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Training Log Archive: Ginie

In the 7 days ending Aug 27, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail running3 2:12:45 14.49(9:10) 23.32(5:41) 728
  Road running2 57:29 8.54(6:44) 13.74(4:11) 71
  Total5 3:10:14 23.03(8:16) 37.07(5:08) 800
averages - sleep:7.3

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Sunday Aug 27, 2017 #

8 AM

Road running warm up/down 10:26 [2] 2.35 km (4:26 / km) +14m 4:18 / km
ahr:154 max:174

Run around the block to test the leg and decide about racing. It was still sore to touch but didn't feel it too much running, even when I was striding out so I thought why not.

Road running warm up/down 6:07 [2] 1.21 km (5:03 / km)
ahr:160 max:173

10 AM

Road running race 40:56 [5] 10.18 km (4:01 / km) +57m 3:55 / km
ahr:188 max:207

GAR 10k
Oh dear, what a rubbish run!! I won't even mention the splits... Started at what I hoped was a steady/target pace and kept it going for about 5k but after that, that was me done, nothing left in the tank. It was such an effort lifting the legs and after 6k I had a stitch for half a k. I stopped and walked for maybe 20sec then and then started again, thinking if I slowed down a bit I would feel better - I didn't! I stopped to walk for another 20sec a bit further and Kerry overtook me then. Finally got going again to the finish. A run to forget, not there physically or mentally. BUT, as I was racing, I didn't feel any pain in the lower leg at all, maybe it was the adrenaline or my form when I run faster is better for it, I don't know but at least that's that!

Saturday Aug 26, 2017 #

12 PM

Trail running 54:23 [2] 6.9 km (7:53 / km) +371m 6:13 / km
ahr:136 max:185

Walk/jog up Glen Tanar with Robbie to see how everything felt. Started by about 20min walk through deep heather as we lost the trail. Once we found the trail again we started running up and my lower leg felt ok, so I assumed the longer warm up helped. After reaching the nearby top we walked by down to keep it easy on the legs.

Thursday Aug 24, 2017 #


Finally got around seeing the physio after a month of the outside of my calf feeling tender. The tenderness/stiffness started before the Ballater race and I didn't think much of it as I wasn't feeling it during the runs. But over the weeks it's gradually gone worse and the last few runs it has been sore after running and now during the runs, even though I can still run and it doesn't affect my form (not limping).
According to the physio it's either my peroneal muscles having to work hard building back up again/adapting to a slightly new form or something to do with my fibula...Damn bones. The fact that rest days don't make a difference and that it has gradually worsen while I haven't increased the mileage over the last four weeks make me think it could indeed be something to do with the bone. I'm tempted to take a few days off to see if it helps, maybe cycling instead, as it's not too bad so far rather than keep running until I properly hurt it and I'm back limping and using the walking stick. Or maybe it's just the muscles and I should man up... not too sure!
5 PM

Trail running 23:23 [2] 5.18 km (4:31 / km) +51m 4:18 / km
ahr:153 max:185 slept:7.0

Easy run around hazlehead cut a little bit short because the outside of my calf was too tender and I could notice each step. It isn't actually too painful, just very uncomfortable. Apart from that I felt great!

Wednesday Aug 23, 2017 #

slept:7.0 (rest day)

Tuesday Aug 22, 2017 #

6 PM

Trail running 54:59 [3] 11.25 km (4:53 / km) +307m 4:18 / km
ahr:163 max:189 slept:7.5

Oh I like how attackpoint is generous with the elevation! Easy run around countesswells with 5 by 2min uphill going up Kingshill. The uphill is quite steep for the first 70/75sec of the rep but then it flattens out. I felt so much better than Sunday, my legs were ready to pick up the pace anytime - that's more like it! The reps were fine too, getting me well out of breathe as expected.

Monday Aug 21, 2017 #

slept:7.5 (rest day)

Legs a bit heavy today so maybe they did do some work yesterday... or tried anyway!

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