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    9.87 miles, 2,740 feet, 2 hours 35 minutes: Loughrigg, mainly on the minor paths. Fairly extensive high clouds, so sun not strong; nice cool breeze, good views. Ground drying up nicely. Lots about.

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    9.78 miles, 2,894 feet, 2 hours 39 minutes: Loughrigg again. More sun today - glad I had suncream and T shirt on. Lots about.

    It turns out that holding your breath when running (near people) has been used as a type of hypoxic training - not sure how beneficial it is - it certainly does not feel good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    It turns out that holding your breath when running (near people) has been used as a type of hypoxic training - not sure how beneficial it is - it certainly does not feel good.
    Emil Zatopek used to do that, apparently. On one occasion I believe he took it to such an extreme that he passed out. Although I think all his training techniques were pretty extreme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem View Post
    Emil Zatopek used to do that, apparently. On one occasion I believe he took it to such an extreme that he passed out. Although I think all his training techniques were pretty extreme.
    It certainly feels like you are about to pass out, and I may have done so once. I had an unexplained fall on top of Fairfield - running up from Cofa Pike, I came across a couple heading towards me, held my breath, the next thing I was on the ground, scraping my shoulder on rocks. I don't remember tripping.

    Breath holding is followed by slowing down, rapid breathing, and a sense of light headedness - lasts 5 - 8 seconds, but feels longer - as I say, no fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    It certainly feels like you are about to pass out, and I may have done so once. I had an unexplained fall on top of Fairfield - running up from Cofa Pike, I came across a couple heading towards me, held my breath, the next thing I was on the ground, scraping my shoulder on rocks. I don't remember tripping.

    Breath holding is followed by slowing down, rapid breathing, and a sense of light headedness - lasts 5 - 8 seconds, but feels longer - as I say, no fun.
    Don't do it then!
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    8 miles, 2,477 feet, 2 hours 11 minutes: Wansfell Ridge. Ended up knee deep in a bog that has until now been so reliable. Sunny, but some thin high cloud so not too strong; lovely cooling breeze, good views. Lots about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    Don't do it then!
    Narrow path, no escape for me or them - breath holding seems a good way to reduce risk, despite the discomfort.

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    This afternoon was the first run in the last three attempts which I've actually completed as planned. It helped that it was a lot cooler, but it also helped that I'd lowered my sights. And I didn't come across a single person! Bliss.

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    14.86 miles, 4,700 feet, 4 hours 30 minutes: Fairfield Horseshoe, plus Grisedale Tarn/Cofa Pike. Sunny, but cold wind up high - glad I had a long sleeved top. Super views; ground soft but mainly dry now. Lots about, as you would expect. Glad I started at 8.30am or so - first couple of hours I was almost by myself.

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    A very enjoyable walk through the woods and along the footpaths to the north of Reading with my brother and his wife. Very genteel. (The walk, that is. Not my brother and his wife.) A couple of pints at halfway, at a very nice pub with a large beer garden with lots of tables and plenty of space, table service, plenty of hand sanitiser, good attention to social distancing, an easy to use system for leaving your contact details, and very nice and friendly staff. The bill, though, brought tears to my eyes. Fortunately, I was able put on a convincing act of having left my wallet at home, leaving my brother to pick up the tab. So, a very enjoyable day! (Actually, for the record, the bill wasn't too bad, and I paid.)

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