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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Sep 2, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling3 2:44:40
  Running2 1:50:35
  Strength2 1:20:00
  Hills1 1:04:46
  Recovery1 47:07
  Stretching2 18:58
  Total7 8:06:06
  [1-5]7 7:47:08
averages - sleep:8.2

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Sunday Sep 2, 2007 #

Strength 35:00 [2]

Lugging the bag back along a now far muddier track to the car park at a stupid time in the evening. Looking forward to a bed and Travelodge, was very restrained with the old drinking this weekend with nothing at all on Sunday, but lack of sleep due to wetness and mud and noise and tiredness meant feeling pretty shitty.

Saturday Sep 1, 2007 #

Running 59:53 [3]
slept:5.0 shoes: Saucony Cohesion

Went for a run before the music on Saturday morning, I am officially a training mental. Lots of scary people shouted abuse at me and thought it was pretty funny Nice run to Loch Fyne, along the banks, through Inverary and then back along tracks through the woods that somehow got me into a VIP bit I wasn't supposed to be near, but luckily a nice steward sneaked me out and I got back to the campsite after longer than I was planning! FYO: Connect Festival, dead easy to gatecrash with a pair of respectable terrain running legs.

Friday Aug 31, 2007 #

Strength 45:00 [2]
slept:6.0

A bit of a cheat this one, but carrying a bag weighing about 35kg along the slidiest mud track in the world certainly felt like a strength session, and my sore shoulders and abs after would seem to be testament to that!

Thursday Aug 30, 2007 #

Cycling 45:34 [2]
ahr:98 max:142

Various cycling around town, was tired and hence sloooow.

Wednesday Aug 29, 2007 #

Running 50:42 [3]
ahr:153 max:175 slept:7.5 shoes: Saucony Cohesion

Owwwww. Had to drop Jeff off for his MOT at Sighthill then decided to run to work from there. Legs were fucked, and I was tired with little energy having only eaten half my breakfast (was saving the other half till I got into work post run. Think I will take the bus back out there, a mingy run through shitty bits of town too until I hit the Water of Leith.

Can't decide whether to take my running kit to the music festival this weekend or just have a final rest weekend before starting the autumn build up.

Tuesday Aug 28, 2007 #

Cycling 18:58 [2]
ahr:108 max:147 slept:8.0

Hmm. That was the most horrendous cycle to work ever, about 6 minutes of it must have been spent at red lights or stuck behind cars in bus lanes blocking the whole road. The morning cycle is supposed to relax me and wake me up, not leave me arriving at work in a huge angry ball of rage. Got to try some different longer routes I think!

Cycling 23:08 [2]
ahr:105 max:141

This time I sneaked through to George Street and went over the bridges - started well but soon got just as bad as the morning. Down to Grassmarket on Thursday I think (have to drop Jeff off for his super expensive MOT etc tomorrow so will probs just run into the lab afterwards.

Hills 1:04:46 [5]
ahr:153 max:188 slept:8.0 shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Whoo! After a grey day the evening turned lovely and I hit the Seat for what was supposed to be 30 mins of 90 x 30s and was so awesomely fun that it turned into 40 mins going up to the top of every proper hill on the Holyrood map. The last rep by Dunsapie Loch up that hill was totally maximal, actually couldn't move for a minute after that. Awesome. Good strides and nice 10 min warm down at the end. Brilliant.

Stretching 8:58 [0]
ahr:97 max:142

Good stretch on the grass by the Seat. Left bum cheek still tight but better than yesterday. Left knee a bit sore after the session but better than yesterday, and no pain whilst cycling today either. I'm going to make a huge effort to stretch properly from now on, though we'll see how long this lasts once the nights and rain draw in.

Monday Aug 27, 2007 #

Cycling 55:00 [2]
slept:6.5

Miscellaneous cycling around town as I sorted out the final bits of moving out of Polwarth. To the Council office from new place then there and back aghain as I am a retard and left my old parking permit on the mantelpiece, then to Polwarth, four hours of cleaning which yup, you've guessed it, Will arrived exactly at the end of. His timing couldn't actually have been more "comic" if comic is what you call four hours of lone floor scrubbing on your knees.

Now my shoulders hurt and I am thoroughly fed up of moving, but all is fine, as I don't have to do it anymore! Whooo! I am so charging Will for professional cleaning at competitive rates...

Cycling 22:00 [2]

Bleurgh, new cycle home is horrible as expected, traffic heavy and hilly. Wil have to search for a quieter longer alternative I think!

Recovery 47:07 [2]
ahr:132 max:152 shoes: Saucony Cohesion

Recovery run around on the Seat - so good to be close by again! Got most of the way up the hills below 70% and lovely views. Yey! Knee still a bit wobbly though.

Stretching 10:00 [0]

Good stretch in the garden where I bemused Roger the dog greatly. Our new garden is huge and pretty and I love it. And Roger the dog. He likes trying to knock me over when I do one legged stretches. Yey for him.

That's what I meant to say, I have a very tight left bum cheek! Maybe this is something to do with the knee twinge. I stretched it lots and will continue to do so.

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