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In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail2 2:36:30 17.4(9:00) 28.0(5:35) 354
  Mtn Bike1 1:52:00 12.18 19.6 419
  Warm up/down1 58:35 6.21 10.0 170
  Total4 5:27:05 35.79 57.6 943
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Wednesday Jun 20 #

Trail 1:03:00 [3] 10.5 km (6:00 / km) +100m 5:44 / km
shoes: Saucony Progrid (Orange)

With K round Loch Kinord once then carried on round to meet T who was running the other way. Also a couple of times round the dragonfly boardwalk. Good pace.

Trail 34:30 [3] 7.5 km (4:36 / km) +30m 4:31 / km
shoes: Saucony Progrid (Orange)

From Dinnet to Aboyne along the DW. Good pace again. Feeling pretty good after the Kinord loop.

Monday Jun 18 #

Trail 59:00 [3] 10.0 km (5:54 / km) +224m 5:18 / km
shoes: Saucony Progrid (Orange)

RTH Guiding
Littlemill via Glen Girnock to the distillery. Mexican lady very buoyant after yesterday :-)
Lovely day and cracking views. Good pace with just a brief stop at Bovaglie. Super spot on a sunny day but what a place to live. Maybe that's why no-one does anymore. Mind you the estate seem to be building a bit of a motorway of the track further on.
Early on it seemed like hard work after yesterday but it got better. Nice chat.

Sunday Jun 17 #

Warm up/down 15:00 [3]
shoes: Hoka Red

Warming up out on the first km of the 10k course. Nice temperature. Feeling quite good.

Warm up/down 43:35 [3] 10.0 km (4:22 / km) +170m 4:01 / km
shoes: Hoka Red

Touler Multi-terrain 10k. 2/3 road and the rest pretty good land rover track. Undulating with one, much steeper amd longer than expected, hill.
Laboured on the hills but felt good on the rest. Nice scenic course out of Tomintoul and amazing prizes given the small size of the race.
1st v60. Nice bottle of whisky.

Saturday Jun 16 #

Note

Plenty S&C this week. Much work making Consumption wall additions.

Friday Jun 15 #

Mtn Bike 30:00 [3]

To and from Potties for coffee with T and K. Down by road and back through the wood.
Rode C's Ridley.

Mtn Bike 1:22:00 [3] 19.6 km (4:11 / km) +419m 3:47 / km

With K up and over Corybeg, down into Forest of Birse; back along the road then up Finzean House south drive; past the stables and over and down into Ballogie.
Lovely ride.

Thursday Jun 14 #

Note
(rest day)

Some reflections on Jura now that the dust has settled.

Jura for me was the toughest single day hill race I’ve ever done – some 5hrs 30mins worth on a hot day. In this game you never stop learning so thought it worth sharing a few lessons:

• Any experienced long distance runner knows the importance of fuelling and hydration during the race but in a race as long and as tough as Jura, and on a hot day like this year, its very difficult to drink or eat enough. In fact during therace you probably have no idea whether you are or not. It’s not just important to get it right though in order to perform at your best or even just to finish the race. Remember the game isn’t even over at the finish line.
• Dehydration can really mess you up after the race. It can be both dangerous and really scary, if not necessarily for you, then your nearest and dearest and for the race organiser and the support services.
• You may think that you are just “normally knackered” after a race and it may take someone else to notice that you’ve gone a funny colour and need assistance. Don’t take yourself off by yourself assuming easy recovery over time. Stay around folk.
• Dehydration can really mess up your bodies temperature regulation. Probably even more so the older you get simply because you are likely to be generally stressing your body relatively more during the race than younger folk. You probably won’t expect to feel cold on a hot day and indeed you may not feel it but you may actually be so. Stick a jacket on anyway to help avoid some of the issues. which can potentially even be life threatening. My core body temperature was very low but I had absolutely no idea.
• If you are an organiser of a long race on a hot day don’t underestimate the potential issues. The 3 x MRTs and visiting and local medical staff on Jura were numerous, well prepared, very professional, extremely friendly and ultimately quite brilliant.

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