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Training Log Archive: UltraJaney

In the 7 days ending Nov 25, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Strength & Conditioning2 2:30:00
  Road Cycling1 2:00:00 28.0(4:17) 45.06(2:40)
  Nordic Walking1 1:00:04 4.06(14:48) 6.53(9:12) 26
  PiYo (Pilates/Yoga)1 1:00:00
  60 Minutes Steady Run1 58:10 5.15(11:17) 8.3(7:01) 62
  50 minutes Progressive Run1 50:01 5.14(9:44) 8.27(6:03) 62
  Regeneration1 45:58 3.37(13:39) 5.42(8:29) 49
  REST DAY2 2
  Total10 9:04:15 45.72 73.58 199
  [1-5]8 9:04:13
averages - sleep:12

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Saturday Nov 25, 2017 #

REST DAY 1 [0]
slept:10.0 (rest day)

Decided to take a rest day and give my pulled hamstring time to settle down (48 hours).

Friday Nov 24, 2017 #

9 AM

PiYo (Pilates/Yoga) 1:00:00 [2]
slept:7.0

Pilates/Yoga session.

Thursday Nov 23, 2017 #

1 PM

Regeneration 45:58 [1] 3.37 mi (13:39 / mi) +49m 13:04 / mi
slept:8.0 shoes: Inov-8 X-Talons 212

Decided to do an easy Regeneration Run off-road and to see if I still have a problem with my left knee.

It was fine first thing in the morning but started to hurt early on into this run which I ended up doing as a run/walk session.

The pain is new: it is around the back of my left knee so I wonder if it is a problem with my hamstrings. I could still feel it even on grass so don't think impact is the problem. Once I stopped I stiffened up in the area and it took a couple of minutes for the pain to ease.

The pain is more of an ache than a sharp, stabbing sensation. The only thing that concerns me is that the pain spread to the inside of my knee and that is where I sustained a scuffed menisicus last March.

I went to the gym later to do lots of stretching and foam roller work. Upper body exercises only.

I'll not run for 48 hours and see if that helps. I can always cross train to keep everything ticking over. If it is still a problem I will contact my physio next week. I'm hoping it is just a pulled hamstring...
5 PM

Strength & Conditioning 1:15:00 [2]
slept:8.0

Strength & conditioning session.

I was mindful of my slight knee issue so concentrated on hip and glute activation work, stretching, foam roller and upper body exercises. Avoided lunges and anything that might strain my left knee.

No problems with it during this session but it ached a bit whilst I was driving home.

Bugger!!!

Wednesday Nov 22, 2017 #

1 PM

Nordic Walking 1:00:04 [2] 4.06 mi (14:48 / mi) +26m 14:31 / mi
slept:8.0 shoes: Inov-8 Roadclaw

1 hour Nordic Walking along the canal at Stone. It was claggier and muddier than usual hence why I wore the Roadclaws. Still, aimed for a brisk pace.
6 PM

60 Minutes Steady Run 58:10 [2] 5.15 mi (11:17 / mi) +62m 10:53 / mi
slept:8.0 shoes: Saucony Triumph

60 minutes Steady Run with club members.

The Garmin shows 58 minutes but add on a couple of minutes for a warm up and it equals 1 hour.

One downside is that my left knee started to ache a bit during this run - there hasn't been any problems with it up until now. What might have caused it is that due to time constraints and things to do, I've run on the hard stuff a.k.a. roads over the last few sessions and I think this is a warning. No problems at Mad Jack's 5 which was off-road or generally when I run on trails/off-road. But I did Saturday's long run on multi-terrain which included quite a bit of road then Monday night which was all on the road.

What I'll do is ensure my next run is all off-road and then see how it goes at the weekend when I do my back to back runs - which will be off-road.

What a bugger as I've been injury-free up to now so hoping this is just a niggle. I suspect it is my knees saying they prefer softer surfaces! I'll keep any road running to an absolute minimum - say no more than 1 session a week with my club but will make sure the rest are all off-road.

The ache could also be menopause-related. Damn!!

Tuesday Nov 21, 2017 #

REST DAY 1 [0]
slept:8.0 (rest day)

Monday Nov 20, 2017 #

11 AM

Strength & Conditioning 1:15:00 [3]
slept:9.0

Strength & conditioning session.

Hip and glute activation, mountain climbers, bear crawls, running-specific bodyweight exercises, weights and mobility/core.
6 PM

50 minutes Progressive Run 50:01 [3] 5.14 mi (9:44 / mi) +62m 9:23 / mi
slept:9.0 shoes: Saucony Triumph

50 minutes Progressive Run

A slight change of plan....read on...

I was held up on my way to my athletics club as there had been an accident so I had to find an alternative route to Newcastle under Lyme. Arrived at my club five minutes after everyone had headed off for a run.

So, it was time for Plan B.

I stuck to well lit roads and lanes and decided to do a 50 minute progressive run. The route was mostly flat with a few minor undulations.

I did a short warm up and followed the session with a cool down walk and stretching so 1 hour in total and around 5.5. miles.

Would prefer to do this off-road but it was a case of 'needs must'.

Sunday Nov 19, 2017 #

3 PM

Road Cycling 2:00:00 [3] 28.0 mi (4:17 / mi)
slept:9.0

Road cycling.

Decided to get the bike out (cyclocross/winter bike) and did 28 to 30 miles on an undulating route (country lanes) to Newport and back.

It got rid of the RAGE (menopause rage) :)

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