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Training Log Archive: TortoiseTam

In the 7 days ending Oct 24, 2021:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road Running6 6:50:00 53.64(7:39) 86.33(4:45) 682
  Trail Running1 1:48:52 11.13(9:47) 17.92(6:05) 732
  Core / S+C1 20:00
  Total8 8:58:52 64.78 104.25 1414
  [1-5]7 8:38:52

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Sunday Oct 24, 2021 #

8 AM

Road Running warm up/down 34:12 [2] 6.37 km (5:22 / km) +3m 5:21 / km
ahr:141 max:171 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Road Running race 33:57 [5] 10.0 km (3:24 / km) +42m 3:20 / km
ahr:179 max:185 shoes: togn

Had a free weekend so entered the Cursa de Bombers 10km round the centre of Barcelona, mainly because I thought it would be good fun to ping it round the closed streets with 7000 runners on a Sunday morning, and any nice time would of course be a nice bonus. Arrived at the start with 35mins to go and saw the worrying large queue for the bag-check. At another race I might have just hucked my stuff into a bush, but decided maybe not in the centre of Barcelona. Waited it out, and saw the next (and in retrospect, predictable) issue of the large toilet queue. However this was fairly non-negotiable so waited it out too as I got progressively more panicked.

In almost perfect dramatic timing, as I exited the toilet I heard the speaker announce that the first wave was off, and so I boosted thought the crowd, squeezing past the later waves and literally just made it across the start line in contat with the crowd but as literally the last person in the group and thus the race consisted of overtaking around 3000 runners. Thing could have been much worse as the streets were mostly pretty wide, although did have to make a few lateral moves in the first km, so a lot of the problem was also judging quite how to pace it (which looking at the trace I did not too bad a job I think). Passed the 40min pacer at about 2.5km and the 37min pacer at about 4 and gradually the rate of overtaking slowed until I actually had a solid head-to-head race with some guy from 9km to the finish.

Crossed the line with the clock showing just over 35mins, but with a chip time of 1:05 less than the gun time, just manged to sneak under 34. Probably could go a bit quicker with some better pre-race organisation on my part (although maybe that would have just lead to a faster start and a pop?), but at any rate I had a great time during the race so for sure I'm happy with the whole outing. Seems to be about one race like this every month or so, so it's pretty likely I'll do another one in short order

Road Running warm up/down 28:56 [2] 5.71 km (5:04 / km) +62m 4:48 / km
ahr:137 max:144 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24


Saturday Oct 23, 2021 #

11 AM

Road Running 48:56 [2] 10.79 km (4:32 / km) +44m 4:27 / km
ahr:129 max:148 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Easy round El Port in the Saturday sun. Lovely stuff.

Friday Oct 22, 2021 #

7 PM

Road Running 50:42 [2] 10.17 km (4:59 / km) +163m 4:37 / km
ahr:121 max:137 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Montjuïc. Thing pretty dark now, drastically reducing the number of path available to run on without a headtorch, but still a nice place to run.
8 PM

Core / S+C 20:00 [0]

Thursday Oct 21, 2021 #

8 AM

Road Running 1:07:05 intensity: (27:05 @1) + (40:00 @2) 11.69 km (5:44 / km) +191m 5:18 / km
ahr:115 max:145 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Morning tourism with Lucía to Parc Güell. Feeling generally pretty tired.

Wednesday Oct 20, 2021 #

7 PM

Trail Running 1:48:52 [2] 17.92 km (6:05 / km) +732m 5:03 / km
ahr:127 max:146 shoes: Asics Sonoma 4

Had some time so went for a long Collserola wander in the dusk. Feeling generally pretty fine.

Tuesday Oct 19, 2021 #

8 PM

Road Running warm up/down 41:53 [2] 8.96 km (4:40 / km)
ahr:121 max:156 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Running late.

Road Running intervals 30:00 intensity: (12:00 @3) + (6:00 @4) + (12:00 @5) 8.06 km (3:43 / km) +12m 3:42 / km
ahr:165 max:183 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

3x6 [4] along the beach. Met Lucía across town for some intervals and after a certain amount of faffing we worked out a genius plan that would allow for some running together, although turned out we weren't quite on the same page, things almost immediately went awry and we both ended up running solo. Both still got some fairly productive fast running done after a big weekend though, so not exactly the end of the world.

Road Running warm up/down 15:07 [1] 2.31 km (6:32 / km) +3m 6:30 / km
ahr:118 max:127 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Monday Oct 18, 2021 #

6 PM

Road Running 59:12 [2] 12.27 km (4:49 / km) +162m 4:32 / km
ahr:140 max:166 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Wander out west. Legs feeling the weekend a bit but generally not too bad.

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