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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Oct 28, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling6 4:41:26
  Strength2 3:27:07
  Running2 1:25:17
  Circuits1 1:02:21
  Recovery1 21:18
  Total6 10:57:29
averages - sleep:6.6

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Sunday Oct 28, 2007 #

slept:5.0 (rest day)

Rest day...I'm bored and tired and I want to go ruuuuunnniiiinnngggg.

Saturday Oct 27, 2007 #

Cycling 45:00 [2]

Lots of high speed cycling from post work pub to Waverley, to SECC over the hill instead of flat by the river because I can't work the Glasgow one way system in that direction, then back from the SECC to Queen Street and then home.

People give you very funny looks for cycling away from gigs.

Running 1:16:39 [3]
ahr:164 max:180 slept:7.0 shoes: Blue Saucony Grid

Run to the airport to meet Nina - yey! Run was pretty hard work, all totally flat so I got a bit fed up.

Friday Oct 26, 2007 #

Cycling 3:36 [2]
ahr:131 max:144

Cycle to the gym.

Strength 1:06:56 [3]
ahr:121 max:152 slept:6.0 shoes: Blue Saucony Grid

Strength session first thing.

Clean and split jerk 27.5kg 4 x 4
Single leg squat 30kg 3 x 10
Push press behind head 30kg 4 x 5

Leg raises 3 sets L, R, OH
3 Super sets of:
5 x BB Roll outs
10 x Medicine ball sit ups with 4kg as the 5kgs have all gone walkies and can't do 6 yet.

Good session, sore by the end. My legs are dying to go running - easy run to the airport tomorrow morning perhaps.

Cycling 22:32 [2]
ahr:125 max:154

Cycle to work via home as some numpty left her Arcade Fire ticket at home. At least she realised before she got to Glasgow.

Thursday Oct 25, 2007 #

Cycling 36:32 [2]
ahr:117 max:152

Miscellaneous cycling.

Wednesday Oct 24, 2007 #

Cycling 35:29 [2]
ahr:126 max:160

Various cycling bits and bobs.

Circuits 1:02:21 [3]
ahr:101 max:144 slept:7.0

Good old runner's circuits. Four stations mostly concentrating on jumping and balance - hurdles, cone hopping, hurdle hopping and plyometric platforms. Have lost my nerve on the old high hurdles but was pleasantly surprised at how easily I made the highest plyometric platform. In between each station we did 3 super sets of core exercises - started with dips and pull ups, then crunches and press ups, then shoulder presses and lat raises, ending with supermans. Ouch!

Tuesday Oct 23, 2007 #


So, this training break malarky. After speaking to Kitch and Sarah at the weekend I think I need more of a break than the one I apparently took in September, as I feel very tired mentally and pretty stuffed physically too.

So the plan is to keep doing the weights as normal, as this stuff will disappear again super fast if left alone. A week off intervals (as it's 1.2km this week!) then back to intervals next week, but only doing about 3km slightly off usual pace. Fight the Night or half a hills session on Thursday. Can fill in with easy runs in between if I feel like it, but nothing if I can't be bothered. A weekend of racing in Oxford for the 9th/10th November, Pitlochry weekend, but then easy weekends (what are they?!) in between. Launch back into hard training with the EDS weekend at the end of November. Sounds like a plan!

Cycling 1:08:07 [2]
ahr:100 max:144

Variuus cycling into work, up to Dentist, to George square, back to work via Tickets Scotland (Mum ticket safe and sound, phew). Feeling generally tired and not looking forward to Orchard Brae for the second time of the day, once my stupid gel finally decides to set.

Cycling 24:18 [2]
ahr:113 max:151

Took an easy cycle home once the toxic goo finally set at 7pm, Orchard Brae wans't so bad after all.

Monday Oct 22, 2007 #

Cycling 14:59 [2]
ahr:124 max:159

A bit of a pre strength loosen up.

Strength 2:20:11 [2]
ahr:95 max:156 slept:8.0 shoes: Blue Saucony Grid

Went to the gym with Helen B to go through the basics of strength stuff with Steve. Did a lot of exercises with Steve picking up on lots of bits I was doing slightly less optimally, and although I was generally using less weight it was really good to be pushed in the right direction. My barbell roll outs are awesome these days, but how come this just seems to make them hurt more?!

Cycling 11:33 [2]
ahr:125 max:158

Cycle into work

Cycling 14:51 [3]
ahr:134 max:163

Cycle up to see Jesse at Starbucks,

Cycling 4:29 [3]
ahr:130 max:153

Cycle back from Ripping with four tickets for Vegas! on Saturday, yey!

Recovery 21:18 [2]
ahr:138 max:146 shoes: Blue Saucony Grid

Short recovery run in the gorgeous sunny evening to get to the Enlightenment lecture that James Watson will no longer be starring in. Silly scientist.

Running 8:38 [4]
ahr:161 max:175 shoes: Blue Saucony Grid

Quick sprint back from the lecture as I was only wearing a T Shirt and it's officially freeeeezing. Must be winter! I hope this means we're going to get a proper one this year.

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