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Training Log Archive: Purko

In the 7 days ending Sep 10, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling3 7:30:00
  Running2 6:28:28 25.0(15:32) 40.24(9:39) 2609
  S & C1 1:00:00
  Total6 14:58:28 25.0 40.24 2609
  [1-5]2 6:24:28
averages - sleep:8.1

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Sunday Sep 10, 2017 #

9 AM

Running race 5:08:28 intensity: (4:00 @0) + (1:43:51 @1) + (1:06:40 @2) + (2:13:34 @3) + (23 @4) 29.59 km (10:26 / km) +2120m 7:41 / km
slept:8.0 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 212b

Lake District Mountain Trial - Race cancelled due to bad weather


Excited for this as I always am for a long day out in the hills. The prospect of apalling weather made it all the more exciting. However I am acutely aware that 5 weeks of cycle couriering doing 20hrs+ a week on the bike has left me quite tired. Nevertheless, I set off slow and steady, hoping to just enjoy it.
Feeling good on #1 and #2, eating after 45mins and 90. I was faffing majorly on the descent south of Dale Head which put me in a bit of a negative frame of mind. Pushed along the Seathwaite road, but made the error of coming off early instead of continuing all the way to the farm and got stuck on a bit of a rubbish track. Awesome scramble up past Taylorgill Force and on to Styhead Pass.
It was at this point things were getting quite severe and I noticed I was actually quite chilly. Since I had no front pockets, I couldn't take my food out without taking off my rucksack. I stopped just before Styhead tarn and faffed for 4 minutes trying to unwrap some scran and put an electrolyte tablet in my bottle. At this point Trim cantered past me looking like some kind of European ultra runner. I got up and tried to catch the gazzelle, but took a different route down after Styhead pass. Basically met him again at #3 but then proceded to faff for a few minutes as I didn't realise that stream junction meant the control was on the stream junction.
Next a backtrack and slog up to 4, over 500m above me near Great End. About 3/4 the way along this leg I was properly cold and stopped to put on my waterproof trousers. This immediately warmed me up a great deal and I looked forward to the rest of the race, if only i could use my hands to tighten up the elastic on them!
Unfortunately at #5 we were informed the race had been cancelled to the somewhat severe weather. Ah well. I'll be back, better prepared, and hopefully less tired! A great day out nonetheless!

Saturday Sep 9, 2017 #

5 PM

Running 1:20:00 [1] 10.65 km (7:31 / km) +489m 6:07 / km
slept:8.5 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 212b

Melbreak with Shallot

Thursday Sep 7, 2017 #

Cycling 3:00:00 [0]


Wednesday Sep 6, 2017 #

Cycling (Delivering) 2:30:00 [0]

4 PM

S & C (Climbing) 1:00:00 [0]

Tuesday Sep 5, 2017 #

(rest day)

Monday Sep 4, 2017 #

Cycling (Delivering) 2:00:00 [0]


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