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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Jan 13, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling2 1:17:14 16.29(4:44) 26.22(2:57) 136
  Running2 47:16 5.93(7:58) 9.55(4:57) 120
  Orienteering1 32:38 3.42(9:33) 5.5(5:56) 139
  Total5 2:37:08 25.64(6:08) 41.27(3:48) 395

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Sunday Jan 13, 2019 #

11 AM

Orienteering 32:38 [3] 5.5 km (5:56 / km) +139m 5:16 / km
(injured) shoes: Mizuno Wave Harrier 3

Back/buttock not so bad - night on sofa. Flare 4/10.

BOK ashton court Green 5km. - cheekily ran with Clive's used map. Wasn't intending to do the course, as "injured" & unreliable, but just trundled round feeling very slow & unfit. no 1 was questionable, but I had been warned. .... just touched each SI unit.

THen coaching Agnes at Clare H's & Pete M's coaching session after. Mostly walking & scampering. Good fun. Also collected 2 far controls. All good despite being a complete blob.

result (I would have been 4th equal more or less with Eoghan)


Saturday Jan 12, 2019 #


Back awful in night. Flare 8/10

OK. Enough. I need to see a GP in the first instance here.

Will make appt on Monday. My swollen stomach (18 months post-op) probably needs a ultrasound scan. It's tender as well.

4 PM

Cycling 45:14 [3] 16.22 km (2:47 / km) +106m 2:42 / km

Reasonable 45 min cycle , on cycle path (Bristol-Bath) mainly.

not getting out of breath in the slightest - can't see this being much use for my "fitness" .... but running is rather painful with my back/hip in its current state.

Friday Jan 11, 2019 #

11 AM


Indoor climbing (bouldering) at TCA with Liz, Nellie & Jenny.

Not bad, despite LH buttock being in flare.

Burned off Gnellie on a decent problem. Perhaps I'm finally getting better.

Felt light, but a bit sore , & out of practice. Vertical yoga - can't be a bad thing. Core felt weak. But it's good for core, so....

Must up my climbing to twice a week, starting NOW.
5 PM

Running 23:52 [3] 5.0 km (4:46 / km) +50m 4:33 / km
(injured) shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

Lower back / coccyx / LH buttock etc. horrendous today - twice i had stabbing pains on the run that were horrible & scary.

Tried to engage glutes on this run - which meant it was fairly frisky for a steady run. "Pulled" hamstring hurt a bit, but this is expected & going in the right direction. Whatever.

Andy Murray cry your eyes out - me too! I'm not enjoyed any running AT ALL when I'm in pain like this :-( Could 2019 be my last year too.

Thursday Jan 10, 2019 #

3 PM

Cycling 32:00 [3] 10.0 km (3:12 / km) +30m 3:09 / km

Easy cycle to get out & get fresh air. Ran an errand & did extra mile or so on cycle path bristol-bath.

LH buttock in flare after run last night, so bad I struggled to sleep. When Tim's gone I will try the sofa again for sleeping.

Tim's offered to pay for me to see his guru "osteopath" in Sheffield, may take him up on that soon.

Wednesday Jan 9, 2019 #

6 PM

Running 23:24 [3] 4.55 km (5:09 / km) +70m 4:47 / km
shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

Steady run with Tim, dark & cold. hamstring sore as soon as i started, but not "pulling". Also sore - left inner knee (Gower last June started this). Very insecure & didn't feel good. Also, LH buttock in flare today. So not comfortble & makes me wonder why I run if my body hurts so much.

Still. See how things go. Not 100% sure I'm not harbouring a lurg as well.

Tim carried on when i turned round at 11 minutes & he did loads more - he runs loads every day irresepective of what state he's in!

Tuesday Jan 8, 2019 #

(sick) (rest day)

(Tim Tett staying - he's basically moved in?!!)

Still washed out. Throat still sore - but not *really* sore. Back to bed post-breakfast & slept after Tim had gone to work.

At least he brought me tea in bed first. He wants to climb, run, pub, beers, the lot.

I want to do sod all & stay in bed, or in my sleeping bag on the sofa. & drink tea.

Monday Jan 7, 2019 #

(injured) (rest day)

Tired. Long drive last night - home 10pm. M6 bad (lost nearly an hour)

Am I still injured?

Why did I even get injured? surely the most random & stupid hamstring "pull" of all time. A small bit of uneven ground on an easy run near home caused a pull. Yet yesterday I did 40 mins on uneven terrain on high Rigg, & not a twinge (OK, one twinge).


(injured) (sick) (rest day)

Totally out of it in afternoon & sore throat. Had to lie down.

Not sure if I'm getting ill, old, or the weekend has just poleaxed me!

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