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Training Log Archive: AliMas

In the 7 days ending Jul 14:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running8 9:44:06 72.21(8:05) 116.21(5:02) 2824
  Cycling1 40:00
  Total9 10:24:06 72.21 116.21 2824

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Sunday Jul 14 #

8 AM

Running 8:41 [2] 1.47 km (5:55 / km) +20m 5:32 / km
shoes: Adidas Terrex Speed LD

Running 3:42:26 [4] 43.45 km (5:07 / km) +1584m 4:20 / km
shoes: Adidas Terrex Speed LD

Tim and Sasha said they were entering this so thought I might as well tag along and see what's what. Little expectation after the Arrochar, Saunders combo so was hopeful for a nice route and to enjoy a good bit of racing.
Went pretty steady up the first climb, chatting to a guy from Huddersfield about how I really needed a pee but am incapable of peeing on the run. Pace from the front was hot on the road at the bottom but after a while it didn't seem they were getting too far away. Didn't nail the descent but it had a few boggy bits so was able to overtake a few people. Long flat-ish section was as expected a drag but the views weren't that great either and there was an annoying amount of road. Gained a couple of places and lost a few here but wasn't in the mood for grinding away too hard with the prospect of Snowdon ahead. Big climb seemed to go on for a hell of a long time and I headbutted lots of tourists, but I climbed okay and overtook 5 people, mainly because they were dying. Big boost having Sasha running with me for the end of the climb too. Just before the top I had some pangs of cramp in my calf which was a little worrying. Start of the final descent was okay and the path looked surprisingly rapid. As the descent went on though my legs were getting v sore and cramp pangs were becoming more frequent. This combined with a nasty stitch meant I was unable to move very quickly and was suffering quite a lot, so I lost 5 places to the finish (but sadly overtook Tim who was in an even worse state). Frustrating as would've been lovely to be able to smash that descen,t but oh well, good bit of experience even if the race wasn't the nicest.

Saturday Jul 13 #

5 PM

Running 21:34 [2] 3.91 km (5:31 / km) +85m 4:59 / km

Friday Jul 12 #

12 PM

Running 40:19 [2] 8.6 km (4:41 / km) +77m 4:29 / km

Easy Reigate Heath again, nice enough.

Thursday Jul 11 #

12 PM

Running 26:21 [2] 5.63 km (4:41 / km) +16m 4:37 / km
shoes: Adidas Terrex Speed LD

To the grass track.

Running 9:44 [4] 3.0 km (3:15 / km) +1m 3:14 / km
shoes: Adidas Terrex Speed LD

Thought I would try some fast running to see if the legs had any speed in them/ wake them up before Sunday, so did 3k hard. It did not go very well, legs were stale from the off and was an instant grind. Quite disappointing but don't particularly need or desire high end speed right now and hopefully that did the job of activating some dormant fast twitch muscles.

Running 31:02 [2] 5.58 km (5:34 / km) +178m 4:48 / km
shoes: Adidas Terrex Speed LD

Back over the hill, lovely afternoon.

Wednesday Jul 10 #

1 PM

Running 1:37:44 [2] 20.6 km (4:45 / km) +366m 4:21 / km
shoes: Saucony Triumph

Headley then Reigate Hill. Legs felt quite good, I enjoyed this run.

Tuesday Jul 9 #

8 AM

Running 35:19 [2] 5.82 km (6:04 / km) +204m 5:10 / km
shoes: Saucony Triumph

Regular Box, though has been very irregular in recent years. Legs were lethargic I'll tell you that for free.
11 AM

Cycling 40:00 [1]

Some bicycling on Box with George, very chill but just scrapes in as loggable.
4 PM

Running 40:37 [2] 8.66 km (4:42 / km) +69m 4:31 / km
shoes: Saucony Triumph

Easy out to Reigate Heath, legs a little more alive.

Monday Jul 8 #

4 PM

Running 50:19 [2] 9.5 km (5:18 / km) +224m 4:44 / km
shoes: Saucony Triumph

Nice Box, legs warmed into it. Feet quite sore but custom shoes not necessary.

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