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Training Log Archive: Ginie

In the 7 days ending Jan 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Mixed trail road running3 2:47:57 21.94(7:39) 35.31(4:45) 260
  Road running2 1:32:23 12.09(7:39) 19.46(4:45) 150
  Trail running1 31:30 4.44(7:06) 7.15(4:24) 86
  Total6 4:51:50 38.47(7:35) 61.91(4:43) 495

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Sunday Jan 21 #

8 AM


Didn't sleep too well last night between the cold and the sore eye but good news! Eye is not stinging anymore! My sight on that right side is still blurry and the eye is still a little swollen and red (I basically looked like I'm high haha) but it no longer hurts, means I can probably drive and so on, so that's good progress.
11 AM

Mixed trail road running 1:26:00 [2] 18.2 km (4:44 / km) +88m 4:37 / km
ahr:153 max:171

Some achy bits but actually didn't feel too bad once running. Flatter and slightly shorter run than planned just to make it easier for the body and keep that cold under control. Wore sunglasses (people I passed must have thought I was crazy!) to prevent the cold air from going straight into my eye while running. Still seeing blurry but no pain and the swelling has gone down.

Saturday Jan 20 #

12 PM

Trail running warm up/down 8:39 [2] 1.6 km (5:24 / km) +1m 5:23 / km
ahr:132 max:137

Trail running race 22:51 [5] 5.55 km (4:07 / km) +84m 3:50 / km
ahr:137 max:152

East League XC - Broxburn - 5th

Worst possible start to the race: initially lined up just behind one girl on the start line I started speaking to Katie as she was next to me, but by the time the guy shouted to say the gun is about to go off, I turned around and there is about 3 rows of girls in front me! Gun goes off and I'm trapped, and it's not the best course to be trapped on because after the initial 100m it gets pretty narrow! Anyway, bit annoyed at myself starting with what looked like a healthy 20/25 girls in front me, I thought I was just going to have deal with it and start picking people up. Which I did over the two laps - and that was kind of cool not being overtaken by anyone! Had to cough a few times because of that throat that has now turned into a full on cold, but to be honest it was just one cough here and there, it didn't prevent me from breathing properly. I have to say the guys did a great job cheering up, so much so that the two time I passed the corner where they were shouting at me from, I felt I had to overtake the girls near me at that time - gave me that extra boost!
Getting to the last part of the last loop, I had some sweat coming to my right eye (I would normally spare this kind of not so glamorous details but it has some relevance!) so I automatically went to rub it quickly at the same time as I hit some uneven ground and my finger went straight to my open eye... OUCH!! Yes I poked my own eye, that's how silly I am. Duh. So yeah super sore, and that was me now running down a bit of snowy downhill, hand on one eye wondering what just happened, with a blurry vision and a well questionable balance. I had passed a girl not long before and I thought she'll see me struggling and come right passed but it actually never happened - the adrenaline must have kept me going! Even managed to pick up the pace getting to the finish line.
2 PM


After the race I went to see the first aiders who washed up my eye with some liquid they had and checked if I anything in my eye (they didn't see anything). Vision was and is blurry on that right eye (but now I can open it while just after the race I had to keep it closed) - I think I've scratched it. So because of the irritation I have tears coming to my eye and their saltiness is stinging the bit I've scratched - hurts like hell! It gets stingy about every 30min at the moment but seems to be improving - I think.
Had Tom driving my car back from Aberdeen to Banchory and Chris following in his own car to drive the two of them back - can't thank them enough for that, I would not have managed the drive back!
I'm hoping it'll sort itself out with some sleep, it's superficial so it should.

Friday Jan 19 #

11 AM

Road running 27:37 [2] 5.91 km (4:40 / km) +59m 4:27 / km
ahr:147 max:170

Didn't sleep all that much last night due to a sore throat so I felt a bit tired today but legs were fine.
I took some paracetamol and multivitamins this morning hoping that'll do the trick and it won't turn into a cold!

Thursday Jan 18 #

12 PM

Mixed trail road running 40:25 [2] 8.61 km (4:42 / km) +88m 4:28 / km
ahr:159 max:180

Easy run around Hazlehead including 10*200m (60s recov.). I felt quite sluggish to start with but at the same time the first few 200m were slightly uphill so that'd be why, then it progressively felt better and faster. No problems with the hamstring so I think that little guy has settled down now.

Wednesday Jan 17 #

11 AM

Mixed trail road running 41:32 [2] 8.5 km (4:53 / km) +85m 4:39 / km
ahr:143 max:167

Easy lunch run with Julie. Tired legs but not sore.

Tuesday Jan 16 #

6 PM

Road running 1:04:46 intensity: (42:46 @2) + (22:00 @4) 13.54 km (4:47 / km) +91m 4:38 / km
ahr:154 max:182

3k wu + 4*1500m (2min30 recovery except one time 3min because I was busy chatting and missed my time was up! woops) + 3k cool down

Legs felt gooood today, yay! No problems with the hamstring during the session! Maybe it felt a bit tired on the jog back but not achy. Time for the reps were 5:20 (av pace 3:29/k), 5:22 (3:30/k), 5:25 (3.32/k), 5:23 (3:31/k) - I had forgotten to program my watch for the session so I used my normal running setting where I can only the time, I didn't have the pace on the screen. It felt hard but not too hard, trying to pace it right so I don't need a week to recover this time!

Monday Jan 15 #

(rest day)

Being sensible and swapping today's easy run for a rest day as the legs have felt quite tired recently. Hoping to be fresh for tomorrow's session!

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