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Training Log Archive: o'man

In the 7 days ending Nov 22, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run4 6:23:28 32.09(11:57) 51.64(7:26) 309
  Total4 6:23:28 32.09(11:57) 51.64(7:26) 309

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Saturday Nov 21, 2015 #

9 AM

Run race 5:27:25 [3] 42.23 km (7:45 / km) +189m 7:35 / km
shoes: Asics 1160 (#6)

Queenstown marathon

Wasn't too sure how I'd go with the rather poor lead up however felt OK

Started off feeling pretty comfortable at my planned 6min/km, was good for ~15km then the old right flexor started complaining - actually, it hadn't felt too good in the cramped seats on the flight down (on the bright side I did manage to keep my lunch down (just) in the approach to landing...)

Unfortunately I never got the hip flexor under control all day and it got worse and worse which meant that I had stop and try to stretch things out.

Felt at 30km that even though I was down ~15minutes on my target that I could, perhaps, finish OK. But no. Even had a couple of separate sets of medical people asking if I needed help towards the end, but as they weren't able to perform a leg transplant I carried on

Ended up walking/hobbling/limping/lurching my way to the finish, although it was a bit embarrassing with everyone in town cheering you on as you hobble by so felt that I had to force a very slow 'jog' for the last few hundred meters

Annoyingly I felt fine, heaps of energy, not at all tired, just rather sore legs (of course trying to compensate for the hip flexor meant that others things got a bit overloaded and sore as well...)

5km splits tell the story...
5km - 0:30
10km - 0:30
15km - 0:31
20km - 0:33
25km - 0:34
30km - 0:36
35km - 0:41
40km - 1:03
42.2km - 0:27

The lack of decent long runs in the leadup was the main problem, I just wasn't conditioned to run continuously for that far/long. I do also have a troublesome right hip flexor that I can manage in shorter events or longer ones where I can walk more, however trying to run for 4+hours solid was a bit beyond it (this time)

Thursday Nov 19, 2015 #

5 PM

Run 14:24 [3] 2.37 km (6:05 / km) +43m 5:34 / km
shoes: Asics 1160 (#5)

Last wee trot before Saturday

Still a bit snotty, sore throat, etc - legs and knees complaining a little today, oh well, nothing for it but to run...

Wednesday Nov 18, 2015 #

5 PM

Run 15:50 [3] 2.65 km (5:58 / km) +35m 5:36 / km
shoes: Vibram 5 finger

Tuesday Nov 17, 2015 #

6 PM

Run 25:49 [3] 4.39 km (5:53 / km) +42m 5:37 / km
shoes: Asics 1160 (#5)

Short trot around mt eden
Not quite so snotty and legs still seem to be able to move (not entirely sure how far though). Even managed to run up Mountain Rd

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