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Training Log Archive: jack_wright

In the 7 days ending Sep 3, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 7:35:53
  Climbing1 1:30:00
  Total7 9:05:53

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Sunday Sep 3, 2017 #

10 AM

Running 1:23:00 [2]

What a contrast to yesterday - grim grim grim. So we headed along the coastal path out to the headland. Could still see over to Rhum and Canna despite the weather. Hmm ankle feels a little funny. Have had this before so really need to be careful. Just niggling away every now and again in my inner R ankle.

Saturday Sep 2, 2017 #

5 PM

Running 1:53:14 [3]

Beautiful all day as we were driving up so had to get out as campsite manager said a big storm was on its way. Plan was just to head up towards Coire Lagan and then just see where I went from there. Legs were a bit tired to begin with and got the wrong path so ended up way right. Thought about slogging up the side of Sgurr Sgumain on the grassy wet slopes but thoguht better of it as legs were complaining a little. Decided to cut across back to the Coire Lagan path and try and meet up with Al.

Whilst cutting across to the other path I noticed two things. 1. Going off the path on Skye is not a good idea. 2. There was what looked like the beginning of a path leading up towards a boulder field and maybe onto the ridge. Decided to go for it. Started hairpinning my way up over scree with a vague path every now and then. The cliffs started towering over me and I began to question myself a little. I hadn't seen the path for some time and I was basically just clambering up a massive boulder field and it was clear that some of which had fallen recently. Then I saw two walkers. I asked them if they needed ropes and they replied no but it's pretty technical. That'll do me, onwards. Kept on scrambling up to what looked like a col. Bigger boulders were moving when I stood on them and I could tell that this was a definitely a mobile field. Got to the top of the col and found steep drops and a huge crosswind waiting for me at the top. Obviously had to keep on going. It was much more exposed up here and I started being much more careful. Never really found a path from the col but eventually got to the top - Sgurr Sgumain (947m). Saw that there was another slightly bigger hill (turned out to be Sgurr Alasdair) about 200m away but I didn't know the route and it looked very sketchy so settled for this one and sat down to look at the view. Not a cloud in the sky and a fading light meant the islands out to the west looked so magical. The ridge itself was so impressive - I need to come back here in good weather - what a beast! Really didn't want to come down but didn't want it to get dark and it was very windy on top so started getting cold. Also forgot my bloody phone so no pics - definitely need to come back!

Took the descent as carefully as I could and no real sketchy moments to report. Got going nicely on the scree at the bottom and was flying down the path to the campsite. Probably matching Danny Macaskill's speed but didn't manage the front flip over the fence at the end...

Friday Sep 1, 2017 #

4 PM

Running 1:08:00 [3]

Wanted to break up the journey to Skye with a wildcamp somewhere near Loch Lomand / Trossachs way. Stopped at Luss for a blast up Beinn Dubh which was the same hill we went out on L2 of FRAs last year. Awesome views and got such a mountain buzz at the top in the gorgeous sunshine - hello Scotland!

Wednesday Aug 30, 2017 #

6 PM

Running 1:14:12 [3]

Had Malley staying the night, oi oi, so took him for a romantic meal and a super hard training showdown session on Lingmoor.

Same as normal so essentially 12mins (3), 10 mins (fairly long rest along ridge, hard down to road and 400m chilling along the road then 10 back up again. Picked a gorgeous evening for it. Working hard up the first one and got quite a way further up the hill than last time. Second rep felt good but in the red a lot and haven't got a reference to previous times. Third hill as always was an absolute slog. Nailed it though with a really quick time - 10:18. So 4 secs off of my best, and Malley was 10s further ahead! He was moving so well, made me feel bad until I saw the times! I know that's a good time as well as I always push the last rep and was shifting last summer.

Finally starting to come together...

Tuesday Aug 29, 2017 #

3 PM

Running 31:14 [3]

Feeling good
5 PM

Climbing 1:30:00 [3]

Did quite a few I've not done before - and my first yellow, followed by my second!

Monday Aug 28, 2017 #

12 PM

Running 1:26:13 [2]

Easy one from Coniston onto the Tilberthwaite fells with Alice. Legs a bit knackered from yesterday so keeping team morale high was the order of the day - I gave it a valiant effort but in the end it was too taller order.

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