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Training Log Archive: TomN

In the 31 days ending Mar 31, 2020:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road running12 8:10:26 51.13(9:36) 82.28(5:58) 1059
  Orienteering1 43:14 3.04(14:13) 4.89(8:50) 73
  Total13 8:53:40 54.17(9:51) 87.17(6:07) 1132
  [1-5]13 8:53:19

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Monday Mar 30, 2020 #

11 AM

Road running 48:01 intensity: (6 @0) + (10 @1) + (1:52 @2) + (45:53 @3) 5.14 mi (9:21 / mi) +109m 8:46 / mi
ahr:101 max:118 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

Well, the dreaded stay-at-home order is here, and it's not so bad after all. We're required to stay at home except for essential activities, but walking, hiking, running, and cycling are all essential activities. The order takes effect at 8 p.m. tonight.

Sunday Mar 29, 2020 #

3 PM

Road running 42:16 intensity: (13:01 @3) + (26:30 @4) + (2:45 @5) 4.11 mi (10:17 / mi) +83m 9:40 / mi
ahr:139 max:163 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

Running with dog. I stopped to talk to a friend I hadn't seen in a while. We kept our distance from each other. Dog walking is what brought us together, and I've been out of that business for a few years, until just recently.

Saturday Mar 28, 2020 #

12 PM

Road running 37:26 intensity: (8 @1) + (8 @2) + (36:49 @3) + (21 @4) 4.13 mi (9:04 / mi) +82m 8:32 / mi
ahr:118 max:138 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

I've been having a terrible time with running. First of all, I knew going into this calendar year that my workload was going to be maxed out. It's all stuff I want to do, but it was all going to happen at once. So I just don't have the luxury of doing a leisurely run with cooldown and some core strength. But since January I've had an odd neurological problem with one foot, it's got some drop, so my foot clops on the road and I trip over little things. It makes running kind of unpleasant. It's getting better, and I have almost complete control over it now, but who knows why, or whether it will happen again.

Then there's vertigo. It started about a month ago, for no apparent reason. I saw a specialist (got in before the pandemic but had to cancel the follow-up). It seems to have stopped of its own in the past 2 days. It didn't really impact my life, but it felt crappy and depressing. And again, I can only hope it doesn't come back.

Then last weekend I developed severe heel cracks, which got so bad I couldn't walk. Oddly, I could run (but I didn't) because my running stride has a midfoot impact, but walking is heel-striking. With TLC from my wife, these too have improved to the extent that I could run today without even a twinge.

So, here's hoping there's a training season ahead. Last year I ran something like 9 races and won them all, in the 65+ age group. I don't want to make it as hard as last year, but I'd like to get a few races in by the fall.

Sunday Mar 22, 2020 #

11 AM

Road running 32:59 intensity: (11 @1) + (16 @2) + (17:47 @3) + (14:45 @4) 3.23 mi (10:13 / mi) +68m 9:35 / mi
ahr:131 max:151 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

Dad, daughter and dog. I'm really dreading the next step in coronavirus policy, making it illegal to go out. I just read that French police are issuing fines to cyclists who post their rides on Strava, for violating the no-outdoor-exercise rules. On the other hand, I also heard that having a dog gives you an exemption in Italy. Maybe I can rent my dog, who apparently never gets tired.

Friday Mar 20, 2020 #

3 PM

Road running 34:01 intensity: (15 @0) + (9 @1) + (1:05 @2) + (32:32 @3) 3.53 mi (9:38 / mi) +64m 9:07 / mi
ahr:101 max:121 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

Always sandwich your long run in between two shorter days.

Thursday Mar 19, 2020 #

3 PM

Road running 1:05:14 intensity: (38:29 @3) + (26:44 @4) + (1 @5) 6.81 mi (9:35 / mi) +160m 8:56 / mi
ahr:129 max:155 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

Wow, a long run. It felt fine. Humid and near 70.

We got Costco groceries delivered by Instacart this afternoon, including a hot rotisserie chicken and a bag of frozen shrimp. There is some controversy over using delivery services. Maybe it is a little bit selfish, letting someone else take the exposure, because that's what it's really about.

Wednesday Mar 18, 2020 #

12 PM

Road running 43:55 intensity: (9 @2) + (21:18 @3) + (22:26 @4) + (2 @5) 4.63 mi (9:29 / mi) +89m 8:57 / mi
ahr:133 max:155

Tuesday Mar 17, 2020 #

3 PM

Road running 37:21 intensity: (3 @1) + (7 @2) + (32:30 @3) + (4:41 @4) 4.13 mi (9:03 / mi) +81m 8:31 / mi
ahr:119 max:147 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

No dog, just me.

Monday Mar 16, 2020 #

2 PM

Road running 29:25 intensity: (6 @1) + (8 @2) + (28:57 @3) + (14 @4) 3.03 mi (9:43 / mi) +82m 8:58 / mi
ahr:119 max:137 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

At Wheaton Regional Park, with dog. I was going to go another mile, but lunch was not sitting well.

Saturday Mar 14, 2020 #

12 PM

Road running 49:42 intensity: (7 @1) + (8 @2) + (33:19 @3) + (16:08 @4) 5.14 mi (9:40 / mi) +110m 9:04 / mi
ahr:124 max:150 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

Friday Mar 13, 2020 #

2 PM

Road running 38:22 intensity: (11 @2) + (38:11 @3) 4.12 mi (9:19 / mi) +73m 8:49 / mi
ahr:111 max:132 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

Thursday Mar 12, 2020 #

9 AM

Orienteering 43:14 intensity: (1:48 @1) + (2:26 @2) + (39:00 @3) 3.04 mi (14:13 / mi) +73m 13:14 / mi
ahr:103 max:127 shoes: Roclite 290 Black

At Hemlock. Jordan and I were there to set out controls for the NJROTC championships, but got the call that it was canceled just before heading out into the woods. So we went out and pulled streamers instead.

Monday Mar 9, 2020 #

4 PM

Road running 31:44 intensity: (2:17 @2) + (28:40 @3) + (47 @4) 3.13 mi (10:08 / mi) +57m 9:36 / mi
ahr:114 max:139 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

With dog. Actual time is shorter, because I forgot to stop my watch.

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