Running3:04:06 33.49 km (5:30 / km) +539m5:05 / km ahr:118 max:144 shoes: Brooks Launch Feb 2020
From Callendar with Roger, along the Great Trossachs Trail to Glen Finglas, some bonus km out and back along the loch, then back through Brig O'Turk and along the south side of Loch Venachar. Plenty of splashing through puddles required!
Scenic route with snowy tops around, however cold rain/wind was less than ideal and I was increasingly cold through the last two hours, v glad to see the car and took a long time to warm up properly. Didn't have too much in the tank today, looking forward to a lower volume week ahead.
Foot not great after (once it had thawed and I could feel it). Normal ‘post long run foot’ which was still niggling a little anyway from last week, but also plantar really tight on that (left) foot too. Need to look after it this week...
Running1:36:20 12.09 km (7:58 / km) +417m6:48 / km ahr:120 max:158 shoes: Inov8 RocLite Oct 2019
Plan was a hill session and thought it would be nice to run in the dusting of snow on the Gargunnock Hills, so planned on 20x1min hard/1min easy, up to the cairn and along to the trigpoint. On a good day might get there soon enough that the last couple of reps would be on the descent.
Snow pretty deep even on the track after the first few, and calf deep once there was no track. Combined with a strong headwind, nice. Persevered but higher up in the deep snow the 1min efforts were a struggle even to keep a running motion, the slowest one was 15min/km!
So more like resistance training than speedwork, unsurprisingly the 20reps only just got me past the final wall/gate rather than anywhere near the summit. Turned round there but still finished pretty much in the dark anyway.