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Training Log Archive: jed

In the 7 days ending Apr 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running7 7:44:50 54.03(8:36) 86.96(5:21) 639
  Cycling2 2:29:11 33.62(4:26) 54.11(2:45) 469
  Strength and Conditioning3 1:47:30
  Orienteering1 35:28 4.38(8:06) 7.05(5:02) 125
  Yoga1 30:00
  Total7 13:06:59 92.04 148.12 1233
  [1-5]7 12:36:59

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Sunday Apr 11 #

Cycling 1:08:47 [3] 25.41 km (2:42 / km) +159m 2:37 / km
shoes: Muddy Fox

Pre run spin with Chris, didn't freeze. Seemed like a good idea when we planned this not so much when I work up but layered up and treated to a still, quiet morning.

Running long 1:22:12 [3] 17.02 km (4:50 / km) +69m 4:44 / km
shoes: Saucony Ride 13

Basically straight off the bike, standard Sunday with the group. Jelly legs first km but felt good for most of it, only tiring coming back along the canal but did my usual and perked up again when almost home. Out to Edinburgh Park and over the bypass briefly into the countryside and back the canal. Much nicer when there's no crazy headwind for the whole first half.

Saturday Apr 10 #

Yoga 30:00 [0]

"Yoga for tired legs".

Running warm up/down 49:56 [3] 9.32 km (5:21 / km) +36m 5:15 / km
shoes: Asics Gel-DS 25

Carried away chatting again, then remembered had to crawl home. Nice day again.

Running intervals 35:24 [5] 6.8 km (5:12 / km)
shoes: Asics Gel-DS 25

2sets of 1km (2mins), 800m (90secs), 600m (1min), 400m (30secs), 200m. 5mins between sets. Dropped a rather swift 2nd km but managed to hold the paces in 2nd set. All running well, good session.

Friday Apr 9 #

Running 48:37 [3] 8.33 km (5:50 / km) +132m 5:24 / km
shoes: Asics GT-1000 8

Woohoo cracker of a morning so headed up Blackford for a change. Shame I'm not off today.

Thursday Apr 8 #

Running 1:05:32 [3] 12.1 km (5:25 / km) +68m 5:16 / km
shoes: Saucony Ride 13

Carrick Knowe/Roseburn. Super windy but only forecast to get worse so glad I got out early to keep it easy.

Strength and Conditioning 17:30 [3]

Wednesday Apr 7 #

Strength and Conditioning 30:00 [3]

Running 39:02 [3] 6.82 km (5:43 / km) +84m 5:23 / km
shoes: Asics GT-1000 8

East Craiglockhart with Jet, chilly.

Tuesday Apr 6 #

Note

https://thelastlap2020.blogspot.com/2021/04/no-cou... << this, very well written sums up current feelings/situation.

- Appreciate sports problems are "1st world issues" and we should be happy to be healthy. Plus there's a lot of people fighting to improve the situation which is really appreciated.
- When everyone couldn't race it was easier, a bit harder knowing we can't go to Europeans as we can't travel and watching other teams on camps/MOC races. It's hard being stuck in the city for so long, can't see coaches and orienteering training limited due to embargo issues too but we are doing our best.
- Now it's even more frustrating as things open up closer to home, Kara (also competes at GB in her sport but it's also not Olympic/Commonwealth/professional) and I had entries to an elite 5km last night postponed from ages ago (sub 18:30 cut off, small field, course closed to public) but all Scots were told they couldn't attend due to guidelines re leaving local authority so we're obviously didn't go Podium 5km happened on Saturday and Scots attended (some but definitely not all may have had dispensation through triathlon being an Olympic sport).
- For the same reason I can't attend the first orienteering sprint selection race as I legally can't leave Edinburgh. It's really tough that being in GB team means nothing if you're not in a favoured sport. My teammates and training partners all work very hard, we are athletes but it's also just a sad state of affairs that sport in general is so far down the line with the mental and physical benefits it brings to many.
- I'm hungry for a race and whether it's running or orienteering there's fire there and I'm ready for smash it when the opportunity comes!

Running warm up/down 31:55 [3] 5.66 km (5:38 / km) +18m 5:33 / km
shoes: Asics Gel-DS 25

Thought about pushing this out until later in the week but didn't want to miss the opportunity to run in a group. Legs survived, now for some easy days.

Running tempo 33:26 [4] 8.05 km (4:09 / km) +2m 4:09 / km
shoes: Asics Gel-DS 25

1mile easy, 2miles @10km pace, 1mile easy, 2miles tempo with the gang on the Meadows. Thankfully a lot quieter this week but still so windy.

Monday Apr 5 #

Strength and Conditioning warm up/down 1:00:00 [3]

Half AM/half PM.

Cycling 1:20:24 [3] 28.7 km (2:48 / km) +310m 2:39 / km
shoes: Muddy Fox

Fighting freezing headwind all the way out, thankfully no snow. Fuelled home by a Little Bakery hot choc.

Running warm up/down 28:35 [3] 4.86 km (5:53 / km) +51m 5:35 / km
shoes: Nvii Terra+

Had a call with Dad yesterday evening analysing the weekend so far and have plans for what I wanted to achieve in todays sessions. Ensured took time to focus at the start.

Orienteering 18:09 [4] 3.73 km (4:52 / km) +50m 4:34 / km
shoes: Nvii Terra+

Sprint quali. Plan was to focus on the navigation for this one and not care about how fast I was running just to see what happened. Found 1 cleanly, goal of the day achieved. I took a bad route to 7, concentration slipped when I caught Max. Map wrong at 9/10 so had figure out/re-plan. Better as long as I stay focused. I'd done this course before in 2016 but I wouldn't have know if I hadn't been told it was from an event.

Orienteering 17:19 [5] 3.32 km (5:13 / km) +75m 4:41 / km
shoes: Nvii Terra+

Sprint final. Plan for this was to very run hard but only once I'd safely escaped the tricky town centre. No problems with 1 again and relatively unscathed through the town even if it did feel slow. Then kicked it on from 10 onwards, tough as constantly climbing, not a great route out of 11 but aggressive to the end. Full sprint weekend complete, great fun and so excited to race properly again when allowed. Big thanks for all involved.

Running 50:11 [3] 8.0 km (6:16 / km) +179m 5:39 / km
shoes: Asics GT-1000 8

Sophie asked if I wanted to go up the Craiglockharts and it was too nice and evening not to. Chilled and chatty, don't want to go back to work tomorrow.

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