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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    From the Waterloo in Biggin across fields to Dale Head and then down into Biggin Dale and straight up the other side onto Reynards Lane and at the bungalow named Brighton we turned left through fields up to the TP on Wolfscote Hill.

    Steeply down to Whim Farm where the Hartington Brewery is based and then into Wolfscote Dale where we followed the River Dove to its junction with Biggin Dale. Last time I was here the path was knee deep in water but this evening it was as dry as a bone, the water still having not emerged from underground. We then followed Biggin Dale back up to Biggin and the Waterloo.
    About 3 years ago, my wife and I spent a couple of days at New Year in that area, staying overnight at Hartington Youth Hostel. One day we walked down Biggin Dale and up Wolfscote Dale. The upper part of Biggin Dale was dry, then we passed the spring, and from there on the water gradually took over the valley bottom. Trying to keep our feet dry in the last few hundred yards before the confluence with Wolfscote Dale was quite amusing.

    We had dinner that evening at the Waterloo in Biggin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Lots of squats/leg-press. Also do a fair bit of core work and upper body stuff too. Core work i obviously feel is important, and it only adds on 15-20mins to a gym session to do a bit of a full upper body workout each session.
    Thanks for that, it all seems pretty sensible and I think we could all benefit from core work

    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Technically speaking, it's more endurance based than pure strength work, as i tend to work in the 15-20 rep range, rather than very low reps and high weight.

    I should add that i only really do this when i'm in the Midlands, as i have an excellent gym down here. Up in the Lakes i've got enough going on with training on the fells and the many and varied club sessions.
    For longer races endurance work is likely to be more benefit than pure strength work, although it depends on the actual weights and reps. The one thing you didn't mention, and I used to do, is proprioception exercises, do you do any of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    The one thing you didn't mention, and I used to do, is proprioception exercises, do you do any of these?
    Is that running in the rain, Marco?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Thanks for that, it all seems pretty sensible and I think we could all benefit from core work



    For longer races endurance work is likely to be more benefit than pure strength work, although it depends on the actual weights and reps. The one thing you didn't mention, and I used to do, is proprioception exercises, do you do any of these?

    Short answer is no i don't, except for an element of it in the core work (i like to do plank/rollout type exercises but balancing on a swiss-ball).

    I keep away from traditional situps, and prefer planks, ab-rollouts, twists, leg raises, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    I keep away from traditional situps, and prefer planks, ab-rollouts, twists, leg raises, etc.
    After an issue with hip flexors after doing sit-ups wrong, I'm a convert to dead bugs and planks.

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    First winter club handicap of the season around the Southern edge of Kinder today. I'm always very pleased to find each control punch. 13.5k in about 1:45. Lots of tussocky rough ground, which is probably good for me, as most of my normal runs are on paths.

    I felt a bit tired towards the end, which doesn't bode well for tomorrow's 3 hr Peak Raid.

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    Park run today - first time in over 5 years. A new local event started up a few weeks ago so me and Mrs S thought we'd give it a bash. A good one and a half minutes slower than my PB but a tough course with the last 3k all being uphill. Pleased with 12th and an age category 1st. Fingers crossed the hard work on resolving my injuries is finally paying off.

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    Parkrun for me also today, due to being stuck in Buxton with a sick Mother in law. Went to to Lyme Park, and very fine it was. Only one lap and it was quite like a fell run in beautiful scenery - it even started with a big climb and all off road. I almost enjoyed myself.

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    Finished off a solid but unspectacular week, with a solid but unspectacular run today.

    9 miles (two laps) round Draycote Water Reservoir, to the south of Rugby in Warwickshire (i expect AnthonyKay may know it)

    Averaged 6:40/mile pace, ran strongly and consistently throughout, not allowing the undulations, or the strong winds across the dams, to throw me off rhythm.

    79.5 miles for the week.

    May throw in a parkrun attempt next weekend. Not really doing the short reps at the moment which i feel work best for me on short distances like 5km, so will be interesting to see what i can manage with a different focus on training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattPo View Post
    Parkrun for me also today, due to being stuck in Buxton with a sick Mother in law. Went to to Lyme Park, and very fine it was. Only one lap and it was quite like a fell run in beautiful scenery - it even started with a big climb and all off road. I almost enjoyed myself.
    MattPo, if you are still "stuck" in Buxton and are at a loose end on Thursday, you are welcome to join us on this weeks RATRun. It is from the Queens Arms, Taddington at 6.30 pm. A very steady 6/7 miles and around 1,000 feet.
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