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Training Log Archive: GD44

In the 7 days ending Jan 28:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running1 14:34:29 37.08(2.5/h) 59.68(4.1/h) 2581
  Cycling - turbo 1 1:30:00 11.88(7:34) 19.13(4:42)
  Conditioning1 1:10:00
  Total3 17:14:29 48.97 78.81 2581

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Saturday Jan 27 #

7 PM

Running 14:34:29 [1] 59.68 km (4.1 kph) +2581m

Dark Mountains Mountain Marathon (with Tom Davies)

Brutal event! The map was smaller than normal and it was clear why after we picked up a few CPs. It was boggy, tussocky, heathery, peaty almost everywhere!

Results: http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2018/MarmotDar...

We managed to clear the course (unlike last year) and finished 8th overall out of 20 starters. Only 10 cleared the course. The others were a combination of DNFs or DQs.

Weather:
Dry to start with clear skies and full moon
Mist dropped in about half way around soon followed by heavy rain and high winds.

Clothes:
Mudclaws - new pair (rubbed my heel spurs like crazy - wear tape next time)
Socks - Knee length Dexshell w/p socks
Tights - Windstopper
Thermal baselayer - HH l/s
Montane gilet
Montane bombproof coat
Buff
Gloves (started using them about half way round)
OMM w/p mitts (started using them when it started raining in the early hours of the morning)
Waterproof bottoms (ditto)
Synthetic fleece (not worn)
Hat (not worn)
Spare hat & gloves (not worn)

Kit:
As mandatory list
Tom carried his Terra Nova Laser Comp
I carried his pocket rocket, lighter, can and first aid
I used my Inov8 22L backpack with one 750ml bottle on front
I also used the toggle system for counting 100m paces which was only needs a few times.
I should consider getting a better plate compass for next event. I did the nav for about a third of the event (as Tom was a little woozy) but only used a thumb compass for this. Tom used his plate compass when it got misty.
Headtorch - Myo XP (white and orange one)
Altimeter - used this a lot
920XT - decided to leave this at home this time in case I got accused of using it as a navigational aid. Shane Ohly said that he'd allow people to carry them in black sealed bags in the future to enable logging of route and HR.

Route choice notes:

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Thoroughly enjoyed racing with Tom Davies. Looking forward to doing more races with him.



Thursday Jan 25 #

6 PM

Cycling - turbo 1:30:00 intensity: (52:50 @1) + (35:00 @3) + (2:10 @4) 19.13 km (4:42 / km)
ahr:122 max:153

Palisade - Turbo trainer

5 sweet spot intervals.

My promotion interview went well in the morning in Solihull too! Fingers crossed. Hear at the end of Feb. :-)

Wednesday Jan 24 #

Note

Worked in Cardiff in morn8ng then drove to Solihull. Stayed in hotel and prepped for my promotion interview.

Tuesday Jan 23 #

Note

Skipped exercise to concentrate on preparing for my promotion interview scheduled for a Thursday. Up until 3am!

Monday Jan 22 #

7 AM

Note

6 PM

Conditioning 1:10:00 [1]

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