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nefarious

Member since Jul 2009 • Last active Jun 2019

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    Cheers for the feedback lads, deffo gonna opt for a bit more rest, genuinely couldn’t face looking at my training plan, and legs have been a bit achey. Good to be reminded that needing rest is a pretty normal part of the cycle, instead of feeling guilty about the implied sense of laziness.

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    Bit of an open ended question, but how do people deal with burnout/coming down after a big race? Work has been really busy, ankle feeling a bit thrashed, and generally feeling like I'm not up to running. Had a week off but now feel more tired than I did after the race! Do people wait until they feel more rested, or is it a case of having to force yourself to get back out? Even a week off feels odd at this stage, and I feel like the fitness is going to fall away, which is particularly hard after it felt so hard to earn in the first place.

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    The awkwardness of the lady running up to me to try and put a medal round my neck as I finished was almost enough to put me off for life tho!

    To keep things in perspective, my my Bill ran the Great Lakes Race on the same day I was on Arran. We usually run pretty similar times, and the two courses are quite similar, 2000m~ over 20km~, I came 27/109, I think he was 219/320. I'm still taking it tho!

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    Quite chuffed to see I managed to sneak into the top quarter on Arran, 27/109. Maybe I'll do some more of these trail races!

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    Putting the ‘Ard in Ardicus! That’s some serious graft, an absolute whopper of a performance. Well done mate.

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    Yeah Goat Fell was the first climb, then round on the ridges to some of the other summits before heading back down to Brodick - the last 5km on the flat was probably the worst bit of the race!

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    Tarsuinn trail race on Arran yesterday. 16.5 miles/7375ft (even if strava claims less ascent). All that ascent is over 12 miles too.

    Keen to see the results, had an ok day - made a lot of places on the more technical stuff. Hard to gauge the day/performance when it’s so steep. Was a bit baffled when the lady ran at me to put a medal round my neck at the finish - the trail scene is definitely a bit different to fell running!

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    Bonkers. Good luck to the guy. Been meaning to get a copy of Birkenshaw's No Map in Hell to read about it.

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    I have literally no idea, but good luck you nutter.

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    This a very vague question, but what kind of 5km time would you expect from someone running a 40 minute 10km? I seem to remember someone mentioning a formula of %5 for doubling the distance. No idea if that’s right, but 19 min 5km for a 40 min 10km seems like a reasonable conversion.

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