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Training Log: philm64

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 2:25:24 13.81(10:32) 22.23(6:32) 454
  Climbing2 1:30:00
  Total6 3:55:24 13.81 22.23 454

Monday May 25 #

(rest day)

Easy walk with Liz at Burrington Ham. She with stick and finding it tricky in places, v slow. nearly 6 months now since her accident :-(

Felt "peaky" again - all this hot dry weather & running in it anyway. Not sure I'm robust enough for it really. Had to lie down in the cool & nearly slept, when we got in.

Sunday May 24 #

1 PM

Orienteering race (Urban) 28:50 [5] 5.91 km (4:53 / km) +50m 4:41 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 10

UsynligO Oldland sprint , 4.1km, 30 controls.

Nice & fun. Hot day - vest & shorts.
leaving 4 - no path to wood - aborted. 20-30 secs? also - no 5 - nettles all around - tip toed in and got stung; luckily the song started quickly......
No 8 - crap printing so not sure if i could get thru - could not - 15-20 secs?
no 30 - missed alley & went into close - 20 secs?

28:41 "officially" - not too much jogging around waiting for phone to "sing the song".
3 PM

Orienteering race 30:26 [4] 3.26 km (9:20 / km) +42m 8:46 / km
shoes: Innovate Terraclaws

UsynligO Hanham river valley - Long sprint - 4.1km, 30 controls. 30mins

Was in for a shock here! luckily I put on long O bums. DO NOT WEAR TRAINERS FOR THIS RACE.

no 5 - wrong route into field - then agony getting across to path- then couldn't find a way in! 2 mins total? (nearly bagged the control site off - undergrowth vile).

Super fast tech and detailed stuff at 1:4k which felt outrageous - for some reason i remembered Old Windmill Hill here. Pretty certain I did not visit all control sites as I just started the next leg whenever I heard the Song Singing from my bum bag.

no 8 - saw crag - OMG! somehow got down but exited as soon as i registered.

no 23 - left control due south - again, in peril in steep undergrowth, brambles etc - yelping in pain & distress.

Hoped to break 30 mins, but stymied by a picnic at no 29 - two dogs, one attacked - at the tree which was the control. I had to stand there like an IDIOT whilst the dog "attacked", the owners shouted, and I couldnt' leave until the Song started Singing. .....

Saturday May 23 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 36:31 [4] 6.0 km (6:05 / km) +161m 5:22 / km
shoes: Innovate Terraclaws

Blaise UsynligO blue course, more fun, bumbag for iphone this time, & emboldened by the fact that this one is better Georeferenced.

5.3km, 36:31. I know Blaise far too well.....

nos 10 & 12 didn't register so quickly (also 25 secs lost at finish!!!), so had to get phone out of bum bag & ask it how near I was then move in a random direction until the Song Started.

Plus warm down & look at crag at Blaise (Lover's Leap).

Friday May 22 #

12 PM

Climbing 1:00:00 [2]

Easy trad outdoor climbing, Avon gorge Sea walls, with Dom G. Shoulder not good - really hard to reach up with RH, so some painful moments.... also hips / legs poor. 3 routes / 6 pitches, up to UK 4a (Severe / Hard severe).

Anyone who says you can climb with someone socially distanced - you can't. You're sharing a rope/ropes, gear, and handling gear eg. shoving nut key into mouth as you get stable & try to remove stuck wires. Dom

Thursday May 21 #

11 AM

Orienteering 49:37 [4] 7.06 km (7:02 / km) +201m 6:09 / km
shoes: Innovate Terraclaws

BOK's Burrington Ham Green course, 5.4km, YsinligO race, hot day,

Got totally lost en route to no 2, v funny - no idea about pace / distance at 1:7500. The rest was fun, but clutching a phone in one hand, map & compass in other, no sweatbands, glasses on, and regularly stopping & going round in circles at the stakes trying to get the phone to "sing the song" at me meant that this became "a comedy number". The final control was the funniest - easier than easy & just unable for 2 mins to get the iPhone to register!

All good fun & kudos to BOK and I will be doing all the rest oh yes! Possibly need to buy a phone holder, or use my 1980s bright blue polyester bumbag .....
1 PM

Climbing 30:00 [2]

Easy rock climbing (including top roping a slab) at Burrington combe. Covered in bolts.

Some bouldering alone after - RH shoulder not great but not as bad as last week. One really agonizing move (descending ) nearly had me howling. Still sore.

Wednesday May 20 #

(sick) (rest day)

Recuperating in stunning weather back at Liz's. Feeling a lot better early by evening - minor blip?

UTMB canned. Sure OO Cup will be.

OO Cup sweden now put back to 2022....

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I live in Bristol. I have three hobbies: Running/ Orienteering, Rock climbing, and guitar playing (I'm in a swing band). I'm also in SPOOK. I've but mostly retired, am trustee for a charity Action for ME, do extra stuff on ME/CFS research. I'm generally fit these days, though suffer from variable health, I have Polands' Syndrome, and had M.E./CFS from age 33 - 40 (43 for purposes of sport). I also had major surgery on my upper intestines in 2017.

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