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Training Log: rcro

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - off road3 4:03:47 20.06(12:09) 32.29(7:33) 1230
  Walking1 1:00:00 3.11(19:19) 5.0(12:00) 235
  S&C1 5:00
  Total5 5:08:47 23.17 37.29 1465
averages - sleep:3.3 weight:73.9kg

Wednesday Aug 15 #

slept:6.0 (sick) (rest day)

Working from home today - but laptop not exactly working and now very definitely do have a virus so gave up at 1pm and went to bed and slept until 5. Think all this resting and eating is helping to fight it - but it's incredibly boring. Plan is to try and go into work tomorrow, possibly for a shorter than usual day.

Tuesday Aug 14 #

6 PM

Walking 1:00:00 [3] 5.0 km (12:00 / km) +235m 9:43 / km
slept:3.0 (sick) shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 20

Day spent mostly eating and resting (sadly not sleeping) to rebuild - and it’s really boring. Wanted to get out to MDC run to talk to people and used the opportunity to walk slowly to test out how I’m feeling.

Plan was a mile or so but ended up going out for 30 mins then turning around. Reasonable pace and kept breathing under control all the time - even up the hill, which is quite steep. Gives some confidence that there shouldn’t be a repeat of yesterday. Tired towards the end - but think it was a bit too much.

Thanks to Mark (and Clare) for making sure I was ok last night. Less thanks for Clive although he is very nice :-)

Monday Aug 13 #

slept:5.0 (sick) (rest day)

Went to doctors to book appointment re: breathing problems. Given Tue 21st as non urgent.

Walked home up the hill and was struggling for breath at walking pace. Got home, fired up laptop to tell work I was going to stay at home tomorrow and try and get an urgent appointment. By the time it was sent I still was struggling to breathe, had bad pins and needles and no movement in my hands and arms.

Managed to get as far as bottom of stairs before collapsing. Turns out that it’s hard to call an ambulance on a touch screen without being able to bend fingers... going through lots of tests but at least feeling mostly normal now (3 hours on)

Sunday Aug 12 #

11 AM

Running - off road (Black Mountains) 2:59:48 [3] 22.04 km (8:09 / km) +770m 6:57 / km
slept:3.0 weight:73.5kg (sick) shoes: inov8 Mudclaw300 Dayglo/Blk

Did beat myself up a bit in the end. On the plus side, do seem to be losing weight again and I think today the lightest I've been this year.

Out in the Black Mountains with Ben - with the aim to be getting Ben practice with navigating - but that's quite hard to test when it's all clearly defined linear ridges, but did get him to think a bit. Will need to take him out orienteering for a proper test.

Up through the woods and along the ridge Pen Twyn Mawr, PYGF and Waun Fach - moving a lot more quickly uphill then we did down last time here when it was waist deep snow. At Waun Fach became obvious the loop would be a couple of k further than we thought so cut short from there and got an explore of the east side, which was nice if a little/lot rough.

Back along ridge by Llanthony and showed Ben the right way down for the BM race. The stream wasn't so nice today and had most of a dead horse in it.

Picked the direction so the climbs would not be severe and able to run within my means without overdoing it - and we ran all the way to Waun Fach (when moving). If anything, I was the stronger along the last ridge as hadn't tired significantly and still able to jog the hills. Fairly soft underfoot so shouldn't have caused much impact on joints but starting to notice things after Bal Mawr.

Hopefully will be able to sleep tonight :-)
Still have to find a GP though tomorrow :-(

Saturday Aug 11 #

1 PM

Running - off road warm up/down 15:00 [3] 1.8 km (8:20 / km) +100m 6:31 / km
shoes: inov8 Mudclaw300 Dayglo/Blk

Warm up with Ben - up a lot of the hill and back down, then out towards the castle as had plenty of time left. Most of it GPSed.
2 PM

Running - off road race (Coppett Hill) 48:59 [5] 8.45 km (5:48 / km) +360m 4:47 / km
slept:1.0 weight:74.4kg (sick) shoes: inov8 Mudclaw300 Dayglo/Blk

A nice race route executed incredibly badly - with no stamina, then significant breathing problems leading to having to walk long sections, and stitch later on. Really wanted to retire after the second climb. Ended 35th/96, and well over 4 mins and 20 places behind where I should have been.

Without doubt my worst racing performance ever. After several days of feeling really crap don’t want to end up beating myself up over this too, but almost certainly will :-(
6 PM


Think the breathing problem could be asthma. Amount of second hand smoke from parents was considerable and used to be short of breath climbing stairs as a child.

Friday Aug 10 #

8 PM

S&C 5:00 [3]

Not been feeling good today but survived 8.5 hours at work then went straight to bed at 5. Early breakfast at 8pm

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