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Training Log Archive: testthattheory

In the 7 days ending Jan 25:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run10 8:14:27 55.18(8:58) 88.8(5:34) 948
  Hike2 7:38:22 22.92(20:00) 36.88(12:26) 683
  Total12 15:52:49 78.09(12:12) 125.68(7:35) 1631

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Saturday Jan 25 #

12 PM

Run 6:00 [3] 0.97 km (6:11 / km) +8m 5:56 / km
(injured) (sick)

Jog to the start. Finally seeing these Meadows for the first time ever, the mystical place where so many miles are undertaken by the host of Edinburgh based athletes.

Still feeling icky. But better than before! Foot is still tender.
1 PM

Run race 1:00:06 [4] 11.77 km (5:06 / km) +88m 4:55 / km
(injured) (sick)

Edinburgh Big Weekend: Urban Race (4th lady on course)

Happy enough with this! Few mistakes were made (ignoring the wall climb (which I'm actually quite impressed I managed to do)), I'm just slow at the minute. More interval sessions are required. Also wasn't really awake, the 9.5 hours last night were necessary but also a little debilitating. Slightly annoyed at the leg between controls 6 and 7 as there was a load of temporary fencing up which wasn't mapped, meaning I had to go back on myself and take a different route. Probably lost about 90s grrrr. Wish I could run faster.
3 PM

Hike 2:08:22 [1] 9.88 km (13:00 / km) +182m 11:54 / km
(injured) (sick)

Wander up Arthur's Seat before scoping out the area for the BUCS XC race next weekend and finding a cafe/food (Civerino's is great!) before killing time by going for a pre-ceildh Meadows walk. Being the first to turn up to a ceildh is beyond tragic, so we were also the first to leave before returning after wondering around the block a few times.

Foot pain is very bad, I don't want to put any weight on it *cry*. Yay for the anaesthetizing side-effects of having fun!

Friday Jan 24 #

6 PM

Run 7:44 [2] 1.15 km (6:43 / km) +27m 6:01 / km
(injured) (sick)

Jog to the start. Doubled up as a warm up!
7 PM

Run race 47:23 [4] 8.03 km (5:54 / km) +183m 5:18 / km
(injured) (sick)

Edinburgh Big Weekend: Fight with the Night (3rd lady on long course).

Fun stuff! Still feeling slow, blaming the lingering cold, being tired from travelling and having better things to do than sleeping last night and generally still being unfit. Result wasn't terrible though.

Thursday Jan 23 #

6 PM

Run 1:04:00 [4] 13.42 km (4:46 / km) +148m 4:31 / km
(injured) (sick)

Joined the Macclesfield Harriers B group on their biweekly training run. Worked hard, but I've rarely done such a nice road route. Made some new friends and would very much like to run with this group again. Thank you for having me!

Weirdly foggy night. Still coughing every time we stopped, and again wasn't alone in this, but the cold is slowly improving. Feeling quite tired and hungry.

Wednesday Jan 22 #

6 PM

Run 1:00:01 [3] 10.0 km (6:00 / km) +201m 5:27 / km
(injured) (sick)

Beacon bash with 3/4th of the house. We were all ill, much phlegm was expectorated. Due to Jenna refusing to wear a headtorch and Ali's headtorch dying, we all used just mine - v glad it didn't run out too, although we did go up Dean's lane without any light (my paranoia related to saving the battery combined with the knowledge that the surface is entirely pothole free). Much fun.

My foot is also feeling tender and hasn't gotten better over the past couple of days, so I'm logging it as an injury. Feels like soft tissue stuff below the ankle. Not too worried as soft tissue heals quickly, I'll keep running for now but go as easily on it as possible with the weekend plans! Don't really fancy being out on forced rest again so soon after being back...

Tuesday Jan 21 #

10 PM

Run 27:27 [3] 5.03 km (5:27 / km) +40m 5:15 / km

Feeling really ill. Want this cold to go away now. Also v tired. Went straight to bed after the run.

Monday Jan 20 #

11 AM

Hike 5:30:00 [2] 27.0 km (12:13 / km) +501m 11:11 / km

Hike to Bradgate with (lasers) Sam. Absolutely lovely day out with an awesome lunch in Newton Linford - fish finger sandwiches are always worth hiking five hours for! Got back after dark, it was also very muddy. Great day, great company. Feeling happy.
8 PM

Run 1:00:00 [3] 9.77 km (6:08 / km) +191m 5:36 / km

LUOC Monday run - very easy off road with Twiggy and Ollie (my fault, I was tired from the Bradgate walk! Very nice to catch up with Twiggy for the first time this year though, and get to know Ollie a bit more.

Lightly frosted surfaces, but still muddy and soggy.

Sunday Jan 19 #

12 PM

Run 21:22 [3] 4.55 km (4:42 / km) +3m 4:41 / km

Rush to the train station. Really struggling with this illness. Feel like death. Good. This should act as good ultra prep - running whilst everything hurts!

Made the train with a minute to spare.
1 PM

Run 2:20:24 [3] 24.11 km (5:49 / km) +59m 5:45 / km

Run back home from Long Eaton train station. Nice run, even if my body was aching. Took it nice and slow.

The canal paths north of Loughborough (especially those north of Zouch) are an absolute mudfest. Really, really wanted something a little grippier than my somewhat worn 225s. Speaking of, I wonder how many miles they've got left before the actually fall apart! It can't be much longer.. But for now, they make a great "everything" shoe.

Got quite scared whilst going past the shooting ground. Turns out I don't like it when it sounds like people are repeatedly firing guns at me! Also saw some incredibly fluffy and tame sheep, and there were a lot of people fishing along the canals. Thinking there must be some sort of event happening. The low winter sunshine made the whole seeing thing difficult, but you know, if you can't see then it's good for stability work, right? Winter is finally approaching in temperature as well; frost was wide-spread although not set-in enough to stop the mud from being mud. The sunshine was glorious.

Maybe could have done with some water, but was fine without food. Generally feeling very drained now. With a bit of luck, I'll sleep well tonight!

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