The weather was perfect for ultra training this weekend, clear blue sky's and a cold westerly breeze.
I was going to run the Gordon Way yesterday but changed it to the Moray Coast.
I parked at Pennan, ran to Rosehearty and back which took me to 17 miles. With 22 to cover I continued to Cullykhan Bay then returned to Pennan. This training route is remarkably similar to the Cateran trail, with fields, farm tracks, stiles, gates and road sections - all on hilly terrain.
Picking a hand torch for the Cateran was interesting. The modern LED torch has came a long way.
There's lots of choice, with tactical torches made for the military or law enforcement. In the end I opted for the Fenix E40, a standard lightweight torch with three power levels and a strobe.
I tested running with my two head torches and the Fenix on Wednesday night, an eight miler round the Braes o Gight. Needless to say, the 220 lumen Fenix outshone the head torches, making them redundant. To be fair I think the head torches require new batteries. I'll also need to balance the light a bit by reducing the Fenix output to a lower setting but it's good to know I've got a long range spot light when I need it.
Tues 4 Wed 8 Thurs 6 Sat 22 Sun 12. Weekly total 52 miles.