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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Nov 8:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Climbing (Trad)3 2:45:00
  Running2 34:04 4.63(7:22) 7.45(4:34) 28
  Total5 3:19:04 4.63 7.45 28

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Sunday Nov 8 #

11 AM

Running 29:06 [4] 6.45 km (4:31 / km) +23m 4:26 / km
ahr:152 max:177 shoes: Brooks Ravenna 10

First run for 9 days. Cagoule on. Flat-ish roads. Monitoring heart rate & expected to be jogging at 5:30 pace to keep it in zone 3 , but in fact was in zone 3, & then 4, for almost 4km, and the pace was pretty spicey, as fast as 4:13 pace.

Then suddenly, my pulse flew up into Zone 5 (over 152 ), and i could not get it down for over a mile despite jogging (4:50 pace) & even stopping and taking pulse to see if it was lying (it really .... wasn't).

Finally back in zone 4 for final km, and not really tired from run at all.

See how things go I guess, but try to keep pace 4:30 or slower, and zone in 3 or zone 4.

Also an extra km at end when pulse already 170 when i started.
12 PM

Running 4:58 [3] 1.0 km (4:58 / km) +5m 4:51 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 10

the last km. heart rate 159.

Note: revisited 9 days' ago run: AVERAGE HR was 179, and MAX was 192.
Ok OK different ballpark...... I think i wasn't well. In future: keep an eye & act if required.

Saturday Nov 7 #


Tried climbing, but damp/slimy. one route done (VS 4c), then 5-6km walking instead. With Lynne, in Goblin Combe.

Felt a bit shit today anyway.

Friday Nov 6 #

11 AM

Climbing (Trad) 45:00 [3]

More trad in AVon - the three star huge Giants cave buttress this time, with Alex, as yesterday. Went ok, cold at start & 1st pitch hard, but later on pitch 3 Alex had a refusal so I had to stand up & lead it - which luckily I found easier than May 2019 when I really found this tough. Glorious day. Lockdowns seemt to bring good climes.... well another one tomorrow?!!?! 4 trad days in a row.....

Any semblance of my relapse last w/e gone.

Thursday Nov 5 #

11 AM

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

More trad climbing, in avon with Alex (Italian).

brilliant, led the two must-do suspension bridge buttress routes (HVS 5a both); sadly Alex fell off the latter three times. Oh dear.

more tomorrow . and saturday. .... until it rains, in fact, when i may consider jogging again.

Wednesday Nov 4 #

12 PM

Climbing (Trad) 1:00:00 [2]

Felt a lot better. No flight to Greece available.

Goblin coombe trad climbing with Dom Goodwin, all day. Easy for me, hard for him. Only did three VS 4c's - sunny & nice. Dom got tired & cold and troubled, so we went to the pub ...... for the last time.......

Bristol traffic horrific on way home - absolutely rammed, also queues to get into pubs, hairdressers full etc, 6pm, complete bedlam! How *ironic* that the very restrictions designed to halt the spread of the "virus" will have probably had the opposite effect .... for today/tonight, in any case.

..... oh the cure is so much worse than the disease..... hang on that's not right ... it's *not* a "cure"!!!!!


Tuesday Nov 3 #

11 AM

(sick) (rest day)

Felt pretty off colour today, but cycled into town (final shop for a while?) & had some ridiculous HR stuff coming out of my Garmin. 150bpm on the first 500m downhill? Get out! also 70% of the ride was in "tempo" Zone3 (143 - 153 bpm) - urm, no? (on the way home, 70% was in zone 2 .....). (and its' more uphill on the way back!)

(Bike in surprisingly acceptable condition!).

I then went walking and took my pulse whilst watching what Garmin was saying my pulse was 99 on average for a flat slow 10min walk..... "Conclusion: it’s overstating my HR . I took my pulse constantly & it varied between 75 & 90. Usually 80-84. At times the Garmin was saying >100. & often above 95"

anyway, I'm still feeling rather rough so whatever. Taking the whole week off running.

Monday Nov 2 #

(sick) (rest day)

Feeling less horrible than yesterday, a relief, but in no way ready to exercise, which means i miss the 2/11 deadline for SEGUL Kingswood, oh well, health is more important, & on the scale of "things missed out on in 2020", it's a mere pimple.

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