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Training Log Archive: Craney

In the 1 days ending Jul 14:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running1 1:10:00 8.7(8:03) 14.0(5:00) 700
  Total1 1:10:00 8.7(8:03) 14.0(5:00) 700

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Sunday Jul 14 #

9 AM

Running race (Sprint Sky Race) 1:10:00 [5] 14.0 km (5:00 / km) +700m 4:00 / km

At Montgenevre near the Italian border. Great race going from the village at around 1800m to a big hill at 2500m and back a different way down. The early pace through the streets at the start was quite high, so I sat back a bit - not very convinced we went the right way, especially as we ended up doing 1km more than advertised. Anyway, after a while we got onto winding fire trails and I got into a pack with the top 3. When we popped out of the trees it turned into a steep straight path to a col, and one guy shot off away never to be seen again. I got into a nice rhythm though and got to the summit in 2nd, just ahead of 3rd. Could really feel the altitude. Descent was fun and a bit technical at first, but the guy behind came flying past, so I spent the whole way down just trying to keep him in sight. Ended up 3rd to win a nice hamper of alpine goodies. Much fun.

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