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Training Log Archive: SarahD

In the 7 days ending May 26:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 17:04:16 58.99(17:22) 94.93(10:47) 4919
  Mountain biking3 2:00:00 14.1(8:30) 22.7(5:17) 485
  Road cycling1 1:30:00 20.51(4:23) 33.01(2:44) 453
  Strength and conditioning3 30:00
  Stretching2 25:00
  OWS1 10:00
  Total16 21:39:16 93.6 150.64 5857

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Sunday May 26 #

7 AM

Running 4:30:00 [3] 20.16 km (13:23 / km) +1500m 9:46 / km
ahr:128 max:162

West to east traverse of Beinn Dearg Bheag & Mhor then back out to top of the Coire Hallie path. Headed from bivvy spot along the south side of Loch na Sealga, then climbed to the foot of the north west ridge of BDB. Recently brought to my attention as a nice route onto the mountain, and it didn’t disappoint, with lots of rocky lumps & bumps that led eventually up to the summit. Easy descent to the col then a big slog up onto BDM, but ground it out chasing after JS & it was soon over. Superb rocky ridges leading off in various directions from the summit. Having eyed a line from the other side of the valley, we descended easily into the southern coire. Found a couple of really unusual gorge like fissures near the base of the coire which don’t show up on the OS at all. Pleased to nail a line from there avoiding the buttresses to descend towards the valley and back to pick up the bivvy kit. Then it was just a long slog back out. Clagged in a bit after a beautiful start to the day, but back before any rain set in. Another cracking outing :-))
1 PM

Mountain biking 15:00 [2] 3.39 km (4:25 / km)
ahr:131 max:147

Bone shaker back down to Coire Hallie. Managed to stay upright - just!

Saturday May 25 #

7 AM

Mountain biking 45:00 [3] 3.4 km (13:15 / km) +322m 8:59 / km
ahr:130 max:141

Corrie Hallie up to the path junction over to Shenavall. Misty & so so humid. About as much pushing as riding, but will be worth it for the return.
8 AM

Running 7:30:00 [3] 33.8 km (13:19 / km) +2500m 9:43 / km
ahr:131 max:183

Fisherfield big 6 with JS. Belter of a day out :-)) Mist slowly lifted as we headed in to Shenavall, but still a lot of cloud around the tops. Headed in an a-c direction, starting with Ruadh Stac Mor (#280) - following the GWC climb to the high point, then fairly directly up through the coire & onto the top. Steep descent to the col before A' Mhaighdean, then as we climbed the sun started to break through and really lovely by the time we reached the summit (#281). What a location! Has to be one of the best 360 vistas from any Munro :-)) Easier than expected grassy descent to the col below Beinn Tarsuin. Bit of a slog up the other side but then a lovely section of scrambly ridge leading to its summit. Steady climbs over Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair (complete with a totally tame snow bunting on its summit) & Sgurr Ban, then new territory again along to Beinn a' Chlaidheimh. Managed to find a sensible line off the west side after back tracking a short way down the ridge & back to Larachantivore where we had left our overnight kit. 9h 20m total time on foot to here. Able to sit around outside all evening with a gentle breeze keeping the midgies at bay, tho they did put in an appearance later, making for a slightly uncomfortable bivvy buried in a midgie hood, full body cover & over-warm sleeping bag!
A cracking circuit which has been on my to do list for ages. Good company too, tho struggling to match J’s pace!

Friday May 24 #

10 AM

Mountain biking 1:00:00 [2] 15.91 km (3:46 / km) +163m 3:35 / km
ahr:110 max:146

Up to Aboyne via Bellwood, a few messages round the village, then home by the DW

Thursday May 23 #

9 AM

Strength and conditioning 10:00 [1]

Waking up the body
10 AM

Running 1:41:14 [4] 15.01 km (6:45 / km) +127m 6:28 / km
ahr:160 max:175

Pleasantly surprised to feel lively enough for my planned long tempo session. From Dinnet, w-u via Clarack cp to the DW (16’) , then 25’ tempo along the DW to Cambus (dairy), jog over the top & down to BoV, over towards LK then another 2km tempo back towards Dinnet. Grovelled to round it up to 15. Planned to dunk the legs in the loch but there were mozzies everywhere- nightmare! Another good session :-)
6 PM

Running 39:02 [3] 5.54 km (7:03 / km) +144m 6:14 / km
ahr:149 max:179

Cherry on the cake, doubling up with a wee Potties social with KH, ME & SP.
9 PM

Stretching 10:00 [1]

Wednesday May 22 #

9 AM


Catch-up wander with SL up the Fungle & back over Birsemore
2 PM

Running 54:00 [2] 6.31 km (8:34 / km) +42m 8:17 / km
ahr:139 max:164

Couldn’t decide whether a recovery run was going to be beneficial or not, but went for it in the end. Tried not to worry about the tortoise pace as objective was merely to keep blood circulating to speed up recovery!
6 PM

Strength and conditioning 10:00 [1]

Tuesday May 21 #

8 AM

Strength and conditioning 10:00 [1]

Loosener pre run
9 AM

Running hills 1:50:00 [4] 14.11 km (7:48 / km) +606m 6:25 / km
ahr:135 max:186

Seven Hills of Dess. 16’ w-u then 8:34, 6:34, 6:30, 6:10, 6:16, 7:50, 7:22 or thereabouts, uphill efforts with jog down recoveries. Started on DW up from the bridge then continued clockwise round the hill on different climbs with each finishing at the top. Managed to run it all except for the second half of the ski run - might need to start with that one next time! Tough lil session - had planned to jog back to the pond for a dip at the end, but was too knackered for the extra distance. Pleased with that :-)
2 PM


Sports therapy session with EM. Back much improved :-) Feeling better for getting the s-i joint unblocked again; just wish I could keep it that way!

Monday May 20 #

11 AM

Road cycling 1:30:00 [2] 33.01 km (2:44 / km) +453m 2:33 / km
ahr:124 max:171

Chill cycle round Auchenhove then up to Tarland rd, east towards Learney, Sundayswells & back over P’murchie. Beautiful day. Again :-) Couldn’t resist a wee push over P’murchie - leg strength is there, but good to keep it mostly chill for recovery purposes.
4 PM

OWS 10:00 [1]
ahr:137 max:158

Walk / jog over to the pond for a dip. Chilly where I stirred it up!
8 PM

Stretching 15:00 [1]

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