Forest Orienteering 1:10:12 10.58 km (6:38 / km) +364m5:40 / km ahr:152 max:180 shoes: Nvii Forest 1
Scottish 6 Days - Day 1 Early start so a bit down on time. Nothing too appalling today but just trying to find my rhythm. Slips of concentration meant kisses in the circle and a couple of bad routes. Enjoyed it though.
Running1:25:53 16.19 km (5:18 / km) +930m4:07 / km ahr:174 max:190 shoes: Walsh PB Racer
Rydal Round FR - 2nd.
Just managed to dash across after work this morning to get there. Set off conservatively, given the heat and settled in behind Rhys on the first climb with Ricky and Garry way off front. Caught back up with Garry at the top of Nab Scar but lost a bit of time to him and Rhys when I missed a line on Heron Pike. Back on them below Great Rigg, passing Garry then chasing Rhys up the Fairfield climb. Kinda stuck to the plan to hear, wanted to be in contact before the descent started. From here pushed on a bit to catch Rhys and got level below the Dove Crag climb. Then it was just a case of trying to find the lines down the ridge to the finish, definiely owe Rhys one for shouting a few to me! Kept sight of Ricky but would have been a hard catch in the end. Managed to hold Rhys off on the fast stuff at the end to come in about 15s~ down on Ricky. Another really positive performance. Been a pretty tough week because I was front loading before the Scottish so had planned to take it easy, but these are cool races and it would be a shame to miss them with my limited time here. Think I could have gone better without a session yesterday but pleased that I feel confident enough to go after races at the minute and feel like I'm back to backing myself a bit now. Really enjoyed it.
Running warm up/down 35:00  7.0 km (5:00 / km) shoes: Walsh PB Racer
Running15:38 2.74 km (5:42 / km) +257m3:53 / km ahr:173 max:189 shoes: Walsh PB Racer
Ambleside Senior Guides Race - 5th.
Despite being spanked from the earlier efforts, I haven't run a guides race yet and was loath to miss out on the fun. Knew I wasn't going to really be in contention but thought I could hold my own and enjoy it. Found the climb tough, just not much going on leg wise and felt pretty spent. Descended alright but just didn't have the legs on the faster stuff so Charlie pulled away on the flat with Josh, Matt and Si a bit ahead. Awesome fun though, will definitely get to as many more of these as I can before leaving.
Running warm up/down 20:14 4.2 km (4:49 / km) +27m4:40 / km ahr:133 max:155 shoes: Nike Zoom Pegasus 35
Running hills 43:02  8.05 km (5:21 / km) +445m4:11 / km ahr:141 max:181 shoes: Nike Zoom Pegasus 35
5x800m(+90m~) hills. This was a genuinely horrible session. 100m steep, slippery climb to the track before a continuous grind up for the rest, repeat. So kinda chucked straight in to the red then just trying to keep fighting that line until the turn around. Didn't really enjoy it until the final recovery down, not that I didn't want to do it, just think I underestimated how hard this would be! Good session.
Running warm up/down 21:43  4.37 km (4:58 / km) ahr:140 max:148 shoes: Nike Zoom Pegasus 35
Running1:45:54 18.04 km (5:52 / km) +932m4:40 / km ahr:156 max:183 shoes: Walsh PB Elite (2)
Little Man, Skiddaw and Longscale. Felt alright for the most part just ticking along but got tired coming off hills at the end. Pretty horrible middle hour of this, howling wind and wall to wall clag but makes for good training I guess.