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Training Log Archive: Forest Demon

In the 7 days ending Oct 4:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run5 6:13:34 33.55(11:08) 54.0(6:55) 1825
  Strength and Conditioning1 45:00
  Intervals1 32:39 4.57(7:09) 7.35(4:27) 85
  Warm Up/Down1 26:24 2.49(10:37) 4.0(6:36) 40
  Total7 7:57:37 40.61 65.35 1950
  [1-5]6 7:12:37

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Sunday Oct 4 #

12 PM

Run 1:05:47 [2] 12.67 km (5:12 / km) +230m 4:46 / km
shoes: Mudroc 290s

Got myself out for two sunny laps of Braids - started off feeling a bit flat, but perked up a lot after the first lap and finished feeling good.

Saturday Oct 3 #

12 PM

Run 44:40 [2] 7.53 km (5:56 / km) +85m 5:37 / km
shoes: Adizero RC 2

Enjoyably easy excursion, escorting Emily.

Quite soggy, but still nice. Up the hill to King's, and back through the Hermitage

Friday Oct 2 #

6 PM

Strength and Conditioning 45:00 [0]

Gym after work. Big queue for a rack today, and low back feeling super worked/tired. Hands kinda sore, but scabbed over nicely at this stage so not too bad. Anyway, kept the weights light, not in the zone for any heroics.

Limber 11

3x5 Back squat (20, 40, 60 warm-up, 80, 80, 80kg)
4x5 Deadlift (60 warm-up, 80, 90, 90, 90kg)

3x5+5 Bulgarian Split Squat (28kg dumbbells)

Thursday Oct 1 #

6 PM

Warm Up/Down 26:24 [2] 4.0 km (6:36 / km) +40m 6:17 / km
shoes: Mudroc 290s

To intervals with Emily, then staggering home alone in the dark after

Intervals 32:39 [4] 7.35 km (4:27 / km) +85m 4:12 / km
shoes: Mudroc 290s

Intervals on the old Hermitage golf course.

4x7 minutes [1.5 minutes]
~1.75km for each rep, getting slightly further each rep

5x 50m sprinty guys at the end

Wiped out! Hip still a bit bruised which made running fast feel a bit awkward at first, but got into it eventually

Wednesday Sep 30 #

6 PM

Run 31:38 [2] 4.86 km (6:31 / km) +70m 6:04 / km
shoes: Adizero RC 2

Feeling pretty pooped, and mysterious bruise appeared on R foot. Decided to swap around days, so just went for a very easy almost 5km with Emily.


Tuesday Sep 29 #

10 AM

Run 42:04 [2] 7.13 km (5:54 / km) +140m 5:22 / km
shoes: Adizero RC 2

Day off work, so got myself out in the lovely sunny morning.
Some Hermitage and Blackford, what else?

Right hip a tad sore, and legs tired after yesterday, so just taking it very easy.

Legs remarkably fairly unscathed though, hands took the brunt of it. Cancelled the planned gym, holding a barbell wouldn't be too fun at the moment.

Monday Sep 28 #

11 AM

Run 3:09:25 [2] 21.81 km (8:41 / km) +1300m 6:41 / km
shoes: Mudroc 290s

Drove to Blair Atholl to meet Calum for some Monday Munros on Beinn a'Ghlo.

Started by Loch Moraig, track for a couple km then forked left on the path up the hill. A very nice one it was too, and I was feeling pretty good on the climb. Content to just vibe and match Calum's pace though.

We disappeared into the clag and rain pretty swiftly so summitted Carn Liath in the mist, then some easy running down the ridge before we popped out the bottom of the cloud and got a glimpse of the next climb.

Soon back into cloud though, and eventually came across the cairn of Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain. Picked up the path off without any issues and headed down to the bealach.
Last climb to the ridge, and the forecast 35mph winds finally appeared once we made it up. Rough going across the rocks, so it was finally cagoule time once we reached the cairn.
Back down via Airgoid Bheinn to pick up a cheeky top and then the world's rockiest descent back into the valley.

Was very excited to get out the cloud and onto a proper path again, so was pushing the pace to see if we could sneak under 3 hours. Unfortunately the Munro Gods demanded a blood sacrifice, and conspired to make me trip on the flattest piece of ground we'd been on for hours. Tore up my hands fairly nicely, and a good amount of bacon down my whole right side.

Limped back in, but still a very enjoyable day out. Hills promptly cleared of cloud and sun came out once we reached the cars, which is fairly typical

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