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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Jan 26:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Climbing (Bouldering)1 1:00:00
  Running1 55:00 6.64(8:17) 10.69(5:09) 130
  Orienteering1 52:43 3.88(13:36) 6.24(8:27) 232
  Total3 2:47:43 10.52 16.93 362

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Sunday Jan 26 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 52:43 [4] 6.24 km (8:27 / km) +232m 7:07 / km
(sick) shoes: Innov8 MudClaw 300 2019

QO event, Lydeard Hill, Blue, 5.2km / 280m

Walking to car to meet Peter Dobra (UBOC), i was "ill". (ie. sinuses) . Didn't feel "rotten" today, tho (major plus).

You can't drop out of something that late - so drove in ever more awful conditions to the Quantocks, wind, mud, rain, mist, utterly vile.

The course was tough, but Ok; one mistake really, no 13, too far right (west). climb to misty moor & no definite ap no 12 - 30 seconds. Passed Peter at no 10.

Bit of a "burn up" at the end with a young lass in SWJS top (Lizzie Horsler?), took a while to reel her in and then she certainly tried to race me - she got ahead at last control but missed it, so i finished 30 secs or so ahead.... as we raced to a fence crossing at full pelt. a bloke ahead decided to SIT ON TOP OF THE CROSSING to decide his next route. "GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!!" I yelled as I ran up the haybale, and he was so shocked he nearly fell off, was most funny!!! "Not the best place to stop for a rest mate!" I said, before adding "no worries". Great God.

See how the next few days go. NO MIDWEEK RUN FROM HOME FOR ME.



Saturday Jan 25 #

(sick) (rest day)

Completely dependent now on Otrivine & antihistamies.

Can't get thru night without one antihistamine, and need Otrivine first thing & last thing & also often in the day too. Nose clouds over totally when tired, or in the evenings. THought is was an allergy, but is clearly not. Go nowhere without Otrivine in my pocket now.

Felt rotten all day, luckily played guitar in Bath which took my mind off it :)

What is it they say? "If symptoms persist, consult your doctor"?

3 months now. #illhealth

Friday Jan 24 #

1 PM

Climbing (Bouldering) 1:00:00 [3]

Bloc bouldering, OK considering. RH shoulder not great, but has been worse. Good sesh. not great, but OK.

Seriously need to take a reality check on myself - 10km training runs in the week are NOT POSSIBLE RIGHT NOW. Difficulty all night with sinuses, nose, lungs; also energy , mood, and most importantly FEELING CRAP ALL DAY has been a feature of 60% of my week thus far.

I guess this is "post viral fatigue" - i can assure you, it's a fraction (5%, I'd estimate?) as bad as proper post viral ME/cfs, but even so, it needs respect.

Priority no 1: FEEL WELL.
no 2 : Are you SURE you feel well, Phil?
no 3: go orienteering, climbing etc, which are fun & sociable.
. n) do some training. one day. Not yet.

Thursday Jan 23 #

(sick) (rest day)

Battered from run yesterday.

Defo need to slow this down.

Feeling crap all day, 3rd day this week feeling awful, & sinuses & sneezing in evening, beer made things worse :-(

Wednesday Jan 22 #

11 AM

Running 55:00 [3] 10.69 km (5:09 / km) +130m 4:51 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 10

Steady morning misty run, very muddy in parts (soft ground for battered shin), felt pretty rough for most of it.

REPEAT: FELT PRETTY ROUGH FOR MOST OF IT - so why not stop & go home????????

Some ground to gain. What will be critical will be how I recover from this. I'm better from the illnesses but I think I'm still a bit run down. Need to be more patient. Rehab needed too - lower back poor.

LH Shin still bruised / swollen/ sore - another 2 days off running I reckon. Yeah.

Tuesday Jan 21 #

(rest day)

Leg still sore/bruised, and tired (staying at Liz's again - cat allergies), = rest day no 2.

Damn tired / grim! Hmmm.

Monday Jan 20 #

(rest day)

Note: Diet.

I am finding it increasingly difficult to eat.

I prepare a meal & leave 2/3 of it. (It used to be half the spuds, but now.....)

I'm so full after my morning cereal , I don't eat again til 1pm. I'm very full , very quickly.

I leave the potatoes all the time, to the point where I'm thinking of reducing carbs / potatoes to miniscule levels. Chips seem pointless.

not sure if this is age, diabetes, stomach issues post-2017 operation, recent strange blood test results ......

but if anyone says to my gaunt face, "you just need a decent meal!!!", i would say, I try - I just can't do it, & don't want it.

I also like to leave space for a beer! which is..... sugar & carbs. So.

May try being more keto.

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