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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 7 days ending Jun 30:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Offroad6 10:32:42 62.12(10:11) 99.98(6:20) 3259
  Running - Road/Track3 2:51:29 17.45(9:50) 28.08(6:06) 571
  Total8 13:24:11 79.57(10:06) 128.06(6:17) 3830

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Sunday Jun 30 #

(injured) (sick)

My last cold lasted for 17 days, but they're usually gone in 2 weeks. So the Saunders might be grim, but at least should be better for Wasdale :)
8 AM

Running - Offroad race (Round Sheffield Run) 2:37:21 intensity: (1:17:25 @1) + (1:19:56 @5) 24.02 km (6:33 / km) +590m 5:50 / km
(injured) (sick) shoes: Nike Pegasus 35

Entered on a whim, can't remember who mentioned it but they said it was good. Was sold out so I put my name on the waiting list and got a place - bit like Guernsey really - except that one was a good call!

Didn't enjoy this. Multiple reasons really - having the cold certainly didn't help but mainly it was like a long interval session where the recoveries were so long you seized up even though you were walking between. There was only marginally less walking time than running time. Also despite starting in the front 'elite' wave it felt really busy the whole time (2066 runners). Also it was hot, although admittedly it was normal hot rather than mental hot. Also the route looks good on a map, but in reality it's mainly on undulating rough paths through trees (nice, but no view), through City parks (meh) and on roads (boo). Some of the legs near the beginning had some fun downhill sections, but definitely reminded me one of the reasons I like proper fell running so much is feeling like you're totally on your own, like you can in the lakes. This bet much wasn't that. So won't be doing it again.

Unless find a speedy girl to be a mixed pair with as that category is pretty wide open!

54th - about 11 mins down. Which is much better than I thought it would be!

Running - Offroad 2:37:23 [3] 24.02 km (6:33 / km) +614m 5:49 / km
ahr:112 max:156

11 AM

Running - Road/Track (RSR in reverse) 1:20:00 [2] 10.71 km (7:28 / km) +351m 6:25 / km
ahr:112 max:156 (injured) (sick) shoes: Nike Pegasus 35

Running back along the course amid multiple cries of 'you're going the wrong way' which petered out into half the people being impressed that someone could run more than 25k in one go, and the other half being angry about it for some reason I couldn't understand - I think they construed it as 'showing off'.
Then once I'd met mum after 6k or so, then just includes the slow segment running times running completing the course with her. Actually she's pretty good on the downhills as long as they're not too steep or technical. Like me, basically. Was getting a bit worried when she nearly fainted near the end; glad I was there tbh.

Feeling pretty trashed. The cold is worsening.

Running - Offroad 48:58 [3] 6.23 km (7:52 / km) +253m 6:32 / km
ahr:117 max:138

Running - Offroad 7:05 [3] 1.28 km (5:33 / km) +11m 5:19 / km
ahr:120 max:134

Running - Offroad 3:15 [3] 0.7 km (4:39 / km)
ahr:108 max:119

Running - Offroad 18:56 [3] 2.17 km (8:44 / km) +91m 7:13 / km
ahr:109 max:131

Running - Offroad 2:12 [3] 0.33 km (6:40 / km) +4m 6:17 / km
ahr:104 max:117

Saturday Jun 29 #

9 AM

Running - Road/Track race (Parkrun - Glossop) 18:56 [5] 4.7 km (4:01 / km) +43m 3:51 / km
ahr:131 max:149 (injured) (sick) shoes: Nike Pegasus 35

Good variety. Nice to see Caitlin Rice there (it's her local); behind her for three quarters of a mile before getting past - pleased with that on a day like today.
Undulating course with some short steep sections of (dry, today) muddy path through the trees, with roots and rocks and things. The rest tarmac with lots of corners - was never going to be fast.
3rd in the end; probably started 10th ish and gradually worked my way through including a sprint finish for 3rd - that was good, since I usually lose them.

Caitlin said she didn't believe that this was really 5k until her and some others from Glossopdale Harriers took a measuring wheel round. It really is.
1 PM

Running - Offroad race (Whaley Waltz) 48:06 [4] 9.34 km (5:09 / km) +315m 4:24 / km
ahr:151 max:165 (injured) (sick) shoes: Inov-8 Roclite 290 (blue)


Insanely hot.
Deliberately started very sedately - so much so that I was queuing for a significant time at stiles. Running with Alannah for the first mile or so - first time I've been with her in a race; she asked me in a worried voice if she'd gone off to fast. I assured her she hadn't.

At the first water station after a steep field where people started collapsing (literally; at least one taken to hospital) Chris and N were already out of sight (and you could see a long way). But I started overtaking from this point and it was then constant for the rest of the race. Would've been a nice one if 10 degrees cooler; good variety of trails, bit of ridge running, few fields, few roads, few trees. Kept running the whole way although micro steps at times.

After the turn around at the top, could see Chris in the distance. This motivated me to start trying a bit harder since I'd assumed he was minutes ahead. Did the downhill pretty well and by the river crossing was only a few seconds behind. Fairly terrifying jump into the river which you don't have any time at all to worry about. Managed to keep my feet and get out without resorting to the rope.

No idea on position, was just glad to finish tbh.

Blowing nose a lot and can't really breathe through it :(

Friday Jun 28 #

(injured) (rest day)

Not ill enough for 'ill' but enough of a sniffle to keep me sensibly at home this evening.

Thursday Jun 27 #

7 PM

Running - Offroad race (SM #5 Shutlingsloe) 28:28 [5] 5.73 km (4:58 / km) +311m 3:55 / km
ahr:126 max:162 (injured) shoes: Inov-8 Roclite 290 (blue)

Disappointingly 45s slower than last year :(

Did race last night though... Looking at segment times, the first hill is much slower and the rest is largely the same; that is consistent with just being tired, so won't be too upset. Beat Richard and my Buxton rival too which was good, although lost to my summer student which is just embarrassing. Will have to give him some rubbish tasks at work tomorrow. Because I'm that kind of boss.

Same issue as last year getting stuck behind people through the single track, but I really couldn't have done the first climb any faster. Didn't let it frustrate me this year though. Also went off Shutlingsloe the grassy way, which is definitely faster. Even with the falling over and sliding down some of the painfully dry grass.

Really don't enjoy these short races but I'm sure they're good for me.

Wednesday Jun 26 #

7 PM

Running - Offroad race (Hope Fell Race) 51:11 [5] 10.14 km (5:03 / km) +446m 4:08 / km
ahr:142 max:175 (injured) shoes: Mudclaw G260


I thought this was a pretty good race for me despite being 50s or so behind Chris. Ran the whole of both of the climbs and was gaining places on the second - didn't lose anything on the descent but didn't gain anything either; in fact think Chris pulled away here, I was only maybe 20s behind at the top.

Very fast road-based start and along tracks and fields before the nice moorland uphill started; then down and undulating through forest (tracks, but muddyish rather than gravel), then a steep climb up forest steps and heather across the moor to the summit. Moorland and fields most of the way down before some road to finish. Was going to go with trails but Facebook recommended fells and it was probably the right choice given recent rain.

Good route although so fast, not much time to enjoy it as concentrating whole way around! My descending is pretty poor now, ever since 'the incident'. Clearly psychological harm has occurred.

Tuesday Jun 25 #

6 PM

Running - Road/Track (Warm up) 15:57 [2] 2.48 km (6:26 / km) +41m 5:56 / km
ahr:138 max:154 (injured) shoes: Nike Pegasus 35

Warm up in advance of Bollington Harriers run. Retrospectively, probably faster than it, too...

Running - Road/Track (Bollington Harriers) 56:36 [2] 10.18 km (5:33 / km) +136m 5:13 / km
ahr:123 max:149 (injured) shoes: Nike Pegasus 35

Bollington Harriers very much a social club - joined just to get to know more people in the town. Which was successful! They are pretty impressed by my level of racing. To be honest they are impressed by my level of running. It is not hard to impress them. Mostly they are working towards being able to complete a 10k. Still - we were all there someday!

Lots of looping back, and even then was just running comfortably with whoever was at the front. Massive group of at least 20. Everyone is very friendly :)
Makes a good recovery run.

Monday Jun 24 #

6 PM

Running - Offroad long (MaccH B Group) 1:49:47 [3] 16.03 km (6:51 / km) +626m 5:44 / km
ahr:116 max:141 (injured) shoes: Inov-8 Roclite 290 (grey)

Finally a non-raining Monday, so led the B Group on the Shining Tor loop. Longer than we'd usually run, but actually felt alright after the rest day yesterday. Very humid, and flies everywhere until we were above about 500m (i.e. not much of the route). Swallowed plenty.

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