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Trail running training log for the UTMB circuit and other random thoughts

Training Log Week 13 – Speed Training

Monday: Fishing
Tuesday: rest day
Wednesday: 32 minute speed training*, Ultimate
Thursday: 8km run, Ultimate
Friday: rest day
Saturday: rest day
Sunday: 30km run

 

* 32 minute run to exhaustion. As per the physiologists at the Peak Centre for Human Performance “if you’re not falling off the treadmill at the end of the run, you’re not doing it right”.

Things that went well this week:

  • Completed my first 30km run!  Two days later and I’m still tired from it!
  • Started speed training.

Lessons Learned for Next Time:

  • Don’t speed train and play ultimate on the same day. I had no gas left to play ultimate.

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  • Check the settings on ismoothrun before starting a long run. My target was to run 29km.  I accidentally set the settings on my app to “treadmill”.  As a consequence, when I got to what I thought was the halfway point in my run (14.5km) my app told me I had only run 11km. This lead to a very confusing run, I thought I was running very slowly, but it turns out I was on track. Once I got home, I mapped out my route again and I had run 30km in total, not 29km.  I won’t be making that mistake again!

8 weeks left until the Montreal Rock n Roll Marathon!

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This entry was posted on July 30, 2013 by in Training Log and tagged , , .