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Training Log Archive: Indiana Jones

In the 7 days ending Sep 10:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hill running2 3:55:03 32.59(7:13) 52.45(4:29) 2330
  Running, mostly off road7 3:38:16 30.86(7:04) 49.67(4:24) 480
  Road Running2 55:32 7.71(7:12) 12.4(4:29) 30
  Total10 8:28:51 71.16(7:09) 114.52(4:27) 2840

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Sunday Sep 10 #

8 AM

Running, mostly off road 26:11 [2] 5.22 km (5:01 / km)

Post marathon jog. Legs pretty stiff overall but feeling better by the end. Plenty time to recover now though.

Saturday Sep 9 #

8 AM

Road Running warm up/down 14:30 [2] 3.0 km (4:50 / km)

Hill running race 2:58:50 [5] 42.2 km (4:14 / km) +1900m 3:28 / km

Jungfrau marathon, 2nd place behind Cardona who ran a really impressive race and won by over 2min. With a few stronger runners in the field I knew it'd be a totally different race to last year. I felt better on the flat section and ran a bit quicker for the first 25km but not by much. The group split up about 15km so it was me and Birhanu with one guy quite far in front (who didn't make it to the end) and a few guys just behind us. Once we started the climb at 25km I hoped to do the same as last year and take the lead but I felt awful and was really struggling to run it. We quickly caught the early leader then Cardona passed me and Birhanu went with him. The gap opened up quickly and I stopped at the top to get some extra drinks and gels. At that point I was wondering if I'd actually make it to the end but I kept on running and tried to refuel at the aid stations. On every uphill my legs were really heavy but luckily there were a few downhill bits to stretch out on. After Wengen I focussed on finding my rhythm again and started to reel in Birhanu about 32km. Finally I passed him and started to feel back to normal. For the last 8km I tried to push all the way in case anyone was coming through or in case Cardona was slowing down and I held the position to the end. It was a really tough race for me mentally and I'm glad I didn't give up. This year I didn't have the road training to make the first half easy enough but overall it was a good result.

Friday Sep 8 #

8 AM

Running, mostly off road 29:55 [2] 6.32 km (4:44 / km) +120m 4:19 / km

Short jog in Grindlewald and last run before the marathon. Just enough to stop the muscles tightening up from too much rest.

Thursday Sep 7 #

9 AM

Running, mostly off road 30:11 [3] 7.52 km (4:01 / km) +20m 3:58 / km

Run along the river, starting easy then picking up the pace a bit. Everything feeling fine.
5 PM

Running, mostly off road 15:01 [2] 3.42 km (4:23 / km) +30m 4:12 / km

Easy run in Grindlewald to stretch the legs.

Wednesday Sep 6 #

8 AM

Running, mostly off road warm up/down 32:05 [2] 7.05 km (4:33 / km) +100m 4:15 / km

Easy warm up and cool down before the mini session. Bit of uphill after to stretch the legs.

Running, mostly off road 16:00 [4] 4.61 km (3:28 / km) +20m 3:24 / km

Little session to wake the legs up. 8 x 1' (1' easy/steadyish). Used the gravel trail and didn't push too hard so not that fast but felt good by the end.

Tuesday Sep 5 #

8 AM

Road Running 41:02 [2] 9.4 km (4:22 / km) +30m 4:18 / km

Morning run with Ginie, she pushed the pace a bit after the first 2km so I had to keep up. Legs better today.
6 PM

Running, mostly off road 31:48 [2] 7.4 km (4:18 / km) +30m 4:13 / km

Run along the river from Wilderswil back to Interlaken. Feeling good.

Monday Sep 4 #

7 AM

Hill running 56:13 [2] 10.25 km (5:29 / km) +430m 4:32 / km

Easy morning run on the trails in Morillon before heading to Interlaken. Lots of mud and climbs. Calf feeling a lot better since the massage.
5 PM

Running, mostly off road 37:05 [2] 8.13 km (4:34 / km) +160m 4:09 / km

Easy run from Interlaken along the river then uphill a bit. Pretty tired from the travel but better by the end.

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