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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Feb 7:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Walking2 4:06:27 12.25(20:07) 19.71(12:30) 261
  Running2 1:21:59 11.2(7:19) 18.03(4:33) 178
  Total4 5:28:26 23.45(14:00) 37.74(8:42) 439

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Sunday Feb 7 #

11 AM

Walking 2:43:00 [3] 13.01 km (12:32 / km) +180m 11:43 / km

Sunday 8-mile walk with Liz, part of her rehab, due to mud we stayed on mostly surfaced paths & roads, with some in woods & some mud.

All very nice, tho Liz tired by end, "aware" of knee but not too bad.

Fucking freezing (3 degrees ) - are we hard enuff for scotland? Doubt it!

Saturday Feb 6 #

(rest day)

Beaten up & v slightly fluey (again...), post-fairly hard run.

This happens a lot now. Also, fluey in the night / achey / disproportionately.

Is it age? CFS? Unfitness? Combination?

Planned an hour's cycle ride today, but just walking to & back from Tesco will do, thanks.

Friday Feb 5 #

11 AM

Running 39:29 [4] 9.02 km (4:23 / km) +63m 4:14 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 11

Nice morning. Sun. Felt perky. Ran to crash site yesterday, all swept up. Then ran back up Bell hill (puff puff!), & got into a sub-threshold cadence which I tried to keep up for 8km, the last 3km were a bit tough.

Last 5 miles 34:45; a 5km split of 21:24 is OK, nothing amazing (eg. Owain Jones ran a 8 mile split (during a 20 km run) of 43 mins.....)

No RH calf stabs, good, but 3 nasty LH calf spasms when I accelerated slightly at 4km. Then they went. New shoes are great.

Heckled by COVID fearers ("Give us more space!!!"). Some people really need to get a grip. Going to Tesco's grocery area is vastly more risky. From being 2m behind them to 2m in front (passing 1 metre on the right of them) takes about 2 seconds?

Anyway when I'm trying to maintain 4:10 pace i do not need to stop & wait - it interferes with my session (being deliberately obtuse here)

Sat in my grounds after in the sun - lovely.

Thursday Feb 4 #

11 AM

Walking 1:23:27 [1] 6.7 km (12:27 / km) +81m 11:45 / km

Walk to two supermarkets, inluding a "new way" in between them. Kept watch running as I shopped. Wow my life is fun.

Massive accident on the way home, my photo is used in the report.

Walk. (pics of accident on it)

Wednesday Feb 3 #

(rest day)

Foot pain gone.

Tuesday Feb 2 #

11 AM

Running 42:30 [4] 9.01 km (4:43 / km) +115m 4:26 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 11

First run (9km multi terrain, Eastville park & the usual), in new trainers, and they are 100% great.

Note: Foot pain (RH foot ) for second morning in a row. Worried I might have "pulled" foot in the mud on saturday now, and/or developed PF. Looked up PF - not that, then - not heel pain at all, more sole to the ball).

No foot pain at all running in great new shoes. Felt super bouncy initially. Sadly at 18 mins my stabbing RH calf came back. stopped then, & 11 mins later to try to stretch out (over hips) to give the calf more wiggle room. Helped a bit.

Last km, I tried to get closer to tempo & there was v little stab in the calf.

All paths were ghastly (mud); will stick to roads for a bit now, it's just too horrid.

Health seems OK; I'm not super fit but neither am I disastrously unfit, so let's keep chugging along, maybe one run every 3 days & some cycling mixed in too, to help calf rest & reset?

Monday Feb 1 #

2 PM


1) walked to & from LIDL - over an hour on my feet . RH foot / lower calf seem weird / twingey.

2) quick mess around on a pathetic kids' "climbing wall" - too cold, holds had mud on them, Hmmmm. I'm really missing climbing, badly, & this wasn't good. Envy my friends who've got home-built bouldering walls.

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