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Training Log Archive: bartholemeu

In the 7 days ending Feb 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  TrailRunning2 12:28:10 66.54(11:15) 107.08(6:59) 3193
  Hiking1 2:00:00 3.4(35:19) 5.47(21:57) 135
  Running3 1:47:50 12.76(8:27) 20.54(5:15) 306
  Cycling2 54:24 10.16(11.2/h) 16.35(18.0/h) 277
  Total8 17:10:24 92.86(11:06) 149.44(6:54) 3911

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Saturday Feb 10 #

5 AM

TrailRunning 12:00:00 [3] 102.0 km (7:04 / km) +3184m 6:06 / km
shoes: Inov8 RaceUltra

Tarawera Ultra 102km

Legs felt quite tight from the get-go, but assumed that would pass as it has done in every run in training, but didn't really seem to happen. By about 30k, i felt a couple little twinges that suggested that cramping would be an issue, but somehow managed to stave it off for the entirity of the race by a combination of salts and adjusting stride, taking it easy through muddy and high step sections, and running uphill instead of walking when i could. Still definately something i need to address
Middle section of about 40k were just SO muddy, meaning that an undulating run with 10k of technical stuff became much longer. The section 70-75k was at the end of a section which should have taken 2 hours but took 3. I had run out of water, and my suunto was so off i had no idea how much further to go. really tough.
One really long steep climb in the middle which reminded me of solitary, while the rest reminded me of cradle.
Saw that 12h was possible from the 5k mark and did the last 5k under 24 mins, with some time to stop and walk oscar over the finish.

The real story of the day was that my goal was to fully enjoy the day and not get let myself get stressed or unhappy or uncomfortable, which i think i did! I loved being out there from start to finish.

Body held up pretty well given how quickly i felt fatigued. Feet were good apart from blisters on the top from pulling my shoes out of the mud and rubbing against the laces. Abductors, high calves, feet and hamstrings sore.

From memory, lets say...
6 flask of tailwind, 5 of electrolyte
7 gels
random foods (crisps, sandwiches, brownies, coke at the last couple).
Weight was down 3kg from the start, which i think is ok (4%)

Suunto 15h mode was a big mistake. gps was shite (maybe the worst out of any i saw on strava), meaning i had no idea where the checkpoints were. will raise a ticket, as i think it actually acted like it was on 100h mode... it still had 70% battery left at the end!

Friday Feb 9 #

3 PM

TrailRunning 28:10 [3] 5.08 km (5:33 / km) +9m 5:30 / km
shoes: Hoka Claytons

Short pre-race run with Ondrej along the last couple of kms of the tarawera course. stinky rotorua

Thursday Feb 8 #

6 AM

Running (pram) 23:59 [3] 3.49 km (6:53 / km) +22m 6:40 / km
shoes: Hoka Claytons

Pramrun with Oscar offroad around some reef-thing in auckland
10 AM

Hiking 2:00:00 [3] 5.47 km (21:57 / km) +135m 19:32 / km

Waiheke island with oscar in the carrier.

Tuesday Feb 6 #


movescount down. easy bike commute & runcommute yesterday.
Energy/lungs feeling really good, trotting along at 4:30s and felt like HR was VERY low (120s).
Only little niggles are fatigued ankles from terrain running in minimals on Sunday, and recurring hamstring tightness. Will need to keep an eye on hamstrings for cramping on saturday.
11 AM

Running 54:44 [3] 11.09 km (4:56 / km) +202m 4:31 / km
shoes: GT2000 WhiteOrange

Around wharfs easy with around 10 surges (not quite strides)
5 PM

Cycling 26:00 [3] 7.83 km (18.1 kph) +133m

Monday Feb 5 #

8 AM

Cycling 28:24 [3] 8.52 km (18.0 kph) +144m

6 PM

Running 29:07 [3] 5.97 km (4:53 / km) +82m 4:34 / km
shoes: Adidas Adios Boost

terrain running in sydney park! trying to get an idea of how much the little bush bits are runnable. turns out theres pretty much a way through all of them.

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