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Training Log Archive: Jcgordon

In the 7 days ending Jan 20:

activity # timemileskm+m
  X country7 5:05:19 1.86 3.0
  Total7 5:05:19 1.86 3.0

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Saturday Jan 20 #

X country (RACE) 5:12 [3]

1 mile race

Decent race, there were some major improvemnts I will make next time. First of all I will start at a slower pace. Next, I will fight to keep up with someone so I have someone to fight with. And finally I need to stretch and roll my muscles (specifically my hip flexor) better before a race.
In the race, I started wayy too fast, I was too excited and didn't know how to pace myself for a mile, I started the race in 3rd place. I held that for one lap and panicked and slowed my pace down. but I slowed my pace down far too much and didn't notice that Dylan passed me. For the rest of the race I was desperately fighting to catch up with somebody. But could not pull it off. I think if I was in that position again I would give myself one lap on the third lap to catch someone and then just hang on for the rest of the race. I also felt like my turnover was too slow and I need to work on that.

Quote- "On your left" - Captain america

Friday Jan 19 #

X country (RACE) 10:07 [3] 3.0 km (3:22 / km)

15 Wu
3km race

Excellent race! My goals for the race were to oush myself as far as I could and to break 10 minutes for 3 km, I definitely completed the first goal, but the second goal I didn't quite reach. I was feeling very good at the start of the race and light on my feet. I started the race in dead last but keeping up with Dylan, Dylan and I passed one guy very early on in the race (second lap?) I hung on to Dylan for the first 5 laps (approximately) then passed him and held the lead for the next 5, Dylan overtook me and I fought to hold onn to him until the end. With about 60 metres left I gathered everything I had left and pushed past Dylan. Definitely the most exciting race I have ever been in! Also good to know that we beat someone and we aren't the worst there is!

Quote- "If you ain't first your last" - Ricky Bobby

Thursday Jan 18 #

X country (off day) 45:00 [3]

45 run
core workout

Super excited for the races this weekend!!

"if you're running faster than you can fall, you're not gonna fall"

Wednesday Jan 17 #

X country (wednesday/thursday) 50:00 [3]

20 run
15 elliptical
15 bike

15 min run + active later in the day

Good workout. Glad to workout with the team on a Monday, a lot better than working out alone.

Quote- “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
― George Orwell, 1984

Tuesday Jan 16 #

X country (pool) 45:00 [3]

6mins swimming and kicking
2:15 going down by 15s to 15s
Deep water running till 45

45 run

Excellent pool workout. I am satisfied with my improvements at swimming and I will change my Friday workout plan to light running and hard core workouts.

Quote- “Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.”
― Henry Adams

I had my hands on my head during deep water running and apparently it looked like I was fighting demons in my head. and a great quote arose from the situation.

Derek- "You fighting the demons Jeff?"
Jeff- "I am the demons"

Monday Jan 15 #

X country (monday) 1:00:00 [3]

WU (15:00)
Steady/surge 1:45/0:15 x 10 (20:00)
CD (15:00)

Okay workout, still feeiing yesterdays workout in my hip fexor. Still a strong workout although I dropped alot of speed in the last surges.

Quote- “The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.”
― Ted Hughes, Letters of Ted Hughes

Sunday Jan 14 #

X country (long run) 1:30:00 [3]

90 run
basic strength

Not a very good long run. I started the long run leading the pack and I didn't want to slow derek and the guys down so I went at a pace that I thought was a little faster than we normally do. I led the pack for the first 30 minutes and held on to derek for the first 45, when we hit the hill at centennial I really dropped off and struggled to catch back up. By the end of the run I was late to return and my right hip flexor felt dangerously close to pulling. I took it a little slower near the end of the run.

Quote- “We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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