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Training Log Archive: BrandNewMe

In the 7 days ending Feb 28:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road running3 2:38:37 17.98(8:49) 28.94(5:29)
  Trail running1 53:55 5.82(9:16) 9.37(5:45)
  Orienteering - race2 48:03 6.1(7:53) 9.82(4:54)
  Total5 4:20:35 29.9(8:43) 48.12(5:25)

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Sunday Feb 28 #

3 PM

Road running 1:17:06 [3] 8.57 mi (9:00 / mi)

Buggy run. Ran up to the innocent railway then down it, and to Duddingston carpark. There I realised that the low road was properly closed due to unstable rocks, not just Sunday closed to cars. It was either lug the buggy up the steps again or run a different route, so I turned around bank the way I came then a lap of queens drive and home.

Not sure I’d call this a run necessarily as I was out of the house for at least 90 mins but was running for much less than that. Bumped into Elspeth, then one of my old neighbours, then Amelia and Hazel and families, then jamjar and Niamh. Great to catch up with all of them!

Still not feeling sprightly at all.

Saturday Feb 27 #

1 PM

Orienteering - race 20:58 [3] 3.0 mi (6:59 / mi)

Every other weekend we have a bubble family which is great fun. Megan is keen to get her kids orienteering so after Ray took Thursday night running training to Liberton GC we did Dreghorn light green today followed by a few hours outdoor playing after. Put some effort in as Freya and Loz are quick. They did 27-ish so well clear - phew! Ray went round after a few secs slower than me, so a MoW squad win for me. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

Friday Feb 26 #

7 PM

Orienteering - race 27:05 [3] 3.1 mi (8:44 / mi)

Winterlope at Liberton GC

My legs felt absolutely shocking. Just jelly crap. But apart from that it was fun running around what must be quite a scenic golf course, on a moonlit night in perfect weather for it. Fun.

My phone is still playing up so I borrowed Ray’s watch to do the map run thing. It’s hard at GCs to know you are at the control otherwise. One bunker looks very much like all others. Ray’s Garmin was exciting as the vibrate still works - mine broke ages ago - so it was easy to tell when you were at a control, even when you perhaps didn’t find the feature...

Road running 30:00 [3] 3.2 mi (9:22 / mi)

Jog there and back. It’s was a stagger home with my knackered legs.

Thursday Feb 25 #


Excellent to see Scottish Orienteering have drafted an orienteering calendar for this year. Really good idea to have a kids SOL. Great to have some hope, and who doesn’t love a trip to Craig A’Barnes (Scottish camps, June). Best get training in the hope that the events go ahead.
3 PM

Road running 51:31 [3] 6.21 mi (8:18 / mi)

Run with WHB. I was surprisingly struggling. I think he has been training for a change in his army job. I felt v unfit but the chat was good.

Wednesday Feb 24 #


Was going to run the Craigmillar FWTN but went for a walk with some friends in the afternoon to the play park there, and we decided it was rough enough to feel uneasy being there mid afternoon, so I sure as heck didn’t want to go back by myself in the dark that night to run a night o.

I think I’ll introduce a “Trainspotting” rule. If the area has / could be used as a location for Trainspotting, then perhaps I’ll opt out if orienteering there.

And even funnier, I found out after I had chickened out that a friend started the course and then wimped when they got abuse from kids hiding in the forest.

Monday Feb 22 #

3 PM

Trail running 53:55 [3] 5.82 mi (9:16 / mi)

Nice sunny afternoon. Out with the cumbersome running buggy. Up through Pollock, down the innocent railway (saw some runners shin the wall to get in Duddingston Loch nature reserve. Quite jealous - it looks interesting over there). Then up MFD. Had to do the steps in the end as the slope was too muddy. It was some haul! One of us was finding the steps very funny. It was not me. Then otter-spotting (not there) down Queens Drive and home. I could do with getting some sleep sometime. Didn’t get much last night due to B and a really sore back. I can’t see it being less sore tonight!

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