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Training Log Archive: murraystraining

In the 1 days ending Sep 9, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running1 31:45 3.26(9:44) 5.25(6:03) 230
  Total1 31:45 3.26(9:44) 5.25(6:03) 230

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Saturday Sep 9, 2017 #

11 AM

Running warm up/down 10:00 [3] 2.0 km (5:00 / km)
shoes: VJ Integrators #4


Running race 21:45 [3] 3.25 km (6:42 / km) +230m 4:57 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators #4

Devil's Beeftub Race. Final SHR Champs race of the year. Fin secured the overall win at Strathpeffer last month but I could take second if I finished higher than 4th and Andy Fallas didn't beat me. Given he's currently running across the Alps I was reasonably confident of the latter, less so the former.
Anyway, this race really doesn't suit me - brutally steep climb and descent, thankfully a nice undulating ridge run in between. I was fairly casual on the climb, taking my own wide line and popping out somewhere outside the top 10 at the top. This tactic paid off though as I moved through on the flatter bit until I was on Tom's heels and well clear of 3rd. Tom is seriously mince at descending so I started to feel a bit more confident when we started the plummet to the finish together. Sure enough, I took 45s out of him to take the win. Pretty happy with that, and also a bit surprised. 2 minutes (i.e. 10%) down on the record though which is a bit more like it.

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