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Training Log Archive: Cristina

In the 7 days ending Nov 12, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 3:35:49 18.28(11:48) 29.42(7:20) 475
  Orienteering1 50:09 3.71(13:30) 5.97(8:24) 14520c
  Strength/Core1 2:00
  Total6 4:27:58 21.99 35.39 62020c
  [1-5]6 4:27:27

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Sunday Nov 12, 2017 #

10 AM

Running long (dirt/trail) 1:57:01 intensity: (18 @0) + (10:06 @1) + (1:16:11 @2) + (28:50 @3) + (1:28 @4) + (8 @5) 14.2 km (8:14 / km) +357m 7:19 / km
ahr:158 max:182 shoes: Georgia O (X-Talon 212)

I have a hard time motivating myself to get out for a longer run from home these days so I decided to make a plan for a remote run today. I took the bus to Skar (end of the line that goes up the valley next to us) and ran a generous loop around Øyungen and back down to Skar. The bus runs every hour so I had a comfortable 2 hours for my run.

The trails were delightful and I also enjoyed the dirt road sections to be able to move my legs a bit more. I don't think I've actually ever run the trail on the west side, so that was nice. It was sunny but frosty out and there was ice here and there. Only place where ice was an issue was on the trail on the west side as it crosses a lot of steep streams. Normally crossing them would just be a matter of jumping from rock to rock but today the slabs of rock were all thickly glazed over with ice and I really didn't want to go for a swim. A few close calls but I made it across them all with only wet feet.

There are a lot of possibilities for delightful longer routes from here, either ending back at the bus or back at home. Hopefully I'll get out for a few more longer ones over the next several months.

I will consider this my first training towards one of the Sandsjöbackatrail runs in January. I think my next big target will be a (shorter) ultra in the spring and having an intermediate distance race in January will be a good motivator for the dark days to come. I'm thinking that I will do the "30" km (it's more like 34) because I don't want to be dumb. Feels a bit like chickening out when there's a 44km option but going from slug to marathon in two months doesn't seem like a brilliant idea.

Friday Nov 10, 2017 #

7 AM

Running (road) 35:56 intensity: (13 @0) + (12:44 @1) + (22:59 @2) 6.48 km (5:33 / km) +10m 5:30 / km
ahr:144 max:163 shoes: Watapana (NB Zante3)

In to work in time for the monthly breakfast meeting. My coworkers insisted that I sit closest to the camera to "show off how fit [sprek] we are" to the other offices, a notion based on two shaky assumptions: 1) that wearing running clothes makes me fit, and 2) that one fit person makes the rest of the office fit.

I would also like to note that my plan to leave earlier and get in a longer run was perfectly good except for the lack of consideration for how difficult it is to actually physically leave the apartment when the world's cutest two-year-old is saying, "nei mama work. nei run work" to you as you try to leave.

Thursday Nov 9, 2017 #

3 PM

Running (road) 15:02 intensity: (5:07 @1) + (9:55 @2) 2.47 km (6:05 / km) +40m 5:37 / km
ahr:144 max:160 shoes: Watapana (NB Zante3)

From work to get Lukas. I can't seem to get out the door early enough to run the whole way without feeling super guilty about how late I would get there. The barnehage is technically open until 5pm but we always aim for picking up before 4pm when the place starts to clear out. Glad I used a bus assist today, he had skipped his nap and was resembling a real wild-child by the time I got there.

Wednesday Nov 8, 2017 #

6 PM

Orienteering 50:09 intensity: (4:17 @1) + (18:28 @2) + (22:21 @3) + (5:00 @4) + (3 @5) *** 5.97 km (8:24 / km) +145m 7:29 / km
ahr:162 max:182 20c shoes: Montalbano (O-Roc 280)

VBIL Nattløp #4 Gaustad - Lang

Hey, I punched the finish control this time!

Livelox

Running warm up/down (road) 5:00 [2] 0.97 km (5:10 / km)
shoes: Montalbano (O-Roc 280)

Tuesday Nov 7, 2017 #

8 PM

Strength/Core 2:00 [3]

Monday Nov 6, 2017 #

2 PM

Running (trail) 42:50 intensity: (12:40 @1) + (26:44 @2) + (3:25 @3) + (1 @4) 5.29 km (8:06 / km) +68m 7:36 / km
ahr:151 max:176 shoes: Georgia O (X-Talon 212)

Worked from home today so I was able to take advantage of daylight hours to get out for a trail run in the sun. It didn't really feel awesome to run. I feel fat and slow and generally out of shape. And unmotivated. I know there are people who manage to be awesome at their job AND be awesome parents AND get out and train but I think my personal limit is two of those.

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