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Training Log Archive: schnitzer

In the 7 days ending Oct 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 2:17:35 11.18(12:18) 18.0(7:39) 400
  Cycling1 1:09:25 17.46(3:59) 28.1(2:28) 225
  Walking2 41:50 3.11(13:28) 5.0(8:22)
  Rowing1 25:55 3.73(6:57) 6.0(4:19)
  Total5 4:34:45 35.48(7:45) 57.1(4:49) 625

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Sunday Oct 11 #

4 PM

Cycling (road) 1:09:25 [2] 28.1 km (2:28 / km) +225m 2:23 / km
ahr:133 max:150 shoes: schwalbe marathon

Around the lake route.

Trying to be more sensible with the ankle - active rest is the future!

A longer cycle ride, not surprising that it felt hard and equally so that it was slow when compared to my times from the Spring.

My first ride after fitting my new SPD pedals, much better. Will practice on the roads for a bit, get used to them before changing to fatter tyres and getting back out onto the trails again.

No stretching, core nor strength work this week which is a shame. Not trying that hard to be more sensible it would seem.

Saturday Oct 10 #

6 PM

Rowing (indoor) 25:55 [2] 6.0 km (4:19 / km)
ahr:128 max:146

Level 0.

Friday Oct 9 #

7 PM

Running (xc/terrain) 42:10 [2] 5.3 km (7:57 / km)
ahr:142 max:157 shoes: inov-8 oroc 280 V3

1. ??:?? (17:00, 20:50, ??:??)

So started well with being more sensible but this was me back to having eyes bigger than my stomach, just simply not accepting the reality. I just want to run.

The positive is that, apart from the pain in both feet, running actually felt normal - left leg working ok-good and both a lower HR but significantly faster pace for it when compared to 2 weeks ago.

The verruca will get sorted fairly quick (started the treatment today) but my ankle just cannot cope with terrain running without anti-inflammatory medicine. Managed to finish the 2nd split and walked back from there but probably should have stopped earlier to be completely honest.

Walking (road/xc) 11:45 [1] 1.4 km (8:24 / km)
ahr:118 max:132 shoes: inov-8 oroc 280 V3

Thursday Oct 8 #

2 PM

Running (road/xc) 52:45 [2] 8.4 km (6:17 / km)
ahr:136 max:150 shoes: walsh pb trainer

Just over half of my long trail route, proper easy. Did take a couple of paracetamol for a slight headache but at 08:00 and no anti-inflammatory tablet - basically another test without medicine - how does my ankle cope with trail running? It went ok in terms of that.

I had some problems with shin-splint type numbness on both legs, mostly just to begin with. I guess not unusual bearing in mind I am not used to trail running and am a bit too heavy.

LH-side not good but again, mostly just to begin with. Some hamstring pain since the hills on Tuesday and today it was pretty awkward, left leg just flapping around for the first 20 minutes or so.

By far the worst thing was some indigestion after making the same mistake I've made countless times before of eating the wrong type of lunch, leftover curry this time. It actually got so bad that I gave up and power-walked home but I'm actually going to take that as a positive - the fact that it wasn't my right ankle or left leg that stopped me from finishing the session!

Walking (road/xc) 30:05 [1] 3.6 km (8:21 / km)
ahr:115 max:135 shoes: walsh pb trainer

Tuesday Oct 6 #

3 PM

Running hills (xc/terrain) 42:40 [3] 4.3 km (9:55 / km) +400m 6:46 / km
ahr:146 max:164 shoes: inov-8 oroc 280 V3

Hills route...
1. 36:40 (18:05, 18:35)

A new week of training and a new strategy of being more sensible with things. This sort of mostly trail-based hill session allows me to maintain my running fitness without putting too much stress on my ankle and without needing to take an anti-inflammatory tablet.

The 'real' feel without the medicine is of course a little alarming relatively, especially with Sunday's magical experience fresh in the memory. By and large it was ok however.

LH-side working alrightish but a bit painful in the ankle and unfortunately the other foot as well as the new shoes with the longer spikes confirmed that I do in fact have a verruca :( I had suspected this over the last few months but it is so deep that one can't see the black unless one looks really close.

The positive was the speed compared to AHR. It was more chilled than usual because I was trying to be careful with the foot in order to stop it from getting inflamed. Regardless of this only 10 seconds slower than last week.

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