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Training Log Archive: RobB

In the 7 days ending Jul 24, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running9 5:23:11 38.5(8:24) 61.96(5:13)
  Running drills1 20:00 1.0(20:00) 1.61(12:26)
  Total9 5:43:11 39.5(8:41) 63.57(5:24)

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Sunday Jul 24, 2011 #

11 AM

Running 50:00 [1] 5.0 mi (10:00 / mi)

Easy run with Clare, Hannah and Pete. The original plan was a trip up Snowdon again but this was vetoed due to traffic problems so we ran around Betws y coed instead. Nice and steady run around the woods. Gorgeous day. Hannah and Pete did some extra bits. Quads pretty wrecked.

Saturday Jul 23, 2011 #

8 AM

Running 20:00 [1] 2.0 mi (10:00 / mi)

Very easy run from the B&B, checking out the road section of the race. It was as steep as I remembered it.
1 PM

Running warm up/down 20:00 [1] 2.0 mi (10:00 / mi)

Warm up with Pete and Lloyd. Had to nip back to the B&B as I realised that I had only brought one shoe with me.
2 PM

Running race 1:10:11 [5] 9.0 mi (7:48 / mi)

Snowdon race - 7th. The race started steady (ish) and Andi Jones and Murray ran off the front. The group splintered a bit by the top of the road and the race proper started. I felt pretty good for the first 1/3 of the hill and was in 4th (Robbie had run off the front by this stage) but struggled on the second 1/3 and Lloyd, Jethro and Danny had over taken me. I just didn't feel as strong as last year on the middle section of the climb and it felt much longer and tougher. Started to recover a little on the plateau before the final ascent and managed to catch a bit of time on Graham Pearce who had sneaked past.

Not sure how I would fair on the descent but was pleased to find that I was quickly gaining time on Graham and an italian lad ahead of me. Managed to pass them about 1/3 of the way down. Ian Holmes caught me up half way down the hill (he caught me by a minute - and posted the fastest time of the day) but I was surprised to be able to keep with him. I found that it was actually useful to stay about 5 meters behind as I could follow his footsteps. I managed to sneak ahead of him just before the road (after getting a high 5 from Clare) and just put my head down. I actually managed to get 30 seconds clear of Ian on the last bit of the course which was a bit of a surprise - my legs were totally shot at the finish line. 7th overall, 11th fastest up and joint 4th down (with same time as Murray).

I would like to more pleased with the run than I was. Had really hoped to get myself fitter than last year and the slow climb showed that I wasn't in the same kind of shape. I was however really pleased with the descent and to get a couple of England team scalps. The training that Pete and I had put in had certainly helped (although unfortunately Pete was not able to capitalise). Amazing run by Murray - who is clearly on fire.

Thursday Jul 21, 2011 #

Running 30:00 intensity: (22:00 @2) + (8:00 @5) 3.5 mi (8:34 / mi)

Run out to the cemetery again at lunch. This time for 2 x 2 minutes.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2011 #

12 PM

Running 37:00 intensity: (25:00 @1) + (12:00 @5) 4.5 mi (8:13 / mi)

Run at lunchtime to Sheffield Cemetery. Did 3 x 2 minutes with some strides before hand. Felt much better than yesterday.

Tuesday Jul 19, 2011 #

5 PM

Running 40:00 [2] 5.0 mi (8:00 / mi)

Run from work, home, to Myers Grove and then some intervals.
6 PM

Running 16:00 [5] 2.5 mi (6:24 / mi)

Intervals on Myers Grove. 2.15 x 4 with 2 minute recovery. Felt a bit clunky but a bit better by the end.

Monday Jul 18, 2011 #

6 PM

Running 40:00 [2] 5.0 mi (8:00 / mi)

Run from work to home and then up to Myers Grove to do some drills.

Running drills 20:00 [2] 1.0 mi (20:00 / mi)

Drills - trying to wake legs up.

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