Training Log | Cracking through the miles: Week 5 Ultra-Training

20th November – 26th November

Monday 20th November
Bit of cycling and a really deep sports massage. Rest day.
Cycle commuting: 13.5km | Time: 47:37

Tuesday 21st November
Meeting Libby at the top of Primrose Hill again to run her in to work. Gosh she's speedy! Post-Beigels ran half way back home before stretching on the bus the remaining section of the journey home.
Running: 15.6km | Time: 1:33:13 | Av Pace: 5:57/km | Elev Gain: 148m | Beigel bagels eaten: 1
Cycle commuting: 6.8km | Time: 23:23

Wednesday 22nd November
Double Day! Early morning hills before bills with the Speedster. Easy commute to work. Nice way to get in the mileage. Finished work at 9:15pm and ran commuted home so that the evening wasn't only about work. 
Running: 7.4km | Time: 41:10 | Av Pace: 5:33/km | Elev Gain: 76m
Running: 7.2km | Time: 40:02 | Av Pace: 5:31/km | Elev Gain: 73m

Thursday 23rd November
Beigel beigel beigel. Rain. And wind. And bagels. 
Running: 10.2km | Time: 59:33 | Av Pace: 5:50/km | Elev Gain: 175m
Cycle commuting: 6.9km | Time: 23:42

Friday 24th November
The advantage of Adidas Runners having moved to Old Street is I basically have to cycle to get there. Alarm clock was not so successful so mad dash across town to get there in time for intervals. Hill felt AMAZING. Pushed really hard and thrilled to see the hard work paying off. Zoom zoom zoom.
Running (Hills): 8.9km | Time: 46:42 | Av Pace: 5:12/km | Elev Gain: 139m
Cycle commuting: 28.3km | Time: 1:39:19

Saturday 25th November
LONG RUN DAY! Ran to parkrun, parkrunned, little pause while I helped fix some messy results and then ran off to Waterbeach and back. 33km nailed. Tea cakes and coffee to recover. Really pleased with the mileage which was tough but felt gritty and determined. Long run banked. 
Running: 33km | Time: 3:09:40| Av Pace: 5:44/km | Elev Gain: 80m

Sunday 26th November
Tired leg and a really cold day made it hard to get out. Eventually persuaded myself out the door just before 8pm. Legs were too tight to make it past the 6km point to the 8km the training plan said but happy with the mileage I managed. 
Running: 6km | Time: 35:13 | Av Pace: 5:48/km | Elev Gain: 20m

Week Five Totals
Running: 93.9km | 9:11:00 | 771m
Cycling: 56km | 3:14:00 | 465
Swimming: 0m

Thoughts: Longest mileage ever! So proud of myself especially given my busy week. Pleased with some elevation too although could do with a bit more focus. Great to see how commuting by foot can help increase the mileage.


  1. Really enjoy following your progress on here, thank you for keeping it up to date.


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