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Training Log Archive: ernst

In the 7 days ending Aug 17:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail running3 10:17:48 50.53(12:14) 81.32(7:36) 2020
  Mt Biking3 3:12:14 33.8(5:41) 54.4(3:32) 240
  Total6 13:30:02 84.33(9:36) 135.72(5:58) 2260

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Saturday Aug 17 #

6 PM

Trail running 1:14:00 [3] 8.4 mi (8:49 / mi) +90m 8:32 / mi
shoes: On Cloudflow dark grey

An evening run, with some tempo miles thrown in. A nice loop: To Shelter, W Foss Farm, to Mill Rd to E Foss Farm trails to Bennett, then to Highland House and back to shelter and home via around SH. About 1.5 m on pavement, rest on dirt roads ~ 4 miles and trails the rest. A good workout.

Friday Aug 16 #

Mt Biking 35:00 [3] 6.0 mi (5:50 / mi) +40m 5:43 / mi

Bike to work (am) then home via fish pick-up.

Thursday Aug 15 #

7 PM

Trail running 1:09:30 [3] 6.8 mi (10:13 / mi) +80m 9:52 / mi
shoes: Topo

Evening run from Sp Hole to CW - along S side of River, then to W Foss Farm to Surrey bike trails - and around to Fogg connector to Spruce Wood and around SH again. Pleasant on the cooler side - blackflies were swarming at the beginning of the run - very unusual for August. First mile warmup, last 1/2 mile cool down. Otherwise a swift pace on mostly technical single track trails.

Wednesday Aug 14 #

3 PM

Mt Biking 1:40:35 [2] 17.0 mi (5:55 / mi) +120m 5:47 / mi

A "warm-up" loop around the block w. N. , then by myself to Newmarket, then Dame Road to Durham Pt Rd, to town for break pickup, and home via Mill Rd. Sunny, pleasant in the shade (75 F).

Monday Aug 12 #

2 PM

Mt Biking 56:39 [2] 10.8 mi (5:15 / mi) +80m 5:08 / mi

A gentle round to Wiswall, Lee Hook to Newmarket and back on Packers F. Just to shake off leg soreness. (Pretty sore in fact).

Sunday Aug 11 #

7 AM

Trail running race 7:54:18 [3] 35.33 mi (13:25 / mi) +1850m 11:33 / mi
shoes: On Cloudflow dark grey

Ragged Mountain Part 3 of 3-stage trail race (Ragged, Kearsarge, Sunapee) put on by Six03 Endurance. I signed up for the stage 3 "50k" four days before the race not being sure if it was a good idea for my hip/groin. But the perfect weather forecast (upper 70's breezy, dry) and some encouragement by Jess et al from Six03 prompted me to enter.

Of course I was not at all prepared for the endurance part and the climbing/descent part. Yet what really did me in was my usual leg cramping after 20+ miles in spite of me stuffing my face with (junk) food at the 4 aid stations - this coincided with the Bog Mt section: at this point my brain got tired, and I stumbled quite a bit - wished I had some caffeine gels. I had to stop several times and proceed very gingerly avoiding extra leg movement. Pickle juice and pickles, rubbing in anti-cramping creme at the next aid station, and the slowing down eventually fixed the problem, and I made it unscathed over the hardest part of the course (miles 30 - 35) climbing Ragged and then descending on the gravely trail down the ski slope at a slow and sluggish pace.

BTW 1.2 miles of the distance are extra, b/c we missed turn while babbling around mile 13. Thanks to my carrying a map we were able to correct the mistake.

In the end I finished somewhere in the middle of the pack (actually I was 23 out of 84 finishers- results just got posted). I was the oldest on the course. My legs did not feel particularly tired. But I had absolutely no appetite. I just felt somewhat wiped out from the effort. Ragged Mt Ski area offered a delectable Bar-B-Q but I could only stomach salads. Then after an hour I consumed my free beer which felt great.

Super organization by Six03 with inflatable finish chute, a rasta MC greeting every finisher with a message of accomplishment and loving support by the community of fellow runners, while in between great (and loud) music was filling the arena (Well, I did my cool-down of keeping my leg into the air propped against a wooden structure, and that happened to be right under the loudspeaker - could not help grooving to the music). The aid stations had an eclectic mix of everything, and the "staff" (all runner members of the club) were extremely helpful. A great day!

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