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Training Log Archive: BrandNewMe

In the 7 days ending Nov 22:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road running1 1:24:30 9.63(8:46) 15.5(5:27)
  Physio - general S&C1 45:00
  Intervals - short and speedy1 42:33 4.56(9:20) 7.34(5:48)
  Trail running1 36:16 3.8(9:33) 6.12(5:56)
  Total4 3:28:19 17.99 28.95

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Sunday Nov 22 #

9 AM

Road running 1:24:30 [3] 9.63 mi (8:46 / mi)

Didn’t get much sleep last night and got up v early as my knee was really hurting. Loz had a party and Lucy had basketball for a few hours so Ray and I did a buggy run through Craigmillar, Newton, Danderhall on the cycle paths then picked our way down Burdiehouse burn an Ellen’s Glen home. By the end everything was hurting as I m not used to running that far. Various parts of the pelvis area were cramping. Ouch.

Saturday Nov 21 #


Family walk down to the Haven and back. Probably at least 8 miles. It rained on the way there and back and Loz and I hadn’t brought out waterproofs. We had to wait outside the cafe for quite a while for a table too but it was worth it as ever.

Friday Nov 20 #


British orienteering junior selection panel has the junior manager on it again for 2021. Jeez. Do they not read their own welfare recommendations ( ). Do they not care? Do they not wonder when they ask for a higher levy why a sizeable proportion of the British Orienteering public tell them to f’off? As someone who got to WOC very much despite British orienteering rather than because of it I am so disappointed that they are still coming up with such absolute shite!
2 PM

Trail running 36:16 [3] 3.8 mi (9:33 / mi)

Run around queens drive and a bit of Arthur’s seat while Lucy was at swimming.

Ray and I witnessed a cyclist being hit by a car this morning. The car must have been turning at no more than 10 miles an hour into the cyclist who was just cycling along Newington Road. It was really horrific. The massive bang. The pedestrian next to her shouting. The trainers flung off her feet, the victim lying moaning on the road for about half an hour while the ambulance worked on her. She was conscious but unable to move. We were both very shaken up by it indeed.

The cyclist absolutely seemed to be the innocent party. Broad daylight, car decides to turn across her path and hits her side on. It reminded me of last night though when I was rushing driving Lucy to football. Coming out of Mentone Terrace onto Mayfield Road I was about to move but something made me check again before pulling out. It seemed like the dark shadows were moving when a cyclist appeared from nowhere, dressed entirely in black and with no lights. I came very close to pulling out right in front of them. I drive around Edinburgh’s student neighborhood where we live most nights, ferrying kids to clubs and about half the cyclists have no lights. It is so so dangerous! This morning was horrible. There are some really bad drivers out there. Cyclists need to give themselves as much chance of being seen as possible, because bad things happen to totally innocent people. I think I might propose we whack a £30 matriculation fee on students but give them some free lights. Lecture over.

p.S. I always always where a reflective when I run at night too. You look like a dick but it massively reduces the chances of being hit.

Thursday Nov 19 #


Bit ill too busy. Work work work. Finally writing Brexit movement of goods advice for work. Reminds me that I ought to do a bit of stockpiling.

Wednesday Nov 18 #


Bit ill too busy

Tuesday Nov 17 #

7 PM

Intervals - short and speedy 42:33 [3] 4.56 mi (9:20 / mi)

6 x 2 mins on 1 min off. TFL a bit sore. Boiling tonight. Disused railway by Inverleith Row as Loz was at Letham Park

Monday Nov 16 #

7 AM

Physio - general S&C 45:00 [3]

Jill’s training. Early start, lack of sleep and the exercises themselves are slowly killing me.

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