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In the 7 days ending Aug 20, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Forest-O2 2:07:11 11.62(10:57) 18.7(6:48) 100
  Cycling1 2:00:00
  S&C2 1:15:00
  Running3 54:25 6.84(7:58) 11.0(4:57) 30
  Total6 6:16:36 18.45 29.7 130
  [1-5]5 4:16:36

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Sunday Aug 20, 2017 #

11 AM

S&C 15:00 [2]

physio exercises. Walking lunges go on forever, and not too sure how the bulgarian split is meant to work, feels useful though

Running 13:00 [3] 2.8 km (4:39 / km) +30m 4:24 / km
shoes: Asics GT-1000 5

to and from gym

Running 19:40 [4] 4.0 km (4:55 / km)
shoes: Asics GT-1000 5

Gruesome treadmill stuff. Started at 9kph then added 1kph per minute. Did this twice both times until accidentally hitting the emergency stop line, but thats probably as a result of being near the limit anyway.

I really really really hate treadmills
12 PM

S&C 1:00:00 [3]

Various in gym, especially leg stuff as prescribed by FASIC

Friday Aug 18, 2017 #


Taken a few days off since Cerdanya, went to physio today.

He reckons the knee problem is patella tracking (as did Mum), caused mostly by weak quads that can't fully support my body weight.

Basically good news all round then - I'm fine to run as long as its comfortable, since I can't be doing any further damage. It should go away with time like the right knee has, but I need to do a bunch of leg strength stuff, which is probably useful anyway.

Not sure when I plan to actually go and run on it as its still a bit unnerving, but probably not too long now and definitely some "cross-training" coming up...
12 PM

Cycling 2:00:00 [0]

Getting paid for crosstraining :D
Still no idea if this is really loggable, tough to tell if there's any real benefits :/

Tuesday Aug 15, 2017 #

9 AM

Forest-O race 50:31 [3] 6.9 km (7:19 / km) +100m 6:50 / km

Last day, middle on a ski slope with chairlift to start.

Went out cautious because knee was extra dodgy and keen not to make any huge time losses early anyway, especially with noone to catch so no incentive to race out. Fairly clean with just one miss at the top, big time losses on both the big downhill legs due to control circle faffage and losing my place along the slope. Then down into the low stuff which was much nicer and also fairly easy - no serious misses.

Not clean, but no real howlers. So to be 15 minutes down on both how long it felt like I'd been running and on the leader was as baffling as it is worrying. I just don't understand where all the time was lost, which is far from encouraging.

Perhaps if they'd like to publish some results I could get a better idea... -.-

Confused, crippled and unhappy, not the high note the week could've ended on. Something about the last race of multiday competitions?
10 AM

Running warm up/down 8:45 [3] 1.7 km (5:09 / km)

Not much distance in the warm-up at the top as no space

Monday Aug 14, 2017 #

12 PM

Forest-O race 1:16:40 [3] 11.8 km (6:30 / km)

Day 4 - long

Brutal to start in the midday heat and think the dehydration probably affected me more than I realised. Same arena as yesterday, and not dissimilar terrain, so pretty speedy stuff and really tough hills when they felt mean.

Some brilliantly planned legs and some brilliantly terrible control sites, tree in a forest annoys me every time. Not sure how my route choices stacked up against the best guys, but plenty of misses, so it's not just my unfitness keeping me from the front of these races. It's frustrating and getting worse, knee not held as nicely by the compression band as it has been, also hit the deck and smashed a rock after choosing a path route specifically to avoid a sketchy looking decent, which was cruel.

8th in the end, should've been better but just not holding it together on direction and control sites

Running warm up/down 13:00 [3] 2.5 km (5:12 / km)

I could get used to this...

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