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Training Log Archive: BrandNewMe

In the 7 days ending Apr 4:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail running2 1:38:59 11.85(8:21) 19.07(5:11)
  Intervals - short and speedy1 40:00 4.85(8:15) 7.8(5:07)
  Road running2 37:00 4.0(9:15) 6.44(5:45)
  Orienteering - race1 31:09 3.79(8:13) 6.1(5:06)
  Orienteering - training1 15:28 2.07(7:28) 3.33(4:39)
  Total5 3:42:36 26.56(8:23) 42.74(5:12)

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Sunday Apr 4 #

10 AM

Trail running 1:08:29 [3] 8.05 mi (8:30 / mi)

Run with Loz over braids, Mortonhall, BBVP and meadows.

Saturday Apr 3 #

6 PM

Orienteering - training 6:38 [3] 1.4 km (4:44 / km)

Knock out sprint simulation with the students. Pollock. Took Laurence along. Set off on a “choose which of the 3 options” then into a course. Great fun, close race with Louise A and Laurence. Just managed to hold off Laurence until the end. He got a head in part, and was taking different routes too so was looking at his map not just sitting in.

Orienteering - training 8:50 [3] 1.2 mi (7:22 / mi)

Final. Mairi joined us this time, and it was her and Laurence with me a bit behind. We were close a lot of the way but he pulled away from me with Mairi at the end to beat me for the first time. Good to see him navigating and running hard, even though getting beaten by him for the first time smarts a bit.

Really great training just by the house. Thanks Mark and Peter!

Road running 10:00 [3] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)

Jogging there and back. Should have done some more really.

Thursday Apr 1 #

6 PM

Intervals - short and speedy 40:00 [3] 4.85 mi (8:15 / mi)

From peffermill. Down to the innocent railway then 10 x 2 mins on, 1 min off. Bloody cold when out of the sun. Then came back to Peffermill for Lucy’s goalie training to run over by 30 mins. Nearly hypothermic by the end.

Celebration time here though. Home schooling officially over. Thank fuck for that. Only 2.5 weeks of trying to entertain kids in the Edinburgh city region now. Ffs.

Tuesday Mar 30 #

Trail running 30:30 [3] 3.8 mi (8:02 / mi)

From Laurence’s training, along the water of Leith, lap of Inverleith and back. So tired it’s untrue. Just not getting nearly enough sleep night after night. Legs felt really rubbish at the start of this then improved.

Monday Mar 29 #

9 PM

Road running 27:00 [3] 3.0 mi (9:00 / mi)

Down to Duddingston and back for the final winterlope. Coming back was somewhat slower than going.

Orienteering - race 31:09 [3] 6.1 km (5:06 / km)

Aforementioned winterlope. If I learn to navigate better and run quicker I would do better. I’m probably not the only orienteer that can say that though. Unfortunately my legs were a bit achey, and I managed to add in an extra km of distance through somewhat iffy navigation ( I took in number 1 between 5 and 6. Not the best of routes perhaps) so not the most successful outing. It’s a rapid course though so if you want to see what the quickest you can navigate 5k in the dark this is the course for you. Suggest you don’t add an extra k if that is your aim.

So that’s the night o season over, and many thanks Graeme and all the other planners for some great courses. Good to get me out the door. Good to stop me descending into home-schooling-induced afternoon drinking every night. Really excellent for Laurence, Freya and Eilidh who have probably done more map runs than any other kids in Edinburgh. Having the MapRun flexibility is v useful if you have kids. Generally there is running or football, rugby etc etc on so it’s often hard to get to sprintelopes when you have to be at a set time and place, although the socialising is always a big bonus if you do get there. I think the MoW squad are organising the first sprintelope so we might have to see if we can master the MapRun technology. The ocad technology might be hard enough.

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