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Training Log Archive: Anna

In the 7 days ending Feb 18:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Roller derby5 3:28:00
  running4 1:28:22 9.73(9:05) 15.66(5:39) 134
  strength2 21:56
  Total8 5:18:18 9.73 15.66 134
averages - sleep:6.6 rhr:51

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Sunday Feb 18 #

2 PM

Roller derby 45:00 [1]

Urggggggh tiring... turns out I officially *can* get aerobically tired from skating!!! We had a guest coach who led a super fast pace line, and I was struggling to keep up/keep being coordinated enough to do crossovers.

Then practiced hip bumps, which is what I needed to work on most.

Then did plow stop drills, and YAYYYYYYYY did some really good plows without feeling like my ankles were gonna break!!! (I think the floor/my wheels having dust all over them helped.)

Thennnn got to jam, and I got lead jammer once :)
7 PM

running 19:29 [3] 2.13 mi (9:09 / mi) +26m 8:49 / mi

Around the block twice. Trying to fit this in after commute home from roller derby and before breweries w labmates. (Success!) Probably a good not to do too much anyway, bc I've been having some discomfort in my left heel.

Saturday Feb 17 #

Note
(rest day)

Bahhh tired and feet don't feel great. Otherwise would've like to practice plow stops, but want everything feel better before practice tomorrow.

Other note is that fitness tracker is behaving questionably and not recording my sleep data accurately :(

On the bright side, think I found the problem in my pre-processing code for my EEG project, so may finally be able to finally get to the main analysis for that! Woohoo! And finished programming and checking the code for my verrrrry last mturk experiment for another project before I write it up.

Friday Feb 16 #

6 PM

running 29:43 [3] 3.3 mi (9:00 / mi) +108m 8:10 / mi

Ran to Scripps Pier area and back to lab. Was on the road this time bc less steep, to not be too hard on my knees. And it felt great! The sun was going down as I was going down the hill, so I got some good sunset pictures on the way down. Fun to have runs where I can do a long, uninterrupted uphill. Reminds me of Florence, minus the wisteria.

Splits were:

7:12
8:36
10:12

(Bc of the hill)

Roller derby 40:00 intensity: (30:00 @1) + (10:00 @3)

Logging this as 6pm also, since directly after running. Managed to get a full court, so did an interval workout, woohoo!!!

Warmed up with some sticky feet, turn-around toe stops, and some plow stops.

2 x {9 x 3 laps}, which is 2 x the distance that I'll need to do for my skills test!

- Used my toe stops to accelerate from a stop at the beginning of each interval. Feel like I'm getting pretty good at those :)
- Rest was ~1 lap rolling from my momentum, except after 5 sets in each mega-set, I did a couple extra laps, picking up stray rocks, and also gave myself full rest before the last 2 reps. So basically just felt till I was rested :P

Idea was that since I've been having trouble with coordination at higher speeds, I'd do short intervals to get up to high speeds but stay fresh enough to practice good technique. And I mostly did! Yay!

Thursday Feb 15 #

6 PM

Roller derby 45:00 intensity: (28:00 @1) + (10:00 @2) + (5:00 @3) + (2:00 @4)
rhr:50 slept:7.5

Yayyy productive practice. I like Thursdays. Was worried we'd break out into freshies and league members again, but not enough freshies so I got to practice with the big kids :)

Did crossovers both directions, then did lots of drills for scrimmaging! Getting more comfortable catching a jammer without falling over, also 2-person plow stops. I realized some of the problems I'm having from 2-person plows are from other people sticking their skates out or getting their arms in the way of pushing the seam together (put hips and side and shoulder all the way in contact, but arms in there will mess it up). So getting used to 2-person blocking w more people.

Annnnnnnd I got to jam! We did drills with both teams on the track, not just one team, and so I wasn't able to do much fast stuff or fake anyone out, but I practiced pushing through people, and people said I did a good job :) One jam I thought was going to be harder (bc simulating a situation where the other jammer was also blocking), I actually found gaps and pushed through them, which was exciting!
9 PM

running 29:10 [3] 3.3 mi (8:50 / mi)

Testing out where in my schedule to put runs, so tried a run after home from practice. Was a nice run, felt like I was finding a good stride. But think it negatively impacted my sleep to run close to bed. Not sure what the tradeoff is though. Would like to keep up some amount of running, ideally more than the like 3 mi/week I've been doing :P

strength (knee exercises) 11:26 [1]

Another up-side of running after practice is I warm up again enough to do knee exercises! Did ankle weight ones w full weight. Would also like to do the supplementary ones at the gym at some point.

Wednesday Feb 14 #

8 AM

Roller derby 50:00 [1]
rhr:48 slept:5.6

Woke up early and was suuuuper awake, so figured I might as well go to campus and see if the basketball courts were free. (I think my app penalizes my sleep score if I lay in bed without falling back asleep, which seems like a great excuse to be more productive.) And they WERE free! Might have to shift my sleep schedule so I can do this more often.

- Warmed up w small circles of crossovers, each direction
- Then did maybe 5-10ish laps, each direction
- Some plow stops
- Some transitions
- Was working on accelerating from a standstill, and can do it pretty coordinated-ly/explosively, but can only go on my toe stops like 2 steps and then I'm skating. Maybe that's ok. Also some people say they prefer different toe stops than what I'm using, so once these wear down (probably pretty soon now!!!) I can test out something new.
- Did some accelerations into transitions and also into plow stops. Ended up doing plow stops a lot, and feeling more confident. But still now the most confident.
- Got better at transitioning into skating backwards, then got better at shifting my weight forward (relative to the direction I'm going) when I'm going backwards.
- Then did some more laps each direction to finish up!

Tuesday Feb 13 #

8 PM

running 10:00 [3] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
rhr:51 slept:7.3 shoes: Blue Inov-8's

Warmup for knee exercises, also breaking in blue Inov-8's. Legs felt mostly ok. Some aches and pains.

strength 10:30 [1]

Standard knee exercises, standard weight.

Monday Feb 12 #

6 PM

Roller derby 28:00 [1]
rhr:53 slept:6.1

Practice was very light today. We did some laps and stuff to warm up, then talked about game play and stuff. Nasty and Gypsy helped me a lot with my blocking technique!!! Finally know what to do with my arms!!!

Also the light practice was good for me bc my legs were more tired than I thought they'd be from yesterday. Feeling pretty good now though :) Also my sleep/fitness tracker seems to correlate pretty well with my subjective feeling of tiredness/dead-ness, so I think it's a good tool for when I'm not paying attention to how much I'm doing! Today it gave me the lowest activity recommendation it has in awhile. (Doesn't always match how productive I feel at lab, which makes sense, bc I think it's mostly supposed to be for physical recovery.)

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