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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Apr 22, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling4 3:23:35
  Strength2 1:45:47
  Orienteering2 1:37:40 3.73 6.0 23519 /21c90%
  Running1 14:05
  Total5 7:01:07 3.73 6.0 23519 /21c90%
averages - sleep:12.1 rhr:47

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Sunday Apr 22, 2007 #

Running 14:05 [2]

Warm up before blue course.

Orienteering 1:08:40 [4] *** 6.0 km (11:27 / km) +235m 9:34 / km
ahr:181 max:198 spiked:12/14c rhr:46 slept:8.5 shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Well, it's a long time since I enjoyed a course as little as I enjoyed today's course at Mill of Fortune! I got all excited as it was so old school, master maps, control cards and pin punches, but then pah. The area had some nice bits but the frankly quite rubbish planning skirted most of them, for some reason avoiding short legs in the technical stuff in favour of long slogs on nasty slopes. I had very little motivation, hardly any concentration, and as a consequence made two very silly mistakes that cost me a long time. Physically feeling alright, not great, but much better than I have since the JK. Pulse still quite high considering how slowly I was moving a lot of the time - there was a lot of climb though I guess.

Rubbish. But afterwards I saw a gopher, and he made it all better:

Saturday Apr 21, 2007 #

Cycling 43:22 [2]
ahr:124 max:160 rhr:46 slept:12.0

Cycle up to Bonaly and back. Had watch set at 70% max and managed to stick to it apart from the final bit of the hill.

Orienteering 29:00 [3] ****
ahr:152 max:183 spiked:7/7c rhr:46 slept:12.0 shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Felt much better today so went to Bonaly. Pulse high going up the hills so walked them, but got fed up and didn;t do the whole course (210m climb in 3.5km!). Bonaly is gorgeous in the sunshine! Great views and stuff. Not feeling 100% but no worse than I did a lot of the time in Sweden. Now I've got back and had some food feel almost human again. Another early night and long sleep and should be cracking.

Friday Apr 20, 2007 #

rhr:49 slept:12.0 (sick) (rest day)

Feeling a little better today and actually made it out of the house. Had a massage courtesy of Will's amazing birthday present, went for a walk and a bit of a play aroundand ice cold paddle in Callendar and the Trossachs with Gav and actually felt vaguely human by the end. Its all about the fresh air and the running water.

Thursday Apr 19, 2007 #

rhr:48 slept:10.0 (sick)

Feeling awful again today, white spots back on throat. No headache but am going to have a full day on the sofa going nowhere. Man I wish I was still 18. Must remember I'm not.

Wednesday Apr 18, 2007 #

Cycling 1:00:00 [2]

In to work, up to circuits then back home.

Strength 1:05:00 [3]
rhr:59 slept:6.0 shoes: Saucony Cohesion

Firstly, had decided to treat myself to a night off, and had a bit to drink last night and not as much sleep as I should have done, hence the high heart rate. Physically feel loads better this morning, slightly dry throat from shouting at people above the music yesterday! Final medium strength session, the technical third set. Went something like this:

Clean from blocks 22.5kg 4 x 5
Split jerk 20kg 4 x 5
BB Lunge 25kg 4 x 5
DB fitball pullover 10kg 3 x 8
Hip flexor evil things - actually did 3 x 3 of the full exercise hanging - core felt loads stronger than has before, ace.

Then went upstairs to see the others and messed around with a few two footed jumps and planks and stuff. I miss Steve!

Tuesday Apr 17, 2007 #

Cycling 45:00 [2]
rhr:47 slept:8.0

Just to work and back, feeling a bit worse again than yesterday so took it easy.

Monday Apr 16, 2007 #

Cycling 35:13 [3]
ahr:130 max:162 rhr:42 slept:8.0 shoes: Saucony Cohesion

Cycling to the gym then work with a big fat rucksac.

Strength 40:47 [2]
ahr:126 max:159 rhr:42 slept:8.0 shoes: Saucony Cohesion

Quick run through medium weights sessions - same weights as medium heavy last time. Felt relatively easy but the CGSLDL was hard work. Feeling fine after illness, will do really short recovery this evening, 20 mins or so with no heart rate over 144.

Cycling 20:00 [3]

Back from work. Was slightly more out of breath than usual on the hill just before home so decided to give the easy run a rest. Spent the whole afternoon sneezing but no headache or sore throat or anything. Got back to the good news that I'm wanted to run at the World Cups in June - got to find some money from somewhere for them now!

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