We’ve got a mountain marathon in 6 short weeks and despite a few outings recently it feels as though training has suffered due to a busy summer season so it felt great to get out yesterday on what seemed like the first nice day in ages.
Ian and I (and his dog Isla) caught the train to Corrour and then headed back to Tulloch over Beinn Na Lap, then over to Chno Dearg continuing to Stob Coire Sgriodain. It worked out about 14 1/2 miles and was a good day out, would have been even better if I’d had remembered to bring my running shoes! The trainers I had on turned out to be OK for most of the run but I slipped and fell over at least half a dozen times on the final (boggy) descent.
The view from Beinn Na Lap
Ian (the triathlete) – note proper hill running footwear!
Heading up to Chno Dearg
And the view from the final munro across loch Treig
Finally, a note to anyone considering the same route… the path that is supposed to follow the train tracks for the last 2 km back to the station doesn’t seem to exist where it is supposed to, we ended up following the tracks.
It felt good to be out yesterday but doesn’t feel too good today after all those falls!