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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Jan 7:

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  Running3 2:00:09 14.66(8:12) 23.6(5:05) 448
  Total3 2:00:09 14.66(8:12) 23.6(5:05) 448

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Sunday Jan 7 #

10 AM


Cold icy windy good but tough walk in Brecon Beacons.

With Liz who had a cold - not the best for that ailment!

LH side of SI joint still giving me jip post parkrun. No biggie?

Saturday Jan 6 #


Other O-ers at the parkrun were Lawrence Gossage M60 (26:18), & Charlotte Bermingham (now B&W) 23:40 .

Plus orange course supremo Paul Deaton, 11th in 19:11. Vet 48!

Chloe potter (the BOK-SHUOC - sing it) has the JW18-19 record, faster than me. 20:56
9 AM

Running race (Park Run) 21:20 [5] 5.1 km (4:11 / km) +63m 3:56 / km
shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

Eastville Park Run farce

Stomach recovered overnight, sadly I am not remotely the runner i was, and even worse, this parkrun a) had poor marshalling (at the crucial turn, the woman in yellow stood there wasn't marshalling - just clapping & saying "well done!" - all the leaders carried on; people behind turned right; I was in between so nearly all my lot swore and had to change direction, I cut across playing fields - lost 20-30 seconds).

Then later on, as the leaders caught us (having done full lap), there was a mini lap and again people were splitting - FARCE! the now extra marshalls were saying "which lap did you do first time - big or small?" - I'd done neither; had another c~10 seconds stand still conversation there.

Felt shite - the gradual uphills were really tough (so unfit); yet the gradual downhills were awful, due to my LH hip displacement thing, so LH calf felt it was nearly tearing plus LH hamstring pain.

Early kilometre splits all sub 4 mins, which I'll take as a positive; otherwise, far & away the shittest run I've ever had in a ParkRun. Took at least an hour to cheer up. Sociable, which was more important.

(Even Garmin fucked up on me at the start - spent 1st 100m+ trying to get it to work - what's going on there???? - after it failed on me 2 days ago). - this explains why my own time is 7 seconds quicker than the time they've given me; I probably "raced" 5.2km. What ever. WHATEVER!!!

551 runners (Pomphrey hill was cancelled) - utterly BONKERS.

Friday Jan 5 #

(rest day)

Very tired - more than I should be after a 50 minute run, but they said 9 months to full recovery from my op, I'm 53, and it's only been 6 months.

Potential bouldering at TCA canned due to Liz still having a cold.

(sick) (rest day)

More stomach discomfort throughout day.

This happened last week, & is similar to last June/July.

Worrying. (Very)

Guess I'd better see GP . Blood tests last year showed my issue. So hopefully, that will not be there anymore.

Thursday Jan 4 #

11 AM

Running 50:30 [4] 10.2 km (4:57 / km) +161m 4:35 / km
shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

Pretty cross that i selected "running - indoor" by accident at the start, cos i was segment hunting today for 1st time & had some major wind assistance on one of them. very windy. route similar to last thurs, but no wet grass purdown.

Major efforts up hill in Stoke park - DAMMIT need to get a mark for that segment ! - plus UWE cut through segments. Had to stop and bend double to recover from these. (stopped watch)

Wussed out or purdown into the gales, and ran down the road instead. (Romney avenue). 45 mph winds - vile.

Definitely getting fitter. Aching down LH side (hamstrings/ lower back) and need to get this addressed. Appointment in 10 days. NOTHING like as bad as this time last year, though (when i couldn't run at all).

Wednesday Jan 3 #

(rest day)

Much needed. Legs dead.

Tuesday Jan 2 #

10 AM

Running 48:19 [3] 8.3 km (5:49 / km) +224m 5:08 / km
shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw 265 Blue

Managed to grab a run on the Pennine way into increasing snowfall & mist, was rather weak on the uphill bits.

Legs quite dead & had had enough of soft & uneven ground by the end. Rest day needed. But nice to end my Malham break with a decent outing.

Brilliant Tett-organised weekend, really enjoyed it.

Drove home ghastly - 5 hours. South africa would have been nicer ;)

Monday Jan 1 #

(rest day)

Hungover & sleep deprived (from Malham Disco - I DJ-ed, bed 1:30am) & legs dead from fell race.

Managed a short walk (7km?) but sadly the weather really got bad & I got v cold & wet. Beat a hasty retreat.

Last night in Malham. Great trip.

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