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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Apr 29, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 4:07:29 27.82(8:54) 44.77(5:32) 821
  Total5 4:07:29 27.82(8:54) 44.77(5:32) 821

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Friday Apr 29, 2011 #

8 AM

Running 41:04 intensity: (2:03 @1) + (6:36 @2) + (29:22 @3) + (3:03 @4) 4.52 mi (9:05 / mi) +117m 8:25 / mi
ahr:157 max:174 shoes: Red Saucony Cohesion

The inverse of yesterday, 10 30 second wind ups with 90 seconds jog in between. Didn't feel as good as I expected, but still way better than a week ago. This weekend will be interesting. I am fitter than the A meets last year but I haven't got anywhere near enough forest time yet. We shall see.

Thursday Apr 28, 2011 #

7 PM

Running 54:30 intensity: (1:52 @1) + (2:06 @2) + (36:47 @3) + (12:08 @4) + (1:37 @5) 6.04 mi (9:01 / mi) +205m 8:10 / mi
ahr:163 max:189 shoes: Red Saucony Cohesion

Bumped into Shoe Clone at the cash machine and speed walked to East Rock, put in my laundry, then did 20 or so mins with 5 90 (30)s at tempo, then back to the laundromat, clothes in to dry, and repeat. The running felt really great, my stomach was less excited by this. I also saw the dog again and am wondering whether I should do something about it. I'm kind of worried he's been abandoned. Either that or someone just lets him out alone in the evenings. Either way, I'm a bit concerned. Back home I would call the RSPCA helpline, but although there are shelters here I am struggling to find a helpline on google. Anyone any ideas? Then I went back to Claire's, and not only did she provide me with a scrummy curry for dinner, but she also drove me back with my big bag. Legend.

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.

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