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Training Log Archive: UltraJaney

In the 7 days ending Feb 10:

activity # timemileskm+m
  3 Hours Specific Endurance Run1 3:08:11 12.13(15:31) 19.52(9:39) 338
  Nordic Walking2 2:50:28 11.16(15:17) 17.96(9:30) 155
  Strength & Conditioning2 2:00:00
  Regeneration2 1:50:17 9.31(11:51) 14.98(7:22) 19
  Unspecified1 1:20:36 5.28(15:16) 8.49(9:29) 63
  Hill Reps (see below)1 1:10:09 5.58(12:34) 8.98(7:49) 166
  60 minutes Easy1 1:07:22 6.02(11:11) 9.69(6:57) 31
  50 mins steady running with speed variations1 55:01 5.24(10:29) 8.44(6:31)
  Walking1 40:00 2.26(17:43) 3.63(11:01) 36
  Total12 15:02:04 56.98 91.7 808
averages - sleep:17.7

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Saturday Feb 10 #

4 PM

Unspecified (Power Walking) 1:20:36 [2] 5.28 mi (15:16 / mi) +63m 14:44 / mi
slept:9.0 shoes: Saucony Triumph

A good power walking session around an undulating route.
6 PM

Hill Reps (see below) 1:10:09 [2] 5.58 mi (12:34 / mi) +166m 11:30 / mi
slept:9.0 shoes: Saucony Triumph

Was a bit busy today so had to schedule this session for later on.

I did:

15 minutes Easy + 3 x 12 minutes moderate (uphill only) + 10 minutes Easy. I did these reps up Fairoak Bank which is a long pull of around a mile. Jogged back down in between each rep. Energy levels still high.

Thursday Feb 8 #

1 PM

Strength & Conditioning 1:00:00 [2]

Strength & conditioning session at the gym.
6 PM

50 mins steady running with speed variations 55:01 [2] 5.24 mi (10:29 / mi)
slept:9.0 shoes: Saucony Triumph

I decided to do this session at the gym (treadmill) only because of a slight calf muscle pull the previous day. So I thought I would attempt the session and if there was still a niggle, then I could stop.

It has almost settled down but was ok to let me do 5 mins warm up, then 15 mins steady running followed by 6 x 30 second strideouts with two minute recoveries. The another 15 mins steady running followed by a cool down.

I'll continue to monitor and will take a rest day possible two to give it a chance to ease. Apart from that my energy levels were high so that's all to the good.

Wednesday Feb 7 #

1 PM

Regeneration 1:00:04 [1] 5.09 mi (11:48 / mi) +19m 11:40 / mi
slept:9.0 shoes: Inov-8 Race Ultra 290

This should be have been a 50 minute session with strideouts but 5 minutes into the run I felt a pull at the back of my left calf. It is probably a pull due to the cold weather and me not warming up properly!

It gradually eased but I played it safe and opted for a very easy Regeneration Run along the canal at Stone with the option of walking if it played up again.

I spent more time dodging the patches of ice and the ground (including the grass/towpath) was rock hard! It felt harder than running on the road...

I'll have a short walk later to test my calf and if it's back to normal I will do the speed session tomorrow.

I'm hoping it is just a case of cold muscles...

7 PM

Walking 40:00 [1] 2.26 mi (17:43 / mi) +36m 16:53 / mi
slept:9.0 shoes: Saucony Triumph

Rightie ho, went for a 2 mile walk using my trail poles to test my calf muscle. It seems fine so will give it another go tomorrow with a run.

Tuesday Feb 6 #

2 PM

Strength & Conditioning 1:00:00 [2]

Strength & conditioning session at the gym.

Hip & glute activation, mobility, core, running-specific exercises and weights.
5 PM

Regeneration 50:13 [1] 4.22 mi (11:54 / mi)
slept:8.0 shoes: Inov-8 Roadclaw

I did this run on the treadmill due to time constraints.

Took it nice and steady and at a similar pace to the one I would do outside.

Monday Feb 5 #

4 PM

Nordic Walking 1:15:27 [2] 5.05 mi (14:56 / mi) +61m 14:24 / mi
slept:10.0 shoes: Saucony Triumph

Brisk paced Nordic Walking around the lanes and footpaths. I had to rein myself in from running due to the old adrenaline surges! (menopause related).

No niggles or any underlying injury.
6 PM

60 minutes Easy 1:07:22 [1] 6.02 mi (11:11 / mi) +31m 11:00 / mi
slept:10.0 shoes: Saucony Triumph

An easy run - more of a regeneration run as it was at conversational pace with several stops to muster.

I did this with a group of members from my club.

No tiredness or niggles.

Sunday Feb 4 #

8 AM

3 Hours Specific Endurance Run 3:08:11 [2] 12.13 mi (15:31 / mi) +338m 14:17 / mi
slept:8.0 shoes: Inov-8 X-Talons 212

Felt good after taking a rest day yesterday.

Now, you had a 90 minute Endurance Run scheduled for the weekend. Today's run was at least 3 hours - however, it involved plenty of stops/mustering back and at a very easy pace. I did a recce of the final section of the Newcastle Way as preparation for the trail marathon with 5 others.

I wore my ultra kit and practised my hydration/nutrition as well as my run/walk strategy. No niggles and was energised afterwards. Felt good.
3 PM

Nordic Walking 1:35:01 [1] 6.11 mi (15:34 / mi) +94m 14:51 / mi
slept:8.0 shoes: Saucony Triumph

Nice, brisk paced Nordic Walking around the lanes and footpaths.

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