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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 7 days ending Jun 13:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Offroad6 12:35:53 78.28(9:39) 125.98(6:00) 4736
  Total6 12:35:53 78.28(9:39) 125.98(6:00) 4736

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Sunday Jun 13 #

8 AM

Running - Offroad race (Settle Saunter) 3:22:26 [5] 37.83 km (5:21 / km) +961m 4:45 / km
ahr:131 max:173 shoes: Pegasus 36 Trail

2nd, by 28 seconds!

Only entered this because I knew another race was the only way I was going to get out doing something tough post-Ennerdale. Psychologically tough from the start: getting up before 6am again, putting suncream on again, getting aching legs moving again...
Not a particularly inspiring course although some nice sections. Thick high level cloud and no wind made it very humid and unpleasant.

Carried 1L of water so I didn't have to stop at the CPs, which worked fine. Glad I did this because it was a pretty long way between some of them!

I'm awarding myself the moral victory because I looked the winner up on Strava and he only ran 8k yesterday.

Saturday Jun 12 #

10 AM

Running - Offroad race (Ennerdale Horseshoe) 4:29:37 [5] 36.62 km (7:22 / km) +2263m 5:37 / km
ahr:140 max:159 shoes: Roclite G275

Ludicrously pleased with this; fifty minutes faster than last time?!

This went really well. Made a conscious effort on the run out and the first climb, and went much better than last time, I think only 1 (Nic) passed me on the climb. As soon as we got to the top though, passed by about 20 people. I was taking it relatively easy on the flattish bit to Red Pike but didn't expect so many to fly past (71st to 89th by Red Pike).

Good line contouring high stile,quite far left at High Crag and tried to drop down S to avoid the worst of the rocks; reasonable success. Then the gamble I'd made based on Strava from last time, dropped down E at the tarn before Seat to avoid the rocky descent at the end of Seat. I think the line I picked was probably a little high, but it was clearly good enough for a load of people to follow me. Tbh not sure if this is actually faster than going over Seat. But fun to try something different. Had lost another place by Blackbeck (into 90th) so maybe not so good? Hard to say over a 40 minute leg though.

Green Gable seemed to come up really fast, I was surprised when I got to the summit. Picked up two places to 88th and still feeling good. I took the reverse of the BG way to Windy Gap as I've never dropped straight off; must look at that next weekend. But the down and along way to Beckhead and then up to Kirkfell was fine. Another 2 picked off, into 86th. Had some marshal-water at kirkfell.

Red gully was fine since there were people behind me so I had so go faster than I really wanted! Then picked the correct path to Pillar for probably the first time. 78th at Pillar so must've done something right here.

Took the grassy(ish) line toward Red Pike (the other one) from Pillar and then contoured around, got to the bottom pretty much the exact time as a guy who I was with at the summit, so not much to be gained there. Contoured around Scoat which is clearly better, not sure why I wrote last time that there wasn't much in it. Powered up to Haycock. One place lost to 79th.

Some point around here, kicked a rock and was convinced I'd broken my toe. Hurt significantly for the next 30mins and had to run on the side of my foot, which was awkward. Pain gradually faded, luckily.

Another new route choice for me, contoured around Silver Cove. Crossed the wall at the col but could probably have crossed one stile earlier. The trod around the edge is pretty rough but probably beats the extra couple of contours ascent. Back to 78th at Iron Crag.

Then the dull follow-the-wall section. Didn't see anyone until just before the summit and then overtook three for 75th. Smashed it down the hill for significantly my best split position (36th) and 71st overall.

Happy with the performance, definitely. 1L plus maybe 400ml total from Kirkfell and Pillar marshals was a little on the low side. Streams aren't really in the right places on this race. 2 Clif bars was fine.

Last yr in brackets.

GB 3839 (4620)
RP 2616 (3238)
BB 4023 (5239)
GG 2611 (3132)
KF 2158 (2653)
P. 3421 (4057)
H. 2615 (3010)
IC 1931 (1950)
CF 2228 (2501)
F. 1335 (1647)

Based on this it very much looks like the Iron Crag contour isn't a good idea. Looking at the Harvey's map, the stile either in the col and then staying on the fence, or the stile on the summit, look best.

Thursday Jun 10 #

6 PM

Running - Offroad (MaccH A Group) 1:45:01 [3] 19.43 km (5:24 / km) +447m 4:51 / km
ahr:132 max:160 shoes: Pegasus 36 Trail

Struggling to keep up with my own group again.

Nice evening though and good to start from somewhere else and get some decent elevation in for a Thursday.

Em bought me a sports massage earlier which was an hour of pain; expected everything to feel much looser but not really massively different which was a bit disappointing. Probably good for me, though.

Wednesday Jun 9 #

7 PM

Running - Offroad race (Goyt's Moss not a race) 54:30 [5] 11.57 km (4:43 / km) +390m 4:02 / km
ahr:151 max:173 shoes: Pegasus 36 Trail

Not a race (with a mass start and marshals) around the old Goyt's Moss race route - never done it as I think it stopped in 2014ish.

Nathanael wasn't racing as saving himself for his BG and therefore only came 3rd; Chris was there and we were together for the first 10mins or so, but I got away from him up the first hill. N caught me at the top but then took it easy downhill, so I got away and then was on my own. Still pretty tense though actually; kept looking round to see if they were nearby although actually I finished with something like a 2.5 min margin.

So good fun and felt like I ran it well. Ground very dry although some surprising boggy patches were slippery and dangerous at speed and in these shoes!

Achilles niggle defo improving from not wearing the 290s for a while now.

I have a really sore throat, though - not sure if that's related to the run or not.

Tuesday Jun 8 #

4 PM

Running - Offroad (Easy loop) 31:00 [3] 5.46 km (5:41 / km) +214m 4:45 / km
ahr:130 max:149 shoes: Pegasus 36 (Blue)

Easy up Nab and loop around.

Monday Jun 7 #

6 PM

Running - Offroad (Trentabank) 1:33:19 [3] 15.07 km (6:12 / km) +461m 5:22 / km
ahr:132 max:164 shoes: Roclite G275

Got some 275s which are 8mm drop compared to the 3mm of the 290s which I think is making my Achilles hurt. Seemed good.

Struggling to keep up with my own group tonight after the 40 mile 5000m ascent weekend - but not too far down to be fair.

Nice evening.

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