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Training Log Archive: blackemcee

In the 7 days ending Feb 4:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Long2 3:11:10 21.97(8:42) 35.36(5:24)
  Easy + strides2 1:52:38 13.06(8:38) 21.01(5:22)
  Flat VO21 1:10:58 8.58(8:16) 13.81(5:08)
  Total5 6:14:46 43.61(8:36) 70.18(5:20)

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Sunday Feb 4 #

Long 1:29:47 [3] 17.68 km (5:05 / km)

The plan was to run 2 hours on the treadmill (as an extension of yesterday long run), first hour at 5:10 pace, second at 4:40.
Well, the main problem appeared to be a mental one. I read your article about treadmill running and you know how boring it is no run at same speed hour after hour. Interval training on a TM is okay, I actually like it, but this is hell.
The first hour was really long. But then the next one started, I increased pace to 4:40 and could stand only 10 minutes. The heart rate wasn't really high, I knew I could run an hour and more at pace like that outdoors (is there were no snow) or even on an indoor track, but doing that on a TM killed me. I slowed down back to 5:10 and after 8 minutes went back to 4:40 but could make myself run only till 1,5 hours passed, after that I decided to stop.
Bad thing - I couldn't run for the entire 2 hours. Good thing - 1,5 hours on a TM is probably my new lifetime record :)
Besides my legs were a little bit tired after yesterday run and after strength workout I did a day defore (mostly on legs). And it's really hard to breathe when running on a TM - it's hot, no fans and you start to sweat heavily.

Saturday Feb 3 #

Long 1:41:23 [2] 17.68 km (5:44 / km)

This was expected to be a 3-hour long run with each hour faster than the previous but unfortunately this plan has failed. We've benn having too much snow recently. This means that most of my running routes are rally hard to run at.
I ran the first hour on rough snow road with average 6:00 km. My feet were really tired by the end of the hour, this kind of terrain is always hard to run on. Then I tried to choose more cleaned roads and increased my pace to 5:10 - 5:20. But this was really hard, too slippery and too cold. At the end of the hour I decided to finish and to proceed the next day on the treadmill.

Friday Feb 2 #

Easy + strides 50:30 [1] 8.48 km (5:57 / km)

We had a snowfall last night, so today I ran on uncleaned roads. So is was really slow.
I do count days when it will be light outside when I'm leaving the house. Running in dark kills me. Today the sun started to rise when I got back, not a bad sign! Probably one more month to wait. Unfortunately, it's much more time to wait until the snow melts, maybe 3 more months, which means that my favourite outdoor track will be unaccessible during that time.

By the way, I discovered a good place to run hills on my way to work, I can drive there in the morning, have a run and then go to the office. Keep in mind if you plannmed any hills for me for the next cycles!

Thursday Feb 1 #

Flat VO2 1:10:58 [5] 13.81 km (5:08 / km)
ahr:148 max:175

Did this on a track. Was not easy. I'm still not used to running fast during mornings (as I don't do that constantly).
After the first 2 had to do a toilet break. Then decided that if that was a VO2 workout, I could walk instead of jogging between invervals. That made the whole thing a little easier, was not in a mood to run at all that day.
Did all 8 and then jogged 15 minutes after.
My paces were:
(calculated by time of each lap).

Well, now that I see pace it seems not so bad but on a track I felt really slow :)
Heart rate at top was 175 (or near, my hrm strap is finally dead and I'm using watch built-in hrm, which is not very accurate)

Tuesday Jan 30 #

Easy + strides 1:02:08 [3] 12.53 km (4:58 / km)

Ran this one on a TM. By the end had some unusual pain in my right calf (or a little lower). Did a foam roller in the evening.

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