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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Apr 27, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 2:31:55 17.26(8:48) 27.78(5:28) 499
  Hill intervals1 55:31 5.84(9:30) 9.4(5:54) 246
  Total4 3:27:26 23.1(8:59) 37.18(5:35) 745

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Wednesday Apr 27, 2011 #


I am still really tired. Not sure what's wrong. Am taking allergy meds in case it's allergies, but they don't seem to do much and they obviously make you drowsy. I am sleeping well but struggling to wake up and have a sore throat when I do. My body feels tired too, my knees and legs have been achey earlier on in the week.

So hmm. Did I just get out of the habit and routine with Rob being here? Am I ill? Do I have allergies? My pulse is behaving entirely normally. Do I force the running and assume it's just that getting back into the habit toughness?

Not sure. Any ideas?
5 PM

Running 1:02:08 intensity: (55 @1) + (1:36 @2) + (38:29 @3) + (21:08 @4) 7.14 mi (8:42 / mi) +213m 7:58 / mi
ahr:166 max:181 shoes: Red Saucony Cohesion

Yey! Had a pretty easygoing day in the lab playing with the mouseys and got home at a decent time. Decided to test how a run would feel, and the answer was pretty much great. Knees still a bit creaky up the steepest of hills, but otherwise flowing well and feeling strong again. I clearly just have to fight the morning lethargy and keep hydrating well. Yey! Two thirds of the way round I was running up a hill and walking down was a pitbull type dog out for a stroll, completely without owner. I was terrified and looking for a tree to climb but happily he just strolled past, almost giving me a nod on the way. I never saw an owner. Nice, ownerless killing machine out for a stroll in the woods. Scary.

Tuesday Apr 26, 2011 #


Excellent, I now have a CT Driver's license. Moving along, moving along...

Monday Apr 25, 2011 #


Can anyone suggest a no hassle plan for me at the weekend? I have been too busy to plan what I'm going to do. I really don't like camping. Anyone have a floor free?
1 PM

Running 6:47 intensity: (1:06 @1) + (21 @2) + (5:19 @3) + (1 @4) 1.48 km (4:36 / km) +11m 4:26 / km
ahr:159 max:172

Sprint to the absolutely wonderful but completely insane gynaecologist's office.

Running 39:44 intensity: (41 @1) + (3:03 @2) + (32:06 @3) + (3:54 @4) 7.33 km (5:25 / km) +95m 5:05 / km
ahr:161 max:180

A "recovery" run with nothing to recover from while I waited for my prescription to get sorted out. Felt crap actually, stiff with achy knees. I think I am going to do normal hill reps instead of more boundy ones. Not sure I am strong enough for boundy yet.

Sunday Apr 24, 2011 #


Hector Haines, you dancer! All that running over Ilkley Moor must finally have come in handy. Also, heads up for Tessa too - fantastic.
4 PM

Running 43:16 intensity: (44 @1) + (1:47 @2) + (25:36 @3) + (14:31 @4) + (38 @5) 7.48 km (5:47 / km) +180m 5:10 / km
ahr:164 max:187

Had an excellent weekend of doing very little strenuous stuff, and by the time we made it back to Framingham my legs were itching to do something, so I went for a run round Callaghan before dinner. Lots of squirrels and the woods looking great. Seem to be back to feeling strong again.

Thursday Apr 21, 2011 #

8 AM

Hill intervals 55:31 intensity: (1:39 @1) + (7:03 @2) + (39:17 @3) + (7:32 @4) 9.4 km (5:54 / km) +246m 5:13 / km
ahr:159 max:182

A full Lydiard session. Still struggling to find an appropriate couple of hills. Generally struggling with the principle, it still feels weird.

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