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Training Log Archive: runnermdj

In the 7 days ending Sep 9, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hill Running4 4:29:13 20.81(12:56) 33.49(8:02) 2440
  Road Running4 2:52:52 23.51(7:21) 37.83(4:34) 200
  Bike4 1:20:00 16.0(5:00) 25.75(3:06)
  Total11 8:42:05 60.32(8:39) 97.07(5:23) 2640

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Sunday Sep 9, 2018 #

Hill Running 3:34:06 [5] 15.32 mi (13:59 / mi) +1800m 10:14 / mi

Lake District Mountain Trial - Medium course - 1st
I've always wanted to do the LDMT which is pretty much my ideal race. Opted for the medium course given I never really run more than 2 hours in training so the expected winning time of 3h30m was about enough. Conditions were typical of the event - clag and heavy rain showers. The clag only really affected the first couple of controls on Fairfield. The start was a marked route up to Alcock Tarn for map issue, and the first leg a bit of a monster to a stream bend in the Corrie to the north of Hart Crag. Opted to go for what looked like the nicer route via the ridge to Fairfield then drop down the gully. The gully was very steep and slippery and managed to slit my hand on a rock but not too bad. #2 was on Seat Sandal so traversed round the north side of Fairfield, which was quite a magical setting with big cliffs disappearing up into the mist, then climbed over Deepdale Hause. Struggled to get a decent line to the tarn in the mist but once at the tarn was out the mist for the last time. Pretty straightforward from there to the road crossing at Dunmail Raise. Splits show I had nearly a 4min lead by then. Spent the tough climb up the other side fuelling up and had already planned the route to take, across the back of Steel Fell and Calf Crag before swinging south over the shoulder of Tarn Crag to the checkpoint. All went OK though the weather deteriorated to some very heavy showers and a strong wind. Splits show Zoe (who came 2nd) gained 4mins back on this leg so would be interesting to see where she went. I had contemplated going east of the top of Calf Crag which would've been more direct but a bit more climb. Leg across to #6, a sheepfold near Lang Howe, had some real route choice especially given it crossed a very knolly orienteering area! I opted for an initial climb up onto Blea Rigg then the plan was to blast down the ridge. Execution was OK but the ridge proved quite complex and not that runnable in bits. Got fastest split though so was a decent choice. Last leg on the hill looked straightforward on the map but ended up quite confusing with so many trods about. I hesitated and checked the map a few times as didn't want to blow it. Thankfully no mistake though lost a minute or two. From last control legged it down the marked route off the hill and through the town. Zoe who ended up second, and had started 5mins ahead, was only 1.41 slower though I hadn't seen her all day. In fact I didn't see anyone from #5 to the finish, despite the Short course having the same final three controls. Really enjoyed the run and pleased with the result. Took it pretty steady all day pacing wise and was fairly strong at the finish. Ate and drank well all the way which helped. And the manky weather was also a plus. Hope I'm not forced to do Classic next year as cramp hit fairly swiftly after the finish!

Saturday Sep 8, 2018 #

(rest day)

Watched Hanna win her first ever prize, 3rd place at the U11 junior hill race at Crosby Garrett. Impressive uphill running!

Friday Sep 7, 2018 #

Bike 20:00 [1] 4.0 mi (5:00 / mi)

12 PM

Road Running 30:18 [2] 3.96 mi (7:39 / mi) +30m 7:29 / mi

Easy steady run round Craigcrook loop with Marco. Start of 'taper' for Sunday!

Thursday Sep 6, 2018 #

Bike 20:00 [1] 4.0 mi (5:00 / mi)

12 PM

Road Running 16:53 [2] 2.27 mi (7:26 / mi) +10m 7:20 / mi

Run down to AS

Hill Running 30:51 [3] 3.2 mi (9:38 / mi) +320m 7:21 / mi

Run from the boulder to the Hymans Knoll climb, Whinny, Nether, Crags traverse path and back. Took the pacing fairly steady, aerobic the whole way.

Road Running 17:03 [2] 2.24 mi (7:37 / mi) +40m 7:13 / mi

Run back to work

Wednesday Sep 5, 2018 #

6 PM

Hill Running 16:54 [3] 1.19 mi (14:12 / mi) +310m 7:51 / mi

Evening out organising the Caerketton Doonhiller. Run up to the top.
7 PM

Hill Running 7:22 [3] 1.1 mi (6:42 / mi) +10m 6:31 / mi

Sweeping the race at a nice steady pace down the hill. Keeping the legs a bit fresh(er) for the weekend.

Tuesday Sep 4, 2018 #

Bike 20:00 [1] 4.0 mi (5:00 / mi)

12 PM

Road Running 14:59 [2] 2.07 mi (7:14 / mi) +10m 7:08 / mi

Run down to Warriston

Road Running intervals 24:00 [4] 4.12 mi (5:50 / mi) +10m 5:47 / mi

Session round Warriston big loop then the triangle - 8,6,4,3,2,1min (90s after the 8,6 & 60s after the 4,3,2). Felt quite good on the initial 8mins, full of running for a change and ran with Dave. Throttled back for the remaining reps so as not to overcook before the weekend. Decent session

Road Running 16:29 [2] 2.08 mi (7:56 / mi) +50m 7:22 / mi

Run back to work

Monday Sep 3, 2018 #

Bike 20:00 [1] 4.0 mi (5:00 / mi)

12 PM

Road Running 53:10 [2] 6.77 mi (7:51 / mi) +50m 7:41 / mi

Cycle path loop from work with Dublin St climb. Dreich

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