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In the 7 days ending Sep 3:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Road and Trail7 4:55:22 39.48(7:29) 63.53(4:39) 595
  Running - Trail + Terrain2 3:32:14 24.0(8:51) 38.63(5:30) 1815
  Total8 8:27:36 63.48(8:00) 102.16(4:58) 2410
averages - sleep:8.3 rhr:39 weight:73.4kg

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Sunday Sep 3 #

10 AM

Running - Road and Trail 3:36 [1] 0.59 km (6:05 / km) +27m 4:57 / km
slept:8.0 shoes: Xtalon 212 #8 (Borrowdale'16)

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Running - Trail + Terrain race 2:14:10 [4] 24.25 km (5:32 / km) +1256m 4:24 / km
shoes: Xtalon 212 #8 (Borrowdale'16)

Castle Carr English champs. 16th (+18min on Sam Tosh)

Ear update: compacted wax, probs hayfver related. Soften up with drops. Decided to excavate som but succeded in compacting it further, so am now (temporarily) deaf in both ears.

Anyway, a faffy, convoluted, contrived route above the Cader Valley. Clash with The Ben (Nevis, not Mounsey), and general ambivalence towards champs - espcially if not an established race - at this time of year, meant points were to be had. Felt alright but not wanting to start too quick on fast early running - rumours of hip-high tussocks abounded!

Settled into the 3rd group, feeling comfortble, leeting a few people surge on the good running. First downhills and tussocks took easy, assaying others' skill over the baby's heads. Drifted off the back of the group a bit but they never got away. CP 4 found by smell positioned, as it was, behind the sewage works. Lost a bit of impetus at the top of climb 4 through to descent of climb 5, gap stretched a little bit (I ended up in a farm-yard, head in the map I missed the taped stile. Reading map is bad for you!) but I closed it up when we all went wrong but those ahead went wrongerer (maybe reading maps is beneficial. Although 1:25k OS with random path mapping difficult whilst flying along trods).

Anyway now in the pack with Pez, Vic and a few others (Little Rob and Garry Greenhow droped here), thugged my way up the penultimate hill through the promissed man-eating tussocks. From the last CP I hit it fairly hard to get a gap down the rough descent. Was closed up on the penultimate climb, but attacked as it got rough again, got a more direct line and held off our remaining pack of 4 (Pez, Jonny Dry and Nick Leigh; Chris Holdsworth overtaken walking having gone walkabout from 4th place earlier).

Just behind Mike Ainscough from Helm gt ahead when we went wrong), but was 5mins up to the next group. A faster start required to mae the step up.

As for running deaf - very aware of heartbeat, difficult to hear what people are saying; you don't know anyone's behind you so feel you have to stick to the group as best you can.

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Running - Road and Trail 9:14 [1] 1.42 km (6:31 / km) +87m 4:59 / km
shoes: Xtalon 212 #8 (Borrowdale'16)

Saturday Sep 2 #

9 AM

Running - Road and Trail 58:36 intensity: (7:00 @1) + (41:36 @2) + (9:00 @3) + (1:00 @4) 12.28 km (4:46 / km) +202m 4:25 / km
rhr:38 slept:8.0 weight:73.5kg shoes: Asics gel windhawk 1

Loop around Eccy. First bit a bit faster to get going, then some strides in Milhouses.

Friday Sep 1 #

7 AM

Running - Road and Trail 25:34 [1] 5.27 km (4:51 / km) +6m 4:49 / km
slept:8.0 (rest day) shoes: Asics gel windhawk 1

still flat.

In other news I am currently quite deaf in my left ear. Muffling came on earlier in the week but it's quite bad today. Hopefully easy to sort out. Turning into Dad already...

Thursday Aug 31 #

7 AM

Running - Road and Trail 32:45 [1] 6.61 km (4:57 / km) +15m 4:54 / km
slept:7.75 shoes: Asics gel windhawk 1

Morning jog from Trumpington around a parkland area and to have a look at the new AZ building on the bioscience campus. Flat flat flat (only non-flat bit being 2 bridges over the railway)
6 PM

Running - Road and Trail 1:11:30 intensity: (51:30 @2) + (20:00 @3) 16.2 km (4:25 / km)
shoes: Asics gel windhawk 1

10 miles. Into Cambridge along the Cam through Granchester meadows - nice riverside running, many gates - then wiggled around Cambridge and back along the A1134 as my map memory failed me and I lost the cycleway. Clipping along alright, but running on the flat feels harder than running in Sheffield.

Garmin saw fit to delete a load of data.

Wednesday Aug 30 #

7 AM

Running - Road and Trail 35:33 [2] 7.12 km (5:00 / km) +133m 4:34 / km
slept:8.5 shoes: Asics gel windhawk 1

round the water tower before driving to Cumbridge
6 PM

Running - Road and Trail 58:34 intensity: (16:58 @1) + (10:06 @2) + (2:00 @3) + (29:30 @4) 14.04 km (4:10 / km) +125m 4:00 / km
shoes: Asics gel windhawk 1

2x4km tempo along the roman road with 1km easy in between. 14:46, 14:43. Each one slightly net downhill. Felt OK, and like I had a bit of room to spare, so pressed on a bit on the drag on the way back.

Tuesday Aug 29 #

Note
slept:7.5 (rest day)

Went to Headingly to watch the last day of the test match instead. Good call!

Monday Aug 28 #

6 PM

Running - Trail + Terrain 1:18:04 intensity: (48:04 @2) + (30:00 @3) 14.37 km (5:26 / km) +559m 4:33 / km
rhr:39 slept:10.5 weight:73.4kg shoes: SLAB sense pro Kermit flippers

Rolling around Blacka, another cracking evening. Felt naff to start with but soon got into it, a few new paths as well.

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