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Training Log Archive: BrandNewMe

In the 7 days ending Jan 8:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail running5 4:13:14 26.56(9:32) 42.74(5:55)
  XC / road / hill race2 1:19:40 9.4(8:29) 15.13(5:16)
  Total6 5:32:54 35.96(9:15) 57.87(5:45)

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Sunday Jan 8 #

12 PM

Trail running 15:00 [3] 1.5 mi (10:00 / mi)

Warm up down. Very nice day for it at Paxton House

XC / road / hill race 31:01 [3] 3.6 mi (8:37 / mi)

Borders League - Paxton house

Perfect race prep. A week of shite training then a great party the night before. Minimal sleep, but sober enough to drive from Dunblane to Berwick at 8:30.

Yesterday's park run felt even worse than Trotter training on Thursday, which is going some. I was not looking forward to today, but the cool crisp air already felt better than yesterday so I thought I'd jog round the first lap and see.

The plan worked well, with an easy start followed by moving through in the second lap. V satisfying, and I don't think I lost much time at all on Sarah ON and Rhona Anderson in the second lap. Wore my dobbs, which was nice. Still felt my breathing was restricted, but my legs felt ok and there was some endorphins for the first time all week. Pleased.

The whole Ward family have joined Interlopers for 2017, for various reasons. Ray left ESOC early 2016 and has been intending to join Interlopers for some months. I really appreciate the past 10 years with ESOC, but the time has come for a change.

Saturday Jan 7 #

9 AM

XC / road / hill race 22:39 [3] 3.1 mi (7:18 / mi)

Portobello park run

Felt so, so awful. dropped out when I thought I might vom, but joined back in again. Legs screaming, chest screaming, dying.

XC / road / hill race 26:00 [3] 2.7 mi (9:38 / mi)

Jogged down. just 2 miles Ray said. It bloody wasn't. I walked the last bit to the start, I was so tired.

Happily before the start someone grabbed me and said that she knew me. It was Tricia Bloor, and she could give me a lift back after. TFFT!

Friday Jan 6 #

6 PM

Trail running 1:11:12 [3] 7.11 mi (10:01 / mi)

From work, along the canal to meggetland, then left into the 7 hills route home. Running still feels appalling. When will the unfitness/fatness/injuryness/oldness end? It must start to feel mildly less horrific soon?

Thursday Jan 5 #

7 PM

Trail running 31:21 [3] 4.33 mi (7:14 / mi)

TTTT (trotter training time trial). Along the canal to the aqueduct and back. Felt truly awful. Nearly vomited on multiple occasions.

Tuesday Jan 3 #

Trail running 45:41 [3] 5.62 mi (8:08 / mi)

Along the canal, down the Water of Leith to Meadowbank, back via gorgie road and fountain bridge. Painful. lumbering.

Monday Jan 2 #

1 PM

Trail running 1:30:00 [3] 8.0 mi (11:15 / mi)

After a few days wading around in the mud at James's Ray wanted a run with traction, so he headed to tidied em along the canal where we picked him up. We then drive to Clapham (N yorks) where I treated myself to a jaunt in the beatiful limestone pavements. I was planning to take in Ingleborough but ran out of time after a bit of off roading at the start. Skirted around just short of the top though. Epic views - Pen-y-Ghent looked majestic - lovely short grass surface, and lots of lovely geology. One of the very best places for a long run in Britain.

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