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Training Log Archive: JCallender

In the 7 days ending May 5, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running7 8:49:41 48.62(10:54) 78.25(6:46) 2717
  Cycling2 2:49:43
  Total9 11:39:24 48.62 78.25 2717

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Saturday May 5, 2018 #

12 PM

Running warm up/down 16:18 [3] 1.67 mi (9:46 / mi)
shoes: Red Inov-8 Mudlaws

A jog up the race route with some hill sprints thrown in.
1 PM

Running race 2:39:55 [3] 13.33 mi (12:00 / mi) +1333m 9:09 / mi
ahr:169 max:205 shoes: Red Inov-8 Mudlaws


Exactly what a hill race should be like - a quality field on an epic course with entry on day in the back room of the village pub. Ace.

The usual course was waterlogged so they had to amend it, taking out a couple of miles of twisty forest trail in favour of landrover track. It was a cool day and conditions were wet and muddy underfoot. Zero visibility along the ridge and occassionally windy.

I started off steady and soon settled in to a nice rhythm along the track. Glancing up I could see Finlay Wild already out on his own with a significant gap only 10 mins in to the race. The descent in to Glen Ample was seriously muddy and I felt like more of a clutz than normal. I lost a few places - Peter Mackie catching me just at the bottom. I made a good pace on the long climb up Bein Each. Stayed with one group along the undulating ridge, losing time on the descents and making it back up on the ascents. Manny G caught me just before the summit - the Gorman takeover gets later every year!

I pushed a bit back along the ridge, there were plenty of strong runners just behind me. Half way down the descent to Glen Ample I was dropped by a group of about 10 including Peter and Iain Stewart. I knew this was going to happen but didn't expect it to be that many. I was determined to make those places up and had the bit between the teeth on the way back up. Managed to overhaul everyone, catching Iain just at the top. All along the undulating trail back to the track I could hear Iain breathing down my neck so couldn't let up for a second - was pretty confident I could drop him on the road though.

When I got to the track I pushed for the first 400m thinking that would be enough to allow for a leisurly cruise to the finish. Got a shock when I glanced behind me to see Peter within 200ft. Given his descending prowess, leisurly cruise became panicked chase. Despite running a 5.20 mile he stayed on my tail right to the bitter end. I could feel cramp kicking in in my right leg for the last little climb + technical descent 75M from the finish and I just prayed my body would hold together. Thankfully it did - though I had to do the last 10ft at a jerky stagger.

As always Stuc a Chroin was a brilliant day and I was happy with my performance.

Friday May 4, 2018 #

7 AM

Running 1:03:05 [3] 7.75 mi (8:08 / mi)
ahr:162 max:181 shoes: Mizuno Synchro MX

Hyndland > Canal > Kelvin > City Centre.

Legs felt fine. Did 6*stride-outs on the grass in the park.

Thursday May 3, 2018 #

6 AM

Cycling 1:20:15 [3]
shoes: Boardman Race Comp 2016

Nice early morning ride.

18.22 miles.

Wednesday May 2, 2018 #

7 PM

Running warm up/down 14:41 [3] 1.53 mi (9:36 / mi)
shoes: Red Inov-8 Mudlaws

Running race 33:36 [3] 4.43 mi (7:35 / mi)
ahr:142 max:164 shoes: Red Inov-8 Mudlaws

Whangie Whizz Hill Race

What a great race - fast from beginning to middle to end.

I started strong and soon settled in to 6th place with Kenny Richmond and Justin Carter just in front. They slowly pulled away and I was left trading places with a runner I didn't recognise. All went well until I was on the way back and the laces on my Mudclaw came undone (again!), I lost two places while tieing them. I pushed hard and was able to catch Andy Jackson before the second cairn, staying strong to the end to put some distance between us. Was 7th overall.

A really satisfying race - was able to push hard and stay fast the whole way.
8 PM

Running warm up/down 20:20 [3] 2.08 mi (9:47 / mi)
shoes: Red Inov-8 Mudlaws

Tuesday May 1, 2018 #

7 AM

Running 1:02:53 [3] 7.53 mi (8:21 / mi)
ahr:143 max:166 shoes: Asics GT 1000-6

Met Ally for a morning run along the canal/Kelvin Path and in to town.

Did hill-sprints in the park. Nice cool morning.

Monday Apr 30, 2018 #

6 AM

Cycling 1:29:28 [3]
ahr:125 max:157 shoes: Boardman Race Comp 2016

Met Outi for the Barnellan circuit before work. Beautiful morning.

19.17 Miles/ 340M

Sunday Apr 29, 2018 #

8 AM

Running 2:38:53 [3] 10.3 mi (15:26 / mi) +1384m 10:53 / mi
ahr:149 max:177 shoes: Salomon Fellraiser

1 and a bit laps of Ben Lomond. Beautiful day, great views and tapps aff temperatures for most of it. Concentrated on descending well.

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