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Training Log Archive: Peter H

In the 7 days ending Jul 15:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling5 7:18:03 1274
  Running (Road)3 1:14:30 10.22(7:17) 16.45(4:32) 49
  Running2 1:04:22 9.4(6:51) 15.12(4:15)
  Aqua Jogging1 1:00:00
  Swimming1 30:00
  Drills2 8:54 0.73(12:08) 1.18(7:33)
  Total10 11:15:49 20.35 32.75 1322

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Sunday Jul 15 #

4 PM

Running (Road) 15:01 [2] 3.42 km (4:23 / km) +26m 4:14 / km
shoes: Nike Pegasus 32 (Red)

Drills 2:26 [1] 0.38 km (6:24 / km)
shoes: Nike Pegasus 32 (Red)

Running (Road) (Threshold) 29:34 [4] 6.24 km (4:44 / km) +2m 4:44 / km
shoes: Nike Pegasus 32 (Red)

How to avoid mad crowds on the Meadows on a sunday in July:

a) Go when it's raining
b) Go during the world cup final

2x (2km T, 4x 200m R) all off 1.15 rest. Out and back on the T.

Good session despite feeling pretty tired all day. Went a bit fast on the Ts. Knee and foot (mostly bad blister) started hurting pretty much as soon as I started the warm down.

Running (Road) 7:54 [2] 1.85 km (4:16 / km) +4m 4:13 / km
shoes: Nike Pegasus 32 (Red)

Saturday Jul 14 #

11 AM

Swimming 30:00 [2]

My pool timetable is out of date and I turned up with my aquajogging belt only to discover that the pool was 75cm too shallow this morning, so breaststroke it was. Didn't have my goggles with me but managed this much without too much neck ache. Also pleasantly surprised how little water I swallowed.

Then back to following JWOC relay excitement.
4 PM

Cycling 1:55:00 [3] +249m

With Ray out around East Lothian.

Bit of excitement and faff when my front tyre completely blew out with a very loud bang. Feeling a bit tired or maybe Ray is just too strong! Did get a bit of practice trying to hold a wheel on some of the nicer roads which still scares me.


Friday Jul 13 #

2 PM

Running (Road) 9:18 [2] 2.09 km (4:27 / km)
ahr:137 max:162 shoes: Asics DS Trainer 22 (Blue/Gree

Managed to coincide my warm up with the first heavy rain I can remember in many weeks.

Drills 6:28 [1] 0.8 km (8:05 / km)
ahr:126 max:153 shoes: Asics DS Trainer 22 (Blue/Gree

Running (VO2 Intervals) 29:39 [5] 6.95 km (4:16 / km)
ahr:158 max:177 shoes: Asics DS Trainer 22 (Blue/Gree


4x 1km [2min]
5x 400m [45s]

My knee was really well-behaved, or maybe I was distracted by developing a really painful blister on the outside of my R foot. Ordered a new pair of shoes as soon as I got home.
8 PM

Cycling 1:03:49 [2] +307m
ahr:133 max:242

3x Arthur's Seat

Pushed a bit on the middle lap


Thursday Jul 12 #

6 AM

Cycling 1:35:18 [2] +587m
ahr:125 max:157

Pre-work Arthur's Seat laps. Steady effort, trying to keep spinning fast and not go deep on the climb.

5 laps I think? Was very pleasant and quiet too, except along the killing fields which is always a drag.


Wednesday Jul 11 #

7 AM

Aqua Jogging 1:00:00 [3]

With Ray. Did 16x 45/15 in the middle.

Knee hurting quite a lot which it hasn't done really in the pool before.
5 PM

Running (Road) 12:43 [2] 2.85 km (4:28 / km) +16m 4:20 / km
ahr:129 max:144 shoes: Nike Pegasus 32 (Red)

Gave running a go but my knee was not happy about it.

If I end up with chronic injuries when I'm old/retired I think I'll just stop. Training isn't a huge amount of fun when

a) I can't go exploring off road or up hills
b) It hurts when I run
c) I'm in the pool a lot

The only really fun thing is cycling but I'll have to figure out how pro cyclists stop their ass bones being in agony all the time.

Tuesday Jul 10 #

5 PM

Cycling 21:19 [2] +28m

To Saughton ft. getting lost.


Running 5:53 [1] 1.01 km (5:50 / km)
shoes: Asics DS Trainer 22 (Blue/Gree

Little bit of jogging and drills to get my cycling legs off

Running (Threshold) 28:50 [4] 7.16 km (4:02 / km)
shoes: Asics DS Trainer 22 (Blue/Gree

Fiiiinally joined Jonny for a session :)

He was coach tonight so did 10min tempo [3min], 3x 1km I [2min], 1x 200m R.

That was about as much as I could do before my knee made me want to limp again. I felt really good on the tempo though, and was pleased to find out that I can still run 3min/km for km reps too. Felt good aerobically for these, but legs a bit clunky and heavy. They sort of feel like they don't straighten into a proper stride so I'm kind of shuffling along. This is probably just in my head more than an actual problem, but I haven't really strode out with proper leg extension in many weeks.

Great to get some proper running under my belt anyway.

Cycling 21:44 [1] +40m


Monday Jul 9 #

12 PM


Had another massage and dry needling on my ITB/quad.

Noticed that my R leg can't extend outwards from the hip as much as the left, which is possibly related to why it hurts much more on left-facing slopes than right-facing. Get that fixed a bit with some work and massage.
6 PM

Cycling 2:00:53 [2] +65m

High cadence chatty spin out to Aberlady and back with James. Lovely weather and feeling good in my legs (arse killing as per). Headwind on the way out for a change! Much prefer it.


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