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Training Log Archive: gg

In the 7 days ending May 14:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Surveying4 15:35:00
  Trail/terrain running6 6:48:00 48.47(8:25) 78.0(5:14) 2400
  Strength and conditioning1 35:00
  Swimming1 30:00
  Road/track running1 16:00 2.05(7:48) 3.3(4:51)
  Total11 23:44:00 50.52 81.3 2400
  [1-5]7 7:34:00

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Sunday May 14 #

9 AM

Surveying 4:00:00 [0]

It drizzled a bit, but forecast for tomorrow is awful
3 PM

Trail/terrain running 1:56:00 intensity: (51:00 @1) + (1:05:00 @2) 18.5 km (6:16 / km) +1100m 4:50 / km

Nice easy long run in the Ochils with Kris. Run of the Mill route with added King's Seat, Ben Buck and Nebbit

Saturday May 13 #

8 AM

Road/track running 16:00 [1] 3.3 km (4:51 / km)

Morning jog

Trail/terrain running race 1:21:00 intensity: (23:00 @1) + (13:00 @2) + (4:00 @3) + (9:00 @4) + (32:00 @5) 17.0 km (4:46 / km) +750m 3:54 / km

Inter-counties fell running, and race 1 in the British Mountain Running Challenge series which is one of my targets this year.

I thought a medal was a good target - challenging but attainable.

Andy Douglas went flying off at the start, and I was in the chasing group up the first climb. I had a plan which I stuck to, which was basically to not get into the red until the last part of the last climb. Already at the top of the first climb, Andy, Max Nicholls and myself had a bit of a gap, and we were all fairly close (5s between each). This stayed around the first loop, and coming down into the arena run through. My back started to stiffen up again on the rapid descent, as I was hoping it wouldn't.

Max put in a huge effort on the next climb to almost get on Andy, but he had underestimated the remaining climbs, and I stuck to my plan - keeping about the same distance from Andy, but gradually reeling in Max.

The last real climb was short and steep, and I knew there was only fast running after that, so I put in a real burst to get past Max (who was really slowing) and hopefully crush his spirit! I was pretty worried about my back on the last section, so I was hoping to avoid a sprint finish. I also got pretty close up behind Andy again, only about 10s at the start of the descent.

The last 2km was mostly gradual downhill on a smooth-ish grassy path, and for the first km I felt like I was gaining on Andy, but then he seemed to kick into another gear and pulled away a bit again. With 600m to go it kicked up again with a small climb, and I knew I wasn't go to catch Andy, but I had to put in some effort to make sure I didn't give Max a sniff.

Very happy with 2nd place, and happy not to be too far behind Andy. Hard to say how close to his best form he is at the moment, but at least I think he had to work for the victory.

The mighty Scotland Central unfortunately failed to field a full team with a late drop-out, but at least we had 2 individual medals with Catriona getting a bronze too.


Friday May 12 #

10 AM

Surveying 3:00:00 [0]

Shorter trip today.
2 PM

Trail/terrain running 43:00 intensity: (36:00 @1) + (7:00 @2) 9.0 km (4:47 / km)

Easy trot from home with Lewis

Thursday May 11 #

11 AM

Trail/terrain running 1:01:00 intensity: (10:00 @1) + (47:00 @2) + (4:00 @3) 13.5 km (4:31 / km)

From home. Longer loop. Not sure if back is less stiff or not - just feels a bit bruised!
1 PM

Surveying 4:35:00 [0]

All the numpty drivers out and around Callander today.

Wednesday May 10 #

10 AM

Strength and conditioning 35:00 [0]

Trail/terrain running 46:00 intensity: (14:00 @1) + (32:00 @2) 10.1 km (4:33 / km)

Easy from home.

Planned a second run, but my back/rib has been really sore/stiff for a couple of days, so got a last minute massage instead.
1 PM

Surveying 4:00:00 [0]

Tuesday May 9 #

11 AM

Trail/terrain running 1:01:00 intensity: (29:00 @1) + (31:00 @2) + (1:00 @3) 9.9 km (6:10 / km) +550m 4:49 / km

Inter-counties recce with Steve F. Lovely route, and a great day.
7 PM

Swimming 30:00 [2]

Monday May 8 #

(rest day)

On the edge. Rest day required

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