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Training Log Archive: Ginie

In the 7 days ending Aug 20:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail running3 2:34:12 18.58(8:18) 29.9(5:09) 716
  Road running3 1:22:24 10.78(7:39) 17.35(4:45) 169
  Total6 3:56:36 29.36(8:04) 47.25(5:00) 885
averages - sleep:7

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Sunday Aug 20 #

11 AM

Trail running 59:23 [4] 14.03 km (4:14 / km) +233m 3:55 / km
ahr:171 max:181 slept:8.0

Progressive run on the hazlehead and countesswells trails. Ran the first two k easy to warm up and then tried to pick up the pace but every time I was speeding up it felt so hard going, I just couldn't keep any half decent pace up apart from the last few kms as they were downhill. I'm not sure why I felt so sluggish, obviously I wasn't expecting to be super fast on undulating trails but I was hoping for a lot better, or at least to feel better so I'm disappointed with my run. Anyway if it felt hard, it was good training so I'll keep that positive note in mind.
I was wearing my heart rate chest strap during the run.

Saturday Aug 19 #

8 AM

Road running 29:16 [2] 6.34 km (4:37 / km) +66m 4:23 / km
ahr:144 max:159 slept:7.0

Easy pre-breakfast run

Friday Aug 18 #

12 PM

Road running 28:08 [2] 6.01 km (4:41 / km) +103m 4:19 / km
ahr:151 max:170 slept:6.5

Dropped the car at the garage and ran back to work. The legs feel completely normal, no specific soreness or tiredness from the race - almost makes me feel guilty and gets me thinking I haven't tried hard enough last night! But it's a good place to be in for the next session.

Thursday Aug 17 #

6 PM

Trail running warm up/down 12:08 [1] 1.02 km (11:52 / km) +47m 9:40 / km
ahr:128 max:141

Trail running race 33:17 [5] 6.14 km (5:25 / km) +207m 4:38 / km
ahr:141 max:161

Cheyne hill race.
I would describe the race as undulating so not the typical hill race with one uphill and one downhill, it had 3 main uphill sections - but nothing too steep or sustained- (and thus 3 downhill sections). We started by going up for about a mile and I was feeling good, about 20/30 meters behind Veronique and the second lady but they dropped me as soon as we started going downhill. I was being careful on the downhills but to be honest even if I had wanted to push on them, I don't think I could have gone faster - I'm no use at downhill. But on the plus side, I took my revenge on Bob on the last uphill and dropped him (ah, who is the road runner now!). So yeah, really enjoyed the uphills and felt good on them. Finished 3rd lady, but I'm not feeling tired or achy from the race (for now anyway) so I don't expect it'll take too long to recover. The course had a lot of roots, rocks and puddles so it was great off road practice too.

Wednesday Aug 16 #

12 PM

Road running 25:00 [1] 5.0 km (5:00 / km)
slept:7.0

As I wasn't racing the 3k yesterday I thought it'd be nice to stretch the legs with a short easy jog so they don't get stiff before the hill race tomorrow. Didn't even record it on my watch as it wasn't quite enough to call it a run really. All the soreness and tiredness in the quads is now gone, happy days!

Tuesday Aug 15 #

6 PM

Trail running 49:24 [2] 8.71 km (5:40 / km) +229m 5:01 / km
ahr:145 max:161 slept:7.5

Easy run exploring the little trails in Countesswells with Robbie. Legs finally back to normal and feeling good!

Monday Aug 14 #

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slept:6.0 (rest day)

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