I have decided to take on Nuclear Oblivion in 2018. You can read more about that decision here.
Monday 10 July 2017
I wanted to get in my 10K training plan in the morning so I could also get along to the St Albans Striders session in the evening, so I went out early to do the hill sprints. I spent 5 minutes jogging, then 5 minutes with 10 second strides and 50 seconds recovery each minute, then another 5 minutes jogging, before I got to the crossroads of the tracks in Verulamium Park, just above the Heron Island end of the lake. I went to a point near the London Gate Roman ruins and ran up the hill from there, doing 10 x 10 second hill sprints, with the remainder of 2 minutes spent in recovery. The 10 seconds sprint took me from a wooden marker post in the track up to a noticeboard about the Roman ruins, and from there I walked up to a bench before turning around and coming down to the start again. I had to keep at a brisk pace on the recovery stage to stay inside the 2 minutes. I then spent 10 minutes jogging home to cool down. This week I had gone a little bit further in a shorter time.
In the evening I went down to the track session with St Albans Striders, but met up with Tony Leary at the briefing and instead went off with him for another hill session. We went back to the hill I had used in the morning, and this time Tony extended it so his runs went all the way to the road at the top and all the way to the lake at the bottom, with me looping round as he passed me each time. We did 4 repetitions of that, and then moved on to a technical trail loop through the woods, with Tony running 3 laps and me running 1 and a half and a bit. I do enjoy running through those woods. We met up with Nick Day as we finished, who was coming away from the track session. I have really lucked out having two such talented and generous training partners.
- 10K Training Plan (St Albans) – Week 2 Session 2 – 5.6 kilometres – 46 minutes 10 seconds
- St Albans Striders (St Albans) – 5.1 kilometres – 45 minutes 42 seconds
Wednesday 12 July 2017
I ended up doing nothing today. I will call it a rest day.
Thursday 13 July 2017
- Walk (London) – 1 kilometre – 8 minutes 44 seconds
- Walk (Manchester) – 1.7 kilometres – 16 minutes 46 seconds
- Walk (Manchester) – 1.7 kilometres – 16 minutes 14 seconds
Friday 14 July 2017
Saturday 15 July 2017
Debbie was playing in an orchestra at M Festival so we walked over to get there, and I had a walk around once we were there.
In the evening, about a week late, I finished off week 2 of #StuIsAPlank with 1 minute 30 seconds of plank.
- #StuIsAPlank – plank – 1 minute 30 seconds
Sunday 16 July 2017
I went for a run in the morning just because I could. It was deliberately not very fast, and my legs did not feel like they could go any faster anyway. I got an Extreme Suffer Score of 226, but I am used to getting Epic Suffer Scores, so that almost seems irrelevant in the scheme of things.
Later in the afternoon we went for a walk before Debbie played in another concert.
- 100 metres : 17.9 seconds
- 400 metres : 1 minute 54 seconds
- 800 metres : 4 minutes 04 seconds
- 5 kilometres :
32 minutes 09 seconds31 minutes 49 seconds
- 10 kilometres : 1 hour 14 minutes 00 seconds