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Training Log Archive: Psuba

In the 1 days ending Oct 23, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running1 1:15:20 8.42(8:57) 13.56(5:33) 375
  Total1 1:15:20 8.42(8:57) 13.56(5:33) 375
  [1-5]1 1:15:17

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Monday Oct 23, 2017 #

6 AM

Running hills 1:15:20 intensity: (3 @0) + (5 @1) + (13 @2) + (2:35 @3) + (51:46 @4) + (20:38 @5) 13.56 km (5:33 / km) +375m 4:53 / km
ahr:161 max:176

Rainy morning but decided that's no excuse.

Skipped the relays yesterday as a.) I did not have a competitive relay having been bumped from the Spari #1 team (absolutely correctly) based on current form, and did not fancy driving 4+ hours just to run a bit at the back of the field and b.) I'd rather spend the limited time with family when I am over here.

That meant effectively a rest day so I had to put in some training today, especially seeing it is unlikely that I will be able to do so tomorrow due to travel + work.

So an early morning to get this done before work.

Ran up to the water tower on the Buda hills, a route we ran usually as the peak of winter training regime when I was little, but nowadays I use this to check my stamina etc. fairly regularly as this is a tough to medium climb all the way to the halfway point.

Not surprising that I was off by a couple of minutes from my time in the spring where I was in much better shape, but still not a catastrophe. I had to walk a little bit of the middle of the Diana steps, a shame but then did a bit of self-analysis and found that it really wasn't my legs that could not cope but my oxygen supply, so switched to a breathing pattern of 1 out - 2 in, which is more rapid than the 2-2 I have used so far on the most strenuous efforts. It was unusual and I had to force it a bit, but it seemed to work and I got a bit better through this section and was able to pick up the running mechanics a bit more. Not sure how much the slowdown was due to rain/wind/slippery surface, but hope to build on this going forward. Will be interesting to see how I do on the Stickler on Sunday.

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