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Training Log: BrandNewMe

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering - race1 1:55:56 8.0(14:29) 12.88(9:00)
  Road running1 59:59 7.0(8:34) 11.27(5:19)
  Trail running1 42:24 4.9(8:39) 7.89(5:23)
  XC / road / hill race1 31:34 4.2(7:31) 6.76(4:40)
  Project agility1 30:00
  Total5 4:39:53 24.1 38.78

Wednesday Jun 28 #

6 PM

Road running 59:59 [3] 7.0 mi (8:34 / mi)

Not entirely road running. Corstorphine hill from work. Nice.

Tuesday Jun 27 #

1 PM

Trail running 42:24 [3] 4.9 mi (8:39 / mi)

Short on time. Work, across the meadows, top of Castro, down, up the dassies and back. Slightly wet. Fresh. Traditional Scottish summer - ah I love it.

Sunday Jun 25 #

2 AM

Orienteering - race 1:55:56 [3] 8.0 mi (14:29 / mi)

Harvester leg 2

Hmm. How long might Max take on leg 1? 6k, in the dark, in a tough Lakeland forest. An hour would be good, but you want to be there at the changeover, so give him 50mins. Get up there. Good news, Max is through the radio. Bad news, that's the first radio, and only about 1.5k into the course. We wait, and wait, and wait. Andy L and Rhys F-R are back in 74. It became apparent that no compromises had been made and there were no reflectives on the kites. This was tough! Max could be a while - 2:30. I decided from the outset it would slow and streaky with minimal mistakes, and that's what it was. Not a blindingly good run, but the only big miss was 3mins-ish at number 13, a minute or so at 20 and lots of hesitations and minor wobbles. Pleased. The rest of the teamsters a recent Swiss signing called Nadia, then Graham Mc, Graeme, Ken and Colin. Fun weekend, great event, big tired smiles now!

My agility was much better today so I think my springy practice is paying off.


Saturday Jun 24 #

2 PM

Project agility 30:00 [3]

Yoga and drills as everything was screaming after last night.

Friday Jun 23 #

8 PM

XC / road / hill race 31:34 [3] 4.2 mi (7:31 / mi)

Black Rock 5

I have been getting marginally fitter recently, and part of the motivation is the BlackRock running club fortnightly 5k. I am only 30secs off winning (provided Andrew Douglas chooses not to come) and denting some serious egos in the process. BlackRock running club decided to do the BlackRock 5 this year.

I had the advantage of having run it before, but I have been feeling ill over the past few days. Same illness I had a lot of last winter. Feeling nauseous, bloated and aching all over. Not good.

Set off a bit from the front of the race. Ran hardish from the start, and felt ok. Get to the beach and continued in not too much pain. I pass one of the guys fro work - Chris 1 - but he is right on my shoulder though. Pass loads of people going around the rock. One guy is walking. I don't understand. Run hard, get to some knee deep water and walk?

Back up the beach and I feel very bloated. Feels like it is restricting my breathing. I drop back a bit. When we get to the road I see Chris 1 along side me, and Chris 2 from work too. Damn. I surge to keep up, and at the top of the start hill we are joined by Julian from work too. Takes the piss. All 4 of us in a row! Chris1 rips down the hill, turns the corner. I'm not sure he knows how big the hill is. I see him fade a bit half way up as he realises the true extent of the hill. Chris2 gets me too, and I am not sure where Julian ended up, but we must all be within 20secs of each other which is hilarious! Andrew Douglas spoilt the party by sprinting off and leaving us. That's a bit antisocial.

Fun race. I gave all I had, and thing I am making marginal improvements, certainly better than last winter. Great to see so many trots that I haven't seen for ages, and JonX. Damn, body is killing and now for the harvester...and more JonX apparently.

P.S. I managed to get chafed calves with the sand yesterday - that's how big they are. Ought!

Thursday Jun 22 #


Walk to work then walk up to the interlopers AGM, which is all I ought to be doing having signed up to the harvester.

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