Training Log: SarahD
In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Running||6|| 6:44:13|| 38.53|| 62.0|| 600|
| ||Mountain biking||1|| 53:00|| 9.94||(5:20)|| 16.0||(3:19)|| 210|
| ||Stretching||1|| 10:00|
| ||Total||6|| 7:47:13|| 48.47|| 78.0|| 810|
Running 48:00  8.0 km (6:00 / km)
Steady round the 2 bridges with DR. Legs as good as could be expected. Been mingin' all day and another blatter of wet snow came in part way round.
Got a real buzz from the w/e. Was quite a strange challenge as you were stating each race with a different objective from most of the people round about you, but good that other Devils were identifiable by their t-shirts... plenty of mutual respect out there.
Realise that I can still get a lot out of doing races even if its more of the "challenge" variety than it once was.
Running warm up/down 10:00 
Body not wanting to wake up properly.
Running race 32:00  6.0 km (5:20 / km) +100m 4:55 / km
Devil of Deeside part 3 - Run Balmoral duathlon. 1st run. Seemed to take ages to get going, but plodding steadily and ran the hill without any major difficulty.
Mountain biking race 53:00  16.0 km (3:19 / km) +210m 3:07 / km
Biking section round Ripe Hill loop.... didn't really enjoy this. Too many people coming past and hammering down scary descents! Happy to get feet back on terra firma.
Running race 26:00  5.0 km (5:12 / km) +100m 4:44 / km
Second run - same as the first without the initial flat loop. Feeling quite strong, still managed the hill ok, but tired by the end.
Running warm up/down 10:00 
Everything still feeling ok, just tired.
Running race 2:10:00  24.0 km (5:25 / km) +300m 5:06 / km
Devil of Deeside part 4 - Run Balmoral 15 mile trail race.
This felt really hard for the first few miles, partly getting moving again, but also running out into a headwind. Then it got better for a while. Caught KH (and was a bit worried for her) but relieved when she skipped past me again heading up the hill. Came and went feeling good, then tired, but on balance couldn't have anticipated feeling anything like this good at the end of the Devil. Tried to run the last hill, which caused cramp in my quads to kick in (just as I met the race photographer and only 1.5 miles to go!), but once I got going again was able to catch back various people.
Dead chuffed with how the whole weekend went, especially after all the niggles during the week. They didn't cause any problems at all, but there's lots of other sore bits now.
3rd overall F Devil
Running warm up/down 20:00  2.5 km (8:00 / km)
Before 5k. Got caught up in "big race" stuff and felt I hadn't really done enough. Groin a bit niggly, but nothing I couldn't ignore.
Running race 22:53  5.0 km (4:35 / km)
Devil of Deeside part 1 - Run Balmoral 5km. Plan was to cruise this by running comfortably within myself. Started from the 25' banner but after crossing the line felt that everyone was going waaay too slow so ran down the grass verge to pass. Felt cruisey and was surprised that the first km was 4:29 - oops. Didn't pay much attention to my watch but never felt I was pushing and even managed to resist a sprint for the finish. Not particularly tired at the end, and very happy that groin etc. was feeling ok.
Running warm up/down 10:00  1.5 km (6:40 / km)
Didn't feel I needed so much warm up for part 2 as I'd kept moving quite successfully in between.
Running race 48:20  10.0 km (4:50 / km) +100m 4:36 / km
Devil of Deeside part 2 - Run Balmoral 10km. Again the plan was to cruise and the first 3km didn't feel too bad, although somewhat less relaxed than the 5km. Then when we hit the hill it was hard not to work, otherwise I'd have been walking. Over the top and I kind of forgot I wasn't meant to be racing. It's really hard when you know you can catch people ahead. So, ended up running the second half a bit fast, which may prove to have been a mistake tomorrow.
Excellent massage after, although calfs are rather sore now.... I got the feeling I was one of the stiffer people he had tended to :-(
Running 20:00 
W-u round Lady Wood to check for any felling issues for ASC, then jog back from strides on DW.
Running intervals 12:00 
12x30"+30" to get the legs moving a bit quicker. Groin niggle seemed to settle with faster running. Not holding out much hope for surviving this w/e though. Will take it a race at a time and see what happens.
Running 15:00 
Hanging controls for ASC. B******s pinched 5 of them in the 45' between hanging and starting the session. Not happy.
Decided to give GoD a miss this evening. R groin still niggly after last w/e and trying to recover for this w/e.
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