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Training Log Archive: BrandNewMe

In the 7 days ending Feb 25, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering - race3 2:58:40 13.92(12:50) 22.4(7:59)
  Road running5 2:14:36 16.45(8:11) 26.47(5:05)
  Trail running1 33:09 4.1(8:05) 6.6(5:01)
  Off-road running1 20:00 2.0(10:00) 3.22(6:13)
  Total9 6:06:25 36.47(10:03) 58.69(6:15)

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Monday Feb 25, 2019 #

12 PM

Trail running 33:09 [3] 4.1 mi (8:05 / mi)

perfect weather to drag myself away from my desk for some meadow laps. Slightly spoiled by standing in a big dog mess at the end.
10 PM

Road running 24:11 [3] 2.85 mi (8:29 / mi)

I binned my poo shoes from earlier. That sounds extravagant but they were on their way out anyway, and the poo was going to take some getting rid of.

The house is total chaos just now, and we have about 6 Ikea bags worth of trainers in our vestibule (it’s a big vestibule, bigger than Lucy’s bedroom in the last place, but it is totally trainer-filled just now). I have crap feet, and trainers rarely fit, so I have a good deal of trainers that have barely been worn but were too sore and just chucked in an Ikea bag. I dug out a pair, played around with the insoles, and went for a jog. They seemed to be ok. Ok enough to try the on a longer outing tomorrow.

Sunday Feb 24, 2019 #

11 AM

Orienteering - race 1:06:32 [3] 5.21 mi (12:46 / mi)

Birsemore SOL 1

I had already decided not to run - to get my map and shadow Emma. I had a knee-bash yesterday that hurt and was still bleeding, and I had bad guts from the night before so only got 2 hours sleep, and I wasn’t really in the mood for more Orienteering.

But Birsemore is on my top 5 areas, and the more I walked around the better my knee felt, and Lucy wanted to shadow Emma so I ought to at least go to the start and intend to run. So I jogged around the course, and it wasn’t too rough, hilly or tricky, so I finished and it was a lovely course in a great area.

waiting for route gadget from last night to work out where I went. Don’t think I am the only one.

Saturday Feb 23, 2019 #

2 PM

Orienteering - race 15:54 [3] 2.26 mi (7:02 / mi)

Gramp sprint race

Lots of fun, fast and furious. Mistake at 17, just getting offline with the direction changes, otherwise good. Alas number 12 didn’t register. SIGH. Emitag things. The things on a bit of Velcro. The Orienteering system I have is left arm navigation (map and compass) right arm punching (descriptions and si dibber). Description holders are so long in comparison to arm length, that the only place to put the velcro thing was behind the descriptions. I could have checked that each punch worked, but it would have been a faff, so I didn’t bother, and they didn’t. Well at least I mispunched here, rather than tonight, or atthe JK. I think the hand is the best place for them in a sprint, not sure about tonight where I might need both hands free for rock climbing.

Edit - just looked at the results and notice that 14 didn’t work either. Double SIGH.
8 PM

Orienteering - race 1:36:14 [3] 6.45 mi (14:55 / mi)

British nights. Failed to find a big track on the north route 6-7. I am prett my sure it was my fault, hitting the area at the wrong angle. It totally freaked me out. I had to change to the southern route and went in the right direction, but it was a good 1k if running into oblivion before I could relocate on anything. Was alone for the majority of it too. I got the heeby jeebies big time. Urgh!

This is where I got to:

I bonked really badly at the end. Probably should have taken some sugar with me. That would have probably stopped the freaking out too. There’s a limit to how bad life can be when you have a handful of jelly babies.

Off-road running 20:00 [3] 2.0 mi (10:00 / mi)

Warm uppery and downery. Was really whacked at the end, but ran as I was feeling shitty so really wanted to get back to the van and meet my sis and cuddle my daughter, and get some tea and toast. Aaahhhh! That’s better.

Thursday Feb 21, 2019 #

3 PM

Road running 10:00 [3] 1.3 mi (7:42 / mi)

School sprint
9 PM

Road running 42:00 [3] 5.0 mi (8:24 / mi)

My theory on Orienteering training is that a little bit is a bad thing. If you go Orienteering and haven’t done it for ages, you expect to get lost so focus more. I’f you've done lots of training you are good. Doing a little bit makes you cocky, which is disastrous. So I stayed on queens drive for tonight’s run despite carrying a map, cause I didn’t want to make myself cocky for the weekend, when I haven’t been night Orienteering for over a year. This was mainly just to check my head torch worked, and I could read a map with it on. It worked. Ready to go for Saturday night!

Wednesday Feb 20, 2019 #

Road running 47:54 [3] 6.0 mi (7:59 / mi)

Craiglockhart from work. Stressed. Average heart rate 179! Didn’t realise stress affected it that much. Usual average is 130-140. Need to find a new job.

Tuesday Feb 19, 2019 #

3 PM

Road running 10:31 [3] 1.3 mi (8:05 / mi)

Ill today, but still have to do the school run sprint.

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