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Training Log Archive: AllyBeaven

In the 7 days ending Nov 25, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running7 16:17:00 80.59(12:07) 129.7(7:32) 6641
  Total7 16:17:00 80.59(12:07) 129.7(7:32) 6641

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Saturday Nov 25, 2017 #

Running (Specific Endurance) 4:55:00 [3] 30.9 km (9:33 / km) +2903m 6:30 / km

Spent a bit of the morning swithering then decided to Not Be A Jessy. Today or tomorrow was worse, depending on which forecast you checked.

And actually, it was fine. Definitely wintery, a good reintroduction to having sleet blown up your nose, but not enough snow to be too much of an impediment to running, only post holing in a few short sections. I did 5 laps of Meall a' Bhuachaille by a couple of different routes (average ~450m) then a few up and downs in the woods after dark as the snow blowing around higher up is a bastard with a head torch. Eating was good, I need to remember to drink more. A little tired towards the end but certainly didn't feel that I needed to drop the intensity.

Friday Nov 24, 2017 #

Running (Specific Endurance) 3:03:00 [3] 20.0 km (9:09 / km) +948m 7:24 / km

The map I used this evening is from 1986. Changes since then include, but are not limited to, houses, roads and forestry. A bunch of snow on top of heather, interspersed with bog made for slow going at times. Second half lower down on mountain bike trails. No poles today to allow for map and compass.

I'll decide on tomorrow's outing in the morning. I'd thought to go and do some laps on a more progress friendly hill, get the poles out and get some climbing in. But the forecast says 60mph, which may be a little off putting. Should I go anyway/go back to the woods or take tomorrow easy and do 5 hours on Sunday when the weather is (slightly) better?

Thursday Nov 23, 2017 #

Running (Easy ) 1:01:00 [2] 10.5 km (5:49 / km) +138m 5:27 / km

A few inches of snow, I skipped strides as I did bonus ones earlier in the week and I would have been sliding everywhere. Tomorrow's night run may be...interesting. Perhaps I'll do it low down in the woods.


P&C routine plus some upper body stuff. The front raises were hilariously embarrassing, bugger all weight and some lovely grinding noises coming from my shoulders. Still, if I suck this much then surely that means I'll make heaps of progress...

Wednesday Nov 22, 2017 #

Running (Moderate) 1:10:00 [3] 16.5 km (4:15 / km) +161m 4:03 / km

Time almost got away from me today, 3 hours talking utter shore and drinking coffee. Run went pretty well though, 8 hill sprints on a shallower tarmac path than usual and a little rushed but pretty positive. Tired glutes towards the end of the run but my various niggles seem to be in check.

Tuesday Nov 21, 2017 #

Running (Easy ) 59:00 [2] 10.2 km (5:47 / km) +152m 5:23 / km

I added strides yesterday where there should have been none so almost skipped them today. Felt fine though so did them anyway.


Walked into the gym to find a gaggle of paddlesports instructors doing lunges in there jeans. Did walks and squats in the climbing wall. Feet sinking into the mats probably added unwanted stability to the squats but at least I got something done. Hurdles and a few upper body exercises once the boaters had fucked off.

Monday Nov 20, 2017 #

Running (Easy) 1:05:00 [2] 11.3 km (5:45 / km) +117m 5:28 / km

I do plan on using the Pentlands as a terrible weather reserve training venue this winter but holy fuck that drive gets tiring!

Back and organised just in time to get my run in, do strides and only turn up ten minutes late for work. Felt pretty good actually, quads maybe a tiny bit tender but turning over well for the most part.

Sunday Nov 19, 2017 #

Running (Specific Endurance) 4:04:00 [3] 30.3 km (8:03 / km) +2222m 5:54 / km

Hauling 2 unnecessarily heavy bags round the Pentlands. Weight didn't make me want to cry, so that's a positive sign. Legs were good, eating went well (~900kcal of gels and malt loaf), blahblahblah.

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