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Training Log Archive: candyman

In the 1 days ending Nov 4, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running1 2:24:34 9.94(14:32) 16.0(9:02) 1297
  Total1 2:24:34 9.94(14:32) 16.0(9:02) 1297

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Monday Nov 4, 2013 #

Running race (Bright Alpine Climb) 1:14:10 [4] 8.0 km (9:16 / km) +1297m 5:07 / km
shoes: inov-8 x-talon 190

Bright Alpine Climb - 4 Peaks Day 3: Mt Bogong

The steepest day today. It was fair to say that the whole crew was feeling quite a bit of trepidation for todays race, with the steepest climb and a forecast for snow. As it turned out we had blue skies and sunshine and even the gradient wasn't as bad as we had feared.

For a steep race the first two kms were unsettlingly flat and were at a fairly fast clip with Hanny setting the pace. I felt pretty comfortable early on and tried to settle in to a similar rhythmn to yesterdays race up Feathertop. I started to pull away from Rob and Kez and felt pretty good until we started to reach the steeper ridges. Craney came flying past and then gradually my legs started to tighten up and lose power. By the time we reached the final steep spur I had pretty much popped completely and Rob and Kez were closing quickly from behind. I was pretty lucky that the finish was moved down from the top due to cold and windy conditions otherwise there was no way I would have held the boys off.

After recovering we walked up the final couple of hundred metres to the top to bag Victoria's highest peak and enjoy the views.

Running 1:10:24 [1] 8.0 km (8:48 / km)
shoes: inov-8 x-talon 190

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