Trail Running1:27:42  13.99 km (6:16 / km) +657m5:05 / km ahr:151 max:186 shoes: X-Talons 212-3 WK
Sunset Pentlands with AliMas and Bashman. A bit of a maverick route contouring round the north side of the big ridge before coming back over the tops, but despite some initial reservations, I really quite enjoyed it.
Road Running21:49  4.87 km (4:29 / km) +34m4:20 / km ahr:132 max:153 shoes: Mizuno WR 22
Easy morning pre-race bike lock delivery service jog.
Road Running19:45  4.02 km (4:54 / km) +10m4:51 / km ahr:167 max:183 shoes: Mizuno WR 22
Lil jog with Timmy
Road Running31:25  9.23 km (3:24 / km) +86m3:15 / km ahr:125 max:164 shoes: togn
National Road Relays in Livingston. 2nd leg.
Went out behind a small pack so had an enjoyable first mile gobbling up the dozen or so guys ahead. Then settled into a bit of a solo grind up the hill and along the railway into the wind, before the nice sweeping downhill section involving powering through a few more people. Almost completely hit the deck on the sharp corner turning along the river, and even got a hand to the ground, but just about saved it. A couple of guys went past along the last bit along the river and just seamlessly cruised off despite my best efforts.
Certainly enjoyed the course; twisty-turny and nicely varied, running on tracks or cycle paths or though houses, along railways and rivers, going both over and under the bigger roads. Certainly not a fast course, but it did help take the mind off the pain a bit.
Fairly happy with the time too; was probably lacking a bit of top-gear desire to bury myself towards the end, thanks to only running for a half-full Haires B team, but still put in a solid shift. Another good day out.
Road Running25:23  4.96 km (5:07 / km) +28m4:59 / km ahr:152 max:185 shoes: Mizuno WR 22
Scoping out the short leg backwards, while doing a bit of supporting.
Trail Running58:41  13.17 km (4:27 / km) +131m4:15 / km ahr:162 max:181 shoes: Mizuno WR 22
Left the flat expecting more warm spring vibes, but all I got was winter wind and rain. Facied a bit of a change so headed down to Edmonstone Policies Park; it gets a bad rap and had fairly low expectations going in but I actually thought it wasn't too bad, and the odd shopping trolley in the river even adds to the scruffy charm. I'll probably be back at some point.
Trail Running31:04  6.38 km (4:52 / km) +57m4:40 / km ahr:158 max:177 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 20 2
Completing the three-peat of 7am starts with Ali with a roasty-toasty meadows lap. Not too zippy, but can finally lift my arms above my head again without terrible DOMS pain.
Trail Running26:56  5.48 km (4:55 / km) +143m4:21 / km ahr:151 max:169 shoes: Mizuno WR 22
Jog out to Buckstone. A pleasantly warm evening with a splendid sunset, but couldn't enjoy any of that because I was too busy getting psyched for the big race.
Orienteering 30:19 7.53 km (4:02 / km) +92m3:48 / km ahr:123 max:163 shoes: Mizuno WR 22
The Final Stand against the Night, courtesy of Ali. In the mass start but the course was very loopy, so was insta-alone, but still all very good fun. Some tricky bits and some good routechoices, and I did get caught out by a few pranks, followed by a nice little whizz around the golf course to finish. Would have been nice to have some more fast boys out to have some head-to-head racing fun, but just about managed to enjoy myself anyway.
Trail Running35:06  6.81 km (5:09 / km) +40m5:01 / km ahr:119 max:164 shoes: Mizuno WR 22
Bit of collecting, revisiting the site of my bamboozlement, and home with Ali.
Trail Running long 1:35:55  19.35 km (4:57 / km) +296m4:36 / km ahr:161 max:184 shoes: Mizuno WR 22
Morning Mortonhall milage with Mr. Masson. Neither of us exactly feeling certified fresh, so just plodded round nicely with some chat. Also, very much enjoyed running past all the losers going to their 9am lectures at Kings.