Sunday, 26 April 2015

Week commencing 20th April, <2 weeks to ACP100KM

Week commencing 20th April: 12 days to 100km Ultra: Anglo Celtic Plate including British Championships


Commute back and to keeping pace to target pace at Ultra (6m45s) to drum it into my legs.


AM Cycle 10m

PM Easy 10 mile run


RACE DAY I did the final race of the Borders League Road Race series.  I came first in the race and secured my first position overall.
4.05 miles in 21:05, it felt like I was sprinting all the way. I had to because 2nd placer, Lee Jones, wasn't giving in. Not even in the last half mile. I had to dig deep but I like that.

An easy job into work, 10.5 miles.
Cycled home.

A rare day off from running, Cycled to and from work.

I had fun watching a local race whilst pushing baby Theo in his baby jogger. 10 miles.

5 mile Tempo. 5:45 pace, undulating. With warm up and cool down.


Monday, 20 April 2015

Week commencing 13th April

Two X 10.5 miles commute to work, kept at my 100km target pace. 6:40. 
Cycle in to work, 
Run home with 10 X 50sec sprints
Run into work, 6:35m pace 
Cycle home.
Cycle in.
8 X 800 intervals. Managed to get the audio feedback to work on Strava and ran my segments I’d set up for this session. Cool tech.
Run in, cycle home
Had fun with the family. Whilst wife and daughter in the café I did Delamere Parkrun with Theo in the running buggy, 18m46 secs, 3rd place!
Out with the running buggy again. 1h30 mins. He slept most of the way.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Week commencing 6th April

10.5 miles 6:48 pace

Two buggy runs today with Theo. Had the day off work. I covered about 14 miles and did 9 x 45 sec hill repeats.

9 miles on grass to save the knees, 6:40 pace. Busy day travelling with work but still managed.

Am,  cycling in to work. Back to normal routine.
4 miles worth of intervals,  800 x 8,  5:18 pace,  tries to get Strava to give me live audio feedback on the segments but couldn't get it to work.
6.5 miles warm up / down.  Had a hard session today. Hopefully I'll recover ok for Sunday's race.

Recovery run into work: 6:45 pace 10.5 miles
Cycle Home. 

Another run pushing Theo in the Buggy, about 4.5 miles. 

Sunday's Borders League Race. 
I think I've secured 1st place. 
We'll see.  10k in 33m29s, I think. I didn't have my watch on.  It was really windy so there was no point in having a watch on anyway. 
Four miles warm up / down. 

Monday, 6 April 2015

Last week's training

Family away so did two runs. 25 miles, 6:45 pace

Two runs again, 10.5 miles each at 6:45 pace. Communting to work.

Tempo run, 14 miles. It was hard to judge the pace on this run due to the wind. I think it was about 6:40 to begin with going down to 6:20. There was a head wind most of the time because I was running in one direction, from work to home.
I like running as a way to travel. It's more certain than motor vehicles as there are no traffic jams.
I put a 90 mile run on Strava and fooled a couple of people since it was April Fool's day. It's now been removed do it doesn't scew my training log.

Run in to work and cycled home.

Good Friday so had the day off.
8 miles with two friends then 2.5 with Theo in the baby jogger.

5 miles tempo at 5m50 pace. Felt fine. Went a bit slower than a normal tempo as wanted to do a long run Sunday

26.2 2h49m Wasn't sure how far I'd go when I started but ended up feeling OK and did a full marathon.
Started with Darren doing 6:25s for 15 miles. Then I was on my own for the rest. I also practiced eating about 200 calories an hour as I think that's what I'll do in the 100k.
I noticed a Garmin 310xt sold on eBay for £49. I was the highest bidder until last minute. Bargain. I didn't need a new one but for that price, with a HRM, which I do need, I had to have a go. Got to love eBay hey.