In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Running||5|| 5:48:00|| 33.12||(10:30)|| 53.3||(6:32)|| 2159|
| ||Cycling||1|| 1:55:00|
| ||Total||6|| 7:43:00|| 33.12|| 53.3|| 2159|
Running (Easy) 48:00  8.8 km (5:27 / km)
Pan flat jogging round the meadows. A bizarre experience, it seems I jogged my laps the opposite way to everyone else. 6 strides at the end, all feeling positive.
Running (Specific Endurance) 2:45:00  20.6 km (8:01 / km) +1317m 6:04 / km
Doing things backwards today, had a nap and felt like I needed to stuff my face before I got out the door. Walking around town is tiring, feeling ready to crawl back into the woods.
Went through the motions running in circles on Arthur's Seat, frustratingly short climbs and an irritating number of people, wasn't much of a heartbreak to get back to the flat 15 minutes early. Noticed some useful stuff about my pack so got something out of it all. A few tight spots but nothing bad, should all ease up with a few days on the sofa with a book.
Running (Moderate) 1:00:00  11.4 km (5:16 / km) +607m 4:09 / km
Some steeper, more technical sections than my usual Mod terrain but all still runnable. In Edinburgh til I go to Andorra so working with what I have and don't fancy pounding pavement.
A bit of a knot in my left hamstring but that'll work out with rolling and stretching.
Running (Easy + TEs.) 26:00  3.8 km (6:51 / km) +131m 5:50 / km
Pushed for time so just a warm up, TEs, then jog home to head down to edinburgh.
Cycling (Easy/Mod.) 1:55:00 
Up the ski road, effort definitely crept above easy a few times. A fun ride though, legs feeling pretty strong.
I didn't complain about the heat because I didn't get any! Two days of clag and rain. If we get poor weather in Andorra I'll have plenty recent experience to draw on. I've had sod all else the last few weeks!
Over tapering is probably less of a concern for this kind of thing than for shorter races. Two and a half days of slog doesn't require quite the same sharpness as a marathon.
Running (Easy) 49:00  8.7 km (5:38 / km) +104m 5:19 / km
Easy run before massage. Managed a couple of strides before hordes of people appeared and I ran away.
Feeling really good, massage a lot less painful than last week. I'm a day behind the schedule but I don't think that matters too much, even if I do the long run on Sunday rather than Saturday. Given how I feel now and how recovery has gone the last few weeks I'd be more concerned about overtapering than not recovering enough. Which is great.
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