A few drills with Newton PS Athletics Club, but no running today, per se - my knee will thank me for it, it hasn't been happy today. Still managed 17k steps in the day due to walking around airports, etc.
Running (Terrain) 53:45 7.68 km (7:00 / km) +156m6:21 / km ahr:142 max:162 shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 17
In Limerick on business, sun splitting the skies over here. Too nice a night to waste on the hotel gym, or a plod around the city streets, so, off I ventured to the Burren again. And what a night it was! Cracking views. "Running" would be a generous description of what I was able to muster on the ankle-snapping Karst pavement, but this was glorious, even as a trot/stagger. TRIMP 104.4
Running (Trail run) 39:46 7.72 km (5:09 / km) +197m4:34 / km ahr:149 max:159 shoes: Salomon Speedtrak 2017
Had a wee gap for a run, and am away for the next two days, so - time to squeeze in a brisk trot up to the Gathering Stane. Or not so brisk, in reality - my legs were more tired after the weekend than I'd thought and this was a bit of a grind! On the positive side, my cr*p L knee continued its current 'run' of good behaviour and was OK (in a brace).
The path was as dry as I have ever seen it. Dustbowl Scotland. TRIMP 87.8.
Cycling (Road) 43:58 19.87 km (2:13 / km) +139m2:08 / km ahr:126 max:147 shoes: Genesis Croix de Fer 30 2016
Just time for a wee spin after putting the kids to bed. Not the best night to be a duffer and head out without either helmet or glasses, though - headful and eyefuls of bugs do not make for a pleasant experience. Maybe all that smashed insect protein will stimulate some hair growth.
Orienteering race 38:23**** 5.81 km (6:36 / km) +85m6:09 / km ahr:164 max:178 spiked:12/14c shoes: VJ Integrator 2017 dobs
BOC Relays, Torphantrick; 3rd Leg on M40 team with Ross & Fraser. Bronze :-)
Relays save the weekend again. Apart from a sore R achilles and swollen L ankle, I wasn't suffering any ill effects from yesterday, so was quite up for the relays, and was even pretty relaxed, right up to the point when Andy M announced Fraser on the run-in as handing over to me in third place. Sh*te!
Off I shot, no idea how far behind 4th and 5th were, but thankfully kept the panic at bay and was pretty solid right up to #10, when I had the home straight in my sights, and promptly missed the rather vague control by two minutes. As I ran back into the control I was dreading seeing a couple of fast M40s steaming into the depression from the correct direction but all was quiet, so I bagged it and sped off, listening hard for feet behind me.
The legs were tiring in the last loop but when I crawled up the finish straight, I was mightily relieved to hear myself announced as bringing home the Bronze medal. Pheeewww! TRIMP 122.4.