried to recover as Ali Thornton, Carl and Steve Halsall came and went. Managed to dig in a bit as Tim Cowin and Clayton lad caught me. Gave it some up Great Rigg but couldn't drop them and kind of realised it wasn't my day so just opted for enjoying it. Glorious day in the Lakes. Some good chat with the Clayton lad and that was pretty much that.

In my head I had 1:25 as a target but ended up 1:33. Not actually sure how much quicker I could've gone but doubt i'd have broken 1:31!

Hmm something not right at the moment. Where has my fitness gone, whose legs are these, and where are mine?! Can I really have lost fitness since feeling great when in Buttermere and Ireland? Probably best not dwelling on. A very enjoyable day and a proud one to be in Blue and Green.
1 PM

Running 15:00 [2] 2.6 km (5:46 / km) +25m 5:30 / km

Friday May 11 #

(rest day)

Physio again today.

Made a small breakthrough in terms of finding the root of my back struggles. My right leg is half an inch longer than my left. This is structural rather than forced that way by muscular imbalances and could be a result of the serious breaks in my tib and fib when I was younger. That is not to say there aren't any muscular imbalances, there are many. It means my pelvis tilts at a silly angle and everything on my right side is strained as a result. Hence the sciatica on the R, the R quad always very tight in races, R ITB/hip also always tight.

The physio was then slightly stumped and I could see by her face that there wasn't an obvious fix i.e. do core, stretch, do exercises etc. (all of which definitely will help in the short-term but won't stop the longer term disc problems. Her suggestion was putting a larger insole in my left foot to level up my pelvis and pull everything else into line. I am sceptical. Need to talk this through, I don't really like the idea but if there's a chance it stops this endless cycle of being a super tight/knackered mess off of minimal training then maybe it's worth a shot.

Feeling a bit worn out after our club took a massive bashing on Facebook today for imposing a rule that I passionately believe in. I'm not about rules and I think fell running has benefited greatly from its simplicity but in this case I think it's a necessary step. I am actually proud of our club leading the way on this issue and I've gotta say the lack of support from other clubs / the FRA is disappointing and the comments against our club sting pretty badly. I've been biting my tongue all day but if people actually knew the influence in deciding the champs race in Ireland that this navigational tool had then I think a lot of opinions would change. I just think it's unfair on those people to name names or bring attention to the Irish race.
6 PM

Yoga 1:30:00 [1]

Lots of intense stretching tonight. Hips, hammies and back specific.

Thursday May 10 #

5 PM

Strength and Conditioning 37:00 [3]

Core, planking, pull ups, clams, bridges and some more stuff
6 PM

Running 40:00 [2] 7.0 km (5:43 / km) +50m 5:31 / km

Easy daan river with Alice. Plus 4 x 75m strides.

Wednesday May 9 #

6 PM

Running (Orienteering) 35:09 [3] 6.0 km (5:52 / km) +150m 5:12 / km

Bishop's Wood - Battleaxe

Really enjoyable area. I was scrappy but no big errors and had some decent flow until Josh Jardine started chatting to me.

32:09 - 4th - 2 mins down on Matt and Rhys, 15secs down on Harry Scott.

Very limited WD / U as it was pissing it down.

Tuesday May 8 #

6 PM

Running 1:07:12 [3] 9.0 km (7:28 / km) +538m 5:45 / km

AAC run from Rydal with Pete, Tom, Harry and a new guy called Paul. Three groups out tonight, probably 30 members and the weather cleared for some amazing low cloud views over the hills.

Came across Joe Mann who'd set off in the group which had set off 20mins earlier on the floor at the top of Nab Scar with Dan stood over him. He'd collapsed and was worried about his heart. We called the mountain rescue and things got pretty anxious until he managed to eat a jelly baby and came round a bit. Still could barely walk when the MR got there so he got stretchered off as a precaution. Unsure on exactly what happened as he's still having checks now so wouldn't like to speculate but he's assured us he's okay.

Once the MR got there in numbers we left them to it and carried on over to the tarn and back along the coffin route above Grasmere. Very odd evening. Pretty scary experience sandwiched between two fairly glorious runs. Really gutted for him and hoping he can make a speedy recovery. It just puts into perspective how vulnerable you are in the hills. It's very easy to get complacent but after watching that unfold, carrying kit and a phone and telling someone where you're going is an absolute must.

Monday May 7 #

11 AM

Running 1:55:10 [2] 12.0 km (9:36 / km) +1000m 6:46 / km

Chilled out Brown Pike, Dow Crag, Old Man with the Fellbaums. Finished off with a swim in the river. Lovely.

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