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Training Log Archive: DonP

In the 7 days ending Mar 14, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running8 5:23:12 39.8(8:07) 64.05(5:03)
  Road Bike3 4:44:00 60.5(4:42) 97.36(2:55)
  Orienteering1 44:13 5.4(8:11) 8.69(5:05)
  Total11 10:51:25 105.7(6:10) 170.11(3:50)

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Thursday Mar 14, 2019 #

7 PM

Running warm up/down 12:00 [3] 1.5 mi (8:00 / mi)
shoes: Kalengi Kiprun SD

Warm up before track session.

Running 23:30 [3] 3.1 mi (7:35 / mi)
shoes: Kalengi Kiprun SD

Track session with the athletic club at Linwood track. Session was 15 x 400m (100m easy jog recoveries in 1min).

Unfortunately I had absolutely nothing in the tank and struggled really badly. Dropped out after 10 reps. Didn't do a cool down as I was so knackered.

Not sure what happened but perhaps a lot of running over the past few weeks, lack of sleep (3 hours last night!), and long, stressful days on my feet at work out on site this week had something to do with it.

Wednesday Mar 13, 2019 #

12 PM

Running 48:00 [3] 5.6 mi (8:34 / mi)
shoes: Kelengi Kiprun Trail XT7

In Balloch for a meeting so went for a run round Drumkinnon Woods then a lap of Balloch Castle Country Park.
7 PM

Running 13:00 [3] 1.5 mi (8:40 / mi)
shoes: Brooks GTS 17

Run round the Linwood Parkrun course putting out the markers for the Run the Park After Dark run.

Running 24:30 [3] 3.1 mi (7:54 / mi)
shoes: Brooks GTS 17

Run round the Run the Park After Dark course. Was supposed to be running with Mrs P but she was running with Andy P so I ran on and caught a group of other runners and ran round with them.

Running 12:00 [3] 1.5 mi (8:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks GTS 17

Run round bringing in the markers.

Tuesday Mar 12, 2019 #

7 AM

Road Bike 1:10:00 [3] 15.5 mi (4:31 / mi)

Cycle to work. Cycle track badly flooded in Milton so had to double back on the A82 to get round it.
12 PM

Running 47:00 [3] 5.0 mi (9:24 / mi)
shoes: Salamon Shigarri

Run from work, through Dumbarton and up to Overtoun Estate, a lap of the paths round the pond and back. Shattered!

Monday Mar 11, 2019 #

10 AM

Road Bike 2:20:00 [3] 30.0 mi (4:40 / mi)

Off work today so headed out for a cycle with Mrs P from the house to the cycle track, to Linwood, Johnstone, Lochwinnoch and Kilbirnie and back. Lovely day for it.
7 PM

Running warm up/down 12:00 [3] 1.5 mi (8:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks GTS 17

Warm up before hill reps.

Running hills 47:00 [5] 6.0 mi (7:50 / mi)
shoes: Brooks GTS 17

Hill reps with the athletic club on Craigends Hill. Weather turned really bad - heavy rain and a strong wind in our faces on the up-hills. Session was 10 x uphill and steady back down recoveries. Times slower then usual due to the weather but running okay.

Running warm up/down 12:00 [3] 1.5 mi (8:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks GTS 17

Run back to the sports centre. 12 started the session but only 4 finished it!

Sunday Mar 10, 2019 #

11 AM

Running warm up/down 10:00 [3] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: VJ Supra

Warm up before TINTO Twin Day Event.

Orienteering race 44:13 [5] 5.4 mi (8:11 / mi)
shoes: VJ Supra

TINTO Twin Day Event at Carmichael Estate. Breathing bad again today so not moving as well as I wanted. Was quite lucky that the sleet went off not too long after I started.

The object of this was to get some more terrain running in my legs (Carmichael Hill with 3" of wet slushy snow on top of the heather and tussocks was quite hard work) and to try and flow through the controls - which I more or less managed.

Made a couple of small mistakes though -

Lost about 30secs on No 1 when I stopped short of the control when I couldn't persuade myself to climb high enough to the control.

Lost another 30secs on No 2 when I was too low and had to climb back up to the control.

Annoyed to see one of my rivals run across an out of bounds field!

Had a very interesting chat with a fellow M60 asthma sufferer on the problems of trying to start running when you can't breathe. Turns out it's not just me.

Saturday Mar 9, 2019 #

9 AM

Running warm up/down 12:00 [3] 1.5 mi (8:00 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Fastwitch SS18

Usual warm up before Linwood Parkrun.

Running race 19:12 [5] 3.1 mi (6:12 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Fastwitch SS18

Linwood Parkrun. Fairly grim experience. The weather was fairly awful - cold, wet and windy and the course was badly flooded in many places. So much for the new path works which have made the path worse than before in many places. We're going to complain the contractor and withhold payment from him until he fixes it.

I was also feeling really tired and my breathing was terrible. I've now got a theory about this and will apply it over the next few weeks and see if it makes a difference.

Running warm up/down 5:00 [3] 0.5 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Fastwitch SS18

Shortened very easy jog recovery as we had to dash off.

Friday Mar 8, 2019 #

1 PM

Running 26:00 [3] 3.4 mi (7:39 / mi)
shoes: Salamon Shigarri

Recovery run from work up to the Lomondgate SUDs pond. Decided to retire my trusty Salamon Shigarri's after nearly 700 miles as I can feel they have no bounce in them anymore.
4 PM

Road Bike 1:14:00 [3] 15.0 mi (4:56 / mi)

Fairly unpleasant cycle home from work - very wet and windy, especially from Barrochan to Houston.

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