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Training Log Archive: OJ

In the 7 days ending Apr 6, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 6:33:54 42.13(9:21) 67.8(5:49) 2486
  Yoga3 30:00
  Cycling1 30:00
  Total10 7:33:54 42.13 67.8 2486

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Saturday Apr 6, 2019 #

9 AM

Running warm up/down 15:00 [2] 2.5 km (6:00 / km) +50m 5:27 / km

Running 2:48:30 [5] 21.51 km (7:50 / km) +2090m 5:16 / km

Howgills Fell Race, English champs counter. Had a whole host of excuses lined up for this one and seriously considered not running, but in the end I figured it would at least be good to have a nice run in the hills and catch up with a few people. No clue about current fitness going into this, as training has been erratic since TGC and recent illness knocked me for six, but set off purposefully and got on the Dark Peak train (with Josh, Tom and Max) towards the top of the first climb. A pattern quickly emerged of me struggling on the descents and making up time on the climbs, but I was probably working too hard given the nature of the route. Climb 4 (of 6) was a struggle and I came properly uncoupled on climb 5. From there on it was a bit of a death march and I started getting passed by quite a few folk. Bumped into Josh on the final climb, who was reduced to a hobble on a tennis ball sized heel blister, and had a good moan just as Adam (RO) was passing us - he seemed well pleased to have devised such a tough route. Last descent was as nasty as expected, felt bad for abandoning Josh and his mutilated foot, but I'm sure he would have done the same for me.

Overall, this was a great day out on a fantastic route and I was well pleased to make it to the finish in one piece. Really glad I ran and it has given me a bit of a benchmark for the season. I need to work on my gammy ankles and sort out my descending (and get fit again). Some great results from Tom and Max, who paced things really well and it looks like we were 2nd club, although not in any danger of beating Keswick today.

Running warm up/down 8:00 [1] 1.0 km (8:00 / km) +3m 7:53 / km

Friday Apr 5, 2019 #

7 AM

Running 31:41 [2] 6.56 km (4:50 / km) +84m 4:32 / km

4 PM

Running 19:37 [2] 4.01 km (4:54 / km) +47m 4:38 / km

7 PM

Yoga 10:00 [1]

Thursday Apr 4, 2019 #

12 PM

Running 46:44 [2] 9.09 km (5:08 / km) +205m 4:37 / km

Lunchtime from work. All good until about 6km when my R (i.e. other) ITB got uncomfortable. Stopped for a stretch, etc. but it was sore all the way down the hill. Sore blisters, sore knee, sore ankle. Lots of snot. My body is falling apart.

Wednesday Apr 3, 2019 #

7 AM

Running 1:19:25 [4] 18.04 km (4:24 / km)

Gorgeous morning and going stir crazy not running, so set off up the Ings at a good pace. Ran a bit further than I probably should have done before turning around and my legs started to get pretty sore from about 15km on. Also snotting and coughing for the rest of the day. Whoops.
7 PM

Yoga 10:00 [1]

Tuesday Apr 2, 2019 #

7 AM

Cycling 30:00 [1]

8 AM

Running 24:57 [2] 5.09 km (4:54 / km) +7m 4:52 / km

Test jog. C-

Scarborough for the day in the rain!

Monday Apr 1, 2019 #

(sick) (rest day)

Walked to the playground in York and back.
7 PM

Yoga 10:00 [1]

Sunday Mar 31, 2019 #

(sick) (rest day)

Properly ill today. Maybe yesterday wasn't such a great idea. Also, can't walk or wear shoes (or socks) because of my blisters. Also got really bad DOMS, including in my arms?

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