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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 7 days ending Sep 27:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Offroad3 8:46:43 35.33(14:54) 56.86(9:16) 3142
  Walking1 5:32:19 9.41(35:19) 15.14(21:57) 992
  Running - Road/Track2 1:02:02 8.14(7:37) 13.1(4:44) 148
  Total6 15:21:04 52.88(17:25) 85.11(10:49) 4283

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Sunday Sep 27 #

9 AM

Running - Offroad long (Paddy Buckley L3 Recce) 5:49:14 [3] 32.99 km (10:35 / km) +2059m 8:04 / km
ahr:117 max:165 shoes: Roclite 300 (blue/fluro)

Keen to have a go at all the PB legs despite not having any particular inclination to attempt it. Two down, three to go.

From Pont Cae Gors, up wall more or less to Craig Wen. Boggy and long-grassy mostly and no real way to avoid any of the horribleness. Visited the first summit too rather than just the highest point, and there's a trod along the top so this seems reasonable. Once on the ridge - it's nice. A few places where it looks like it's possible to cut corners but actually following the fall is better as it avoids being surprised by cliffs.

Massive queue on Snowdon as per.

Down to saddle before MC, again it looks like there is some nice grass available to corner cut, but it just turns to scree to best to stay on the path. Once at the saddle though, it's all grass and good running for the rest of the leg. At the very end coming off the fell, I think it's faster to stay on the fenceline from Yr Aelgerth to hut circle rather than going diagonally down to the gate, as that way contrived to be both steep and boggy.

Didn't do the last km on the roads but looped back around the base and had a few km on the road. Good company from Matt L throughout. HSs feeling it on the roads at the end.

CW 43
YA 15
CD 52
Snowdon 13
CD 11
MC 38
FG 20
FG 10
ME 18
PJ 25

4:05 total; noting this is about 1km short.

Saturday Sep 26 #

5 PM

Running - Offroad (Off-road loop) 1:11:44 [3] 12.14 km (5:55 / km) +471m 4:57 / km
ahr:142 max:156 shoes: TrailTalon 235

In between the park with Em (#domesticated) and multiple sessions of data science assignment.
So far I've made this:

Running felt pretty good. Assumed it would be cold and wore 2 layers and gloves. This was overkill. It's been an easy week, but tomorrow should get me up to my 50ish miles.

Friday Sep 25 #

1 PM

Running - Road/Track (Easy loop) 31:36 [3] 6.59 km (4:48 / km) +70m 4:33 / km
ahr:140 max:153 shoes: Nike Pegasus 37

New shoes. Softer than the 36, I think.
Feeling good.

Thursday Sep 24 #

12 PM

Running - Road/Track (Easy loop) 30:26 [3] 6.52 km (4:40 / km) +78m 4:24 / km
ahr:150 max:163 shoes: Pegasus 35 (white)

Easy. Feeling good, legs feel much better today from Saturday.

Wednesday Sep 23 #

7 PM

Running - Offroad (MaccH Fell Group) 1:45:45 [3] 11.73 km (9:01 / km) +613m 7:09 / km
ahr:125 max:151 shoes: TrailTalon 235

New shoes! These were the most on-offer. First impressions good; similar to the roclites but a bit more comfortable; maybe halfway between Roclites and TrailRocs. Inov8 have too many lines.

Went out in the evening since the forecast said weather would be good by then. Rained torrentially for first 20 minutes - but good after that, so sort of right. Head-torches the whole time, so felt like proper winter. Especially when it was raining and I couldn't feel my fingers.

Lots of good BG, PB, JN race and ultra running chat.

Legs felt good after the few days of break - but twisted my rubbish ankle again with about 500m to go and had to limp back. After last Friday's twist it's now made of tissue paper and will go at the slightest tweak. Really don't want to have to tape it so will stay on road next couple of days.

Tuesday Sep 22 #

(rest day)

Busy at work :(

Monday Sep 21 #

10 AM

Walking (Snowdon via Crib Goch) 5:32:19 [2] 15.14 km (21:57 / km) +992m 16:32 / km
ahr:95 max:135 shoes: Hoka Mafete 2

Snowdon via Crib Goch with Em on a very hot day. Far busier than expected for a Monday in term-time! About four drones on CG.

Found it pretty scary near the start but got more confident and was becoming scarily blase by the end. On some sections I took unnecessarily dangerous route choices entirely by mistake.

The queue to get a picture at the Snowdon trig was at least an hour long and probably more, genuinely. Maybe 100 people in it? It would have been too depressing to count.
We didn't bother with a photo.

Too time -pressured to go back via the other ridge unfortunately - another time perhaps. Good day. Legs were wrecked at the start but I was running down the Miners track on the way back.

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