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» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)15-09-2021 @ 12:39 
In related news: 85.2kg on the scale this morning. Getting smaller and weaker by the day! #sniag
» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)14-09-2021 @ 17:32 
Trail race recap

Numbers:
47km
2700m D+
8:33:07 (including 30-40' spent at the 3 feed stations), the winner finished in 5:04
186th/357 overall at the finish line (388 at the start)
22nd/52 M1 finishers (57 at the start)

It was a beautiful day out, sunny but not too warm. I paced myself reasonably well, but the long, steep, rocky downhills did a number on my legs and feet nonetheless. The long, steep, rocky uphills didn't feel nearly as bad. There weren't many flat sections for plain regular running, which was just as well as I'm lacking in mileage this year. I managed to eat and drink enough and had plenty of energy at the end, but my legs were hammered. So overall, I'm pretty happy with how it went performance-wise.

My sister was supposed to run with me, but she was sick all week. Unhappy She joined the rest of my family in cheering me on at a couple of feed stations, and ran the last mile or so with me, as did all three of my children (12, 8 and 4; the youngest I had to carry for 100m or so) - highlight of the day for sure.

It's been 3 full days now, and my legs are almost back to normal, which means I should be getting back to training, but for what? Hyrox Basel just got postponed to March. I guess I'll keep running mostly (maybe another long race in October, then a couple more before Xmas?), and preparing for rowing and skiing season.
» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)10-09-2021 @ 08:24 
Some more easy rowing and running over the past few days.

Tomorrow: 45km, 2800mD+ with my younger sister. Forecast is sunny and mild, should be a nice little jaunt.
» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)10-09-2021 @ 08:24 
Some more easy rowing and running over the past few days.

Tomorrow: 45km, 2800mD+ with my younger sister. Forecast is sunny and mild, should be a nice little jaunt.
» Sam Martin (Go to post)10-09-2021 @ 08:22 
Well done on your nearly-first place.
Ths squat and DL look heavy for u90's, but that's because I'm weak. Did everyone else struggle (so to speak) on those two events, or was there just a lot of back and forth in the standings?
» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)06-09-2021 @ 11:09 
Saturday evening : short conditioning workout (row, burpees, skierg)

Sunday at dawn: up and down the mountain with a small group (I wasn't the slowest, but it was hard work keeping up uphill AND downhill), 9k/1000mD+/1h51

Sunday midday: easy hike along a river with the family, 4k/picnic/4k, beautiful weather and scenery.

This morning: very easy 5k row, trying to loosen up my quads.
» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)04-09-2021 @ 08:53 
Thanks, jt. It's taken 4 days for the pain to go away, but I've been able to row a bit with bubble wrap on the seat. Nothing much worth reporting, but this low rate ladder on Thursday was fun:

Time Meters Pace S/M
13:09.2 3,500m 1:52.7 18
2:52.8 700m 2:03.4 14
2:41.4 1,400m 1:55.2 16
2:36.2 2,100m 1:51.5 18
2:31.9 2,800m 1:48.5 20
2:27.0 3,500m 1:45.0 22

I also went up and back down the mountain with my sister that evening, as part of our prep for next week-end: 4.7k/600mD+/1h11
» 315kg Deadlift PB (Go to post)02-09-2021 @ 07:56 
Nice.
» Zercher midget's lazy hunt for glory (Go to post)01-09-2021 @ 20:54 
danbaseley said:


I'm not quite up to speed on my fitness memes, but that was beautiful.

Also, table tennis spotted. Maybe Rick is onto something!
» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)01-09-2021 @ 11:19 
Post Edited: 01.09.2021 @ 16:25 PM by macroth
Yesterday was the last day of a year-long challenge including all the ranking pieces, and naturally I hadn't done the 1/2 and full marathon yet. I figured I would do both in one, with a faster first half, and also improve my score over 60' a bit. Basically do a "fast" 1st hour, then slow down a bit, and slow down some more after I hit 21097.

Things went to plan, more or less. I was always thinking ahead to the next "goal", so I was a bit cautious and some extra water/fuel breaks in the first half that I wouldn't have taken if I was doing a standalone hour or HM. The worst part by far was the butt pain after 25ish km. I should have had some bubble wrap ready to put on the seat, but for some reason I thought I wouldn't need it. I also got some blisters on my hands, but that was more manageable.

Actual scores:
1h-15671m (1:54.9/500m)
HM-1h21:21 (1:55.7)
FM-2:51:58.5 (2:02.2)

Rowing paces (without the breaks) were closer to 1:52/500m for the first hour, 1:54/500m from 15.7k to 21k, and 2:03/500m for the second half.

Of course, it turns out the rules say you must do each piece separately, so my 1h and HM scores went out the window and I could have done an easier/steadier/faster effort on the FM. Roll-Eyes

My butt is still sore 24h later, but the rest of me is fine.
» Concept 2 rowing times 2020 onwards (Go to post)31-08-2021 @ 09:16 
60'- 15671
HM - 1:21:21
FM - 2:51:58.5
» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)30-08-2021 @ 13:55 
My younger sister is in the country, first time seeing her in almost 2.5 years. This week-end we had a go at parts of the race course we'll be doing in two weeks.

Saturday: 11.5k/685mD+
Sunday: 16k/900mD+


This morning: 6k row
» Zercher midget's lazy hunt for glory (Go to post)30-08-2021 @ 13:38 
Well that's some nice front sasquatching, then. Happy
» Ermm here goes (Go to post)27-08-2021 @ 13:57 
unit94 said:

Overall win and a nice warm up for the 2nd half of the season. Not the strongest field but good to beat two good UKs competitors by a big margin. Some nice PBs and comp firsts for me.


Looks like a lot of things went well, congrats!
» A journal of non-negligible strength gains (Go to post)27-08-2021 @ 09:05 
This morning: 8.2k/49' run

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