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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 7 days ending Jan 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Offroad2 2:31:49 13.5(11:15) 21.72(6:59) 1041
  Orienteering - Urban1 1:12:43 8.67(8:23) 13.96(5:13) 20
  Total3 3:44:32 22.17(10:08) 35.68(6:18) 1061

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Sunday Jan 21 #

Running - Offroad race (Lambs Longer Leg) 33:42 [5] 5.36 km (6:17 / km) +329m 4:49 / km
ahr:155 max:171 shoes: X-Talon 225 (July 2017)

7th, just behind Robbie - target attained as goal was to only lose to him by a respectable amount.
Three layers felt like overkill at the start (light snow, bit windy) but on the second ascent, very glad of them as conditions became as forecast (-1, feels like -13 due to wind) with very low vis and snow blowing directly into your face.glad it was an AS at that point.

Segment record on one of the downhills at the moment, but the leaders haven't uploaded so doubt that will last long - they disappeared into the distance at the start ludicrously fast. Set off as quickly as I could as the race was short, and have definitely improved on the hills.still had to walk the deep snowy bits, but so was everyone else, and walking pace consistent with those around me.

Good fun race, conditions definitely worth a few minutes, field wasn't massive probably due to weather.

Saturday Jan 20 #

Running - Offroad race (Kinder Trial) 1:58:07 [5] 16.36 km (7:13 / km) +712m 5:56 / km
ahr:144 max:179


Turned out to be a lovely day, light drizzle at the start but turned to snow after getting up about 50m, then light snow throughout. The snow last night meant it was up to knee deep in places on the ground. Course shortened as a result which was a shame as it was so nice.but forecast for tomorrow looks dreadful, so you never know.surprisingly warm, had extra mittens round my wrists (pro tip) but didn't need them.

Disadvantaged a bit by not knowing the terrain.took some straight line routes through deep snow when the rest of the field knew about the trods: bad.once I'd learned my lesson, started overtaking people everywhere, especially downhills in the snow.great fun. Could probably have knocked ten mins off with better choices but still wouldn't have troubled the top 3.

Amazing food afterwards, 4(!) Different types of soup, lots of different types of cake and even garlic bread! I ate a significant amount of garlic bread.

Thursday Jan 18 #

(rest day)

Training has not happened this week.

Wednesday Jan 17 #

(rest day)

It was forecast to steadily rain all evening, and I thought I'd leave a bit of time for my calf to recover.
Unfortunately it's not hurting all that much at all, and it is yet to rain. Sigh.

Tuesday Jan 16 #

Orienteering - Urban race (Sale West) 1:12:43 [4] 13.96 km (5:13 / km) +20m 5:10 / km
ahr:132 max:146 shoes: Hoka Cavu

Sore right calf from Sunday, but went for a bit of a jog before entering and it felt ok; not sure if this was a good decision. It was fine at the start but gradually deteriorated so I eased off after a while, so didn't run as far as usual in the 75.

I have realised that I have a psychological need to run North at the start of a score event which I probably need to get over. I didn't think about it anywhere near as much as I promised myself I would, just started running as usual. So got quite a few controls but not necessarily many points as usual, although not as much of a car crash as last time I don't think. Early enough such that could've got another 50 though, especially if I hadn't run down a significant dead end.

Good food in the pub and chat with Sam afterwards, also found out the DEE urban next week is pretty close by, so will give that a go I think.

Monday Jan 15 #

(rest day)

Trigger analysis brought on by chatting to Julie Gardner...
I came down the PW from Kinder Low pretty damn fast, and from there to the river crossing just below JL, Nic is just under 8 mins and I'm just under 12. I know he's faster than me anyway; but not that much (50%) -> I think his route is better.
He is 12 mins faster up to Bleaklow Head (35 vs 47) which is relatively more marginal (35%), but probably still a better route taking the track.
For contrast, S->black hill summit (no choice uphill), it's much closer (46 to 54, 17%); similarly Black hill summit ->Crowden (no choice downhill), 28 to 34 (21%).

Based on these routes as well as going more direct to the aircraft wreck, reckon I should be able to run 4:12 next year (in the same conditions). Looking forward to it already!

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