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Training Log Archive: BrandNewMe

In the 7 days ending Jan 6:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road running4 3:00:16 22.31(8:05) 35.9(5:01)
  Tempo run1 57:22 6.87(8:21) 11.06(5:11)
  XC / road / hill race2 50:13 4.91(10:14) 7.9(6:21)
  Off-road running1 15:30 1.75(8:51) 2.82(5:30)
  Total6 5:03:21 35.84(8:28) 57.68(5:16)
averages - weight:59.4lbs

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Sunday Jan 6 #

3 PM

Road running 1:24:35 [3] 10.57 mi (8:00 / mi)

The plan said 10 miles. Bad stomach though, so this was weary.

Saturday Jan 5 #

12 PM

XC / road / hill race 29:15 [3] 2.98 mi (9:49 / mi)

There is a nice coach in CAAC who I trained with for a bit when the kids were doing track training. Last January and this he has tweeted the day’s training the night before, everyday, throughout January (@JanJanAthon). It is quite good fun not to have to think up the days training, but today I suffered.

Yesterday’s 6 mile fartlek was done late and I didn’t have dinner after and was probably a bit hilly, and today’s ‘5k parkrun or equivalent’ was an HBT 5k handicap on Arthur’s Seat. Brutal.
Legs were killing from the start, when I set off down the bog. Skirt St Margaret’s loch then up to the top of Whinny Hill. Round the side of the dry dam, down the Dassies, then up over the crags to the start / finish. Laurence started 3mins before me and I only just reeled him in going up the crags. Legs were so dead. But it’s all good training!

Road running 6:19 [3] 0.64 mi (9:52 / mi)

Warm down jog. no warm up, which was a mistake.

Friday Jan 4 #

8 PM

Tempo run 57:22 [3] 6.87 mi (8:21 / mi)

Hilly fartlek around Braids and Blackford.

Thursday Jan 3 #

8 PM

Road running 45:22 [3] 5.6 mi (8:06 / mi)

Woke at 3, couldn’t get back to sleep. Day at home with the kids = exhaustion. I went to bed at 2:30 for an hour, and suffered horrid fug ever after that for the rest of the day until I got running in the evening. That made everything better.

Wednesday Jan 2 #

12 PM

Off-road running 15:30 [3] 1.75 mi (8:51 / mi)
weight:59.4lbs

Warm uppery and downery

XC / road / hill race 20:58 [3] 1.93 mi (10:52 / mi)

Greenmantle Dash

I haven’t actually ever got around to this race, but it is very close and is organised by good friend Dick Wall so I thought I ought to at some point.

I knew you started at the brewery, ran up to one of the lower ridges if Trahenna, came down and finished at he back of the community centre. I didn’t know quite how rough it was.

Jill explained beforehand. “You run 200m to the main road, vault that wall, shimmy through that narrow bit, over the football pitch, then vault a fence, wade through the burn, then wade through the very boggy field, up the turnip field, then you are at the bottom of the hill, and just have to climb up it and back down.”

Hmm. It seemed a bit brutal, and it was. I was please with my hard start, as fewer people were in my way at the wall, and I could pick the lowest bit of fence. I seemed to get the deepest bit of burn (mid thigh) though, but managed the boggy field better than most. The gradual turnip field didn’t suit me, the steep up did. I lost a lot on the descent. I waswth Des Crowe at the top. He descended like a rock though, and I descended like a feather. Stayed strong until the end and quite pleased with how I felt. First vet. Second lady to Jill.

The kids race was a cracker! They did what we did but missed the steepest bit of the hill. All round thumbs up from the small brown crew of 4. They won a twix, a buff, a can of dc, and a bottle of beer. Result!

Tuesday Jan 1 #

5 PM

Road running 44:00 [3] 5.5 mi (8:00 / mi)

haven't quite decided what 2019 training will look like, but I had some jobs to do in Morningside.

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