Bob Graham Round

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14/09/2012 at 12:58

If going slow is good, I should break the record!

14/09/2012 at 12:58

I'm realising (just one a few sections) how tough the challenge really is.  Even to get a

16/09/2012 at 22:59

"Even to get a..." what now?

18/09/2012 at 18:42

The thought of the challenge must have made me back out.  I have no idea what I was going to say there.

21/09/2012 at 12:59

nearly managed a hat-trick of last places last Saturday when I was 78th out of 79 finishers on the Peris Horseshoe fell race in Snowdonia - 17.5M/8500ft in 6 hours 14 minutes, making an average of 21:30 mins per mile, which is a good "BG Shuffle" pace
basically I did the equivalent of roughly a quarter of a BG - just need to train up for the other 3/4 over the winter...


27/09/2012 at 13:36

last weekend did what I describe as a "Half Day Out"
about 5 1/2 hrs around Kinder including 5 ascents thereof, totalling about 5000ft

might have a day off work next week to do a "Full Day Out"
looking to do 8+ hrs in proper mountains (probably Snowdonia)...


16/10/2012 at 13:51

yesterday took day off work and did 9 hours out in the Lakes
just finished contour-counting my route to 6500ft ascent
felt surprisingly good on it - think I'm definitely geting more "hill fit"


11/12/2012 at 15:40

had a "calm before the storm" month in November, taking it relatively easy and logging only 113M

December-April will be 5 months of "proper" training
recently done 3 decent days in a 2 week period:
6 hours around Calder Valley (inc 3200ft ascent)
6 hours around Kinder (4500ft)
8 hours in Lakes (4800ft)


Edited: 11/12/2012 at 15:43
03/01/2013 at 14:22

December totalled 155 Miles/26000ft ascent, so a good kick-start to my BG training

set a date now: Friday 17th May



03/01/2013 at 14:26

Set a time? 19:00 seems to be popular... I like the idea of the quiet 01:00 sneak off in to the hills!

03/01/2013 at 15:40

6:30pm start
should juuust get down off Blencathra in the twilight
and I've got a crack leg2 night-navigator
but I'm already dreading Clough Head!


03/01/2013 at 15:57

I supported leg 2 on a 19:00 start. I enjoyed it, pretty poor visibility when we were up there but a good section. The guy I was supporting was pretty solid on his navigation which was ideal as I didn't know much of the route at all!

10/01/2013 at 17:22

took day off work yesterday and did Leg 1 plus Clough Head - 7100ft ascent, all pretty much at target pace, so happy with that at this stage, given that come 17th May:
a) I'll be fitter
b) I'll've lost 10lbs in weight
c) I won't be carrying a heavy backpack
d) the ground won't be as squishy


03/02/2013 at 00:57

'nother "LDO" (Long Day Out) on Friday

20 Miles around the Coniston massif
7000ft ascent
coped well with the repeated ascents/overall distance/time out, so boding well...

03/02/2013 at 11:05
Sounds like the prep is coming along nicely Daz
22/02/2013 at 12:11

yes thanks Lirish

aaaand another one on Wednesday:
16M/5000ft in 6 1/2 hours in the Lakes (Dunmail-Dollywagon-Fairfield-SeatSandal-Dunmail-SteelFell-CalfCrag-SergeantMan-HighRaise-ThunacarKnott-Dunmail)
bit slow going due to snow on the tops/being careful with navigation in the clag

my quads are a tad sore today - probably the last descent off Steel Fell


28/02/2013 at 18:20

17M/3700ft around the Edale Skyline last Sunday

then first Mega-Hill-Reps sesh after work last night
8 times up/down Frodsham Hill, totalling 2300ft ascent

will build up to at least 12 reps over the next few weeks as the extending daylight allows...



12/04/2013 at 11:58

just worked out that in the "rolling month" between 9th March & 8th April I logged 200 Miles and 40,000ft ascent

5 weeks til BG-Day...

12/04/2013 at 12:04
Sounds like all is going well Daz, you feeling ready
12/04/2013 at 12:27

I am thanks GKD

I've got 4 more big training days scheduled, plus regular small hill-rep'ing, and that should be it!

feel fitter than I've ever been, so should also be able to log a few decent fell-race performances over the next few months


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