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Training Log Archive: BrandNewMe

In the 7 days ending Mar 10:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road running4 1:50:42 14.03(7:53) 22.58(4:54)
  Intervals - long endurance1 50:00 6.0(8:20) 9.66(5:11)
  Orienteering - training1 41:50 3.7(11:18) 5.95(7:01)
  Trail running1 35:14 3.84(9:11) 6.18(5:42)
  Off-road running1 13:32 1.27(10:39) 2.04(6:37)
  Total7 4:11:18 28.84(8:43) 46.41(5:25)

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Saturday Mar 9 #

2 PM

Orienteering - training 41:50 [3] 3.7 mi (11:18 / mi)

Bowhill. RR local event

We gate crashed a RR local event, as Ian Maxwell had put on some East of Scotland training beforehand. This was great - the kids learned about attackpoint for the first time. RR is such a nice little club, I would almost consider moving to the Borders just to join, and I had forgotten how good Bowhill is. It is lame compared to some Scottish areas, but that’s an unfair comparison and if it was somewhere like the East mids we’d have run many a JK on it by now.

The mapping of the veg seems to be quite seasonal which is a shame as the Ward family are down to 2 compasses now, so Ray and I were running compassless which was tricky with little contour detail. On the way to 15 I bananad massively as I hit a road not knowing if it was the right one and ended off at 90 degrees for a fair distance.

There was a heavy blizzard throughout my run after a nice sunny morning. My hands were so cold I couldn’t manipulate the map properly, and my laces came undone half way around but there is no way my fingers would be able to do them up which made it tricky. A nice day out, and Laurence survived his first solo light green.

Off-road running 13:32 [3] 1.27 mi (10:39 / mi)

Little jaunt running the light green from the finish backward, just checking Laurence wasn’t hypothermic. He was fine, just taking his time and getting it right.

Friday Mar 8 #

7 AM

Trail running 35:14 [3] 3.84 mi (9:11 / mi)

Its always hard to fit running in on a Friday, esp when I am going out later. Ran to work this morning, over the crags and up the Royal Mile. Lovely getting the Crags to myself in the cold sunshine - meant I could sing along to Roxette as loudly as I wanted. I could have got more miles in if I had gone flatter but it was great to remind myself how lucky we are to have a crazy big rough hill so near the city centre and less than a mile from my front door.

Got to work having timed it precisely for my 8am Friday start and for the first time ever I had to queue for a shower! Given that there are three women's showers, and most in the office start at 9 this was a bit of a shocker
12 PM

Road running 20:00 [3] 2.6 mi (7:42 / mi)

To school with a meadows lap thrown in for fun.

Thursday Mar 7 #

12 PM

Road running 40:00 [3] 5.0 mi (8:00 / mi)


2 x 2k (9:08, 8:55 - used to be 8:10-ish - *SIGH*), then I set off on a lap of 1min on 30 secs off, but I had calf problems so stopped after 4. My right calf, half way down, on the inside a bit has been niggly for a while. I am just running on it with the thought that it will pass, but no need to take too many chances.
3 PM

Road running 10:35 [3] 1.35 mi (7:50 / mi)

Wednesday Mar 6 #

5 PM

Road running 40:07 [3] 5.08 mi (7:54 / mi)

Tuesday Mar 5 #

7 PM

Intervals - long endurance 50:00 [3] 6.0 mi (8:20 / mi)

Saughton for Lucy’s rugby, track session. Martin’s. 5 x 1k w 2 mins. 3:53, 3:52, 3:53, 3:54, 3:57.

Getting annoyed with the Napier Uni triathletes inability to realise that standing in lane 1 while you chat to your friends is not good manners. And I jogged past them on my warm down when they were supposedly doing a 400m rep. I was doing 8min miling. They were having a detailed discussion about WW2 during the rep. Makes you really wonder why they bother.

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