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Training Log: SherD

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling2 6:18:33 64.81 104.3 1824
  Running1 59:04 5.28(11:11) 8.5(6:57) 190
  Total3 7:17:37 70.09 112.8 2014
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Friday Jul 21 #

Running (3 Woods) 59:04 [3] 8.5 km (6:57 / km) +190m 6:15 / km

Felt terrible! Like I had logs instead of legs, & was carrying a 10kg backpack. I expected to feel good, so was really surprised. I attempted to abandon after 3km, but stopped for a while to chat to a guy walking his gorgeous black lab pup, which then excitedly jumped all over me covering me in black mud. I felt a bit better after the rest, so told myself to suck it up & keep going, making it nearly home before I walked the last km. Positives, ankle didn't hurt (I wore the Active Ankle braces just in case), I fixed my HR chest strap which stopped working last year (did a hard reset) so enjoyed seeing my HR out there (max was 160, says it all really), & no calf issues. Negatives: it was pretty hot again & my breathing wasn't great, had a terrible stitch most of the way, & very sore left knee & right heel. Pleased I persisted as it would have been easier to quit that's for sure.

Stretched for a good 20mins afterwards, & will spend the same on the foam roller later when I watch the TdF highlights. I'm on my S6D wind down now, so plenty of rest days over the next week.

Thursday Jul 20 #

Cycling (Spin bike) 1:30:00 [4]

Raining today, so spun instead of doing Nippy 30. Every time I spin, I love it - looking forward to winter when it's my only option :-). Had to push a bigger resistance than ever before though to get a workout. But by half way I was soaked & feeling the glee of a pig in mud.

Monday Jul 17 #

Cycling (Dave's Hurt Locker) 4:48:33 [3] 104.3 km (2:46 / km) +1824m 2:33 / km

Well, that was hard, very hard. Dave's Hurt Locker is a 100+km hill climbing route he asked for which had "lots of hills please". It has the following climbs: 1) Knockholt; 2) Downe (knows as the Death of Downe (it's not that bad)); 3) Col du Skelly; 4) Westerham; 5) Col de Trevereux (the prettiest climb); 6) Clacket Lane; 7) Toys (north side); 8) Toys (south side (I think this is the 2nd hardest of the climbs)); 9) Yorks (this is the hardest but also quite magical as feels like you're in another world bc of the stunning forest either side); 10) Carters (3rd hardest); 11) Cotmans Ash; 12) Star Hill.

Dave has done it a couple of times, and both times has raved about it afterwards, saying I must do it. I actually really enjoyed it, possibly because we did it at a very leisurely pace, riding next to each other chatting most of the way. What a fantastic day for it too, 28C & no wind at all. I was pleased to ride both Toys & Yorks in the saddle (in fact, I did all 12 climbs in the saddle) - Dave is yet to manage Yorks in the saddle, so there's his next challenge! I made the mistake of trying to ride the roller coaster after Yorks to Gracious Lane aggressively - NOTE, do not do this bc your legs are dead after Yorks. I also didn't take enough food with me - got pretty hungry after Cotmans Ash, but Dave had a tiny pack of Haribo's left which he gave me, and that turned out to be enough to get me up Star & home. Legs are quite tired & sore, so is my lower back - nothing a good stretch & foam roller won't fix :-)

Route is here: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15737629

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