2014 Training Week 22 (29/09/2014 to 05/10/2014)

Activity Details in Google Sheets

Activity Schedule in Google Docs


Summary of this week’s activities

First, let’s review my activities during this week. I had 5 run activities this week. On Monday (29/09) I had an easy 5K run with the following averages: (5.00 K, 5:13 min/km, 166 bpm, 27m elevation gain). On Tuesday (30/09) I had an easy 10K run with the following averages: (10.01 K, 5:08 min/km, 169 bpm, 87m elevation gain). On Wednesday (01/10) I had a long 20K run with the following averages: (20.00 K, 5:09 min/km, 157 bpm, 89m elevation gain). On Friday (03/10) I had a strength 10K run with the following averages: (10.01 K, 4:45 min/km, 161 bpm, 40m elevation gain). On Saturday (04/10) I had a 5K run with the following averages: (5.00 K, 4:45 min/km, 166 bpm, 19m elevation gain).

Easy 5K runEasy 10K runLong 20K run2Strength 10K run5K run550.0 km Run

VO2Max and weekly mileage

My VO2Max this week in my (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) activities were (53, 52, 52, 52, 52) ml/kg/min respectively. Also my weekly mileage this week was 50.0 km run.

About individual runs

On Monday (29/09): Stopped running due to the pain in the lower right side of my stomach.

On Tuesday (30/09): However it was just a 10k run with the average pace 5:08 min/km, but it was so hard for me as you can see the training effect is ridiculously 4.7! The reason is I gain weight about 1 pound during past days and therefore this run was so hard for me . The main reason for gaining weight is over usage of the running gels that I had and also sudden change in my daily millage (I was resting for 3-4 days cause I wanted to have my final 35k run before the marathon and eventually I couldn’t have it due to different reasons)

On Wednesday (01/10): pain in my knees specifically in the last quarter of the run. It’s definitely a poor decision for me to rest in the last 3-4 days before the marathon, cause I can see I had problems in the first two days of run after 3 days rest.

On Friday (03/10): I had a completely comfortable run till the 10th km where I again had pain in the lower right side of my stomach, it wasn’t that sharp but I decided to stop running.

My injury and the end of 2014 training 😦

On Saturday (04/10): The pain in the lower right side of my stomach is moving down, consistently painful and sensitive by touching which are all symptoms of appendix. previously I was assuming its just abdominal pain or stomach cramp but with the recent changes in the pain and while it lasts for about two months, it seems it’s more serious than what I thought . Apparently I totally forgot about the Marathon in next week and I’m just thinking about the seriousness of injury. I can’t even walk properly today, so chances of not being able to do the Marathon is not slim.