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Training Log Archive: TortoiseTam

In the 7 days ending Apr 14:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail Running9 7:48:19 54.54(8:35) 87.77(5:20) 2078
  Orienteering 1 1:14:14 8.24(9:00) 13.26(5:36) 624
  Road Running2 1:12:57 9.33(7:49) 15.01(4:52) 150
  Total11 10:15:30 72.11(8:32) 116.05(5:18) 2852

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Sunday Apr 14 #

1 PM

Trail Running warm up/down 20:59 [2] 4.11 km (5:06 / km) +51m 4:48 / km
ahr:142 max:164 shoes: VJ Bolds 4

Orienteering 1:14:14 [4] 13.26 km (5:36 / km) +624m 4:32 / km
ahr:134 max:184 shoes: VJ Bolds 4

Falkland Estate - SOL 3

Legs definitely feeling yesterday, but not too terrible and was quite happy round the first loop, however then wimped out a little on the long leg and took the longer, pathier (and overall slower) option. Soon after, glimpsed Spongey behind and managed to hold him off for a few controls, before he stormed past. Gutted myself fairly hard for about 15 minutes trying to keep in contact, before a last little hill to 14 comprehensively snapped the elastic and I was left very tired and alone. Pushed on my best to the finish, but legs were really quite empty, and the final few orange course controls really finished me off.

A bit of a grind and completely knackered at the finish, but still a good race and an enjoyable day out. The icing on the cake was that I beat Carcas by 1 seconds. lol


Trail Running 4:35 [1] 0.85 km (5:23 / km)
ahr:113 max:130 shoes: VJ Bolds 4

3 PM

Trail Running 13:39 [1] 1.8 km (7:34 / km) +107m 5:50 / km
ahr:113 max:143 shoes: VJ Bolds 4

Somehow drew the short straw and ended up collecting a couple of the far away and high up controls. Unreal levels of plod.

Saturday Apr 13 #

8 AM

Road Running 21:56 [2] 4.75 km (4:37 / km) +45m 4:25 / km
ahr:149 max:168 shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Easy morning jog. Innocent was practically bustling with runner considering it was 8am on a Saturday morning.
1 PM

Trail Running warm up/down 14:09 [2] 2.88 km (4:55 / km) +101m 4:11 / km
ahr:152 max:167 shoes: X-Talons 212-3 WK

Trail Running race 29:32 [4] 5.64 km (5:14 / km) +339m 4:02 / km
ahr:180 max:205 shoes: X-Talons 212-3 WK

Screen Hill Race

A counter in the Scottish Champs so quite a large and quality field, with the result of everyone going off ridiculously fast. However, once things got off the big track and onto a trickier, rockier, rootier and generally fiddlier path though the woods, I moved up significantly. Held my own across the boggy, open top and the fun scrambly bits, before having a great time descending back down the tricky stuff. Then a nice little track burn-up to cap it all off.

A short and tough course, but with a bit of everything to keep things interesting. Went along mainly just for a bit of fun and a good race, and very much enjoyed it all, finishing about 9th(?). The unreal weather was an added bonus.

Also, big kudos to Bash for leading from the gun, taking the win, setting a new course record by about a minute (that had stood since 1995) and, most importantly, for giving me a lift.

Trail Running warm up/down 9:21 [2] 1.75 km (5:21 / km) +14m 5:09 / km
ahr:122 max:145 shoes: X-Talons 212-3 WK

Little warm-down but free cake quickly took priority.

Friday Apr 12 #

6 PM

Road Running 51:01 [2] 10.27 km (4:58 / km) +105m 4:44 / km
ahr:150 max:170 shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Mixing things up a little with a delightful loop down towards Leith with Alex and Ali. Another chill day before racing tomorrow and finally felt like this might not the only option my legs had, unlike the last few days.

Thursday Apr 11 #

8 AM

Trail Running 36:50 [2] 6.4 km (5:45 / km) +67m 5:28 / km
ahr:151 max:176 shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Lovely weather for some more Craigmillar with Taco. Also got to stroke a cat on the way home which was great.
6 PM

Trail Running 1:03:39 [2] 13.18 km (4:50 / km) +87m 4:41 / km
ahr:133 max:165 shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Easy KF and Links. A nice group out on a nice evening.

Wednesday Apr 10 #

4 PM

Trail Running 1:55:09 [2] 19.13 km (6:01 / km) +811m 4:58 / km
ahr:147 max:176 shoes: X-Talons 212-3 WK

Easy out to the Pentlands with Ali before a nice loop with the boys. Feeling rather goosed so was happy to settle into a serious plod on the climbs, and thus was constantly getting seriously dropped. Weather the best its been for a while, making things all very picturesque and roasty toasty.

Tuesday Apr 9 #

10 AM

Trail Running 30:15 [2] 6.47 km (4:41 / km) +65m 4:27 / km
ahr:153 max:184 shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Never get bored of having this much first-rate Craigmillar fun every Tuesday morning.
7 PM

Trail Running 14:22 [2] 3.03 km (4:45 / km) +17m 4:37 / km
shoes: X-Talons 212-3 WK

Reluctant session warm-up with Alex down to the Killing Fields.

Trail Running intervals 21:00 intensity: (3:00 @2) + (18:00 @4) 5.93 km (3:33 / km) +4m 3:32 / km
shoes: X-Talons 212-3 WK

3x 6mins [1:30] on KF...

Trail Running hills 18:00 intensity: (9:00 @2) + (9:00 @4) 3.0 km (6:00 / km) +188m 4:34 / km
shoes: X-Talons 212-3 WK

...straight into 3x 3mins [3mins] up the Crags.
Feeling good on the flat KF reps, but quads instantly started complaining on the hills. But it was a lovely warm sunny evening with the bagpipes going from somewhere nearby, malking it all quite bearable though, compared to doing similar sessions with EUOC in pitch-black mid-winter sleet storms.

Trail Running 16:08 [2] 3.22 km (5:01 / km) +44m 4:41 / km
shoes: X-Talons 212-3 WK

Monday Apr 8 #

8 PM

Trail Running 1:00:41 [2] 10.38 km (5:51 / km) +183m 5:22 / km
ahr:159 max:196 shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Chilly Hermitage and Blackford with LucĂ­a. Been a while since I've been to the top of Blackford; it had been a nice day so had hoping for a nice sunset, but instead just got dull greyness. Lovely stuff.

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