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Training Log Archive: iansmith

In the last 28 days:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Running7 6:36:11 45.92(8:38) 73.91(5:22) 42839.6
  Biking12 6:16:50 94.68(15.1/h) 152.38(24.3/h) 27673.4
  Cross Training2 2:00:0036.0
  Total21 14:53:01 140.61 226.28 704149.1

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Friday Jun 22 #

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I have had a rough week physically. I started feeling unusually fatigued and exhausted last Wednesday. I took a day off from work to try to sleep and recover, but my fatigue appeared independent of sleep. I was so lethargic this weekend that I booked a doctor's appointment - fearing lyme or mono. I went to a Canadian doctor for the first time, which was pretty smooth, uneventful, and efficient. The doctor's greatest concern was that the blood tests would be inconclusive.

Anyway, the tests came back yesterday, two days after they were administered. The mono test was negative; the only anomaly was quite low ferritin - a protein which is used to store iron for availability later. Typically low ferritin means low iron; my ferritin level was 17 ng/mL, whereas the blood test had a healthy range of 24-453 ug/mL. I don't know where the healthy reference comes from. Curiously, hemoglobin and red blood cell counts were normal - i.e. I am not anemic. My doctor speculates that I am dealing with low iron, and I will discuss in a followup on Tuesday. I haven't had any overt nutritional or iron problems in my past (though a healthy stream of burritos no doubt contributed), but this was brutal. Getting out of bed was a battle, and I felt like death. I have been commuting by bike - 7-8 km ride, 20-30 minutes depending on traffic and whether I'm going downhill (to work) or uphill.

Biking 20:00 [1] 8.0 km (24.0 kph)

Thursday Jun 21 #

Biking 20:00 [1] 8.0 km (24.0 kph)

Biking 20:00 [1] 8.0 km (24.0 kph)

Returning home took longer, but I think I will just record my typical commute routes as 8 km/20 minutes of effort.
6 PM

Cross Training 1:00:00 [1]

Squash with Laleh and Mickael from the Hoffman lab. Mickael talks a lot of trash about basically anything, but it turned out to be justified. In my weakened state, my technique was too poor to make much headway, and I lost 11-2, 11-1 in two games. Dismal.

Wednesday Jun 20 #

Biking 40:00 [1] 16.0 km (24.0 kph)

To and from work.

Tuesday Jun 19 #

Biking 40:00 [3] 16.0 km (24.0 kph)

Commute. I went to the Doctor at the U of T medical clinic and a blood lab on Bay St. Felt awful, with no energy, no stamina, no reserves of any kind. Small efforts commuting seemed to bring me to the point of complete exhaustion almost instantaneously, as though my HR spiked from 60 to 190.

Monday Jun 18 #

Biking 40:00 [3] 16.0 km (24.0 kph)

Friday Jun 15 #

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Iceland vs Argentina


2018 June 16, 9 AM EST
├×etta reddast

Sunday Jun 10 #

8 AM

Running 1:02:25 [1] 12.06 km (5:11 / km) +18m 5:08 / km
shoes: 201802 Asics GT1000

Saturday Jun 9 #

7 PM

Biking 30:00 [1] 13.62 km (27.2 kph) +68m

Friday Jun 8 #

9 PM

Biking 1:00:00 [1] 26.48 km (26.5 kph) +195m

Thursday Jun 7 #

10 AM

Biking 21:13 [1] 7.28 km (20.6 kph)

10 PM

Biking 20:00 [1] 8.0 km (24.0 kph)

Wednesday Jun 6 #

Cross Training (Squash) 1:00:00 [3]

Fifth and final squash session of Squash 1 class at Hart House! I have improved considerably, but I still have far to go. I'm not certain yet how seriously I'll take squash - I think the lateral acceleration and quickness the sport requires is suitable cross training for orienteering and can promote stability. I have a good group of people (including a post-doc, my squash class partner Laleh) in my department who play squash, so it could be a great social activity. The squash courts at Hart House are also ~800m from my lab.

The teacher, Megan, was an experienced player from undergrad. Her lessons were helpful, and I think I learned the most when rallying with her. In our final rally today, she made me run around the court like a marionnette; I got a few good hits in and made her move, but she clearly has far superior control.
10 PM

Running 42:01 [1] 7.77 km (5:24 / km) +82m 5:08 / km
shoes: 201802 Asics GT1000

Run home. Garmin died a bit near the end, but I bopped around Cedarvale checking stuff out.

Tuesday Jun 5 #

9 AM

Biking 20:37 [1] 7.0 km (20.4 kph) +13m

Peak speed: 43.8 kph. On my commute. Bahahahahahaha.
10 PM

Biking 25:00 [2] 10.0 km (24.0 kph)

Bike home via Christie Pits Park with some detours. Hills were encountered. Riding speedybike again is unbelievably glorious.

Monday Jun 4 #

6 PM

Running 26:16 [1] 4.8 km (5:28 / km) +44m 5:14 / km
shoes: 201802 Asics GT1000

7 PM

Running 1:00:29 [1] 10.38 km (5:50 / km) +51m 5:41 / km
shoes: 201802 Asics GT1000

10 PM

Biking 20:00 [1] 8.0 km (24.0 kph)

Sunday Jun 3 #

Note

Saunter around High Park with Katie, Smirnov, Lauren, and Conny.

Wednesday May 30 #

9 PM

Running 1:50:00 [1] 22.0 km (5:00 / km)
shoes: 201802 Asics GT1000

Accidentally went for a long run via Amesbury Park.

Monday May 28 #

7 PM

Running 50:00 [1] 8.9 km (5:37 / km) +136m 5:13 / km
shoes: 201802 Asics GT1000

11 PM

Running 45:00 [1] 8.0 km (5:38 / km) +97m 5:18 / km
shoes: 201802 Asics GT1000

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