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Training Log Archive: mattp

In the 7 days ending Oct 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 9:24:00 33.06(17:04) 53.2(10:36) 3750
  Total3 9:24:00 33.06(17:04) 53.2(10:36) 3750

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Friday Oct 9 #

Running 2:20:00 [3] 11.8 km (11:52 / km) +1100m 8:06 / km

Wasdale to Honister

Not the greatest forecast so decided to cut the leg shorter by going up black sail pass and then pick up the line onto Kirkfell. The hail was already starting in the valley but seemed to pass as I picked up the (wrong?) gulley to climb up. This was probably a bit sketchy on my own, I think the proper line is right of the fork.

Found a man at the top of Great Gable and asked him what he thought about when out on his own, and his answer was survival. This turned out to be a good answer because after coming off Great Gable, the hail returned and I got very cold. My hands were too cold to open my drybags so had to use my teeth to open them and get out another layer. Quite a nice grassy descent after that but couldn't get properly warm until back in the car at Keswick.

Thankful to the two men who gave me a lift back to Keswick and offered me a beer.

Thursday Oct 8 #

Running 3:30:00 [3] 20.7 km (10:09 / km) +1100m 8:01 / km

Dunmail Cairn to Wasdale

Pulled the pin on leg 3 after getting to Rossett Pike, was going too slowly to be sure of getting back before dark.

Went a bit off line going up to High Raise, need to get the compass out earlier when coming off the stream. Didn't find a trod there if there was one. Think I found the right line coming up to Rossett Pike through Langdale Combe though.

Came down the nice path by Styhead Tarn where there were about 6 tents wild camping. Looked nice.

Tuesday Oct 6 #

Running 3:34:00 [3] 20.7 km (10:20 / km) +1550m 7:31 / km

BG leg 1 recce

L Toe was hurting a bit when setting off but settled once getting going. Quite a lot of bogs today. The main point of interest was the descent from Blencathra, attempted to find the parachute line but didn't manage to find anything decent. Will have to go back with a particular mind to find that. Probably just as fast to go doddick without someone who knows the line well.

Overtook another runner who was wading through heather off the trod at the bottom of Great Calva. Looking at his gpx after seemed to be getting quite lost..

Monday Oct 5 #


1 hour of S&C, feeling the least grim after a long distance race ever.

L Toe worse today...

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