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Training Log Archive: SarahD

In the 7 days ending Mar 17:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 17:20:09 66.55 107.09 1369
  Mountain biking1 1:20:00 12.08(6:37) 19.44(4:07) 90
  Orienteering1 45:00 2.83(15:55) 4.55(9:53) 184
  Stretching3 30:00
  Total10 19:55:09 81.46 131.09 1643

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Sunday Mar 17 #

8 AM

Running 7:58:21 [3] 32.35 km (14:47 / km) +617m 13:30 / km
ahr:116 max:170

Glenmore - Linn of Dee by the Lairig Ghru with SR and RB. After persistent snow yesterday the chances of getting back to LoD on foot weren’t looking good for today. We put a contingency plan in place for alternative means of getting home, but had time to go and see what it looked like with an option to carry on if conditions were better than anticipated. Heading up from Glenmore there was a fair bit of brightness and we seemed to be gaining quite good height without the snow getting horrendous. I knew it would be worse further up, but assuming conditions on the south side were similar it should be a relatively short (10km ish) section of heavy slog. And we had a tail wind. So we decided to commit and carry on. In short it was the longest snow wade I’ve ever had to do, with soft snow which saw us sinking thigh deep at regular intervals and we soon perfected an alternative snow crawl to make faster progress through the worst bits. And it carried on like that pretty much all the way to the Luibeg (more like 20km). There’s not many people I would feel comfortable with on a day like that, but thankfully we were all able to dig deep and see it through - good humour and good company all the way. Think I’ll remember this one for a long while!
Great weekend all round and happy to have felt physically strong enough for it.

Saturday Mar 16 #

9 AM

Running 3:00:00 [3] 25.41 km (7:05 / km) +330m 6:39 / km
ahr:120 max:164

Insh - Glenmore through the forest with RB and SR. Snowing steadily all the way but felt much easier than yesterday without the wind. Good feed at Cobbs cafe at the end. Not looking too promising for getting back to LoD tomorrow....
4 PM

Stretching 10:00 [1]

Friday Mar 15 #

10 AM

Running 5:20:00 [3] 41.57 km (7:42 / km) +414m 7:20 / km
ahr:127 max:176

Linn of Dee to Insh by the Feshie with RB and SR. Pretty testing conditions at times; into a strong headwind pretty much all day and blatters of snow coming through at intervals. Thankfully some sunshine in between too. Last 10km on road and big tracks was tough - legs just felt really sore. All good (type 2) fun :-)
7 PM

Stretching 10:00 [1]

Thursday Mar 14 #

(rest day)

Recovery ahead of some potentially big miles, all going to plan

Running 10:00 [1]

Hanging for ASC in Aboyne

Wednesday Mar 13 #

6 PM

Orienteering 45:00 [3] 4.55 km (9:53 / km) +184m 8:14 / km
ahr:115 max:176

WeTT Dinnet Muir shadowing EB. Felt awful on jog up to start but enjoyed going round slowly and carefully doing talk-O for much of it. Such great terrain but some tough heather / rock in places.
9 PM

Stretching 10:00 [1]

Tuesday Mar 12 #

6 PM

Running warm up/down 10:48 [2] 1.82 km (5:57 / km)
ahr:133 max:158 shoes: Salomon speedcross 2019

To the green

Running intervals 41:00 [5] 5.96 km (6:53 / km) +8m 6:50 / km
ahr:130 max:161 shoes: Salomon speedcross 2019

5x4'+2' on the green. Then jog back to CC. Legs a bit heavy, but generally ok. Cold / windy night.

Monday Mar 11 #

3 PM

Mountain biking 1:20:00 [2] 19.44 km (4:07 / km) +90m 4:01 / km
ahr:110 max:126

Feeling drained today but didn’t want to have another full rest day, so went for an easy potter along the DW. Road bike still awaiting sourcing of an old part to be able to get it back on the road again :-(

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