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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 7 days ending Dec 10:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Offroad2 4:14:58 19.06(13:23) 30.67(8:19) 1361
  Running - Road/Track2 1:07:55 8.56(7:56) 13.77(4:56) 201
  Orienteering - Forest1 43:59 5.34(8:14) 8.59(5:07) 51
  Total5 6:06:52 32.95(11:08) 53.03(6:55) 1613

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Sunday Dec 10 #

Running - Offroad long (MH Fell Handicap Route) 3:09:26 [3] 23.7 km (8:00 / km) +1063m 6:32 / km
ahr:131 max:153

Eyam cancelled, castle vale cancelled, MH Fell Handicap race cancelled... Country grinds to a halt. The snow was nowhere near as bad as forecast, so couldn't have a weekend without playing in it.

So thought I'd recce the route as prep for when it's rerun, and then I wouldn't need to keep looking at the map.

Mudclaws excellent in the snow.

Wore a lot of clothes incl full waterproofs and carried full kit plus food for a whole day and a survival bag. As a result I was particularly toasty and didn't feel worried at any point, which was excellent.felt quite hard-core - saw exactly zero other runners.

Went wrong a bit where paths were obscured by the snow and the large forest wasn't on the map, but otherwise good. Relocated ok. Lovely route in general, despite the climb it would all be runnable without the snow, which was knee-deep around shining tor and made it a bit tricky. Felt like I was running pretty well although obviously wasn't doing it at race pace!

Saturday Dec 9 #

Orienteering - Forest race (Chorlton Water Park score) 43:59 [5] 8.59 km (5:07 / km) +51m 4:58 / km
ahr:152 max:174 shoes: X-Talon 212 (May 17)

Ran a long way, didn't get that many points #standard.
Did the technical score this time which was the right call as the normal one would've been very short again. didn't think about a strategy at the beginning and so was not optimal, map was a bit dodgy in places and looking at it afterwards one control was definitely in the wrong place - but adequate for a local event.had to push quite hard at the end to make it back in time.it looked like Jack had beaten me by about 5 points, but it was pretty close.

Disappointing for Parkrun to be cancelled this morning since conditions didn't really warrant it at all, then the next three Parkruns I looked up were also cancelled... Eventually found one which wasn't, but I arrived as it was just starting :(

Friday Dec 8 #

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(rest day)

Thursday Dec 7 #

Running - Road/Track (Recovery in the snow) 46:05 [3] 8.91 km (5:10 / km) +130m 4:49 / km
ahr:137 max:151 shoes: Nike Pegasus 32

Some pretty effects running in heavy very wet and fine snow, each one is like a streak of light past your eyes, like you get when you wave a sparkler.
Started to give me a headache after a bit.

Wednesday Dec 6 #

Running - Offroad hills (MH Fell Training) 1:05:32 [4] 6.97 km (9:24 / km) +298m 7:45 / km
shoes: X-Talon 212 (May 17)

Hill reps in Macclesfield Forest, led by someone who knew their stuff and taught us a lot about different techniques for running both up and down. Also made the session quite interesting by doing a lot of variety of up/down/long/short and not doing any hills more than 3 times.

110m hill: 33,34,32, so pretty consistent.

Hopefully these sessions will be organised more than once a month; might go to the forest sometime and do my own session.

Tuesday Dec 5 #

Running - Road/Track tempo 21:50 [3] 4.86 km (4:30 / km) +71m 4:11 / km
ahr:141 max:161 shoes: Nike Pegasus 32

Trying out some thicker tights. They are just on the acceptable side of big enough, I think. I can't be bothered to send them back, put it that way.
Warm though.

Also wearing a hi-viz for the first time, since last week someone shouted at me "Get some fucking hi-viz you wanker" and despite their hostility, I decided they had a valid point.

Monday Dec 4 #

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(sick) (rest day)

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