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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Sep 16, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling4 4:11:09
  Kayaking1 2:00:00
  Circuits1 1:02:00
  Running2 1:00:49
  Strength1 46:22
  Intervals1 37:05
  Total5 9:37:25
averages - sleep:9.4 rhr:45

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Sunday Sep 16, 2007 #

(rest day)

Spent the day next to the Lac Du Settons, after having walked for a picnic in the morning. A bit of swimming, some walking and a lot of reading (The Sirens of Titan, awesome book) and my first proper day of relaxation in aaaaages. Wonderful.

Saturday Sep 15, 2007 #

Running 51:49 [3]
slept:7.0 shoes: Saucony Cohesion

Not the most sleep in the world after being woken up at 5.30 by shouts of "Rock and Roll!" in french. But the morning was delicious, with mist down the in the valley and sun on the hills. I set off along the river south of Sens, but quickly tired of the flat, and went extreme like the old school Oxford days, crossing the river, running through a forest for snail collecting and then up the chalk hills at the side of the town. Managed to find my way back to Val's dad 's place without a map which astonished him greatly, as did my map reading for the rest of the weekend. Legend.

Kayaking 2:00:00 [1]
shoes: Saucony Cohesion

A nice easy paddle down the river Cure - wouldn't have put it as training except we did a couple of races and currenty bits and my shoulders and core were really sore afterwards, so it must have done something!

Friday Sep 14, 2007 #

slept:6.0 (rest day)

Rest day in Paris with Val. Saw some sights and then headed for the country to make the most of the scorching 30 degree weather.

Thursday Sep 13, 2007 #

Cycling 16:11 [2]
ahr:116 max:141 slept:5.5

Cycle into work. Hardly any sleep again thanks to "One nil, one nil, oooneeeee niiiiiiillll" from midnight till about five am. Grrr.

Paris this evening though, and hopefully all the drunk Scots will be leaving by the time I arrive :s

Cycling 37:26 [2]
ahr:109 max:151 rhr:45 slept:5.5

Cycle back home from work via Jesse's to pick up intelligent book to read on the plane.


Wednesday Sep 12, 2007 #

Cycling 18:12 [2]
ahr:117 max:145 rhr:45 slept:6.0

Cycle into work, not much sleep after an aborted attempt at leg waxing. I am officially a rubbish girl.

Cycling 13:09 [2]

Cycle to the Cameo to see "Paris Je t'aime" with Jesse at the matinee and get in the mood for my trip this weekend.

Circuits 1:02:00 [3]
ahr:103 max:168 slept:6.0 shoes: Road Sauconys

Pretty much just got through a warm up for balance and plyometrics stuff as Holly was around and learning the ropes. That was good though, really focus on technique and a bit sore today so must have still been a good work out. Noticed that my abs feel rock hard now. Nice!

Cycling 17:00 [2]

Further random cycling around town.

Tuesday Sep 11, 2007 #

Cycling 17:03 [2]
ahr:115 max:150 rhr:47 slept:6.75

Cycle into work, a bit unluckier with the lights today.

Cycling 18:28 [2]
ahr:114 max:156

Cycle to Meadow for...drum roll...track intervals with the local athletics club! I know, I must be insane. It's about time though.

Running 9:00 [2]

Warm up before intervals at Meadowbank.

Intervals 37:05 [5]
ahr:170 max:199 rhr:45 slept:6.75 shoes: Saucony Cohesion

Track intervals with the Club that used to be City at Meadowbank. I finally bit the bullet and it was far less scary than I anticipated! I've been assigned to the Endurance group who are a friendly bunch, particularly a really nice Belgian girl. Session was 2 x 200, 7 x 600 but with staggered starts so you all finished together, so mine was probably more like 550, then 2 x 200m, jog back to the start for each rest. Times as follows:

0.40 (0.57), 0.40 (1.17),
1.53 (1.34), 1.52 (1.47), 1.54 (1.27), 1.54 (1.21), 1.54 (1.22), 1.53 (1.27), 1.54 (1.17)
0.36 (1.00), 0.35 (8.24)

Followed by stretches. Good fun, running with good style, chest slightly tight and no stomach issues. New diet seems to be sorting those out, so yey for that!

Cycling 13:16 [2]
ahr:153 max:176

Cycle back home on the Seat path - surprised with how strong I felt up the hill! Good evening's session!

Monday Sep 10, 2007 #

Cycling 15:02 [2]
ahr:116 max:146 rhr:45 slept:7.0 (sick)

Didn't sleep as well as I'd have liked due to the RAGE of being woken up by freshers screaming outside my window at midnight. Which is bad enough, you say. But oh no, the reason they were shrieking was because they were jumping up and down. Let them jump you say! On MY CAR BONNET! The little s**ts. And they were all girls. You almost expect that from boys, but girls. In heels! RAH!

But anyway, yes, I therefore slept for less than a wanted and didn't go to the gym before work. Cycled in the horrible way and the lights were all in my favour today so it wasn't too bad.

Cycling 19:18 [2]
ahr:106 max:137

Cycle back up to George Square for a bit of alpha screen action.

Strength 46:22 [4]
ahr:109 max:163 shoes: Road Sauconys

Whew. First weights session in a while and loaded them up as limbs were feeling pretty fresh. Good session, pushed a couple of the moves to failure and enjoyed being back in the gym. Did:

Cleans 35kg 4 x 5
Push press 30kg 4 x 5
Overhead squat 25kg 4 x 5
Pull down thingies 27.5kg 3 x 10
BB Roll outs 3 x 10

Think the old core will be aching tomorrow!

Cycling 16:34 [2]
ahr:100 max:133

Cycle back to the lab.

Cycling 24:30 [2]
ahr:109 max:148

Pretty gentle cycle home the George Street way. By the time I got home at 6.30 I was knackered, still a bit stuffy and really hungry, so decided to miss the recovery run and get some food inside me. Then went to meet Nikki for a good gossip at the Elephant House and some illicit chocolate brownie. Mmm/

Cycling 25:00 [1]

Cycling to the Elephant House and then back via the Meadows and Tesco in a slightly circuitous fashion. Now not tired and it's bedtime. Pah. I can hear the Freshers on the move again...if only I had an air rifle...

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