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Training Log: Magic

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Adventure race2 6:29:29 21.32(18:16) 34.32(11:21) 1911
  Road bike6 3:04:27 48.22(3:50) 77.6(2:23) 229
  Trail run1 1:00:54 5.12(11:54) 8.24(7:24) 238
  Climbing1 40:00
  Total10 11:14:50 74.66 120.15 2378
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Wednesday Sep 20 #

7 AM

Road bike 32:59 [2] 12.94 km (2:33 / km) +24m 2:32 / km

IW. Dark and not very cheery but dry at least. Legs were more tired from running down the hill on the road last night than they were from the weekend.
5 PM

Road bike 31:35 [2] 12.84 km (2:28 / km) +58m 2:24 / km

HFW. Wet drizzle all the way. Saw fewer cyclists than in the morning, that deosn't happen very often.
7 PM

Climbing 40:00 [1]

No strength at all this evening and didn't mange to get through much. Had some fun on a balance one that I couldn't quite put all together.

Tuesday Sep 19 #

7 AM

Road bike 31:00 [2] 13.16 km (2:21 / km) +28m 2:20 / km

IW. Actually cold enough for gloves and a jacket. Glad that I wore gloves and a jacket.
5 PM

Road bike 30:31 intensity: (15:00 @2) + (15:31 @3) 12.77 km (2:23 / km) +47m 2:21 / km

HFW. A couple of cars with big dents in them in the middle of the junction of Corbett Road, slowed traffic down a bit. Got a great tow all the way up the TT from a roadie.
6 PM

Trail run 1:00:54 intensity: (10:00 @1) + (20:00 @2) + (25:00 @3) + (5:54 @4) 8.24 km (7:24 / km) +238m 6:28 / km
shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2017 (blue)

MDC run from Hadfodyrynys. Surprisingly nice evening and about 20 out, made for a much more enjoyed, social and enthusiastic group than last week! Missing PROW meant cutting through the woods to the canyon, which were well nice. Full slippy drop into the canyon and then a scramble through young trees to get out. Back just before dark after an easy run down the road to finish.

Monday Sep 18 #

12 PM

Road bike 28:18 [3] 13.0 km (2:11 / km) +29m 2:09 / km

IW. In at lunchtime as on a half day as flew back from Dublin this morning. Suffering from the lack of sleep, both last night and on Saturday, but still one of my fastest ever cycles to work, definitely down to having an awake body than usual.
5 PM

Road bike 30:04 [4] 12.9 km (2:20 / km) +43m 2:18 / km

HFW. Tried so hard to get under 30 minutes but had so much against me! traffic lights weren't being nice, the tree down in Haley Park still requires a detour, my light fell off and I had to go back for it and there were of course all the usual dead slow people getting int he way.

Sunday Sep 17 #

8 AM

Adventure race race 2:43:16 [2] 15.57 km (10:29 / km) +725m 8:30 / km
shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2017 (blue)

Mourne Mountain Marathon, C Course, Day 2.
It's nice not having an allocated start time as it always takes longer to get everything packed up than expected. Although i would have been quite happy to head off at about 3am as i didn't sleep a whole lot. Cold night, although not hugely, but also had a muscle in my back complain whenever I settled down so then had to move to easy it off. Glad to eventually get out of the tent and was treated to a wind free sun rise.

Quite a short course today but a lot of it was in rough terrain so Nicky struggling whenever she couldn't see where she was putting her feet. However she didn't do any more damage and was running really strongly when the conditions allowed. Again think no nav issues and pleased with the route choices. First team to finish (they weren't ready) despite being one of the last starts.

Did enough to hold on to the lead, though we did have a scare when we saw the second place team in one of the scatters and thought that they had started after us and were gaining! Very enjoyable weekend (even being cold is part of MMs). and another great MMM.

Saturday Sep 16 #

10 AM

Adventure race race 3:46:13 [2] 18.75 km (12:04 / km) +1186m 9:10 / km
shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2017 (blue)

Mourne Mountain Marathon, C Course, Day 1.
A bit nippy starting out but mostly an alright day, with some spitting rain at times towards the end, though we finished before the mist came in (but only on the high peaks). Think we got all the right routes (including the un-mapped path to the dam in the Silent valley) and spiked all the controls, so a good day and nice to see that we were leading by a few minutes.

Unfortunately Nicky twisted her ankle about a third of the way around (she doesn't cope well in rough terrain) and descents were taken very cautiously thereafter (with the added benefit that it meant that my quads were protected from any abuse).

Arrived in the camp site with it trying to rain and the wind was blowing, so it was difficult and cold getting the tent up. Took a while to warm up and needed the hot lunch and tea. Long afternoon/evening trying to keep warm followed.

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