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Training Log Archive: BrandNewMe

In the 7 days ending Mar 28:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail running3 2:30:20 15.4(9:46) 24.78(6:04)
  Cycle1 1:00:00 10.0(6:00) 16.09(3:44)
  Orienteering - race1 46:03 4.9(9:24) 7.89(5:50)
  Road running1 31:03 3.7(8:23) 5.95(5:13)
  Tempo run1 30:02 4.0(7:31) 6.44(4:40)
  Total6 5:17:28 38.0(8:21) 61.15(5:11)

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Sunday Mar 28 #

3 PM

Tempo run 30:02 [3] 4.0 mi (7:31 / mi)

KB dash. Headwind out tailwind back, which helps. Only 5 mins 4 secs to knock off to get to my June 2012 best time for the course...

Trail running 45:03 [3] 5.0 mi (9:01 / mi)

Then tried to run some more around Blackford and Braids but my legs were a bit knackered. Very much like the rest of me. I’ve had so much caffeine today I thought I was going to die earlier. Must calm down and get some sleep from somewhere.

Saturday Mar 27 #

2 PM

Orienteering - race 46:03 [3] 4.9 mi (9:24 / mi)

Back out to Dreg as Keith Brown added some more courses. Thanks! Ray, Laurence, Freya and Megan did the short long-o, Eilidh, Lucy and Mairi did the light green, as did Jon, Calum and Sandra. When they all got back I handed over Bertie and did the short long o too. It was a nice little course and I just about managed to hold off the youngsters (tho they were both ahead of me at 3!). Then Megan went out again and Sandra went out again twice. Lots of orienteering fun for everyone.

Friday Mar 26 #

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After zero sleep I finally got up at about 6 then spent the morning in a dug of exhaustion. Lolling on the sofa while B played on the floor i put the tv on - first time I have seen breakfast tv in about 30 years and it is not good. So Laurence came in and worked out how to find the British marathon trials. I’m not a fan of watching marathons - don’t usually have that much spare time and hate the chatting with joe jogger bits - but this race was just astonishing. Such great tv for Laurence to watch too. Just run like you are Chris Thompson Laurence. Every day.

Then later we watched the rugby too. That’s a days exercise for you!

Thursday Mar 25 #

1 PM

Trail running 59:00 [3] 5.4 mi (10:56 / mi)

Lunchtime jaunt around the seat with WHB. Bails was suffering more than me today, which made for a pleasant change. Him having an off day I think rather than me feeling good.

Wednesday Mar 24 #

1 PM

Cycle 1:00:00 [3] 10.0 mi (6:00 / mi)

Took Laurence out for a cycle as he is just so miserable that the schools are still shut.

Great things happening in Edinburgh in terms of cycle lanes during the pandemic. Let’s hope the council have the intelligence to keep them.

Tuesday Mar 23 #

3 PM

Trail running 46:17 [3] 5.0 mi (9:15 / mi)

Up through Pollock, down through the innocent railway Duddingston then up the steps to Dunsapie (major lactate half way up but someone was watching so I had to keep going. Yuck!), then checked out the gorse in daylight (no conceivable route to control) then dry dam, pipers and back via Wells O’Weary to nursery pick up.

Monday Mar 22 #

7 PM

Road running 31:03 [3] 3.7 mi (8:23 / mi)

Run with some efforts. I haven’t been doing intervals as with my current state of tiredness it is one more thing that I don’t really have the energy for. This felt ok though, even though I had worries about tight calves beforehand.

In night o news, someone has actually managed to complete the whinny hill long course (first person to finish from 10 starters)! Might have to go and have yet another look today to see where it is possible to get through the impenetrable gorse.

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