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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Jan 9, 2011:

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  Running5 2:55:09 19.64(8:55) 31.61(5:32) 403
  Total5 2:55:09 19.64(8:55) 31.61(5:32) 403

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Sunday Jan 9, 2011 #

(rest day)

Rest day! Felt a bit spaced all day today, have slept a lot. Maybe too much...

Saturday Jan 8, 2011 #

1 PM

Running 32:51 intensity: (1:38 @1) + (6:57 @2) + (15:32 @3) + (8:44 @4) 3.1 mi (10:36 / mi) +170m 9:03 / mi
ahr:159 max:181

Beautiful birthday run. Rob joined me, and we ran up to East Rock, and then when I hit my limit for today we walked the rest of the way to the top. The snow was pretty thick in places and there was some serious quad burning going on - I was impressed at Rob's speed in this stuff. Boys are very lucky in that respect. A lovely way to spend my birthday, and made us feel less bad for sleeping in all morning. I love free weekends!

Found this little guy on the top of East Rock. I like his hair:

Block 2 finished, really starting to enjoy the regular running thing again, and definitely feeling the benefits! Up to 41 minutes average for the next block, so all runs will be between 36 and 46 minutes. After that block, it's probably not too long before I can slip an intervals session per week in there.

Friday Jan 7, 2011 #

6 PM

Running 37:49 intensity: (3:01 @1) + (4:44 @2) + (29:36 @3) + (28 @4) 4.0 mi (9:27 / mi) +72m 8:57 / mi
ahr:152 max:175

Garmin worked this time, but bizarrely it thinks today is yesterday. Had to manually change the date as it it convinced its the 6th. Anymore ideas?! Weird. Timed my run perfectly to test out the crisp crunchy new snow, really really fun - even manged to do the base of East Rock in the not really dark. It was raining a bit by the end so I still don't think we'll manage sledging tomorrow. Legs feeling great, stomach unfortunately feeling bloody awful. I blame it on the strong coffee from Koffee? Might have to try and avoid that.

Thursday Jan 6, 2011 #

Running 30:30 [3] 3.77 mi (8:05 / mi)
shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

Biked into the lab, set up PCR number 3, ran home, back into lab. Weird things happening with my Garmin - it was definitely recording while I ran today, but now I can't find the data by download or by checking unit history. Did I press the wrong thing? I'm having problem with the Firefox plugin, thing keeps crashing. Any ideas? Bah, annoyed to have lost data. Very silly!


So turns out my super early start wasn't needed! After a 4 day experiment I have never performed before, the first three runs have produced such spectacularly good results that he doesn't feel the need to assess the rest of the genes! So now just have to write up the method, and I can get in that car to pick up Rob with a clear conscience!

I still hate ChIP though. What a labour intensive procedure! And I am still unsure about just how quantitative it really is, but that's an argument for outside this particular grant proposal.

For once, it has actually come together. Perhaps working all through Christmas was actually worth it! (Not).

Wednesday Jan 5, 2011 #


I am super sleepy today, think I'm still catching up from the weekend. Got up nearly two hours later than I had planned, and am having a slow breakfast contemplating a busy day in the lab. Think I will get a run in just before dark though, when I set my PCRs going. I had a dream about me and Kelly trying to escape from an evil mouse. He was really evil. It was a horrible dream, and I kept waking up and going back into it. Cue...really sleepy today.
6 PM

Running 40:01 intensity: (1:05 @1) + (2:08 @2) + (31:22 @3) + (5:26 @4) 5.01 mi (7:59 / mi) +72m 7:39 / mi
ahr:160 max:182

It's grant data time again! I have too many PCR reactions to set up in the hours remaining until the deadline, and so am still in the lab at 9.20. Managed to get out for a run after run number 1 was set up, and blasted around Science Hill and then East Rock. Feeling really good out there tonight despite the long day, effortless and cruisey but not too slow. Yey!

Tuesday Jan 4, 2011 #

11 AM

Running 33:58 intensity: (2:02 @1) + (8:04 @2) + (23:52 @3) 3.76 mi (9:02 / mi) +89m 8:25 / mi
ahr:151 max:168

An interesting training session. I rather cleverly forgot to bring my running shoes to work, but I was wearing pump type New Balance things and figured it'd be kind of like running barefoot. So I decided to jog slowly and stick to snow and grass wherever possible, and it worked well. I didn't notice any changes in running off hard stuff, but on hard stuff I was forefoot striking and all that stuff I hear people talk about. It was hard work!

Bumped into both Anne-Louise and unpronunciation while I was out on my run. This is beginning to feel a bit like Sheffield! It's much nicer outside now everything is crispy and cold again. The snow must hold off until Rob is safely ensconced at Trumbull St though!

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