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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Mar 1, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 3:44:52 27.7(8:07) 44.57(5:03) 505
  Cycling1 45:41 10.51(13.8/h) 16.91(22.2/h) 150
  Strength1 29:00
  Total7 4:59:33 38.21 61.49 655

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Sunday Mar 1, 2015 #

10 AM

Running 56:41 [3] 6.07 mi (9:20 / mi) +100m 8:53 / mi

Went out to Discovery Park to join an organized run with Patrick, Gina, and folks from the Green Lake running group. A pleasant jaunt around the park!

I thought about going out for a track workout in the evening but decided since my calf is doing so well right now I didn't want to push it.

Saturday Feb 28, 2015 #

11 AM

Running 1:07:16 [3] 9.02 mi (7:27 / mi) +250m 6:52 / mi

Weave through Bridle Trails, down 122nd, back up 116th. Gorgeous out. Like, no-shirt tan-while-running nicest-day-of-the-year-so-far kind of day. Naturally, we are having a night-O. Maintained a fair pace but my body didn't feel great about it.
2 PM

Cycling 45:41 [3] 10.51 mi (13.8 mph) +150m

Easy ride to Totem Lake and back with a stop at the library.

Thursday Feb 26, 2015 #

4 PM

Running 16:11 [3] 2.07 mi (7:49 / mi) +30m 7:29 / mi

5 PM

Running intervals 25:00 [4] 5.0 km (5:00 / km)

I decided to do a 5xK track workout today, which probably wasn't a good decision. Sometimes you think something will not be a good decision and it turns out you're right, but sometimes you're wrong. Either way, you never know till you do it, which is why you should always keep making bad decisions in life until you make some that are actually good decisions.

Tomorrow, or maybe tonight, we will see how bad of a decision this was. But even if it was, the results are close enough to my usual times that I've restored a modicum of confidence in all my fitness not being totally gone forever, and now I'm in a better mental state than I was earlier today. See - good decision.

3:21 (went out too fast)
3:28 (too slow)
3:29 (too slower)
3:26 (better)
3:23 (where all five should be)

My left heel is a bit irked for some reason after this workout. Maybe I need to run clockwise from now on.

Running 17:42 [3] 2.08 mi (8:31 / mi) +20m 8:16 / mi

Tuesday Feb 24, 2015 #


Hamstrings somewhat sore today (the good sore). They are not used to doing real things lately.

You know how American sportscasters/writers refer to a team as "it," a singular entity? As in, "If Seattle loses, it will be out of the playoffs." I've noticed that BPL commentators and other European sporting authorities generally treat the noun as a plural and pluralize the verb, as in "WHAT A LOVELY STRIKE, LEICESTER HAVE CRASHED THE OLD ONION BAG!" I've decided the European way is more quaintly charming and from now on I will endeavor to integrate it into the American lexicon.

And then you have weird idiosyncracies like how Tottenham Hotspur is AKA "Spurs" for short, but never *the* Spurs, while most team names follow the usual convention: the Hammers, the Toffees, the Black Cats. So your colloquially accurate sentence would be: "Spurs are rampant at White Hart Lane!" and now you've ended up sounding like a Russian who doesn't believe in articles.

Monday Feb 23, 2015 #

5 PM

Running 42:02 [3] 5.35 mi (7:51 / mi) +105m 7:24 / mi

Running! Real running! Not jogging! Without leg pain! My mood bounces back and forth like a red rubber ball on a daily basis based on how my calf is feeling. Yesterday wasn't so good but today I'm on top of the world!
6 PM

Strength 29:00 [3]

Strength training bad idea, calf no likey

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