Paras’ 10 training : Week 11

Week 11, and I need to get over the holiday without delay…

This week’s blog is brought to you by the Club Leaderboard of the Avalanche Endurance Events club on Strava from last week, because thanks to my walk towards Mount Babadag last Thursday (which you can read about here) I not only found myself in the top 3, but also knocked Jonathan Albon out of that top 3, almost certainly for the only time ever !

Fame !!!

Fame !!!

Monday 12 May 2014

I had to collect my car after its service, so I decided to run over.  It did not feel great, to be honest, and I think the holiday is hitting me more than I thought it would.  It was the correct route for a run which I had done before, and which you can read about here.

  1. Run (King’s Langley) – 8.2 miles – 1 hour 36 minutes 32 seconds

Tuesday 13 May 2014

I did not think I was going to be around this evening, so it was a pleasant surprise to be able to get along to Regiment Fitness in Welwyn.  It was even more of a pleasant surprise to find that mad Steve was taking the session, and we had a chat about the Paras’ 10 before things got going.  We started with a running warm up which included lots of sprints, before moving on to a square circuit where we did 10 repetitions of each exercise at each corner of the square before running another lap of the square.  We did squat jumps, press ups, sit ups and Turkish get ups.  We split into two groups (and I did not make a note of the name of the other instructor, who was new to me) and I started in the group with Steve, working in pairs with one of us running out with a jerry can over our head before pushing it part of the way back and then running with it for the rest of the way, while the other used a medicine ball, taking it down to one foot, up over the head, then down to the other foot, and repeating until our partner returned with the jerry can.  Then the person running out used the medicine ball, throwing it to the other end before running back with it, while the other person alternated between 5 upward rows and 5 squats, both with the jerry can.  We switched to the boxing, doing 10 punches before going on a shuttle run to the track lines painted on the playing field, giving 7 lines in total, before lining up to do 50 hooks each then run in our pairs to the far end and back, and repeat.  We got back into one group to finish off before the warm down with a Regiment Fitness minute of 10 second sets of sprints on the spot, press ups and sit ups.  It had been an excellent session, and I had decided to record the running distance we covered, which turned out to be just under 2.5 miles, certainly longer than I thought it would be before I got there, but understandable given the nature of the circuit we did this evening, and quite an impressive distance, I feel.

  1. Regiment Fitness – 1 hour

Wednesday 14 May 2014

I was in Stoke for a management training course, so in the evening I took a run around the area near the Britannia Stadium.  I was really not feeling up for this and wanted to stop after 20 minutes, and then after half an hour, so I was pleased that in the end I kept going for over an hour.

  1. Run (Stoke) – 6.5 miles – 1 hour 06 minutes

Thursday 15 May 2014

I am tapering in anticipation of Sunday, which is fortunate because I was travelling back from Stoke anyway.

Friday 16 May 2014

Still tapering.

Saturday 17 May 2014

Tapering, still, but we did go out for a walk, and it turned out to be over 3 miles.

Sunday 18 May 2014 – Race Day !

I ran the Paras’ 10 in Colchester and you can read about that here.

(not quite) running up that hill

(not quite) running up that hill

  1. Run (Paras’ 10 Colchester) – 10.1 miles – 2 hours 32 minutes 04 seconds (loaded 40-42lbs)

Positives from this week – I ran the Paras’ 10, which was 10.1 miles in full kit carrying 40-42lbs.

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