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Training Log: jennyr

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Strength & Conditioning3 2:30:00
  Running3 2:15:36 12.92(10:30) 20.79(6:31) 576
  Swimming2 2:00:21 3.95(30:30) 6.35(18:57)
  Cycling1 1:22:59 567
  Orienteering2 1:03:19 3.65(17:20) 5.88(10:46) 176
  Road running4 56:02 6.22(9:01) 10.01(5:36) 121
  Total11 10:08:17 26.74 43.03 1440
  [1-5]11 7:38:17
averages - sleep:9.6 rhr:46

Friday Oct 19 #

8 AM

Running 10:06 intensity: (1:23 @1) + (8:43 @2) 1.84 km (5:29 / km) +5m 5:24 / km
ahr:139 max:153

Running 42:16 intensity: (9 @1) + (18:44 @2) + (10:17 @3) + (13:06 @4) 7.44 km (5:41 / km) +1m 5:40 / km
ahr:158 max:182 rhr:45 slept:10.0

3 X 60s (3 min), 6 X 45 (2.5min), 5 X 30s (2 min)
Legs struggling, but to be expected. When I had more mileage in the legs, it was a lot easier to train through sore/tired legs. Kind of ok up until the end of the 45s. After that, I really tried to not change my form. I think the last couple of times, I've been trying to go too fast and my style was maybe a little different to how I normally run at a tempo kind of pace. Today, I was closer to normal which is more important than speed right now. Energy was roughly the same as normal.
Should have worn more clothes, chilly.

Running 11:07 intensity: (9:08 @2) + (1:59 @3) 1.53 km (7:15 / km) +48m 6:16 / km
ahr:148 max:160

Thursday Oct 18 #


Very aware that a lot of my updates are heavily biased towards the positive. It's not because I don't want to write about the struggles. It's just that the more tired I am, the more effort it takes to write/think of things to say and I usually just want to rest instead. Then when I am feeling better there's a lot of "I'm feeling amazing" because at that point in time, comparatively I am. It's only when I'm feeling good that I do the bigger general updates so it's probably quite easy to forget. Also, If I just write about that days training it's most likely to be positive because it's still exciting and I often feel better during training than the rest of the day.
The other issue is I don't like saying I'm tired. I have been recently, but every time I do, some part of me is like 'but you're not tired'. My boundaries have changed and what I count as tired also needs to change.
9 AM

Road running 32:02 intensity: (1:07 @1) + (25:05 @2) + (4:51 @3) + (59 @4) 5.81 km (5:31 / km) +121m 5:00 / km
ahr:148 max:170 rhr:44 slept:8.5

Round the seat. Hips still sore from Monday but other than that felt good.

Up till now, it's almost felt like I've been playing catch up to be able to do what I want. That didn't matter too much, because I was able to do the main things. But it did mean I needed to spend a lot of time resting and it didn't take much to push me past what I should do. Certain days were harder than others, but the majority of the time I felt like I was waking up at the same level as the previous day, even if that wasn't great. For the past couple of weeks I've felt in control of the training and I think the general trend has been up, but small things like the potluck set me back a lot and took almost a week to recover from. I think I've managed to get over that now and since Monday has been a huge step in the right direction. On Monday I went to bed as soon as possible after gym so I could make mobility on Tuesday. Previously, although I've been waking up at times all over the clock, I haven't been getting out of bed till 9ish. On Tuesday getting out of bed was easy and I felt good during mobility. I was tired for most of the rest of the day but didn't do much and was feeling recovered just before swimming so that didn't matter too much. Again on Wednesday, I didn't wake up feeling like I needed to go back to sleep, although was very careful because it was the first time I've pushed on a Tuesday night. On Wednesday, although I wasn't feeling amazing, I only rested between 4.15-5.00. And today, I got up early again and actually felt like doing things. I know there's still a long way to go, but it definitely feels like I'm heading in the right direction again.
Also, 3 months ago I ran round the seat.
It was my second run over 30 min. It felt really hard, I was really tired after, and my hr was 15 bpm higher. Feels like a life time ago, crazy to think how much has changed since then.
5 PM

Strength & Conditioning 1:00:00 [0]

So weird - actually felt awake. Hadn't quite realised that it could feel so easy (from an energy point of view). On Monday I didn't do much of the last set cause I was tired, but did it all today and had energy left over. (Monday is the only day I go into uni. 2.5 hours just before gym so always tired before starting) Slight headache after and a bit tired but just still amazed at the feeling.

Road running 8:00 [2] 1.4 km (5:43 / km)

Wednesday Oct 17 #

10 AM

Cycling 1:22:59 intensity: (26:41 @1) + (36:15 @2) + (19:34 @3) + (29 @4) +567m
ahr:140 max:166 rhr:46 slept:8.5

Going to start doing the relaxation stuff again after training and before bed. Stopped doing it at the start of August, when I didn't need to do it straight after training to avoid over doing it. At that point, I basically had the same routine from 6pm every day and was able to be mostly relaxed by the time I went to bed. Now I don't have the same flexibility. I guess I could say no to anything late, but it just wouldn't be as fun and isn't practical. So my body needs extra help in relaxing and I'm hoping this will help. Once I can be active till ~8 and still sleep the same, I think I will be able to spend a lot less time resting, because at the moment that's way larger than I want. Having rest days doesn't help either because I'll either reach my limit thinking on that day or do too much the next day anyway. I need to be able to stay up day in day out which requires my health to be at that level.

Tuesday Oct 16 #

7 AM

Strength & Conditioning 30:00 [0]
rhr:48 slept:10.25

Mobility! So good to be back - it's been a while!
Feeling good, but going to go back to sleep just in case.

Road running 8:00 [2] 1.4 km (5:43 / km)

8 PM

Swimming 50:21 intensity: (40:00 @2) + (10:21 @4) 2.55 km (19:45 / km)

Wu, drills
750m TT - 10.21
Happy with the time. Sore in many places including back and arms after yesterday but this loosened things off nicely. None of the performance triathletes were swimming, so I was fastest and had to lap 4 people + quite a bit of congestion. I prefer it when I'm slowest. Sub 10 looking achievable in the not too distant future, which has been my aim for a while now.

Monday Oct 15 #

rhr:44 slept:9.75

Slept well the past couple of days, woke up feeling refreshed!
5 PM

Strength & Conditioning 1:00:00 [0]

First proper session back.
So much more awake than last week and awake in the hour after! Still zoning out quite a lot though.
Knee's bruised after yesterday and slightly sore when running. Don't think it's affecting how I'm running though

Road running 8:00 [2] 1.4 km (5:43 / km)

Sunday Oct 14 #


Felt allright during the day. Woke up feeling good and the journey wasn't too long/I could chill when needed so wasn't too tired by the first training. Did less than the others so got back early which was ideal to have some rest/switch off time. Feeling a bit tired by the second area but not too bad. Did nap/rest for quite a bit of the way home. A bit tired in the evening but I felt in control.
Not sure how much difference doing 2 sessions without having a proper break in between makes. I don't think there is enough time or space to relax for my body to start to recharge so I have a feeling that between the 2 sessions, I get increasingly tired. Glad that I managed this and fun day out. :)
10 AM

Running 5:23 intensity: (28 @1) + (4:55 @2) 0.65 km (8:17 / km) +41m 6:17 / km
ahr:142 max:154 rhr:46 slept:10.0

Orienteering 12:24 intensity: (21 @1) + (8:22 @2) + (3:21 @3) + (20 @4) 1.48 km (8:22 / km) +15m 7:57 / km
ahr:149 max:166

Duncraggan - exit direction.
Mostly ok. A few wobbles here and there. Felt very slow and hesitant to get it right - guess it needs more practice. Direction was way off to 13, then thought I found some crags on the ground as there were no controls out. Direction to 14 wouldn't have been off anyway.

Orienteering 21:32 intensity: (7:30 @1) + (14:00 @2) + (2 @3) 1.97 km (10:55 / km) +40m 9:54 / km
ahr:134 max:156

Duncraggan slopes.
2.5m contours really through me off to 3. I knew I had to drop height from the crag and then when I saw the hill with some open, I ran below thinking it was the spur. Expect I wasn't looking up enough and picture of the control wasn't good. Got really confused to 4. The contours in places just didn't seem to fit my picture and I didn't completely trust the vegetation so didn't make the best picture of what I expected it to look like. Pretty sure it would have been better to go up above the break of slope.

Running 5:05 intensity: (58 @1) + (3:13 @2) + (54 @3) 0.74 km (6:51 / km) +12m 6:19 / km
ahr:141 max:162

1 PM

Orienteering 29:23 intensity: (7:47 @1) + (19:37 @2) + (1:59 @3) 2.42 km (12:07 / km) +121m 9:42 / km
ahr:137 max:158

Mine Woods, more slope practice.
Getting pushed about by the terrain very easily. 1:5,000 scale with 5m contours so steep in places. Very hesitant and slow at picking route choices/reading the map. Not sure if it's just this terrain but found it hard to read the map whilst on the move. Coming out of the open to 2, I didn't notice the wall so kept going longer than planned. Didn't take a bearing out of 2 - was just trying to get down the slope. Would have taken very little time to make sure I was heading in the right direction. Coming out of 4, I accidentally gained height. Plan had been to follow the main path till it bent down till the left but ended up on the corner. Sort of ended up falling/sprinting down to the path below so accidentally ran past the corner without really noticing. Realised I was going downhill and that I had gone to far so went up but was mostly trying to move without falling and wasn't too sure where I was on the slope. Saw the open, and should have gone up to check exactly where I was. Apparently I then went down the hill. I don't remember that, but I do remember seeing the open and climbing back up so I'm sure it happened. I probably decided I was too high. In more control for the rest of them, but climbed accidentally to 10.

Saturday Oct 13 #

10 AM

Running 1:01:39 intensity: (5:13 @1) + (26:24 @2) + (4:56 @3) + (21:31 @4) + (3:35 @5) 8.58 km (7:11 / km) +468m 5:39 / km
ahr:156 max:189 rhr:46 slept:10.25

Crags and MFD with Fay. Ran it all!! Very wet and misty :)
1 PM

Swimming 1:10:00 [2] 3.8 km (18:25 / km)

Triathlon session.
5 X 100 alternating fc and BC per 100
8 X 25 stroke count (10s rest)
10 x 150 pull building each 50 (15s rest)
14 X 100fc alternating swim and pull (1.40)
200 recovery as 100bc, 50fc, 50brs
Much lower turn out than Tuesdays so swimming side by side with Paul for most of it. Fun.
Closer to running than ideal.

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