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Training Log Archive: BrandNewMe

In the 7 days ending Mar 3:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road running3 2:38:37 17.98(8:49) 28.94(5:29)
  Trail running2 1:10:23 7.29(9:39) 11.73(6:00)
  Orienteering - race2 48:03 6.1(7:53) 9.82(4:54)
  Tempo run1 36:37 2.72(13:28) 4.38(8:22)
  Total6 5:13:40 34.09(9:12) 54.86(5:43)

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Wednesday Mar 3 #

Trail running 28:00 [3] 3.2 mi (8:45 / mi)

Jog there and back. With Loz so not as slow as I would have liked.

Tempo run 36:37 [3] 2.72 mi (13:28 / mi)

Arthur’s Seat handicap

Nice day for it, and after hauling myself up to the top of the crags my legs started to feel good for once. Still a long way off my best alas, but I am nailing the route slightly better each time.

Monday Mar 1 #

2 PM

Trail running 42:23 [3] 4.09 mi (10:22 / mi)

Happy St David’s Day

Run with Loz around the meadows, then up the crags, and a crazy kamikaze route back that is never done before and wasn’t trainers-suitable. I need to stop running with him - he kills me these days. Home and ate a load of Welsh cakes.

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 #

Note

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.

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