Thursday, June 27, 2013

Training Diary for 17th -23rd June 2013

Monday June 17th. HRV= 65 White.

TemperatureA great result after yesterday and shows that the pace for my long run was very manageable.  Have a few jobs to do in advance of holidays tomorrow and made the most of my free time with a 13K steady paced run over a local race route and followed this with an evening mixed paced 10K starting with one partner and finishing with another.
Early start tomorrow for a flight to Italy and a weeks holiday with the family.

Tuesday June 18th. HRV= 69 White.

TemperatureUp at 3:30 am and happy with this result.  No training today and won’t be adding any stress by provisionally planning to get out on arrival at the hotel.  Touched down to very hot temperatures and although it’s been quite warm at home over recent days this is still a shock to the system.  Overnighting in Milan before a train journey to Lake Garda.
Plan for tomorrow is an early run if I wake in time but won’t be setting an early alarm.

Wednesday June 19th. HRV= 55 Amber.

TemperatureDidn’t wake on time but no harm as the traveling and high temperatures have had an effect on the CNS (Central Nervous System).  Traveling to Lake Garda by train and the rest of today will be spent settling in and exploring.
Plan for tomorrow is up in the air.

Thursday June 20th. HRV = 55 Red.

TemperatureNot surprised but still unexpected as I took it easy enough yesterday although the daytime temperature did reach 37C.  Will make sure to work on my hydration today as that could be a factor in this morning’s result.
Plan for tomorrow will depend on recovery but includes a trip to a theme park and that means lots of walking in the heat.

Friday June 21st. HRV= 47 Red.

TemperatureNot good and after my good behaviour yesterday it’s unexpected.  No running today but walked a fair distance and temperatures were the same or maybe higher than yesterday.
Plan for tomorrow is up in the air and includes moving to another destination.  I’m guessing I won’t be recovered enough to plan a run so I won’t cancel out some sleep time by setting an early alarm only to switch it off.

Saturday June 22nd. HRV=50 Red.

TemperatureExpected at this stage and I’m glad I didn’t chance an early run.  Another long day with a train journey and a walking exploration of the new destination.  Temperature still in the high 30s but chanced an evening run when it got a little bit cooler just to tick the box.  Felt lethargic to start and ran 3K on a path alongside the lake before turning back and then went 2K out and back in the other direction.
Plan for tomorrow is a day trip to Venice.  No running.

Sunday June 23rd. HRV=50 Red.

TemperatureExpected.  Early start for a train journey to Venice and lots of walking in yet again high temperatures.

Weekly HRV summary

The timing of the holiday is far from ideal with my next race being so close but for a long term running plan to work it needs to be fitted around your life rather than trying to fit your life around the plan.  Missing a few days of training is a small sacrifice on my part when compared to the bigger sacrifice made by my family to accommodate my running every other time.  Had a great holiday.

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