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Training Log Archive: Sludo

In the 7 days ending Jan 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Plodding3 5:36:36 13.63(24:41) 21.94(15:21) 1673
  Gym2 45:00
  Running1 21:44 1.99(10:57) 3.19(6:48) 106
  Total6 6:43:20 15.62 25.14 1778

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Sunday Jan 21 #

9 AM

Plodding 1:14:52 [2] 5.62 km (13:19 / km) +482m 9:19 / km
shoes: Winter boots (Zamberlan)

Quick nip (in snow shoes) up MEall a Bhuacheille in the cairngorms en route back south. Quite a few out, nice to be the first up on the top making the snowprints.

No body issues, but a lot of faffing with the snow shoes.

A fun drive on the way back at times - snow really got going in the last 30 mins.

Saturday Jan 20 #

10 AM

Plodding 2:15:05 [2] 9.03 km (14:58 / km) +780m 10:27 / km
shoes: Winter boots (Zamberlan)

after last nights snow-sinking, invested in some snow shoes for Fionn Bheinn. made a really big difference when breaking a trail, less so on the stuff already broken down.

Snow still pretty deep maybe 30cm, but it hadn't drifted so much which made it a lot easier. 4 people breaking trail who were just walking in boots looked enviously onwards as I nipped past in snow shoes. Beat the skiers up too ;-)

Weather very kind - light winds and superb sunshine at times, but clouds shrouding the Torridon hills and Fannichs from view.

great day out! more days like these please.

touring skis next.

no achilles issues from memory, the snow shoes are really helpful as they have a wedge to raise the heel

Friday Jan 19 #

6 PM

Plodding 2:06:39 [2] 7.29 km (17:23 / km) +411m 13:33 / km
shoes: Winter boots (Zamberlan)

Friday night adventure up the Sow of Atholl. Dreamt up this idea earlier in the week and thought that a Corbett on route to inverness was logistically possible if I left work early. So....

Set off along the track from Dalnaspidal and slightly daunted by the amount of snow - about knee high by the track, which then turned into between knee and waist high in the first fields. hmm. only in walking boots so I was slightly envious of the skiers who looked to have been up earlier. Got stuck above my waist in one drift. faff faff faff, plugged on and thankfully once out of the valley floor the S spur had been wind-swept by the Westerlys.

Plugged along the ridge to the top, a couple of slopes I was concerned about the depth of snow and pretty hard to judge aspect / gradient at night. Nice views down the trains / cars / lorries down the A9.

wind picked up on top so quick about turn and quick descent back to car.

two fellas in flourescent jackets seemed to be loitering around my car as I approached on my return, then it appeared there was a police car next to it, and these fellas were in fact coppers. I thought the chaps were just there checking on the other (appearing to be abandoned) cars. I started banging on about how it was a great night to be on the hill before they told me they'd been called out to check a flickering light on the glen. oops, they'd been there a while and bricking it when they indeed see a light on the hill, but were pretty relieved it was descending and they weren't going to have to go wading out through the snow. off they went!

I might have to re-think these Friday night adventures, as a lot of people also seemed to be concerned when I was up Ben Starav in April at about 10pm.

Wednesday Jan 17 #

7 PM

Running 21:44 [2] 3.19 km (6:48 / km) +106m 5:50 / km
shoes: Decathlon Kiprun #1

tester "run" achilles a bit sore after 5 mins, but warmed up OK. plodding very flat footed. possible progress, but not amazing.

Tuesday Jan 16 #

Gym 25:00 [1]

Monday Jan 15 #

Gym 20:00 [1]

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