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Training Log Archive: BrandNewMe

In the 7 days ending Oct 18:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail running3 2:37:39 13.54(11:39) 21.79(7:14)
  Road running1 1:02:24 7.02(8:53) 11.3(5:31)
  Physio - general S&C1 50:00
  Total5 4:30:03 20.56 33.09

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Sunday Oct 18 #

2 PM

Road running 1:02:24 [3] 7.02 mi (8:53 / mi)

Loz, B and I had a walk from Meggetland while Lucy was at football in the morning, then I had a run from Meggetland while she was at rugby in the afternoon. Covid has meant that instead of being required to be on the sidelines at rugby we are barred, so this is actually quite a nice opportunity to get a run in. I set off along the canal and was a bit too dizzy to run. This happens a lot when I get tired, and I am v tired just now. Did some walk run then got running again. S Craiglockhart, midmar, Astley Ainsley, the links, meadows and back along the canal. My new trainers were great. Only downside is their truly vile purple colour. The rule for women’s trainer colours seems to be if the colour wouldn’t suit a my little pony then it wouldn’t suit a female runner.

Steps 22,633

Saturday Oct 17 #


Got the steps in without running by walking to Run and Become and back, then up to Blackford Hill with Lucy then around ESOC’s orange on MapRun. We didn’t run it - she was pretty tired from football - apart from the last couple when I said we had to put an effort in to beat Jonny Muir. She is undoubtedly the best orienteer in the family and did it map memory. Looking forward to finding her some trickier courses on new areas sometime.

Steps - 25,012

Friday Oct 16 #

5 PM

Trail running 1:13:00 [3] 5.0 mi (14:36 / mi)

Through prestonfield golf course to AS, up the back path to the summit then the handicap route back to Queens drive and home.

I think sitting on my arse working all day of late might have atrophied some of my muscles, as I was feeling weak. I have lost weight recently despite still looking fat so muscle wastage it must be (or not-yet-diagnosed-cancer obvs. Hypochondriac? Me?). I have always wanted thin calves, but not really osteoporosis so maybe I should actually move occasionally.

We have a work 4 week step challenge though so time to get out there. I don’t mean to brag but I have cast a glance around the room at team away days and there appears to be no one working at the Uni’s finance team who looks like they have exercised willingly since high school. Victory is in the bag surely? Well working 10 hour days, having B to look after and my current arse problems might hold me back slightly, but I’ll give it a go as I am so damn competitive. 22,501 so far today, but yet to go to brush my teeth.

Steps post teeth - 22.537

Thursday Oct 15 #

6 PM

Trail running 31:13 [3] 3.44 mi (9:04 / mi)

45 min window while Lucy was at football at Meggetland, so along the canal, up Craiglockhart south, dropped in at Frandy’s for a chat then back via Myreside and the canal, chatting to Interlopers that I bumped into. I was v jealous of the sociable club run which I have never made it to but Thursday’s is Lucy football at Meggetland and Laurence athletics at the other end of Edinburgh. It is so rare to manage to run with other people when you spend your whole life being a taxi service to kids.

Wednesday Oct 14 #

6 PM

Trail running 53:26 [3] 5.1 mi (10:29 / mi)

Trotettes. Fun. Arthur’s Seat in the dark.

Monday Oct 12 #

7 AM

Physio - general S&C 50:00 [3]

Jill Stephen (Scotland’s best hill runner just now) has started doing S&C classes for runners for a modest charge. Meadows Pavillion at 7 for quads, hamstrings and glutes every Monday. Hopefully this will help massively as it is basically my Physio exercises, but you’ve paid money to go so you have to do it. In the rain this morning. Let me know if you want to join in and I’ll give you her contact details.

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