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Training Log Archive: Thraws

In the 7 days ending Oct 19, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling3 3:15:00 41.01(4:45) 66.0(2:57)
  Walk1 2:30:00 6.21(24:08) 10.0(15:00)
  Trail race1 32:20 4.97(6:30) 8.0(4:03) 160
  Road run1 31:18 4.97(6:18) 8.0(3:55)
  Total5 6:48:38 57.17(7:09) 92.0(4:27) 160
averages - weight:69.5kg

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Sunday Oct 19, 2014 #

11 AM

Trail race race (Steep Down Challenge) 32:20 [5] 8.0 km (4:03 / km) +160m 3:40 / km

FRL race 12 out of 18. I don't think I could have been better prepared, and not through training. Reckon I'd cut my wine intake by a quarter in October and consequently got down to race weight without even trying. Plus numerous other benefits in terms of joint pain, recovery, sleeping, and so on. So felt fine on the line but wasn't sure how I was running or what to expect from the course. Knew within a few seconds of the start I was comfortable as I hit a good rhythm just behind the leaders. So, steady start in around 20th, easing past Steve where the gradient lessened. Got overtaken a bit going up to the trig point, but just did my own thing and saved legs for the very long descent. Took a few back but we were pretty spread out and whenever I looked behind I could see the numbers between Steve and me growing. Inside the last downhill mile just went as fast as I could really as I wanted a gap of a minute plus. Totally enjoyable run and loads of lessons learnt!
Results available: 17th, and 10 points for first 20.

Walk (Billingshurst walk) 2:30:00 [2] 10.0 km (15:00 / km)

Muddy footpath walk with Jan through Duckmoor, Bishops Wood, Five Oaks and Tedfold. To get the kinks out.

Friday Oct 17, 2014 #

7 AM

Cycling (Felpham and back) 1:05:00 [3] 22.0 km (2:57 / km)

Very mild.

Thursday Oct 16, 2014 #

7 AM

Cycling (Felpham and back) 1:05:00 [3] 22.0 km (2:57 / km)

Tuesday Oct 14, 2014 #

7 AM

Cycling (Felpham and back) 1:05:00 [3] 22.0 km (2:57 / km)

6 PM

Road run (Summersdale and South St) 31:18 [5] 8.0 km (3:55 / km)

Very slight head cold didn't stop me taking advantage of the best opportunity for one more hard run before Sunday. Wasn't sure If I'd have recovered from the New Forest, but had no fatigue at all really. That's encouraging. Felt fine on outward half and fast for return. Relaxed and comfortable and still running for warm down. Not sure about Brighton 10k though.

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