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Training Log Archive: fra_n95

In the 7 days ending Aug 19, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Cycling6 14:38:13 208.72(4:12) 335.91(2:37) 9508
  Running5 3:53:58 29.7(7:53) 47.8(4:54) 1575
  Total7 18:32:11 238.42(4:40) 383.7(2:54) 11083

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Saturday Aug 19, 2017 #

Cycling 1:20:13 [3] 17.5 mi (4:35 / mi) +1050ft 4:20 / mi

Balfron>Dukes Pass> Loch Katrine. Drizzle- Almost got taken into a bush by a neanderthal driver who preceded to slow down then swear at me when I started reciting the highway code.

Cycling 2:17:00 [3] 33.12 mi (4:08 / mi) +1798ft 3:56 / mi

Extended my ride home because after pissing it down all day, there was a break in the rain (remained very windy), Loch K. bike hire serviced my bike so it felt beaut, sat on my bum in the kiosk for work all day, + new cleats meant I was dancing up the hills. Happy days- absolute lush ride.

Loch Katrine> Dukes Pass> Aberfoyle> Port of Menteith> Arnprior> Kippen> Fintry> Balikinrein> Boquan> Home.


Expecting food poisoning off of Trevs cooking (genuinely), will see t'moro.

Friday Aug 18, 2017 #

Running (easy/ trail ) 1:08:38 [2] 8.4 mi (8:10 / mi)

felt really good after 10 mins, legs felt ruined on the down hills. Strathblane> Balfron.

(rest day)

off work, no cycle :( . Down on running millage with xc season/ OMM soon...

Thursday Aug 17, 2017 #

Cycling 2:00:00 [3] 35.6 mi (3:22 / mi)

around g'gow stop/start all day. Total time 2.40 but traffic lights and what not so deducted. Averaged 17 mph.

Dads work (west end)- town (Various Bike shops)- Mugdock (up the steep climb by the reservoir- ouch)- Milngavie (Opticians)- Charing x (friends)-town (Mum)- Garscube estate (Training).

Running 25:00 [3] 2.3 mi (10:52 / mi)

w/u and w/d

Running (Garscube Harriers ) 38:00 [4] 5.6 mi (6:47 / mi)

Disaster. Ended in tears (literally).

Meant to be 25 mins out and back along the canal.
plan- run with Jill as I could tell my legs were heavy/ I am faster but not by a huge amount. Push on after the turn around- legs depending.
Reality- Mhari forgot a watch, tagged onto me and pushed my pace on 'come on Fran we can go a bit faster' etc- went from comfortable 7.25ish min/mile to 6.45. Voiced my concerns- but the pace did not slow up (increased) and I felt myself being dragged along uncomfortably. Hit 5 miles in early 33's- with uphill left, decided to slow pace but Mhari kept telling me to hang on, and I was getting quite upset (panicked about the pace) so my breathing was going so she was saying meant to be positive stuff, but this made me feel worse , so I couldn't face it and stopped at westerton.

Mentally weak. I think Mhari and others remember the faster me so assume I can handle a faster pace (I used to be comfortably quicker) however I have had over a year of on/off injuries so I know I'm incredibly slow, and people telling me to speed up when my legs feel like lead just attacks my confidence so I get upset/ disrupts my breathing which doesn't help. No, I probably will never return to my previous fitness/speed/ volume of running specific training; but I want to be confident and comfortable enough to plod along at my own pace.

Looking forward to next week were I can put things right by finishing a good session. What I will not do: increase my running training to compensate for this disappointment (previously I would of done this), instead be patient and stick to the plan- it will come.

Wednesday Aug 16, 2017 #

Cycling 1:20:00 [3] 17.5 mi (4:34 / mi) +1050ft 4:20 / mi

Tired legs/ slept badly. Only really woke up after my dinner at work (2pm).

Cycling 1:16:00 [3] 17.5 mi (4:21 / mi) +820ft 4:09 / mi

Home. Absolutely pissed it down the whole way across the Duke, subsided a bit by Gartmore, wind stayed strong. To quote bike hire 'cannot believe you're going out in this' whereas the other rain day 'Ach you're just dedicated your skins waterproof'.

Tuesday Aug 15, 2017 #

Cycling 1:17:00 [3] 17.5 mi (4:24 / mi) +1050ft 4:10 / mi

Better weather, balfron- dukes pass- loch katrine

Cycling 1:13:00 [3] 17.5 mi (4:10 / mi) +820ft 4:00 / mi

Home, flew up and down dukes pass- feeling strong/ over taking motor bikes on the down hill (risky lol but I had loose breaks so not much choice). Then a hail storm started in Gartmore...

Running 25:20 [4] 3.3 mi (7:41 / mi)

'I can't be bothered session'- 1 mile easy w/u, 1 mile tempo/hard, 1 mile w/d. Stepped in a pothole and kinda hurt my right ankle with the weak achilles on the w/d... tomorrow is a rest run day scheduled anyway. 5.48 mile.

Monday Aug 14, 2017 #


Run out of space in my training diary, temporarily on this until I order/ go buy a new one...

Just noticed I have clocked over 200 miles this week, yeah boiii. Recently started a job at Loch Katrine hence the jump in miles- previously 80-115 miles cycling a week.

Running 46:00 [3] 5.6 mi (8:13 / mi) +459ft 7:37 / mi

Easy loop, cannot escape hills

Cycling (Cycling) 1:20:00 [3] 17.5 mi (4:34 / mi) +1050ft 4:20 / mi

Balfron > Loch Katrine for work. Via Dukes pass, very very wet and stormy, couldn't see Loch Achray from 'three lochs' thats how grim it was. Arrived in a puddle, got handed towels and a bacon sandwhich/ coffee, told to sit in a corner until I was dry- happy days

Cycling 1:20:00 [3] 17.5 mi (4:34 / mi) +820ft 4:23 / mi

back down, equally disgusting weather

Sunday Aug 13, 2017 #

Cycling 1:15:00 [3] 17.5 mi (4:17 / mi) +1050ft 4:03 / mi

to work, balfron> loch katrine via Dukes Pass

Running 31:00 [4] 4.5 mi (6:53 / mi) +1115ft 5:35 / mi

Up and down Ben A'an from the car park slightly further up. 19 minuets up- didn't bother gamin'ing much of downhill as I walked instead of face planting. Lift back from work, funs

height and distance is from google as Garmin was playing up

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