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Training Log Archive: lyds101

In the 7 days ending Jan 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run7 5:11:57 33.51(9:19) 53.93(5:47) 504
  Gym3 1:35:00
  Bike1 35:00
  Orienteering1 19:10 1.96(9:48) 3.15(6:05)
  Total11 7:41:07 35.47 57.08 504
averages - sleep:8.8

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Sunday Jan 21 #

5 PM

Run 32:21 [3] 5.32 km (6:05 / km) +24m 5:57 / km
ahr:162 slept:7.5

After a long day helping / freezing at Arthurs seat for the Big Weekend, despite the pure blizzard conditions, I warmed up enough for a wee lap of the meadows and links.

Saturday Jan 20 #

1 PM

Run 26:35 [5] 5.54 km (4:48 / km) +72m 4:30 / km

I only decided I would run at Broxburn at about 9.30pm on Friday night. I had received some really positive blood test results, indicating that my ferritin, haemoglobin and blood cell count were back into the normal range after having munched metal for about 6 weeks now.
Don't get me wrong, it is all still on the lower end of normal, however normal is normal and with such fire in my belly, I knew I had to try it out at the cross country. I had the belief on paper, the actual truth that I was no where near as bad as I had been - consequently racing would be easier. I could push myself harder without the fear of blowing up and feeling like death as I knew it wouldn't be so bad anymore.
The grin on my face was (and still is) so so so so wide.
We decided I'd try one lap. One little 2.8km lap, hanging onto some of the other harie gals... of which I did, successfully. More determined than ever, and running actually feeling easy (!?!?! WHAT), I proceeded past Alex who said "Call it a day now Lydia," running round for a second time. No way did I expect to feel like I did. I felt a bit tired just before 'lung buster hill' for the second time, yet had some different energy to fight the tiredness off and continue on strongly.
I climbed the final hill, snowy Pentlands in all their glory, turning left for a sprint into the finish. The spring in my step is returning, and quicker than I had expected it to. I was so pleased to have been able to finish. I was so pleased to have been able to run full stop. To run and feel like I was moving forward again rather than back. Like each step was not a million miles long but in fact merely a dance across the snow. It means that if I can feel like that off not doing any intervals at all, who knows what I will be capable of soon with more training specific to what I want to do.
Here's to another banging week in the lead up to the Devil's Burdens race in Fife.

Run warm up/down 11:14 [2] 1.9 km (5:55 / km) +24m 5:34 / km
ahr:134 slept:10.0

Run warm up/down 14:07 [2] 2.01 km (7:01 / km) +22m 6:40 / km
ahr:157

Friday Jan 19 #

10 AM

Run 41:08 [3] 7.26 km (5:40 / km) +80m 5:22 / km
ahr:159 max:175 slept:7.5

mad night out followed by a woeful morning run.

felt okay actually. happy - again.
7 PM

Orienteering race (indoors what) 19:10 [2] 3.15 km (6:05 / km)
ahr:135

note: the only time I will ever be seen to chase Alex.

(shadow at the indoor orienteering. good fun) climb: lots of stairs.

Thursday Jan 18 #

10 AM

Run 37:37 [3] 6.85 km (5:29 / km) +48m 5:18 / km
ahr:167 max:181 slept:8.5

easy morning run bumping into Ali through the meadows. Felt comfortable. Could feel that I was pushing but that was good. Followed by pancakes at the treehouse. Nailed it.
6 PM

Gym (yoga) 20:00 [1]

turns out my pecs are quite doms-y. listening to some lethal r & b.

Wednesday Jan 17 #

12 PM

Run 45:33 [3] 7.78 km (5:51 / km) +62m 5:38 / km
ahr:165 slept:10.25

Easy meadows and a bit of Bruntsfield. Slow but felt good.
6 PM

Bike 35:00 [2]

bumped into Kirstin :)

Gym (S & C) 45:00 [1]

general weights n abs

Tuesday Jan 16 #

1 PM

Run (hilly af) 49:43 [3] 8.01 km (6:12 / km) +121m 5:46 / km
max:162 slept:9.0

Went for some snowy hills today. Managed to run all the way from the entrance to Blackford Hill, all the way to the very top of the hill without having to stop. Wahoo.

Monday Jan 15 #

12 PM

Gym (Yoga) 30:00 [1]
slept:8.75

6 PM

Run 53:39 [3] 9.26 km (5:48 / km) +51m 5:38 / km

Easy one with Kirstin! Ran far and didn't feel drained - enjoyed every second. Positive improvements.

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