Training Blog: Brian Schwind – October

 With my last race of the season completed I headed into September and October with the main goal of recovery and rejuvenation. My focus is spending more time with my wife, getting outside and doing some different activities, and just enjoying some free time. I have...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 5-11th May

Monday May 05th.  HRV= 68 Green. An unexpected result after yesterday’s run but I won’t get carried away and muscle soreness will dictate the day.  Woke very early but resisted the urge to run before my drive home and stayed in bed a little bit longer to at least rest...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 24-30th March

Monday March 24th.  HRV 66 Amber. A good result after yesterday’s effort as I was prepared for a Red.  Training continues as normal but today will be strictly recovery running being cautious after yesterday’s long run and the principle of stress / rest / adapt.  Easy...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 10-16th March

Monday March 10th.  HRV 63 Green. A better start to the week than last Monday but still low enough considering the relatively easy week I’ve had.  My thoughts are I’m slightly fatigued from the weekend as the coaching course didn’t allow for sufficient recovery...

John O’Regan’s Training Diary 24th Feb – 2nd March

Monday February 24th.  HRV 77 Green. Late to bed last night but a good result even though I’m feeling a little bit tired.  Went out at lunchtime with the intention of running close to Marathon pace but it seemed more of an effort than it should and the session became...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 27 Jan- 2 Feb

Monday January 27th.  HRV 78 Green. Late to bed last night but looks like I’m back on track.  Unsure of what to do today and that’s part laziness but just before lunchtime I got the opportunity to run with someone and took it.  Didn’t think about what I was doing and...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 23-29th Dec

Monday December 23rd.  HRV 74 White. A great result but woke feeling tired and it was an effort getting out of bed.  Could hear the wind and rain outside while testing and decided to abandon my running commute even though the opportunity to make up for it might not be...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 28-3rd Nov

Monday October 28th. HRV= 71 White. Much better than expected but feeling slightly hung over after a few drinks last night.  Decided to try out my new Hoka One One running shoes during my first Recovery run which gave the session some purpose.  Found this session very...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 21-27th Oct

Monday October 21st. HRV= 62 Amber Shouldn’t be surprised but didn’t expect such a low score as I’m feeling fairly ok but did feel a bit disorientated when the alarm went off.  Easy lunchtime run of 9K running by feel and keeping an eye on my heart rate.  Went for a...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 14-20th Oct

Monday October 14th. HRV= 85 Green. A good start to the week and hopefully my return to training.  Can feel some stiffness in my legs as a result of a tough enough weekend.  Had company for my lunchtime run but asked to do a shorter session as didn’t want to sacrifice...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 16-29th Sept

Monday September 16th. HRV= 76 White. A good start to the week but I can feel the fatigue in my legs and some tightness around my ITB (illiotibal band) and have booked a massage for Thursday.  Easy lunchtime run of 8.5K and that’ll be all for today as I’ve an online...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 9-15th Sept

Monday September 09th HRV= 80 White. Another good result after a tough session which has me wondering if I need to start increasing the intensity. Not sure what to do today but got an offer of some company for a lunchtime run and just let it happen.  Started at a...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 12th-25th Aug

12th to 18th August Monday August 12th. HRV= 65 White. Perfect as I was expecting lower after yesterday’s long run.  I can feel some discomfort behind both my knees and I’m happy with that as it’s the pain from work rather than injury and knowing the difference comes...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 5-11th Aug

Monday August 05th. HRV= 54 Amber. Hoping for higher as legs feeling good and guessing it’s cardio fatigue from the long session yesterday.  Woke without an alarm as today is a Bank Holiday meaning I can head to the Track at my leisure.  My plan now is to repeat last...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 15-21st July

Monday July 15th HRV= 62 White. Late night and early morning, far from ideal.  Lunchtime sports massage which went fairly ok and apart from some expected tightness in my IT band and calves I seem to be ok. Plan for tomorrow is an early gym session of mostly mobility...

John O’Regan’s 27-2nd June HRV Training Diary

Daily HRV Training Diary Monday May 27th. HRV= 66 White. Better than expected even though it should be higher but based on the weekend it’s a good result.  Legs feeling stiff / heavy and did a short lunchtime run of 8K to try get them moving again.   Running Commute...

John O’Regan’s 13-26th May HRV Training Diary

Daily HRV Training Diary Monday May 13th. HRV= 56 Amber. Expected after almost 20hrs of running, 37 waking hours and very little sleep.  Early start for the long journey home and I’m feeling fine but will only do what I need to do and try to rest as much as possible...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 6-12 May

Monday May 06th HRV= 59 Red. Expected after a good weekend.  Rested for most of today and then hit the Track for a short but intense Interval session of 3*1K off 5 min Recovery.  Splits were: 3:15, 3:13, 3:12 followed by a long cool down. Plan for tomorrow is an early...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 8-14th April

Daily HRV Training Diary Monday Apr 08th. HRV= 70 White. Lower than expected.  Easy lunchtime 10K and feeling slightly fatigued, decided to cancel my run home.  Went to watch my son play a match and then took the opportunity to run a recovery 5K with the Couch to 5K...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 1st-7th April

Daily HRV Training Diary Monday Apr 01st. HRV= 78 White A good recovery since yesterday and better than expected for race day.  Didn’t do my usual pre breakfast race day run in favour of the extra time in bed as I’m still adjusting to the clocks going...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 25th-31st March

Daily HRV Training Diary Monday Mar 25th. HRV= 82 Green. A good recovery since yesterday but I won’t get carried away because although my engine is showing signs of recovery the chassis might still be a bit fatigued and still under repair.  Started the day with...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 18th-24th March

Daily HRV Training Diary Monday Mar 18th HRV= 72 White. Race day and a good result after yesterday’s low score and race day stress can also lead to a lower than normal result.  Up at 8:35am and after a relaxing few minutes I had a cup of coffee and went out for a...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 4th – 10th March

Daily HRV Training Diary   Monday Mar 04th. HRV= 56 Amber. An expected result but didn’t expect it to be so low as I didn’t think I worked hard enough yesterday and I’m now glad I didn’t do a second session. Will skip the lunchtime session to make the most of...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 18th – 24th Feb

Daily HRV Training Diary Monday Feb 18th. HRV= 66 White An Ok start to the week but I’m feeling slightly congested so I won’t overdo it.  Easy 8K run during lunchtime letting my legs decide the pace as there’s some fatigue since the weekend.  Heart Rate a little bit...

John O’Regan’s HRV Training Diary 6th – 13th Jan

Daily ithlete HRV & Training Log Monday Jan 07th. HRV=64 White. Expected higher after an easy day yesterday.  I’ll proceed with caution as this could be an advance warning of an illness brewing. Today will be an easy day.  Easy lunchtime run of 40 mins followed by...

John O’Regan

About me I’m an Irish International Ultra Runner and Adventurer competing at all distances and over all terrain.  I’ve raced on the 7 Continents and included the highest, lowest, hottest, coldest, most northern and most southern races in the world. I was...

John O’Regan HRV Training Diary 23th-30th Dec

Daily ithlete HRV & Training Log Monday Dec 24th. HRV=61 Red. Looks like today is a rest day but I don’t mind.  Spent the day out and about with a lot of walking and some last minute Christmas shopping.  Retested again late afternoon to check my recovery and got a...

John O’Regan HRV Training Diary 17th-23rd Dec

Daily ithlete HRV & Training Log Monday Dec 17th. HRV=71 White. A great result after a tough session yesterday and I put it down to the extra effort I put into my recovery.   Yet again I did the same session as I’ve done for the last 2 Monday’s with similar...

John O’Regan HRV Training Diary 10-16th Dec

Daily ithlete HRV & Training Log Monday Dec 10th. HRV=63 White. Lower than expected after a rest day and I suspect it’s down to a cumulative fatigue from a heavy week.  I’ll ease back or do similar to last week rather than trying to train harder and I’ll make sure...

John O’Regan HRV Training Diary 3rd – 10th Dec

Daily ithlete HRV & Training Log Monday Dec 03rd. HRV=70 White. Higher than it should be after a race and goes to show I didn’t give it my all.  Not for the want of trying but it just seems like my fast twitch muscle fibres have switched off and I suppose...

John O’Regan ithlete HRV Training Diary 22-28 October

Day by day ithlete HRV & Training Monday 22nd October:  HRV = 74 Higher than expected after 3 back to back steady runs and less than adequate recovery over the weekend.  Lunchtime strength session of mostly squats and the lifted weight has increased by 2.5Kg per...

Weekly HRV Training Diary by John O’Regan 15-21 October

About me I’m an Irish International Ultra Runner and Adventurer competing at all distances and over all terrain.  I’ve raced on the 7 Continents and included the highest, lowest, hottest, coldest, most northern and most southern races in the world. I’m currently...

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