2016 Training Week 16 (22/08/2016 to 28/08/2016)

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Summary of this week’s activities

First, let’s review my activities during this week. I had 5 run activities in this week.  On Monday (22/08) I had a 26K long run with the following averages: (26.01 K, 5:11 min/km, 163 bpm, 101m elevation gain). On Wednesday (24/08) I had a 4K easy run with the following averages: (3.91 K, 5:07 min/km, 152 bpm, 27m elevation gain). On Thursday (25/08) I had a speed run 400,800,1200,1600 with the following averages: (9.10 K, 5:29 min/km, 156 bpm, 35m elevation gain). On Friday (26/08) I had a 16K steady run with the following averages: (16.01 K, 4:52 min/km, 161 bpm, 81m elevation gain). On Sunday (28/08) I had a 19K steady run with the following averages: (19.01 K, 5:06 min/km, 159 bpm, 94m elevation gain).

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayTotal
Long 26K23Easy runSpeed 400,800,1200,1600Steady 16K27Steady 19K74.0 km Run

VO2Max and weekly mileage

My VO2Max this week in my (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday) activities were (50, 50, 50, 51, 51) ml/kg/min respectively. Also my weekly mileage this week was 74.0 km run.

2016 Training Week 15 (15/08/2016 to 21/08/2016)

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Summary of this week’s activities

First, let’s review my activities during this week. I had 3 run activities in this week.  On Monday (15/08) I had an 11K steady run with the following averages: (11.09 K, 4:55 min/km, 157 bpm, 89m elevation gain). On Thursday (18/08) I had a speed run 4×1200 with the following averages: (15.82 K, 5:10 min/km, 154 bpm, 92m elevation gain). On Saturday (20/08) I had a warm up run with the following averages: (3.00 K, 5:17 min/km, 157 bpm, 46m elevation gain) and a 13K tempo run with the following averages: (13.01 K, 4:26 min/km, 187 bpm, 16m elevation gain).

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayTotal
Steady 11K1617Speed 4×1200-400 recovery19Warm up Tempo 13K2142.9 km Run

VO2Max and weekly mileage

My VO2Max this week in my (Monday, Thursday, Saturday) activities were (49, 50, 50) ml/kg/min respectively. Also my weekly mileage this week was 42.9 km run.

About individual runs

On Monday (15/08): What is my steady pace? it’s faster than 4:58 and slower than 4:45. I should ask about steady pace in terms of my heart rate zones. your weight is the key factor that you are able to happily have steady run around 4:45-4:50 , keep it low and be super careful about your callories. Typically someone with your weight and your weekly mileage needs 2400-3000 calories a day but for you I know 2000 is really good enough, you might gain weight for anything more than that. After the intense acyivity of yesterday 22k run with training effect 4.8 , I had about 2800 callories (it included sugar cause my blood pressure dropped although there is absolutely no sugar in my daily diet but it was a must yesterday) and now I blame myself for the extra 800 calories cause I feel it was too much. instead today I try to have just about 1000 callories by having a lot of vegetable to make sure I wont gain weight. I know how hard it is to drop weight while you are training and also impact of your weight on your speed and I dont want to get into that trouble.

On Thursday (18/08): Avg interval pace 3:49 min/km and it was the right pace for today could be a bit faster but as a lesson from past, I try not to increase my speed for speed workouts and instead try to make them harder using Hanson’s advanced speed workouts.

2016 Training Week 14 (08/08/2016 to 14/08/2016)

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Summary of this week’s activities

First, let’s review my activities during this week. I had 5 run activities in this week.  On Monday (08/08) I had a 12K easy run with the following averages: (12.10 K, 5:35 min/km, 146 bpm, 88m elevation gain). On Tuesday (09/08) I had a 19K easy run with the following averages: (19.16 K, 5:16 min/km, 153 bpm, 91m elevation gain). On Wednesday (10/08) I had an 11K steady run with the following averages: (11.11 K, 5:06 min/km, 164 bpm, 95m elevation gain). On Friday (12/08) I had a warm up run with the following averages: (2.00 K, 5:06 min/km, 151 bpm, 6m elevation gain) and an 8K tempo run with the following averages: (8.01 K, 4:30 min/km, 188 bpm, 17m elevation gain). On Sunday (14/08) I had a 22K steady run (fast) with the following averages: (22.01 K, 4:52 min/km, 165 bpm, 93m elevation gain).

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayTotal
Easy 12KEasy 19KSteady 11K11Warm up Tempo 8K13Steady 22K (Fast)74.3 km Run

VO2Max and weekly mileage

My VO2Max this week in my (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) activities were (50, 50, 49, 49, 49) ml/kg/min respectively. Also my weekly mileage this week was 74.3 km run.

About individual runs

On Monday (08/08): Still having backache like yesterday in the sense that I couldn’t run fast. I try to have an appropriate weekly mileage this week and make myself ready to jump into 10K sub 40 training from next week. that’s a 12 week plan but I would start it from the middle, not sure about the details yet but there are three very positive points this time compared to 8 weeks ago that I started my training. First I have a clear training plan (John Stanton 10K sub 40 training plan), second my weight is ideal, it was almost impossible to drop weight while training or to improve with inappropriate weight. The third one is being physically much more fit compared to last time and being ready to attack sub 40. My general plan Is first to achieve sub 40 in less than 8 weeks (thats why I had two weeks rest) then a short rest and attack 10K 38 min with the same training plan In 12 weeks (thats a taugh part) again a rest and finally attack sub three hour marathon with a half marathon race In between as a check point. (38,1:25:00,3:00:00) for (10k, half, full) are In the same curve.I decided to have a 12k today and instead go for a 19K run tomorrow cause I didnt go for 16+K runs in the new set of my trainings since 8 weeks ago.

2016 Training Week 13 (01/08/2016 to 07/08/2016)

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About my rest time

I decided to take a rest so from 23/07/2016 to 04/08/2016 I had rest and I didn’t have any trainings except 2 SUP trips during that period of time. On Tuesday (26/07) I had a SUP trip (The inflatable paddle board didn’t work properly). On Wednesday (27/07) I had a SUP trip for the second night of 2016 Vancouver fireworks.

Summary of this week’s activities

First, let’s review my activities during this week. I had 2 run activities in this week.  On Friday (05/08) I had a warm up run with the following averages: (2.06 K, 4:51 min/km, 138 bpm, 7m elevation gain) and an 8K steady run with the following averages: (8.01 K, 5:02 min/km, 163 bpm, 11m elevation gain). On Sunday (07/08) I had a 16K easy run with the following averages: (16.00 K, 5:41 min/km, 159 bpm, 94m elevation gain).

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayTotal
Rest WeekRest WeekRest WeekRest WeekWarm up Steady 8K6Easy 16K26.0 km Run
Rest WeekSUPSUP FireworksRest WeekRest WeekRest WeekRest Week2 SUP trips

VO2Max and weekly mileage

My VO2Max this week in my (Friday, Sunday) activities were (50, 50) ml/kg/min respectively. Also my weekly mileage this week was 26.0 km run.

About individual runs

On Friday (05/08): Pain in my left knee after 7km , very intense at the end of 8 km. possible reason is dropping weight and weaker muscles or running too fast after two weeks off.

On Sunday (07/08): I had backache in a way that I couldn’t have a steady 4:58 run. I also had pain in the lower right side of my stomach (the very low part) that I decided to stop running at 8K , but later I decided to slow down the pace and complete the 16K run which worked. The other issue is about the pain in my knee last time. I wasn’t sure if it’s because of dropping weight or because of running fast, while I didn’t have any knee issue this time it’s likely that it was just because of inadjusted running pace. It’s good to have it for my records as a possible cause of knee injury.