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Training Log Archive: TimM

In the 1 days ending Jun 5:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running1 1:32:37 13.5(6:52) 21.73(4:16) 529
  Total1 1:32:37 13.5(6:52) 21.73(4:16) 529
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Wednesday Jun 5 #

6 PM

Running 1:32:37 intensity: (16 @0) + (1:38 @1) + (1:10:50 @2) + (19:33 @3) + (20 @4) 21.73 km (4:16 / km) +529m 3:48 / km
ahr:154 max:183 shoes: North Face Vectiv Enduris III

Thought I was racing Red Moss Kips tonight, but also thought/assumed that it was an EOD job. Apparently the whole avoiding private vehicle emissions thing doesn't extend to avoiding online entry emissions!!! Proper weapon move to miss the entry thing but oh well, wouldn't have got away from work in time anyway.

Thought I'd do some kind of PFH session and when Dash came to retrieve his stolen jacket he suggested banking a couple of reps up Morningside and Cockmylane to get two done. Worked with that idea (thank you Dash you sly silent AP browser) but as it happened it was one of those where you find yourself in a steady effort so thought I'd sustain that, somewhat fuelled by wondering whether I could do door-to-door in under 90mins (for the classic loop I had in my head, not an out-back which I think would be shortest). Only took one brunch bar so also saw it as a bit of a race-against-sugars too.

All felt quite easy to Swanston and, to my surprise, that continued up Allermuir. Endured a chilling burst of sleet for most of the climb but had my eye on summiting under 45 and was enjoying working against that. Contrary to my GPS, which has done me dirty, I did summit and did so in 44.30 exact. Continued over to Caerketton while scranning a brunch bar and taking in the glorious Edinburgh skyline, before taking the Pentland Skyline (RIP) descent for the most part and then continuing on the trail down to the bottom car park. Slight bad patch crossing the bridge but then felt decent again from the woods all the way home. Became clear the loop was longer than expected so sub 90 wasn't really on, but surprised to be that close - which also therefore mandates me to go and repeat some time. Might not have won the sub 90 race but sugars were 4.0 when home, so I'd say I just about won that one.

Suitable RMK replacement and probably the kind of steady effort I should do more of - similar to marathon training in a way. Probably the best running feels since the marathon too - proper effortless stuff, almost flow state, and quite the contrast to feeling like a knackered sack of potatoes, which has been the dominant feeling of late. Great fun.

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