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Training Log Archive: Nobs

In the 7 days ending Apr 24:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running 8 6:48:19 58.72(6:57) 94.5(4:19) 99
  Gym 2 1:00:00
  Aquajogging 1 44:20
  Total11 8:32:39 58.72 94.5 99
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Sunday Apr 24 #

8 AM

Running 1:49:05 [2] 25.92 km (4:13 / km) +99m 4:08 / km
shoes: NB 880v11 (Black)

Standard SLR out along the trail, fairly chill the whole time. Couple of torrential downpours so got quite wet. Other than that some immaculate vibes, trail was nice and soft and lots of splendid plant/wildlife on show. Did it all pre-breakfast and didn’t bonk, huge success.

Saturday Apr 23 #

8 AM

Running 56:24 [2] 12.89 km (4:23 / km)
shoes: NB 880v11 (Black)

Yikes. Felt horrific, not a lot of sleep last night. Some people were long running and I was in a half mind to just crack on, but thought it sensible to wait until tomorrow.

Shot a 91 out on the golf course this afternoon. Unsteady front 9 with a couple of wayward iron shots, but got my driver going on the back 9 and brought it home with a string of pars. Might take golf up again, definitely more perks than running. Seriously though was actually class, went 4 hours without a single thought about running, probably a new record for me. I ought to get a life.

Friday Apr 22 #

9 AM

Running 15:00 [2] 3.5 km (4:17 / km)
shoes: NB 880v11 (Black)

Wake and shake.
8 PM

Running 17:00 [2] 4.09 km (4:09 / km)
shoes: NB 880v11 (Black)


Running 9:02 [5] 3.0 km (3:01 / km)
shoes: Nike next%

Illini 5k - DNF

Pretty devastating performance ngl. In the slow heat but had chuck pacing. Took the first lap out hard(ish) in 67/68 just to get out of trouble, then settled in behind Chuck. Through 1km in 2:52 and the mile in 4:38. Was feeling fairly dangerous at that point and genuinely thought I was on one, but suddenly somewhere between 1mile and 2.2km I just seemed to hit lactic. Gap opened to Chuck and just started swimming. Pace absolutely plummeted. Started literally crawling so decided to call it as was going to just suffer round the rest at slower than tempo pace.

Mixed feelings. Can’t put my finger on what went wrong. Start was a little bit tasty but nothing I shouldn’t have been able to handle. I wasn’t at all nervous for it which potentially was a bad thing. Just don’t think I was up for it mentally and physically.

Really tough phase of fitness at the moment. Feel decent and running solid splits in sessions but can’t seem to string it together for a race. Probably a mix of lacking physical (aerobic) strength and also lacking some mental game. Hard to get pumped for a race when you know you’re not in the best shape.

Moving forward going to up the mileage a little bit, but massively lower the intensity of sessions for the next month. Try and build myself a bit more of a base. Maybe hit some track stuff at the end of May and maybe race a little bit in June.

Running is a strange sport.

Running 14:49 [2] 3.31 km (4:29 / km)
shoes: NB 880v11 (Black)


Thursday Apr 21 #

2 PM

Running 41:09 [2] 8.87 km (4:38 / km)
shoes: NB 880v11 (Black)

Pre-race jog with 400m (68) + 2x200m (30,28) on the track. Standard feels, nothing spectacular. In the slow heat for tomorrows race with the fastest guy on paper a 14:50. Hopefully will have some of the 1500 boys pacing us through 3k in 8:45/50 sort of tempo. Would prefer to get out a decent bit quicker than the last 5k as I feel it’s better mentally for me.

Wednesday Apr 20 #

6 AM

Running 44:53 [2] 9.72 km (4:37 / km)
shoes: NB 880v11 (Black)

Early morning golf course with George, Will and Max. Double later today, didn’t want to do a medium long 2 days out from a race.
7 AM

Gym 30:00 [0]

Post-run core and mobility.
3 PM

Running 29:54 [2] 6.81 km (4:23 / km)
shoes: NB 880v11 (Black)

Easy double with Watson. Seem to be making progress with the whole coaching issue, so that’s good. Probably the first time I’ve ever dealt with a confrontational situation in a mature manor. Big milestone.

Tuesday Apr 19 #

7 AM

Running 18:09 [2] 4.19 km (4:20 / km)
shoes: NB 880v11 (Black)


Running 39:16 [4] 9.17 km (4:17 / km)
shoes: Nike next%

1600 (2’) 8x300 (1’) [3’] 1600 (2’) 6x300 (1’)

4:43, 46s, 4:43, 47s

Pretty decent one. Started feeling tough quite early on but just tried to control the 300s. Plan was 8 reps on the second set but Gauson pulled me as racing Friday. Still a pretty beefy session. Both miles were good so that’s a good confidence boost for Friday. Coach pulled me aside at the end and tried to have it out with me about my Strava caption last week. Held my ground and decided to put him and put him on the ropes. Successful mission, he hates me now lol.

Running 13:38 [2] 3.03 km (4:30 / km)
shoes: NB 880v11 (Black)

5 PM

Gym 30:00 [0]

Gym sesh.

Monday Apr 18 #

5 PM

Aquajogging 44:20 [2]

Easy aquajog with Noah and Drew. Just keeping the legs moving.

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