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Training Log Archive: RHF

In the 7 days ending Sep 27:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Walking3 16:10:39 29.23(33:12) 47.04(20:38) 1540
  Running2 4:42:46 15.7(18:00) 25.27(11:11)
  Yoga/Stretching/S&C1 45:00
  Total6 21:38:25 44.93 72.31 1540

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Sunday Sep 27 #

2 PM

Walking 5:05:26 [2] 15.38 km (19:52 / km) +650m 16:24 / km

Walla Crag, Bleaberry Fell and High Seat
Down to the Lake then along to the road up to Ashness Bridge. A quick look at the Bob Graham memorial en route. Had thought we would be doing a more direct route up to Walla Crag (7km, whereas I thought it would be 3/4km) Diagonal path back to Walla Crag. Lovely stop on the top and had some cookie dough slice. Then Nicole and I headed up to Bleaberry Fell and onto High Street. A pretty decent path most of the way and it wasn't as boggy as I feared. Starting to get concerned about the time so no choice but to descend (leaving Ambroth fell and High Tove for another day). The descent seemed to take a while and I was definitely getting worried about the light disappearing! Made it down to the road okay and just before a bus back to town. Shouldn't have taken out the head torch that was in the bag this morning!

Saturday Sep 26 #

10 AM

Running long 4:16:42 [3] 20.26 km (12:40 / km)
shoes: X-Talon 212 2020

Exploring the Far Western small ones with John
Annual Autumnal trip to the Lakes with John, this time joined by our partners! Just the two of us today out for a fell run picking up a load of small Western Wainwrights (Mellbreak, Starling Dodd, Great Borne, Hen Comb, Gavel Fell, Blake Fell, Burnback Fell). Had been worried about feeling tired and fatigued and not being able to do any fell running (certainly have felt tired on smaller road runs from home!) Pleasantly pleased with how much I have been able to do, two big days in the Munros last weekend and some other stuff in between. Legs were a bit sore after the climb up the Cobbler on Friday.

A road run then a steep climb up Mellbreak which was pretty loose then down and back up to Starling Dodd. It was pretty rough underfoot, quite tussocky, boggy in places, rocky in others. I should've filled up with water here and I regretted that by Hen Comb when I was really flagging and had run out (couldn't get my food down). Stopped between Hen Comb and Gavel Fell to refuel and rehydrate and that definitely helped. Kept on focusing on the next summit and trying not to think too far ahead. Fairly good going after Gavel Fell but John and I were both flagging a big. A steep descent off Burnback Fell and we had gone slightly too far round, so had to run along a track back. John tripped... And then a long gradual descent through the woods. This was pretty fun to run down and would've been amazing if feeling good! A quality day exploring some small hills and down to 52 Wainwrights to go now.

Friday Sep 25 #

9 AM

Walking 4:56:24 [2] 13.35 km (22:12 / km) +890m 16:39 / km
shoes: Roclite 315 2020

Ben Arthur/ The Cobbler with Nicole

En route South to the Lakes and too nice a day not to get out and do something. Nicole was even more keen than I was. A bit of late night planning of a suitable route (right length and difficulty) and near to our drive home gave us the Cobbler.

A long zig zag ascent through the woods to start with, felt a bit frantic and rushed after the drive down and knowing we were on a bit of a schedule. It was quite busy at this point, we were overtaking and getting overtaken. We then crossed the river and headed up the SE ridge. It was grassy to start with then provided great views of the summit (probably one of the most amazing peaks). It then became rockier and steeper and it was a fun ascent. Hard to judge the conditions, cold wind but okay when you were moving. Only saw two people the whole way up this ridge. Then popped out for the summit and lots of people were sheltering this side. I thought I'd have a look at the true summit and see how hard it was. Threading the needle was easy and the other side looked doable enough so I kept going. Had watched a video online so scrambled up to the true summit and touched the top. Got a bit nervous and shakey so descended steadily and back to the crowds. Nice to have touched the top.

Then we had some lunch in a sheltered spot and joined the crowds of people in descent. Definitely was a popular mountain and a popular route up and down. The descent to the path was fairly steep but after that gradual the whole way down and we were moving well. Really cool mountain to explore and pleased with our horseshoe route. Then continued the drive down to the Lakes. Didn't take too long and nice to break up the drive.

Tuesday Sep 22 #

9 AM

Yoga/Stretching/S&C 45:00 [1]

Trying to loosen up the legs
10 AM

Running 26:04 [3] 5.01 km (5:12 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Paradox 5 2020

(not) Ganavan Sands parkrun with Nicole
A bit of parkrun tourism without there being any parkruns on :( and to be fair, we may have chosen not to do it anyway with Saturdays weather! Drive out to Ganavan and it was a bit windy and cool. A brutal little slope to start with and then the course undulates out and back (with a bonus out and back). A really good tarmac surface the whole way! Calves a bit painful on the steep downhills. Breathing felt a bit tight. Will submit it as my first (not) parkrun.

Monday Sep 21 #

11 AM

Walking 6:08:49 [1] 18.31 km (20:09 / km)
shoes: Roclite 315 2020

Isle of Kerrera lap
Walk around Kerrera, south to Gylen castle, explore of the coast, up the rugged west side to the farm shop for an ice cream. Then continued towards the top of the island and back down the shore on the east side, a bit tough going in places when not on the main loop! Took us far longer than expected, couldn't find a way through and then had to run for the ferry! Literally just made it.

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