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In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail running3 2:21:19 12.64(11:11) 20.34(6:57)
  Road running1 1:02:24 7.02(8:53) 11.3(5:31)
  Physio - general S&C1 45:00
  Total5 4:08:43 19.66 31.64
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Monday Oct 19 #

7 AM

Physio - general S&C 45:00 [3]

Jills running strength thingy. It’s hard getting up this early but the session is really good for me. All of the things I need to be doing. I do find it tricky though, and it does wind my hip flexor up a little.
2 PM

Trail running 37:06 [3] 4.2 mi (8:50 / mi)

A v pleasant trail run with Loz from Foxlake while Lucy was doing some sort of high ropes suspended over water with her cousins.

Down to John Muir country park then it was v similar to the Team East Lothian XC that Megan W puts on. Loz was whining a bit. Like to think I tired him out. It was quite rough in places and I am stronger.

Sunday Oct 18 #

2 PM

Road running 1:02:24 [3] 7.02 mi (8:53 / mi)

Loz, B and I had a walk from Meggetland while Lucy was at football in the morning, then I had a run from Meggetland while she was at rugby in the afternoon. Covid has meant that instead of being required to be on the sidelines at rugby we are barred, so this is actually quite a nice opportunity to get a run in. I set off along the canal and was a bit too dizzy to run. This happens a lot when I get tired, and I am v tired just now. Did some walk run then got running again. S Craiglockhart, midmar, Astley Ainsley, the links, meadows and back along the canal. My new trainers were great. Only downside is their truly vile purple colour. The rule for women’s trainer colours seems to be if the colour wouldn’t suit a my little pony then it wouldn’t suit a female runner.

Steps 22,633

Saturday Oct 17 #

Note

Got the steps in without running by walking to Run and Become and back, then up to Blackford Hill with Lucy then around ESOC’s orange on MapRun. We didn’t run it - she was pretty tired from football - apart from the last couple when I said we had to put an effort in to beat Jonny Muir. She is undoubtedly the best orienteer in the family and did it map memory. Looking forward to finding her some trickier courses on new areas sometime.

Steps - 25,012

Friday Oct 16 #

5 PM

Trail running 1:13:00 [3] 5.0 mi (14:36 / mi)

Through prestonfield golf course to AS, up the back path to the summit then the handicap route back to Queens drive and home.

I think sitting on my arse working all day of late might have atrophied some of my muscles, as I was feeling weak. I have lost weight recently despite still looking fat so muscle wastage it must be (or not-yet-diagnosed-cancer obvs. Hypochondriac? Me?). I have always wanted thin calves, but not really osteoporosis so maybe I should actually move occasionally.

We have a work 4 week step challenge though so time to get out there. I don’t mean to brag but I have cast a glance around the room at team away days and there appears to be no one working at the Uni’s finance team who looks like they have exercised willingly since high school. Victory is in the bag surely? Well working 10 hour days, having B to look after and my current arse problems might hold me back slightly, but I’ll give it a go as I am so damn competitive. 22,501 so far today, but yet to go to brush my teeth.

Steps post teeth - 22.537

Thursday Oct 15 #

6 PM

Trail running 31:13 [3] 3.44 mi (9:04 / mi)

45 min window while Lucy was at football at Meggetland, so along the canal, up Craiglockhart south, dropped in at Frandy’s for a chat then back via Myreside and the canal, chatting to Interlopers that I bumped into. I was v jealous of the sociable club run which I have never made it to but Thursday’s is Lucy football at Meggetland and Laurence athletics at the other end of Edinburgh. It is so rare to manage to run with other people when you spend your whole life being a taxi service to kids.

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