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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 7 days ending Feb 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Offroad3 4:56:46 28.75(10:19) 46.27(6:25) 1740
  Orienteering - Forest1 1:02:01 5.74(10:49) 9.23(6:43) 364
  Total4 5:58:47 34.49(10:24) 55.5(6:28) 2104

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Sunday Feb 11 #

Orienteering - Forest race (Bestwood) 1:02:01 [5] 9.23 km (6:43 / km) +364m 5:37 / km
ahr:160 max:184 shoes: X-talon 212 (blk/flro) - Nov17

Surprisingly 2nd:

8 mins behind current leader Nick Jarvis which is quite a lot.
Felt to be running ok but it was very well planned and consequently I think I messed up a lot of route choices.

Navigating well though apart from 13 where was too high up the slope (maybe 90s) and 22 'between two thickets' where I attacked from 4 different directions and still couldn't find it (3 mins). Otherwise good though.

Saturday Feb 10 #

Running - Offroad race (Windy Hill) 1:12:13 [5] 14.31 km (5:03 / km) +479m 4:19 / km
ahr:153 max:174 shoes: X-Talon 225 (July 2017)


Very aptly named race. Sustained wind for basically the entire race - to the extent that when running downhill I couldn't blink fast enough to keep the water out of my eyes to be able to see well enough to run at full speed - I think this is the first time that's ever happened. Drizzle throughout, low vis at the top which didn't matter since it was very well flagged and marshalled. Wet - where the Pennine Way was flagged it was the Pennine River. Also all the puddles on the moor had a thin layer of ice. Basically not PB conditions.
Fast start along tracks for the about 5k before started being a fell race - but then got a bit hardcore in the second half. Very muddy downhill. Overtook a group of 4 on the hill who then took me back on the flat and who I couldn't catch on the downhill - This is totally backwards. All finished less than a minute ahead though, so I must have been catching them.

I enjoyed this despite the conditions - it's amazing how it felt so remote despite crossing the motorway 4 times, partly because of the wind. Definitely feel like wind is more of a weakness for me than hills.

Turned out it was very cold.someone had hypothermia at the end.

Running - Offroad race (Parkrun - Lyme Park) 20:52 [5] 5.0 km (4:10 / km) +144m 3:39 / km
ahr:149 max:156 shoes: X-Talon 212 (May 17)


This race was in our winter club champs so I thought I'd go for it. Actually I would have anyway. But the last time I was here I decided that I needed to really destroy the hill at the start and then try and hang on. This was definitely the right tactic for this parkrun. But the conditions were extremely bad - light rain (which was fine) but massively windy, lost about a minute on the last km uphill directly towards it. I think the guy behind was catching, but I was a long way ahead. We'll never know how much though, since the timing system broke!

Friday Feb 9 #

(rest day)

Just CBA tbh.

Thursday Feb 8 #

(rest day)

Left work late again (what is happening to me?!) - but a rest day was probably in order anyway as got a full saturday as ever...
Forecast looks like it should be dry tomorrow night so hopefully can get something gentle in then.

Wednesday Feb 7 #

Running - Offroad (MH Fell Training) 1:35:30 [3] 11.8 km (8:06 / km) +468m 6:45 / km
ahr:112 max:138 shoes: X-Talon 225 (July 2017)

Less foggy up top than yesterday but still with snow on the ground meant good conditions - legs really feeling it up the hills, though - thankfully it was an easy pace.

Tuesday Feb 6 #

Running - Offroad long (Tegg's in the snow) 1:48:11 [3] 15.16 km (7:08 / km) +649m 5:53 / km
ahr:121 max:147 shoes: X-Talon 212 (May 17)

Exploring Tegg's nose in the snow. Chilly (zero degrees) but well wrapped up and hot by the end.
Got a bit lost several times, but nice evening for it.

Monday Feb 5 #

(rest day)

Slight calf niggle. Plus left work late. Plus it's pretty cold.
Hopefully I can make myself do some hills tomorrow.

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