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Training Log Archive: AllyBeaven

In the 7 days ending Aug 27, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 13:01:00 57.79(13:31) 93.0(8:24) 6400
  Cycling1 1:32:00
  Total6 14:33:00 57.79 93.0 6400

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Sunday Aug 27, 2017 #

Running (S.E. + Moderate) 4:32:00 [3] 25.0 km (10:53 / km) +2600m 7:09 / km

A personal best for my watch's errant altitude readings: 37,830m. The above guestimate is a little more accurate I think.

From the road support point I went back up Bidean then from there through the support point again to the finish in Kinlochleven. Started winding things up for 15' minutes on the really shitty rough stuff then gave it beans for 24' of runnable stuff on the West Highland Way into the finish.

Before then I think I was being pretty sensible with the pace so pretty pleased to run Bidean to Kinlochleven in 3:27 as opposed to 3:29 in the race last year. 7' slower on the descent because I wasn't in race descent mode, 3:30 faster on the climb to the Aonach Eagach and nearly 5' faster on the run in, 24' rather than ~29'. Strava says I ran the 3rd fastest time for the final 8.6k, 14" behind Finlay Wild and 12" ahead of Greg Vollet in last year's race. Obviously by that stage everyone has at least 6 hours racing in their legs so I'm not getting too carried away but still, it's all nicely encouraging. A good 2 days I think.

Breezy here today, bike ride will be definitively recovery oriented.

Saturday Aug 26, 2017 #

Running (Specific Endurance) 3:05:00 [3] 28.5 km (6:29 / km) +1500m 5:08 / km

A frustrating, faffy, indecisive morning. The nail in the coffin of the 4000s attempt was leaving my watch and a bag of dates at home. Because I'm a fanny.

Might have been a goer this evening but when I was out things were a little greasy. I felt like a fit runner moving slightly clunkily, due to massage yesterday or being in a bad mood or whatever. Went up Braeriach, the last 4000 of the route. Went hardish on the uphills, tried to move fast but easy on the downs, which on some sections is a total waste of time. Ate a bunch, drank some etc. Tired by the end but that's ok. Might have company for tomorrow's outing, had planned on it being a recce/time on feet exercise anyway, unless you'd suggest otherwise. Maybe a quicker finish to get used to suffering on that fucking downhill fireroad.

Friday Aug 25, 2017 #

Running (Easy) 1:00:00 [2] 10.0 km (6:00 / km) +250m 5:20 / km

A little dizzy early on, maybe too much coffee pre run. Hill sprints were good though. Had massage this afternoon, hopefully it won't affect me if I go for the 4000s tomorrow. Mountain forecasts update soon, I'll make a decision then.

Thursday Aug 24, 2017 #

Running (Easy) 56:00 [2] 9.2 km (6:05 / km) +250m 5:22 / km

Watch still being a prick, 4,000m today apparently.

Easy running, felt a little clunky but improved through the strides. Eateateat

Wednesday Aug 23, 2017 #

Cycling (Easy) 1:32:00 [2]

44.6k, 9,823m according to my watch, more likely about 250m.

A few bits a bit harder than easy to check everything was ok. It was. Now eating lots.

Tuesday Aug 22, 2017 #


Travelling. Delightful airport air, always makes me feel slightly greasy...

Monday Aug 21, 2017 #

Running (Specific Endurance) 3:28:00 [3] 20.3 km (10:15 / km) +1800m 7:06 / km

(Vert is a guess, my watch said 20,000m which I don't think is quite right.)

The CDR component didn't happen as I waited around for the cloud to lift. It didn't.

Steep climbs and technical mountain tracks. Worked pretty hard on the climbs and some of the runnable stuff, loose slippy (really fucking slippy!) rocks forced the effort down on a few downhills. Running hard on downhill farm tracks and tarmac the last 7 minutes or so, finishing really hard on the flat. 3'18" fastest k, 2'54" top speed apparently.

A good day's training I think. In some reasonable form just now perhaps, not feeling Skåla in the legs and moving well. Hopeful for a 4000s weather window next weekend...

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