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Training Log Archive: Forest Demon

In the 7 days ending Sep 20:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Walk1 6:30:00 11.81(33:02) 19.0(20:32) 1400
  Run4 4:14:31 17.07(14:55) 27.47(9:16) 1390
  Strength and Conditioning2 1:15:00
  Intervals1 28:56 3.91(7:23) 6.3(4:36) 100
  Warm Up/Down1 23:39 2.54(9:20) 4.08(5:48) 50
  Total7 12:52:06 35.32 56.85 2940
  [1-5]5 5:07:06
averages - weight:76.9kg

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Sunday Sep 20 #

8 AM

Walk 6:30:00 [0] 19.0 km (20:32 / km) +1400m 15:00 / km

Up before the sun cleared the hills today, knew the car park in Invervar was quite small. There long before 8, but tragically so was everyone else it seemed!

Had breakfast parked on the verge, then set off up. Almost immediately stopped to strip off - above the mist hanging in Glen Lyon, it was another beautiful day.

Sweaty stuff up Carn Gorm, though once up on the grassy ridge it was ideal conditions, fast walking with a gentle breeze. Views for miles to the Cairngorms and over Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe looking especially magnificent (but I imagine it was hoaching)

Meall Garbh passed without incident, and stopped for a picturesque lunch on the tor on Carn Mairg before picking up Creag Mhor for the final Munro of the day. Legs ruined by the descent back down, but for sure earned ourselves the fish and chips for tea.

An extremely enjoyable day out, and weekend. Glad to get the weekend in the dying days of Summer, and before the looming spectre of a second lockdown

Saturday Sep 19 #

8 AM

Run 1:38:54 [1] 8.7 km (11:22 / km) +650m 8:17 / km
shoes: Mudroc 290s

Up with the sunrise and had a leisurely breakfast before we set off up the first Munro of the day - Stuchd an Lochain.

Bit steep and boggy to the ridge, but then an enjoyable time to the summit. Clearly a lot of other people had the same idea - saw 50 others heading up as we descended back to the tent
11 AM

Run 1:31:18 [1] 8.5 km (10:44 / km) +500m 8:18 / km
shoes: Mudroc 290s

After some elevenses we set off up Meall Buidhe. Less steep, but much more boggy than this morning, and with tired legs it was slow going.

Once again when we got onto the ridge it was great though - unbelievably nice weather, with cracking views for miles. Not a cloud to be seen.

After some lunch went for a dip in the Loch and got hypothermia, lovely stuff

Friday Sep 18 #

(rest day)

Drove North in the evening, and found a camping spot up by Loch An Daimh.

Many stars to be seen, and even saw the ISS go overhead, pretty cool

Thursday Sep 17 #


5 PM

Run 23:58 [2] 4.33 km (5:32 / km) +130m 4:49 / km
shoes: Adizero RC 2

Jogged the long way to the gym from work, via Radical Road

Couldn't find my rucksack in my haste this morning, and a shitty string bag was not the way to go. Ended up with my shoes under my arms

Strength and Conditioning 45:00 [0]

Gym, not too busy which was nice. Couple of minutes queue for a rack

Limber 11

4x5 Back Squat (20, 40, 60 warm-up, 80, 80, 85, 85kg)
3x5 Deadlift (60 warm-up, 80, 90, 95kg)

3x5+5 Bulgarian Split Squat (24kg dumbbells)
3x5+5 Single Arm Row (30kg dumbbell)

Run 5:40 [2] 0.9 km (6:18 / km) +30m 5:24 / km
shoes: Adizero RC 2

Started jogging back, but legs popped by the time I reached the meadows and the bag was really pissing me off, so just walked the rest.

Wednesday Sep 16 #

6 PM

Warm Up/Down 23:39 [2] 4.08 km (5:48 / km) +50m 5:28 / km
shoes: Mudroc 290s

To/from intervals via the Hermitage

Intervals 28:56 [4] 6.3 km (4:36 / km) +100m 4:15 / km
shoes: Mudroc 290s

Intervals on the old Hermitage golf course.

Worked out a 1 mile loop on grass paths, 25m climb. Quite good, but there's not much in the way of flat running - either going down or heading back up.
Enjoyable though, will be back if I don't end up going to the EUOC ones on the Killing Fields. We shall see, KF is a bit of a trek from Morningside and with the gym changing rooms closed for now, a lot more faff.

4x6 minutes [1.5 minutes]
~1.5km for each rep

4x 50m sprinty guys at the end

Tuesday Sep 15 #

6 PM

Run 34:41 [2] 5.04 km (6:53 / km) +80m 6:23 / km
shoes: Adizero RC 2

Short one with Emily in the evening sun, through the Hermitage and to Blackford Pond

Monday Sep 14 #

9 AM

Strength and Conditioning 30:00 [0]

Circuit gym closed and My gym full of people, so no warm-up was done.
Paid for it a bit with heavy legs and a tight back during, never mind

5x5 Back Squat (20, 40, 60 warm-up, 80, 80, 80, 84, 84kg)
3x5 Dead lift (60 warm-up, 80, 90, 94kg)

Then I went home, heart wasn't in it for anything else

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