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23-01-2012, 15:10   #76
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Time to catch up on this thread.

So the last entry I had in was on New Years Eve, and I pulled my hamstring.
It turned out that over the next couple of weeks it was the least of my worries.
I managed to catch a pretty serious dose of tonsillitis, and couldn't eat for about 10 days. This resulted in me dropping to 153lbs which was a loss of about a stone.
That was weeks 7 and 8 totally written off.


WEEK NUMBERDISTANCE RUNAVE PACEAVE HR
WEEK 1 of 1844.46km  
WEEK 2 of 1864.41km  
WEEK 3 of 1862.30km5:43155
WEEK 4 of 1863.00km5:30156
WEEK 5 of 1857.48km  
WEEK 6 of 1832.00km  
WEEK 7 0f 18injured / sick  
WEEK 8 of 18injured / sick  


So, I had enough of sitting around at home and decided it was time to get back out on the road last week. Totally against Doctors orders of course, but I reckon he just does not understand how much this marathon means to me


WEEK 9 :-

DatePlanned SessionMaximum PaceActual SessionAve HRMax HRComments
16 Jan6kmAve HR less than 1506k at 5:15 pace  Taking it nice and easy
17 Jan6kmAve HR less than 1506k at 5:55 pace
152
167
Even Slower
18 Jan11kmAve HR less than 15012.05k at 6.03 pace
151
160
This pace sucks !
19 Jan      
20 Jan6kmAve HR less than 1506k at 6:01 pace
150
157
No problems
21 Jan      
22 Jan15kmAve HR less than 15015k at 5:57 pace
150
158
Week completed !
WEEK TOTAL44.00km 45.05km   


So, Week 9 was problem free. And so it should be when I'm running at that pace

Weight has crept back up to 158lbs on the weigh-in this morning. I'm happy enough with that, as I want to be 154 or so at the time of the marathon.

I'm half way through the training program now, and a little behind where I wanted to be. Still, no point crying about that now, just have to get on with it and make the most of the time that's left.

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01-02-2012, 19:42   #77
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WEEK NUMBERDISTANCE RUNAVE PACEAVE HR
WEEK 1 of 1844.46km  
WEEK 2 of 1864.41km  
WEEK 3 of 1862.30km5:43155
WEEK 4 of 1863.00km5:30156
WEEK 5 of 1857.48km  
WEEK 6 of 1832.00km  
WEEK 7 0f 18injured / sick  
WEEK 8 of 18injured / sick  
WEEK 9 of 1845.05km  






WEEK 10 (just completed) :-

DatePlanned SessionMaximum PaceActual SessionAve HRMax HRComments
23 Jan     Rest Day
24 Jan23kmAve HR of 15522.65k at 6:19 pace
152
164
Died after 17km
25 Jan     Rest Day
26 Jan8kmAve HR less than 1508.87k at 5:52 pace
151
159
Not too bad considering D2
27 Jan8kmAve HR less than 1508k at 5:50 pace  Treadmill Session
28 Jan8kmAve HR less than 1508k at 5:50 pace  Same Treadmill Session
29 Jan15km with intervalsAve HR less than 150   Too knackered for this
WEEK TOTAL62.00km 49.52km   


Tuesday's run really knocked the stuffing out of me. No energy, and had to walk the last km or so.

I managed to do 3 more easy, short runs for the rest of the week, but I could not face Sunday's run.
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WEEK NUMBERDISTANCE RUNAVE PACEAVE HR
WEEK 1 of 1844.46km  
WEEK 2 of 1864.41km  
WEEK 3 of 1862.30km5:43155
WEEK 4 of 1863.00km5:30156
WEEK 5 of 1857.48km  
WEEK 6 of 1832.00km  
WEEK 7 0f 18injured / sick  
WEEK 8 of 18injured / sick  
WEEK 9 of 1845.05km  
WEEK 10 of 1849.52  






WEEK 11 :-

DatePlanned SessionMaximum PaceActual SessionAve HRMax HRComments
30 Jan11kmAve HR of 15511k at 5:27 pace
157
163
Treadmill Session
31 Jan16km (with 10 at 5.00/km)5.00/km16.09k at 5:09 pace
167
180
Too Fast
01 Feb8kmAve HR less than 155    
02 Feb26kmAve HR less than 155    
03 Feb      
04 Feb8kmAve HR less than 150    
05 FEb8kmAve HR less than 150    
WEEK TOTAL77.00km 27.09km   


Decided to see what would happen if I wore my Garmin and HR monitor on the treadmill on Monday. It worked alright, but I could not get any splits, just an average for the total run. Obviously I had to put the distance in manually.

I also messed up a little on last nights run. I did 2 miles warmup, and then the intention was to do 10kms at no faster than 5.00/km. My Garmin was set up to show average pace, and so the warmup threw my figures out. I had to take a guess at what I thought were 5 minute kms. Not too bad at the start, but I increased my speed towards the end.

So, I've been playing around with my garmin again tonight and I think I have it sussed for a treadmill session. I'll hop on shortly and see how it goes, hopefully I'll have some split times/HR.
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WEEK NUMBERDISTANCE RUNAVE PACEAVE HR
WEEK 1 of 1844.46km  
WEEK 2 of 1864.41km  
WEEK 3 of 1862.30km5:43155
WEEK 4 of 1863.00km5:30156
WEEK 5 of 1857.48km  
WEEK 6 of 1832.00km  
WEEK 7 0f 18injured / sick  
WEEK 8 of 18injured / sick  
WEEK 9 of 1845.05km  
WEEK 10 of 1849.52  






WEEK 11 :-

DatePlanned SessionMaximum PaceActual SessionAve HRMax HRComments
30 Jan11kmAve HR of 15511k at 5:27 pace
157
163
Treadmill Session
31 Jan16km (with 10 at 5.00/km)5.00/km16.09k at 5:09 pace
167
180
Too Fast
01 Feb8kmAve HR less than 1558k at 5:46 pace
147
159
Treadmill Session
02 Feb26kmAve HR less than 155    
03 Feb      
04 Feb8kmAve HR less than 150    
05 FEb8kmAve HR less than 150    
WEEK TOTAL77.00km 35.09km   


8km on the treadmill last night. Managed to get split times also, by turning off the auto lap function and then simply pressing the lap button after each km.

I seem to be doing more of the shorter runs on a treadmill rather than the road. Not ideal, but is saves me lots of time. I can't run close to where I live at night time, so I have to drive to Dundalk. 20 mins drive there, run for 40 mins, and 20 mins drive home just does not seem worth it to me. I think I'd rather run on the treadmill for an hour instead and still save myself 20 mins

Is there any reason why I should really be making the effort to do these shorter runs outdoors ? My treadmill is set up in a room at home that is like a sauna after 20 mins running. I think I'll have no problem with the heat in Barcelona if I keep up these session

On another note, I'm really not looking forward to tonight's run. The last time I ran over 20km, I really did not feel well at all. I wasn't right for a few days after it. Fingers crossed I get through this one and get a much needed boost in confidence.
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WEEK NUMBERDISTANCE RUNAVE PACEAVE HR
WEEK 1 of 1844.46km  
WEEK 2 of 1864.41km  
WEEK 3 of 1862.30km5:43155
WEEK 4 of 1863.00km5:30156
WEEK 5 of 1857.48km  
WEEK 6 of 1832.00km  
WEEK 7 0f 18injured / sick  
WEEK 8 of 18injured / sick  
WEEK 9 of 1845.05km  
WEEK 10 of 1849.52  

WEEK 11 :-

DatePlanned SessionMaximum PaceActual SessionAve HRMax HRComments
30 Jan11kmAve HR of 15511k at 5:27 pace
157
163
Treadmill Session
31 Jan16km (with 10 at 5.00/km)5.00/km16.09k at 5:09 pace
167
180
Too Fast
01 Feb8kmAve HR less than 1558k at 5:46 pace
147
159
Treadmill Session
02 Feb26kmAve HR less than 15528.01k at 5:20 pace
159
182
 
03 Feb      
04 Feb8kmAve HR less than 150    
05 FEb8kmAve HR less than 150    
WEEK TOTAL77.00km 63.10km   


28k done tonight in less than 2hr30, pretty happy with that. Never gone that far, never run for that length of time.

Average HR of 159 is skewed slightly due to the last 3 and a bit kms done at slightly faster than PMP. Tired now, and my legs are absolutely exhausted.

still, nice to get this one done with no problems.
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