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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 7 days ending Feb 9:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Road/Track4 3:42:04 25.5(8:42) 41.04(5:25) 425
  Running - Offroad2 2:28:56 13.73(10:51) 22.1(6:44) 900
  Orienteering - Forest1 29:26 3.23(9:06) 5.2(5:40) 202
  Total6 6:40:26 42.47(9:26) 68.35(5:52) 1527

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Sunday Feb 9 #

11 AM

Running - Offroad (Apocalypse run) 55:56 [3] 8.83 km (6:20 / km) +377m 5:13 / km
ahr:134 max:158

Pre 2014 mudclaws still going strong (ish).
Long Mynd Valleys cancellation announcement about halfway through my journey there (sigh) due to the storm; marshal/runner safety etc. Could see it coming but a couple of hours earlier would've been nice! I know they were trying to leave it until the last minute possible.

Covered in waterproofs and so had to still go out in it, just a quick look to see what it was like. Fine at home, but 100m higher it was pretty grim. Nothing like lake district grim, though.

3/4 tights and waterproof knee length socks doesn't work unforts. The water soaks into the tights and then runs down the inside of the socks. Eventually the socks were full up to nearly the knees. Anyone who saw me running would've got the impression I have very oddly shaped legs. What I need is 3/4 waterproof trousers. These don't seem to exist, but I reckon my mum can fashion some for me...

Saturday Feb 8 #

9 AM

Running - Road/Track race (Parkrun - Wollaton) 18:14 [5] 5.08 km (3:35 / km) +39m 3:27 / km
ahr:153 max:165 shoes: Pegasus 35 (white)

Nice course, 95% hard surface, some grass, all relatively firm despite the rain although some slippery bits.
Up to the house then down the other side, round the lake and back. All one lap, no sharp corners. Really happy with the time given the course! Must be in relatively good shape.

Orienteering - Forest race (Bramcote Middle Distance) 29:26 [5] 5.2 km (5:40 / km) +202m 4:44 / km
ahr:142 max:171 shoes: Xtalon 212 (blk/red)

+5mins on the proper elites

Shorter than expected - NOC, if you state in the final details that courses are planned based on a Black course which is 7km long; I'm going to expect a Black course which is 7km long. Otherwise don't mention one!

Pretty good run though, and enjoyed it. Mistake on 7, chose down and up rather than contouring through questionable terrain, but turns out it was fine and so lost 30s. Maybe too over cautious? But I didn't want to get stuck in brambles...

Other mistake on 14, didn't spend long enough reading contours and assumed that contouring was a good choice, actually I think it would've been fine although up and over better - but actually implemented contouring terribly, failed to spot gap between two crags and was actually below lower one. Relocated on fence and had to go all the way back up; lost a minute.

No other mistakes and constant split positions, happy with this. It looks like not much of the remaining 3.5 mins is running speed - it's times when I was spending too long navigating and thinking rather than running.

Thursday Feb 6 #

6 PM

Running - Road/Track (MaccH B Group) 1:10:03 [3] 14.07 km (4:59 / km) +109m 4:48 / km
ahr:145 max:164 shoes: Pegasus 35 (white)

Cold evening, feeling pretty good again though. Lots of marathon chat as everyone else is doing one.

Wednesday Feb 5 #

7 PM

Running - Offroad (MaccH Fell Training) 1:33:00 [3] 13.27 km (7:00 / km) +523m 5:51 / km
ahr:137 max:157 shoes: Mudclaw G260

Cold (relatively!) evening. Nice to come to the forest again after running from Bollington for so long; forgotten how all the paths join up. Good run; put some effort in up some of the hills. Much more satisfying than yesterday's run.

Probably still didn't justify the three Belgian chocolate and salted caramel hot cross buns afterwards, but went some way towards it. Maybe.

Tuesday Feb 4 #

6 PM

Running - Road/Track (BollyH Road) 1:03:19 [1] 8.63 km (7:20 / km) +133m 6:49 / km
ahr:135 max:153 shoes: Pegasus 35 (white)

As per, tediously slow!

Monday Feb 3 #

6 PM

Running - Road/Track (MaccH B Group) 1:10:28 [3] 13.26 km (5:19 / km) +144m 5:02 / km
ahr:146 max:166 shoes: Pegasus 35 (white)

Feeling pretty good running wise. Rained - cold hands, although definitely helped by new 3-in-1 gloves. Good chat.

New shoes, where I was sent the wrong colour ages ago and requested a return, and they said ' what; we didn't send you those, you can't return them'. Been arguing with them for ages but since I didn't film myself opening the original package, there isn't actually anything I can do! Luckily I don't care about the colour, and so I've given up and will just wear them - but it's a matter of principle!

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