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Training Log Archive: UltraJaney

In the 7 days ending Feb 17:

activity # timemileskm+m
  4 hours Specific Endurance Run1 4:02:47 19.01(12:46) 30.59(7:56) 397
  Run - Specific Endurance1 3:03:48 9.61(19:08) 15.46(11:53) 57
  Strength & Conditioning2 2:00:00
  Regeneration2 1:35:03 8.23(11:33) 13.24(7:11)
  PiYo (Pilates/Yoga)1 1:00:00
  50 mins steady running with speed variations1 56:12 5.5(10:13) 8.85(6:21) 21
  Walking2 55:46 3.32(16:47) 5.35(10:26) 45
  Total11 13:33:37 45.66 73.48 520
  [1-5]10 13:33:36
averages - sleep:12.7

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Saturday Feb 17 #

8 AM

4 hours Specific Endurance Run 4:02:47 [2] 19.01 mi (12:46 / mi) +397m 12:00 / mi
slept:8.0 shoes: Inov-8 Roclite 300

Day 1 of my back to back runs.

Now, make sure you are sat down when you read this but I went for this run at 8am! Yes, in the morning not after lunch as I usually do because I am a night owl.

This was a good session - I wore my full ultra kit, practised my nutrition and hydration and generally, monitored my run. I need to eat a bit more - I ate something every hour and used Tailwind for my hydration.

My route was home then The Burnt Wood (mixture of hard and soft trails, fireroads and fields), then farm tracks, followed by a section of the Newcastle Way course. My turn around point at 2 hours was Market Drayton then headed back home.

12 PM

Walking 35:23 [1] 2.14 mi (16:31 / mi) +45m 15:30 / mi
slept:8.0 shoes: Inov-8 Roclite 300

I was 2 miles from home when I had reached my 19 miles, 4 hours goal so walked the remaining two miles.

Friday Feb 16 #

9 AM

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

Broken night's sleep - dog not well so got up in the night to him.

Went to my PiYo session as usual but decided to take it easy for the rest of the day. No running or walking.

Thursday Feb 15 #

4 PM

Strength & Conditioning 1:00:00 [2]

Strength & conditioning session at the gym.

Energy levels still high though not as manic as the day before! The old adrenaline surges again...

5 PM

Regeneration 50:03 [1] 4.23 mi (11:50 / mi)
slept:9.0 shoes: Saucony Triumph

Did my Regeneration Run on the treadmill due to time constraints.

Took it nice and steady as if I were outside.
6 PM

Walking 20:23 [1] 1.18 mi (17:16 / mi)
slept:9.0 shoes: Saucony Triumph

A cool down walking session.

I broke in my new shoes on the regeneration run and the 20 minute walk.

No niggles or tiredness.

Wednesday Feb 14 #

1 PM

50 mins steady running with speed variations 56:12 [2] 5.5 mi (10:13 / mi) +21m 10:06 / mi
slept:8.0 shoes: Inov-8 Roclite 300

50 minutes Run with Strideouts

Felt energised and strong during this session so taking a rest the day before obviously helped!

It could also be my new Superman compression layers..... felt I ran faster than usual. The weather was cold, sleet/hail and windy so not pleasant for running but didn't stop me.

20 mins running at my half marathon pace then 6 x 30 second strideouts with 2 minute recoveries followed by 15 mins running. Five minutes light jogging/walking to cool down with.

5.5 miles.
6 PM

Strength & Conditioning 1:00:00 [2]

Adrenaline surge - again! Think it is due to the Big 'M' (menopause).

Energy levels have been high all day. My usual hip & glute activation work, core, flexibility and mobility along with running-specific exercises. Then some weights for my upper body.

Was still buzzing afterwards!

Yesterday's rest day worked as no niggles and energy levels were back up. I'm probably a bit too hyper so expecting to crash tomorrow.

Tuesday Feb 13 #

REST DAY 1 [0]
slept:9.0 (rest day)

Monday Feb 12 #

6 PM

Regeneration 45:00 [1] 4.0 mi (11:15 / mi)
slept:8.0 shoes: Saucony Triumph

Regeneration Run with a small group at my club. We did an easy 45 minutes run at a steady pace.

4 miles in total.

Sunday Feb 11 #

9 AM

Run - Specific Endurance 3:03:48 [2] 9.61 mi (19:08 / mi) +57m 18:47 / mi
slept:7.0 shoes: Inov-8 X-Talons 212

90 minutes Endurance Run.

I joined a group doing a recce run along a section of the Millennium Way Ultra route. Wintry weather, very muddy, wet route with a river of sludge to wade through. The 3 hours includes stops, mustering etc. Actual running time was probably 90 minutes.

We had rain, hail and sleet. All good training though :)

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