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Training Log Archive: PixieJ

In the 7 days ending Apr 20:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling2 6:52:00 87.47(4:43) 140.77(2:56) 863
  Walking2 3:37:50 13.64(15:58) 21.95(9:55) 189
  Running1 45:13 5.0(9:03) 8.05(5:37)
  Total5 11:15:03 106.11(6:22) 170.77(3:57) 1052

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Friday Apr 19 #

11 AM

Walking 3:36:00 [1] 8.64 mi (25:00 / mi)

Thorney Island walk with Simon. Was determined to do this even though ankle was sore. It hurt all the way round. I need to rest it. Feeling very annoyed with myself for running like I did on Wednesday. And frustrated.
Absolutely lovely walk though.

Thursday Apr 18 #

2 AM

Walking 1:50 [2] 5.0 mi (22 / mi) +189m 20 / mi

Walk with Patsy and Harvey to try and stretch ankle a bit after yesterday's run. Wrong thing to do though, I should have cycled. Ankle very sore by the time we finished. More frozen peas.
Stopham, Park Farm, Coombelands, Wiltshires Farm, Sophie's bluebell wood, Codmore Hill Farm, Old Place, Park Farm, Stopham.

Wednesday Apr 17 #

11 AM

Running 45:13 [3] 5.0 mi (9:03 / mi)

So, a visit to the Ferring Beach cafe made the foray back into the world of running far too tempting. Having been set a time to meet Simon at 12:45 at the cafe, I decided to set out at 11:30 and do a 5mile walk/jog to try out my ankle. Surely I must be able to gently cover 5 miles in an hour so that I was back in time to meet up.
A bit of a headwind going towards Worthing made me feel a little laboured but the ankle seemed to be ok. A guy passed me coming up to 2 miles and I found myself trying to keep up with him to my turning point shortly after the pier. I was feeling good and I knew that I had a tailwind coming back so I wasn't going to let up. A slight soreness kicked in at mile 3 and I thought that I'd just run to 4 miles and then walk. Could I do that? No, I ran to 5 miles, and although I knew I probably hadn't done myself any favours, it was soooo good to be out running again.
Ankle been resting on frozen peas for the last hour or so.

Tuesday Apr 16 #

10 AM

Cycling 1:39:04 [4] 21.57 mi (4:36 / mi) +168m 4:29 / mi

From Home, Okehurst, Gibbons Mill, Bucks Green, Loxwood, Ifold, Kirdford, Wisborough Green, Newpound, Newbridge and home via Billi by-pass.

Sunday Apr 14 #

9 AM

Cycling 5:12:56 [4] 65.9 mi (4:45 / mi) +695m 4:36 / mi

New Forest Spring Sportive - 67 mile(ish) Standard
What do you do when tendonitis stops you from running for some months. All the depressing months when you think you will never be good at something again.
The only thing to do? Accept a challenge.
Soo nervous driving down, worried that the bikes wouldn't stay on the bike rack.
Soooo nervous waiting for the start, especially looking at the whizzy bikes around me compared to my mountain bike with ‘road’ tyres on.
Why? I really don't know. It was amazing.
Because we had to adjust my saddle down to get Simon's bike on the rack, I really didn't feel too comfortable at the height I'd reset it to until we stopped just after Burley at around 17 miles. My thighs were feeling ridiculously tired for only having ridden that far. Adjusted the saddle and for the rest of the ride I felt great. Cold strong wind all the time we headed east which made the going pretty tough, but at least it was dry. Traffic was heavier than I expected.
Some memorable moments - Could do nothing but stop dead when a large herd of ponies unexpectedly decided to run across the road after we entered the New Forest at Bransgore; Hilarious donkey standing stock still on the opposite side of the road waiting for it's picture to be taken, no way was any car going to pass (it’s name was Eddie Murphy I reckon); The villages and the New Forest were, simply, glorious. Feed stops at 26miles and 45miles were brilliant (especially the cherry cake). And I managed to keep cycling up the hill I was dreading at mile 50.
Thanks to Simon for making me believe I could do 67 miles. Hopefully you didn’t hear me say ‘yeah, why not’ when, a few miles from the finish, you suggested we go for 100 miles next time?! Maybe, but if there are lots of hills, I need a road bike.

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