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Training Log Archive: alirobertson

In the 7 days ending Oct 2:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail Race1 4:21:28 25.85(10:07) 41.6(6:17) 1133
  Running Training3 2:29:58 19.23(7:48) 30.94(4:51) 283
  Total4 6:51:26 45.07(9:08) 72.54(5:40) 1416

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Sunday Oct 2 #

9 AM

Trail Race (Trail) 4:21:28 [5] 41.6 km (6:17 / km) +1133m 5:32 / km
shoes: Adizero XT4 - Blue/Fire 2015

Glencoe Marathon (minus 600m?)
Wow what a race. Really stunning start to the day but so chilly, 2°C. Set off in 2nd wave at a steady pace up the road to A82. Crossed over and loved the twisty single track up the valley.

Bog across to bottom of Devil's Staircase was horrendous, a mile of ankle/shin deep sludge and sometimes sinking up to knee.
Loved descent to top of forest above Kinlochleven but the forest track descent was steep and relentless, really hard work on the legs.

Climb up out of KLL was tough, felt so hot and very busy with lots of Half Marathoners in the way, lots of squeezing past slower folk.
Lairaig Mor was no fun, I'd run far enough and had loads to go, such a long valley and no shelter, very glad of the water stop.

Once I got through Lundavra I enjoyed more of the single track again but not the pressure of trying to get in under 4h30.
The descent along forest tracks into Glen Nevis was again brutal like the KLL descent, fast and hard underfoot but I had to race on.

Delighted to get in with a 4h21 but bit gutted it didn't register full mara distance.

Back was tight at times, R hip sore along Lairaig Mor, L knee gave me some niggles but otherwise not too shabby.

Now time to try and get back looked at through work Private Medical scheme.

Thursday Sep 29 #

7 PM

Running Training tempo (Roads) 35:01 [4] 7.76 km (4:31 / km) +38m 4:24 / km
shoes: Adizero Boston Boost (Orange)

SRC tempo. Didn't want to break myself ahead of Glencoe on Sunday so took advice from Chris and tried 1k hard, 1k easy, 1k hard then 2k easy. Felt great.
Somehow managed to run a 19:38 which is as fast as I've run 5k in a long time.

Wednesday Sep 28 #

6 PM

Running Training tempo (Mixed Trail) 47:11 [3] 9.06 km (5:12 / km) +142m 4:50 / km
ahr:131 max:164

Easy with Paul Webb up through Woods then around Castle paths and back through town.

Monday Sep 26 #

4 PM

Running Training tempo (Mixed Trail) 1:07:46 [3] 14.12 km (4:48 / km) +103m 4:38 / km
ahr:134 max:173 shoes: Adizero Boston Boost (Orange)

Afternoon run back from Stoney to home via Dunnottar Woods, then trail between Barras roads (bloody horses make it quite bumpy) then back via East Mains of Barras and Chapel of Barras hill.
Felt quite good early on, but stiffened up by about 10k (did that in 46mins though including trails and climb out of Stoney)
Struggled to keep pace up later on, backed off a bit after big long straight, then steady up hill and home.
Hips not enjoying roads, glad Glencoe is mostly trail. Think descents into KLL and Glen Nevis, and whole of run along Laraig Mor will be tough, but mind is stronger after Tiree.

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