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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Apr 18:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Climbing (Trad)4 3:30:00
  Running3 2:03:26 17.27(7:09) 27.79(4:26) 197
  Climbing (Sport)1 1:00:00
  Total8 6:33:26 17.27 27.79 197

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Sunday Apr 18 #

11 AM

Climbing (Sport) 1:00:00 [4]

Day at Gilwern south wales, sport climbing with Steve, about 7 pitches in glorious spring weather, up to 6b.

Great fun. Quite beaten up from last 3 days so rested on a couple - this is a fun / training day! :)

Life is so good right now.

Saturday Apr 17 #

10 AM

Running (Time trial) 22:19 [3] 5.01 km (4:27 / km) +12m 4:24 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 11

Pace Sian to a years-best 5km #notparkrun. On bristol-bath cyclepath.

Garmin all over the shop but held it together.

Running 8:21 [4] 2.01 km (4:09 / km) +8m 4:04 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 11

"WD" at 4:09 /km pace for fun.

regretted this later at the crag.. ...
2 PM

Climbing (Trad) 45:00 [4]

Met Paul K at Suspension bridge buttress. Sunny - I felt beaten up . Too much! running & climbing.....

three routes, he led all the hard stuff, i followed & found some of it really hard. Need to recover more. I led a short pitch at the end. He was on E1 5b's. Ouch.

Fell asleep after dinner with lights on, before 9pm. Pooped!

Friday Apr 16 #

11 AM

Running (Turf) 32:43 [3] 6.44 km (5:05 / km) +86m 4:46 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 11

Easy run 4 miles post-visit to tip, pre-rock climbing. Took it easy, got a few turfs, then phone died. Felt fine. No need to do "hard"/fast runs every time.

2 PM

Climbing (Trad) 1:00:00 [3]

Trad climbing, avon gorge, with Scared Dave.

Tried the classic three star HVS/E1 that Sir Christian Bonington did in big boots & socks, with no gear, chalkbag, locking carabiners, camming devices, sticky rubber, etc , in 1955:

Dave did indeed get very scared at exactly the point Sir Chris is at on the pic in link above. I eventually had to lower him off (he's 15 stone....); we did another route next door, abseiled back in, and I got to lead the top pitch of the famous climb......

nb. I last did this route in 2008 with Liz, and she was fine; I found it hard. Tho again, I led.

nnb. Massive car accident under us as we started - car wiped out proper, police, ambulance, etc. We found our predicament safe by comparison! No one killed.

Thursday Apr 15 #

(rest day)

Had planned an easy recovery (turf?) jog, but really need a full rest. Short walk with Liz - discussing the fact that we're finding it so incredibly difficult to secure a house to rent in Scotland! Why?

Any Scots reading this, please pipe up. Needs to be within 30mins train ride / bus / drive to Haymarket. Thanks.....


Wednesday Apr 14 #

2 PM

Climbing (Trad) 1:00:00 [3]

Trad afternoon at Avon gorge, under the famous bridge, where it's all nice & steep. With young Robyn again, my super keener seconder.

Was knackered/sore/stiff, from yesterday. But as soon as i left the ground, ropes dangling below me, the music started.

Cruised two E1's, the second on a whim, & it was hard; but i was having a "low gravity / high friction" day.

One day orienteer, the next rock climber, the next road runner. I have no idea who I am sometimes. But life is good. Good to leave Bristol on a high. Literally.

Tuesday Apr 13 #

11 AM

Running (Time trial) 1:00:03 [5] 14.33 km (4:11 / km) +91m 4:04 / km
shoes: Saucony Fastwitch 6

Planned tempo hour / 1/3 marathon, as final hard road run pre-Sheppardine Half marathon in 12 days' time.
Wore v old road racers (2013) with new spongy insoles in - OK, that wasn't great, they are now fully retired!

Pace fairly consistent, 5km in 21:03, 10km in 41:44, so second 5 km in 20:41. Equalled my 1 hour Vet50 "record" of 14:3km. (set during my 10m TT in 67:40 in October).

Ran on a few grass verges but they were bone dry & pretty un-lumpy. Focus on fast glute-driven "patter". Last time i ran this course, it was cold & raining;
I'd forgotten how the long drag up to Fishponds was a bit tiring. Final hill home was grim.

Monday Apr 12 #

3 PM

Climbing (Trad) 45:00 [3]

Steep trad climbing with a new chap & his 14 yo daughter on the serious & steep suspension bridge buttress, where we did a v hard HVS (the famous "Hell Gates" with it's cave & visitor book) - and then an E1 5b, with hard crux, I climbed below Olivia & watched her slipping off & hanging like a puppet on a string. interesting day.

I led the 2nd 5a pitch of HG, clean. not easy.

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