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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 7 days ending Nov 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Offroad3 5:57:48 35.86(9:59) 57.71(6:12) 2379
  Walking1 5:35:13 10.35(32:22) 16.66(20:07) 1328
  Orienteering - Urban1 1:14:31 9.79(7:36) 15.76(4:44) 51
  Running - Road/Track1 1:12:09 9.56(7:33) 15.38(4:41) 232
  Total6 13:59:41 65.57(12:48) 105.52(7:57) 3990

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Sunday Nov 21 #

10 AM

Running - Offroad (Shining Tor loop) 2:26:29 [2] 21.43 km (6:50 / km) +912m 5:38 / km
ahr:144 max:163 (injured) (sick) shoes: Peregrine 11 ST

Had planned on a Lakes trip today but I was wrecked from yesterday and also had to work this afternoon. So just did this "2 hour" run which took half an hour longer than usual, evidencing my state.

Enjoyed it though, felt good to get out and enjoy the sunshine with no pressure. Lakes deferred to Tuesday so I have until then to recover.

Saturday Nov 20 #

10 AM

Running - Offroad race (Tour of Pendle) 2:49:39 [5] 26.88 km (6:19 / km) +1432m 4:59 / km
ahr:146 max:171 (injured) (sick) shoes: Mudclaw 275 (red)

31st of 357


2 minute PB :) No results yet - but I beat Nicky Spinks which was the main aim after she destroyed me at LiaD. Yes, I know that was 30+ miles longer than this; I don't care.

Note to self: either come with someone else in future to share the car park fee, or arrive 90mins before the race. Otherwise the distance from the furthest car back to registration is really really long!

Good forecast; tshirt and shorts; gloves handy but never applied them. 500ml, 1 Clif bar (3rd big climb rather than 2nd as before) and 2 shot bloks (last climb).

Started relatively fast as per previously decided best tactic of running the whole first climb. Implemented successfully. Confused when the whole field went a different route from CP1-CP2 - it is described as optional, but I'd forgotten this as I'm not sure anyone has ever deviated from it before. This route seems less boggy anyway, and had the added massive bonus of avoiding the area of foot-puncturing spikes that I and Pendle Mountain Rescue are very well aware of.

Rejoined previous years route and mainly took it easier than in the past on the downhills but put in a bit more effort on the uphills. Started running again much sooner on the wall-follow one before Geronimo (which I stayed on the path for rather than cutting the moor; seemed extremely similar time-wise).

Mainly being overtaken until right near the end, but started to pass people again on the final ascent and got 4-5 between the start of that and the finish. Segment comparisons make interesting reading though - I was five seconds slower on the last 11k than last time, which means I gained my whole two minutes on the first half. It looks like that's a mixture of the first climb and the wall-adjacent climb, rather than significant gains from the route difference. So I'm pleased with this.

My hip was still aching the whole way around, I think I might have done something proper to it in the Segway incident. Not sure what can be done about it though, since they can't really put it in a cast. They'll just tell me not to run. So I'll go skiing for two weeks and hope that rest sorts it out!

Still bit of a cold and still toe still oozing, but both mainly better tbh. Properly wiped out though, and working both days afternoon and evening this weekend has not helped with that.

Further note to self: if they clash again, do Harriers vs Cyclists next year, as it looks similarly mental to Man vs Horse!

Thursday Nov 18 #

6 PM

Running - Road/Track tempo (MaccH A Group) 1:12:09 [4] 15.38 km (4:41 / km) +232m 4:22 / km
ahr:143 max:170 (injured) (sick) shoes: Nike Pegasus 37

Just the three of us; found it tough but got a load of PRs as it was pretty pacey. No stopping.
Cold feeling better but still blowing nose a lot.

Wednesday Nov 17 #

8 AM

Running - Offroad (Canal) 41:40 [3] 9.4 km (4:26 / km) +35m 4:21 / km
ahr:148 max:167 (injured) (sick) shoes: Nike Pegasus 37

Took the car for a service this morning so ran back along the canal.
It was muddy in places and pace was good given that.
My cold is getting better. Did a Covid test just to see, but it was negative.
Toe still oozing a bit but that's improving too.

Tuesday Nov 16 #

6 PM

Orienteering - Urban race (DEE NSL Latchford) 1:14:31 [5] 15.76 km (4:44 / km) +51m 4:39 / km
ahr:136 max:158 (injured) (sick) shoes: Nike Pegasus 37

Good area for one of these. Made some bad choices, but also some good ones which appear to have offset them and might have scraped me the win.

Looked for a TP rather than an LP once and lost a minute or so. Also mistook the black border of the map for a road, and made a route choice assuming I could run along it. It's a good job I realised before actually trying, but it gave a very long out and back. One time I got a 20 where there was a shorter deviation to get a 30, and another I just totally missed a road and avoided an easy 10. But I sneaker an extra 40 by taking a different way back, and I timed it perfectly, so I reckon all good.

It would have been impossible to anyone to clear this map, which is in direct contrast to the MDOC one last week where it was very possible. Same scale and same number of controls, but having a big river down the middle and also another river parallel to it, with limited crossings, really makes it challenging. Glad I went to this.

Monday Nov 15 #

9 AM

Walking (Helvellyn loop with Em) 5:35:13 [3] 16.66 km (20:07 / km) +1328m 14:23 / km
ahr:93 max:136 (injured) (sick) shoes: Mudclaw 275 (blk)

Helvellyn via Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge, Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam and Sheffield Pike, with Em.

Route up along Lanty's Tarn spur would make a good way down; mostly grass. Birkhouse unimpressive in the fog. First time I've done Striding Edge - it looked like you could avoid most of it if you wanted to tbh, we alternated between the safe looking path and the exposed one at each choice. There was only one bit that was a bit sketchy in the drizzle, pretty near the top at the S of Striding on the map. Otherwise uneventful, although it was so foggy there was no sense of danger. Swirral as I remember, only the top is rocky and downhill it was much easier to do the grass and then cut back to the ridge. Down from Catstye was a gravelly uninteresting path. Managed the whole horseshoe without ever seeing Red Tarn.

Pretty much kept my toe dry (the object) until Lucy's Tongue up Sheffield Pike; but from there to the top and then down to Heron Pike was just a bog. It would probably be nice in summer but I wouldn't rush up there in winter again.

Good time despite the weather (drizzle and fog but not cold). Didn't see many other people out.

Still sneezing and coughing etc.

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