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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 30 days ending Sep 30, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling18 15:37:36
  Orienteering7 8:49:54 23.18 37.3 1010113 /154c73%
  Strength5 4:11:06
  Circuits3 3:03:55
  Running4 2:40:07
  Kayaking1 2:00:00
  Intervals3 1:38:45
  Warm up & strides5 1:16:35
  Recovery3 1:16:24
  Total27 40:34:22 23.18 37.3 1010113 /154c73%
averages - sleep:10.7 rhr:46 weight:58.4kg

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Sunday Sep 30, 2007 #

Warm up & strides 18:30 [3]
ahr:135 max:165 slept:9.0 shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Warm up to the start at Dumyat Hill - quite a bit of climb so walked some of it.

Orienteering race 1:39:09 [4] ***** 10.1 km (9:49 / km) +385m 8:15 / km
ahr:176 max:187 spiked:18/25c slept:9.0 shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Minging! After a busy week I should never have attempted the M21L today. I was fine till I missed big time at number 5, wasting three or four minutes overshooting the control too high up the hill, and after that I never really got it back physically - really tired. The last 2km was a little better as it started going downhill, but it was a day of lazy route choices and fiddling errors in circles, aswell as some beasting climbs. "Luckily" Eddie died so I still got him, but this has to be one of my worst runs for a while. Still, a good bit of endurance training none the less!

Recovery 10:43 [2]
ahr:139 max:162 shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Jog back down to assembly. Knackered.

Saturday Sep 29, 2007 #

Warm up & strides 14:53 [3]
ahr:128 max:182 slept:9.0

Warm up before my light green course at the 11 Man.

Orienteering race 21:46 [5] *** 2.9 km (7:30 / km) +115m 6:16 / km
ahr:184 max:196 spiked:10/12c slept:9.0 shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Light green at the 11 man. Went off far too fast and screwed up number one like a total nonce, then got it together and pushed really hard round the rest of the course - surprisingly difficult for TD4! I was screwed by the end, but as my heart rate shows, I must have been fair pegging it.

Recovery 6:00 [2]
shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Nice little bit of recovery with Jess.

Friday Sep 28, 2007 #

Cycling 4:51 [2]
ahr:109 max:124 slept:7.0

Easy cycle into the gym - very very tired today.

Strength 50:39 [3]
ahr:103 max:142 slept:7.0 shoes: Road Sauconys

Last session of maintenance programme as I just received a shiny new (and little scary looking) programme with no back squats! So my beastingness will have to be put on hold for a wee while. But yes, today was medium intensity of the second set of stuff, which gave:

Snatch from hip 22.5kg 4 x 5
Split squat 22.5kg 4 x 4
Back squat 55kg 4 x 5
DB Row 15kg 3 x 10
DB Press 7.5kg 3 x 10

Not too tough, still struggled on the last couple of dumb bell presses though. Good gossip to be had with the Tullster.

Cycling 15:47 [2]
ahr:109 max:145

Cycle to KB to see Asier the smiley Spaniard.

Cycling 23:24 [2]
ahr:106 max:143

Knackered and very hungry cycle down to work with my exciting new top secret transfections reagents. Ate a mountain of fruit and cereal bar and cake when I reached work. Nom nom. Out the window with the diet this week!

Thursday Sep 27, 2007 #

Cycling 16:13 [2]
ahr:118 max:150 slept:8.0

Cycle into work.

Cycling 21:26 [2]
ahr:115 max:156

Cycle home.

Cycling 12:37 [3]
ahr:124 max:165

Cycle up to the Observatory - actually had to drop down onto my middle cog to get up the hill! First time I've done that in aaaaages.

Orienteering 20:13 [2]
ahr:118 max:152

A very sluggish control hang, was feeling terrible, really tired, could barely move.

Orienteering 46:33 [5] ****
ahr:161 max:188 spiked:11/12c slept:8.0 shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Orienteering/hill intervals on Blackford. Almost ducked out but figured I might aswell do one and see how I felt, and actually felt fine once I got going. Great fun, although two hills not as tough as they should have been due to trying to find Jess's illusive path and ending up actually crawling through gorse bushes. Doh. Ran reps as hard as possible, varying distances of 0.7 to 2km ish, with around 2 mins rest in between, longer if no one else was back to guard the bags. Really dead by the last rep and the tough drag from the river in the valley.

4.03 (2.03), 7.42 (2.05), 11.01 (2.59), 5.00 (2.01), 9.37

Good turn out, really fun session but bloody freezing!

Cycling 8:54 [2]
ahr:137 max:156

Speedy cycle home, totally frozen despite thermal, tracksuit and gloves.

Wednesday Sep 26, 2007 #

rhr:44 slept:8.0

Decided not to set my alarm this morning, stuck the ear plugs in and got a really cracking night's sleep. Actually woke up after about 8 hours at 8am feeling refreshed and much improved. Rest day was a good idea. MY knees are achey achey today though.

Cycling 17:17 [2]
ahr:115 max:143 slept:8.0

Cycle into work.

Cycling 15:54 [2]

Cycle to the gym.

Circuits 1:06:43 [3]
ahr:100 max:160 slept:8.0

Runners session with Steve. LEarning all skills sets etc before going into a runners circuit in a couple of weeks. Not too hard a session but always good to go back to basics. A definite improvement on this time last year!

Cycling 4:29 [2]
ahr:130 max:148

Nice easy saunter home on the bike after a good stretch to end the session.

Tuesday Sep 25, 2007 #


I should never actually get 8 hours of sleep! Today I feel stupid tired, and hence I am going to have a rest. Could barely drag myself out of bed this morning and still feel like I'm floating despite the morning cycle in. Boo!

Cycling 21:08 [2]
ahr:105 max:139 slept:8.0 (rest day)

Cycle to work via George Square. Really really tired and knees both a bit sore after all the work in terrain this week. Rest day I think, no point in forcing anything right now.

(rest day)

Just manage to slightly turn my ankle walking along a totally flat carpet. No damage, just a sign that a rest day is definitely the way to go I think!

Cycling 14:07 [4]

Super speedy cycle to George Sqaure as I was already rather late for meeting Christoph. Felt a bit better having done it, but still not good enough for intervals.

Monday Sep 24, 2007 #

Strength 57:05 [3]
ahr:107 max:161 slept:6.5 shoes: Road Sauconys

Medium strength session so a really good time to focus on really getting the moves right. Steve was there to shout "encouragement" and pick us up where we went wrong, so another good session. The bar felt particularly light today despite being generally knackered, which was nice.

Clean from blocks 30kg 4 x 5
Push press 25kg 4 x 5
OH Squat 20kg (remember wider grip) 4 x 5
BB Roll outs 3 x 10
Front pull downs 27.5kg 3 x 10

Cycling 17:23 [2]
ahr:111 max:144

Cycle into work, every traffic light against me again! Mingy weather, autumn is well and truly here. I even needed my lights this morning to cycle to the gym. Rubbish!

Cycling 17:39 [2]

Cycle to George Square

Cycling 12:53 [2]

Cycle home.

Recovery 59:41 [3]
ahr:137 max:172 shoes: Road Sauconys

Could tell I was tired as the heart rate was going above 70% really easy, got a bit fed up at one point when we were looking for Junior and ran a bit faster up some stairs hence the maximum. Nice chance for a chat with Luce, Kyle and a nice new chappie from Uppsala who's name I have temporarily forgotten. Lovely evening too.

Sunday Sep 23, 2007 #

Orienteering race 1:22:19 [5] ***** 9.3 km (8:51 / km)
ahr:180 max:188 spiked:19/30c rhr:45 slept:8.0 shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Awesome badge event at Ainsdale Dunes. Ran the Men's course and was 9th out of 19, just behind Karen. Physically felt great in the legs and chest, stomach was bad at the start and lost a minute for a loo stop near the beginning. Pre period bloatedness strikes again, bah. Took a wee while to get into the map at first and lost time early on, then took some safe routes I thought would be quicker but actually generally lost time on the. Think I wasted just under 7.5 minutes, which is more than I thought at the time. Pushed so hard and by the end was making a few mistakes and really having to force my concentration which was absolutely great - felt like I was attacking all the way and was pretty much at the edge of my ability. Mistakes were:

Start - 1: 30 seconds, took the easy track route but hesistated, almost going in too soon.

1-2: 40 secs, wasn't reading the detail well at all and got to the vague area of the control and headless chickened it a bit and got lucky. Not overly impressive.

2-3: 30 secs, Still struggling with the detail and was the wrong side of a spur. Slowed down for the next leg and read it all and after that it got much better.

4-5: safe route round dunes cost me 20 seconds

10-11: 1 min loo stop!

13-14: 15 seconds as drifted in wrong direction from control and slightly confused for a few seconds - check compass!

14-15: 5 secs, almost overshot control as didn't look like I'd visualised, but caught myself just in time

16-17: Long safe route curving round the flat ground lost me signficant time - less height but tough veg in some places - 1.15 lost

25-26: 50 seconds - so tired by then, found going tough and dithered when I reached the circle, not reading the detail well.

27-28: 1 min - about 20 secs as I mis read the description for 27 and realised after I had punched, had to check it, then just really struggled in the thick veg - should have stuck higher up the ridge.

28-29 - totally drifted from my attack point instead of taking it carefully and picking out the features before diving in - lost a minute faffing around the site.

All in all though a massively enjoyable race and gave me a good few things to think about - speed changes and ensuring I have that full picture before ploughing into a complex area probably the most important lesson. Great fun.

Saturday Sep 22, 2007 #

Warm up & strides 7:26 [2]
ahr:148 max:164 rhr:43 slept:8.0

Warm up before first day's training at Bigland.

Orienteering 1:06:18 [4] *****
ahr:168 max:186 spiked:13/22c rhr:43 slept:8.0 shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Woah! Actually the hardest orienteering I have done all year! Control pick on the Bigland slope, a total mind fuck! Simplification was so difficult and looking ahead reallly tough. Started off badly, had a good patch in the middle, then lost it again a bit until the end. Really difficult to interpret the features on such a busy map, and had very little flow. Moving strongly when I was confident though, despite severe doms from the weight lifting session the day before.

Orienteering 1:03:08 [4] *****
ahr:159 max:179 spiked:11/13c rhr:43 slept:8.0 shoes: Shiny silver integrators

After a physically and mentally exhausting morning at Bigland I was really looking forward to a more positive and speedier afternoon at Summerhouse Knott. Unfortunately the foresters had been in and made a total mess of the area, making it physically really tough, ruining the runnability and in some cases leaving so much crap behind that the contour detail was obscured. Did a line course pretty smoothly, then a pick and another line in the middle - far better technically this morning but still not very quick due to the nature of the terrain. Disappointing that they'd ruin such a lovely area - Bilbo is going to get on the case!

Friday Sep 21, 2007 #

Cycling 3:35 [2]

Hee hee, super short cycle to the gym.

Strength 1:02:00 [5]
ahr:121 max:163 rhr:45 slept:6.5 shoes: Road Sauconys

Whew, what a session! Second very heavy weights set, and Steve was there really watching my stuff to make sure I did it properly. Pretty much all exercises done to failure, really really good session. Snatches still don't feel quite right though!

Snatch from hip 4 x 4 27.5 kg
Split jerk 4 x 4 27.5kg
Back squat 4 x 5 62.5kg (Ooooowwwww my quads!)
Dumb bell row 3 x 8 18kg
Dumb bell press 3 x 8 10kg

Cycling 14:51 [2]
ahr:124 max:154

Cycle back to the lab - ow ow ow ow ow ow. The stairs at work are going to be fun today! Maybe I'll try a face plant or two.

Cycling 1:20:54 [3]
ahr:114 max:151

Tougher than I wanted "recovery" cycle to Juniper Green to drop the compasses off with the Nolans. 48 mins there pretty much all uphill, with wind in my face the whole way, a bit too much like hard work! Nice downhill back to the Western though and legs do actually feel much better now.

Cycling 25:14 [2]
ahr:110 max:145

And cycle home, ready to pack for the inaugural EDS weekend - I'm quite excited now! Yey!

Thursday Sep 20, 2007 #

Cycling 21:14 [2]
ahr:130 max:164 slept:7.75

Tried a different way to work today which was harder work but more fun.

Cycling 18:41 [2]
ahr:127 max:155

Cycle back to the old place to pick up our post.

Cycling 10:07 [2]
ahr:116 max:145

Cycle back home.

Warm up & strides 7:42 [3]
ahr:147 max:155

Warm up jog to the Seat.

Intervals 26:05 [5]
ahr:170 max:194

Short Foxdal interval session on the Seat with Kir and Hannah. Really ran hard and hamstrings really tight from yesterday - a lot of pain in the legs and really having to push very hard to move up the hills. About 50% on paths and 50% in the grass, mostly uphill in the grass. Really good session actually! 20 mins of 90x30s then jog back to the start.

Running 39:25 [3]
ahr:157 max:179 shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Decided we needed more warm down as Kirsten is bizarrely tight in the same places as me, then collected in a few controls from the beginners training and jogged back home.

Wednesday Sep 19, 2007 #

Cycling 17:16 [2]
ahr:131 max:161 slept:8.0

Cycle into work.

Cycling 17:32 [2]
ahr:119 max:157

Pretty speedy cycle up to circuits, legs feeling a bit leaden.

Circuits 55:12 [3]
ahr:109 max:158

Runners circuits. The first session of the year so started off quite tamely with lots of running on the track, lunges, basic landings and some sprints. Still, the supermans hurt by the end and the quads are pretty achey now so still of good value!

Tuesday Sep 18, 2007 #

Cycling 14:54 [2]
ahr:126 max:162 slept:6.0

A rather speedy cycle into work after missing my flight last night and only getting back this afternoon, having got up in Paris at 5.30 our time. Bleurgh.

Cycling 20:24 [2]
ahr:132 max:172

A pretty hard core cycle home from the lab. Princes Street gauntlet especially must raise the pulse quite a bit!

Warm up & strides 28:04 [3]
ahr:142 max:190 weight:58.3kg shoes: Road Sauconys

Warm up jog and strides before intervals. Feeling so good during the strides these days, everything works properly in the right way and it feels kind of synchronous. Nice.

Intervals 35:35 [5]
ahr:160 max:199 shoes: Road Sauconys

Nice easy intervals session as we ease back in towards the winter. We've joined up with the Haries and there are now some boys to chase, which I think is better than going down to the track with City, as I ran hard despite being tired with them in front. Just did 3 x 800m with 90 secs rest, and times were:

2.21 (1.35), 2.25 (1.29), 2.28

17.39 warm down jog round Marchmont to catch up on the goss with Kir.

Felt really tough today, but not surprised to be tired after late night last night thanks to Paris RER and early morning this morning followed by flight, driving for three hours then work! Times not too back for a tough session and running style feels really good.

Monday Sep 17, 2007 #

(rest day)

Okay, so even if I walked around in heels the whole day and my calves hurt, that still doesn't count as training does it?

They are very nice heels though. Blue suuede ankle boots. Mmmm.

Sunday Sep 16, 2007 #

(rest day)

Spent the day next to the Lac Du Settons, after having walked for a picnic in the morning. A bit of swimming, some walking and a lot of reading (The Sirens of Titan, awesome book) and my first proper day of relaxation in aaaaages. Wonderful.

Saturday Sep 15, 2007 #

Running 51:49 [3]
slept:7.0 shoes: Saucony Cohesion

Not the most sleep in the world after being woken up at 5.30 by shouts of "Rock and Roll!" in french. But the morning was delicious, with mist down the in the valley and sun on the hills. I set off along the river south of Sens, but quickly tired of the flat, and went extreme like the old school Oxford days, crossing the river, running through a forest for snail collecting and then up the chalk hills at the side of the town. Managed to find my way back to Val's dad 's place without a map which astonished him greatly, as did my map reading for the rest of the weekend. Legend.

Kayaking 2:00:00 [1]
shoes: Saucony Cohesion

A nice easy paddle down the river Cure - wouldn't have put it as training except we did a couple of races and currenty bits and my shoulders and core were really sore afterwards, so it must have done something!

Friday Sep 14, 2007 #

slept:6.0 (rest day)

Rest day in Paris with Val. Saw some sights and then headed for the country to make the most of the scorching 30 degree weather.

Thursday Sep 13, 2007 #

Cycling 16:11 [2]
ahr:116 max:141 slept:5.5

Cycle into work. Hardly any sleep again thanks to "One nil, one nil, oooneeeee niiiiiiillll" from midnight till about five am. Grrr.

Paris this evening though, and hopefully all the drunk Scots will be leaving by the time I arrive :s

Cycling 37:26 [2]
ahr:109 max:151 rhr:45 slept:5.5

Cycle back home from work via Jesse's to pick up intelligent book to read on the plane.


Wednesday Sep 12, 2007 #

Cycling 18:12 [2]
ahr:117 max:145 rhr:45 slept:6.0

Cycle into work, not much sleep after an aborted attempt at leg waxing. I am officially a rubbish girl.

Cycling 13:09 [2]

Cycle to the Cameo to see "Paris Je t'aime" with Jesse at the matinee and get in the mood for my trip this weekend.

Circuits 1:02:00 [3]
ahr:103 max:168 slept:6.0 shoes: Road Sauconys

Pretty much just got through a warm up for balance and plyometrics stuff as Holly was around and learning the ropes. That was good though, really focus on technique and a bit sore today so must have still been a good work out. Noticed that my abs feel rock hard now. Nice!

Cycling 17:00 [2]

Further random cycling around town.

Tuesday Sep 11, 2007 #

Cycling 17:03 [2]
ahr:115 max:150 rhr:47 slept:6.75

Cycle into work, a bit unluckier with the lights today.

Cycling 18:28 [2]
ahr:114 max:156

Cycle to Meadow for...drum roll...track intervals with the local athletics club! I know, I must be insane. It's about time though.

Running 9:00 [2]

Warm up before intervals at Meadowbank.

Intervals 37:05 [5]
ahr:170 max:199 rhr:45 slept:6.75 shoes: Saucony Cohesion

Track intervals with the Club that used to be City at Meadowbank. I finally bit the bullet and it was far less scary than I anticipated! I've been assigned to the Endurance group who are a friendly bunch, particularly a really nice Belgian girl. Session was 2 x 200, 7 x 600 but with staggered starts so you all finished together, so mine was probably more like 550, then 2 x 200m, jog back to the start for each rest. Times as follows:

0.40 (0.57), 0.40 (1.17),
1.53 (1.34), 1.52 (1.47), 1.54 (1.27), 1.54 (1.21), 1.54 (1.22), 1.53 (1.27), 1.54 (1.17)
0.36 (1.00), 0.35 (8.24)

Followed by stretches. Good fun, running with good style, chest slightly tight and no stomach issues. New diet seems to be sorting those out, so yey for that!

Cycling 13:16 [2]
ahr:153 max:176

Cycle back home on the Seat path - surprised with how strong I felt up the hill! Good evening's session!

Monday Sep 10, 2007 #

Cycling 15:02 [2]
ahr:116 max:146 rhr:45 slept:7.0 (sick)

Didn't sleep as well as I'd have liked due to the RAGE of being woken up by freshers screaming outside my window at midnight. Which is bad enough, you say. But oh no, the reason they were shrieking was because they were jumping up and down. Let them jump you say! On MY CAR BONNET! The little s**ts. And they were all girls. You almost expect that from boys, but girls. In heels! RAH!

But anyway, yes, I therefore slept for less than a wanted and didn't go to the gym before work. Cycled in the horrible way and the lights were all in my favour today so it wasn't too bad.

Cycling 19:18 [2]
ahr:106 max:137

Cycle back up to George Square for a bit of alpha screen action.

Strength 46:22 [4]
ahr:109 max:163 shoes: Road Sauconys

Whew. First weights session in a while and loaded them up as limbs were feeling pretty fresh. Good session, pushed a couple of the moves to failure and enjoyed being back in the gym. Did:

Cleans 35kg 4 x 5
Push press 30kg 4 x 5
Overhead squat 25kg 4 x 5
Pull down thingies 27.5kg 3 x 10
BB Roll outs 3 x 10

Think the old core will be aching tomorrow!

Cycling 16:34 [2]
ahr:100 max:133

Cycle back to the lab.

Cycling 24:30 [2]
ahr:109 max:148

Pretty gentle cycle home the George Street way. By the time I got home at 6.30 I was knackered, still a bit stuffy and really hungry, so decided to miss the recovery run and get some food inside me. Then went to meet Nikki for a good gossip at the Elephant House and some illicit chocolate brownie. Mmm/

Cycling 25:00 [1]

Cycling to the Elephant House and then back via the Meadows and Tesco in a slightly circuitous fashion. Now not tired and it's bedtime. Pah. I can hear the Freshers on the move again...if only I had an air rifle...

Sunday Sep 9, 2007 #

Orienteering 1:14:00 [4] ***** 6.9 km (10:43 / km) +350m 8:33 / km
ahr:177 max:189 spiked:15/20c rhr:44 slept:10.5 (sick) shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Feeling alright but still slighty bunged in my head today, and decided I couldn't miss the chance to run at Birsemore Hill (or Fungle as it was advertised, which is a far better name!). Beautiful forest with plenty of variation, semi open heathery marshy stuff, intricate plantation, small patches of thick green and a really tough steep rocky slope to finish. Errors:

2-3: Came off the higher boulder but no accurate compass and drifted to the wrong clearing
3-4: Dropped much lower than planned and didn't catch on straight away, and physically really tough the whole way - should have stayed highers in more white stuff
9-10: Was on line till halfway then instead of pushing up the hill dropped down.
14-15: AP too far away and drifted from it, ended up too low and had to retrace steps back up hill
17-18: Really unconfident, trying to go into the green early - no real attack point past marshy re entrant.

Mistakes therefore mostly post attack point when wasn't accurate enough on leaving them - need to work on this. Physically felt strong despite a coughing fit on the way to number 13!

Saturday Sep 8, 2007 #

Orienteering 56:28 [4] **** 8.1 km (6:58 / km) +160m 6:21 / km
ahr:181 max:195 spiked:16/20c rhr:43 slept:5.0 (sick) shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Brown course at Crathes. Ran pretty easily but fresh legs must have been moving pretty fast! A few small muddles but nothing major. Had a bit of a coughing fit at one point and slightly tight chest in a couple of spots, but generally feeling alright and really enjoyed the course despite the long run out early on.

Friday Sep 7, 2007 #

Cycling 15:34 [2]
ahr:112 max:135 rhr:45 slept:7.5 (sick) (rest day)

Slightly faster cycle into work today, feeling much more like myself but my ear's a bit blocked up. Still, should be good for tomorrow, whoop! I'm dead bored of resting. I blame it on Modest Mouse.

Cycling 18:44 [2]
ahr:113 max:146

Cycle speed a upped a bit, feeling much better now.

Thursday Sep 6, 2007 #

Cycling 18:47 [2]
ahr:109 max:143 rhr:44 slept:8.0 (sick) (rest day)

Feeling a bit better this morning and heart rate back down - slept much better despite waking a couple of times with green goo to cough up (Mmm, nice). Still a bit sore in the old throat so just the cycle into work and back today and tomorrow, keeping the HR below 70% of max. Easier on the way in than the way home! Should then be right as rain for a belt around Crathes and Fungle at the weekend and a boost to the autumn training start! Also might head to Fontainebleau for a day out from Paris next week, have looked at some maps and it looks fantastic. Eeee!

Cycling 40:55 [2]
ahr:104 max:139 (sick) (rest day)

Easy cycle out to Shitehill to pick up Jeff, who's looking nice and sparkly after costing me pretty much all of my disposable income for three months. Unfortunately that income had pretty much been disposed of and now I am in cash stress. Rah!

Wednesday Sep 5, 2007 #

rhr:62! slept:4.0 (sick) (rest day)

Bleurgh, woke up this morning to a very high heart rate and a thick head. I say woke up, I'm not sure how much I was actually asleep, having had one of those horrible nights where every time you drop off to sleep your throat fills with phlegm and you cough and swallow and you still feel like shite. So not the rest I was planning on and hence caught the bus into work. Might cycle easily back as I don't like leaving my bike at work, but am going to leave early and have an easy afternoon I think. Saw Kirsty on the bus and she was very understanding as she knows this is the first time I've caught a bus to work erm, ever. Now to my primer designing and then I can go!

Cycling 27:18 [2]
ahr:95 max:136 slept:4.0 (sick) (rest day)

Didn't want to leave my bike at work two nights running in case it got nicked so cycled home really slowly with HR monitor on to go nuts if I went above 70% of my heart rate. I didn't, so that was good, and felt okay when cycling. Will hopefully sleep better tonight.

Tuesday Sep 4, 2007 #

Cycling 16:27 [2]
ahr:133 max:160 slept:7.75 weight:58.4kg

Cycle into work - down the Pleasance and then up Cowgate - much better than Meadows and Lothian Road.

Cycling 19:10 [4]
ahr:109 max:151

Cycle up to George Square - Quads totally screaming at me.

Cycling 15:48 [2]
ahr:96 max:143

Cycle back to The Western.


Feeling totally rubbish, tired and achey by the time I left the lab, so walked back with Sarah and left the bike at work. Early night tonight, the Twilight Sad gig will have to be missed.

Monday Sep 3, 2007 #

Cycling 45:00 [3]

Into work and back - a bit later as had to get back from Glasgow so not too bad traffic wise, then stayed in the lab till 7 so actually quite pleasant on the way back. Legs killing though and not much energy.

Sunday Sep 2, 2007 #

Strength 35:00 [2]

Lugging the bag back along a now far muddier track to the car park at a stupid time in the evening. Looking forward to a bed and Travelodge, was very restrained with the old drinking this weekend with nothing at all on Sunday, but lack of sleep due to wetness and mud and noise and tiredness meant feeling pretty shitty.

Saturday Sep 1, 2007 #

Running 59:53 [3]
slept:5.0 shoes: Saucony Cohesion

Went for a run before the music on Saturday morning, I am officially a training mental. Lots of scary people shouted abuse at me and thought it was pretty funny Nice run to Loch Fyne, along the banks, through Inverary and then back along tracks through the woods that somehow got me into a VIP bit I wasn't supposed to be near, but luckily a nice steward sneaked me out and I got back to the campsite after longer than I was planning! FYO: Connect Festival, dead easy to gatecrash with a pair of respectable terrain running legs.

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