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Training Log Archive: BrandNewMe

In the 7 days ending Jul 28:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering - race1 1:06:52 7.3(9:10) 11.75(5:42)
  Orienteering - training1 37:00 2.0(18:30) 3.22(11:30)
  Road running1 28:26 3.65(7:47) 5.87(4:50)
  Trail running1 24:39 2.68(9:12) 4.31(5:43)
  Total4 2:36:57 15.63(10:02) 25.15(6:14)

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Sunday Jul 28 #

12 PM

Orienteering - race 1:06:52 [3] 7.3 mi (9:10 / mi)

6 day day 1. Auchengarrich. W21E


I have run here before so should have known better than to blunder into that bit with all the vegetation without a plan. But I just can’t resist, so blunder I did. After way too long without knowing where I was I decided to check out that control over there in the (very slim) hope it might be mine. It wasn’t number 6 but it was number 17, so I knew where I was. Got away with only dropping 2 or so minutes. Got going ok until number 17 ironically enough, which I couldn’t find it when I wanted and I dropped a few mins here.

Pulled a stick out of my inner eye at some point but did a worse scratch later in the course. Bit sore now.

The area was my sort of fun though. Kids did ok too.

Friday Jul 26 #

3 PM

Road running 28:26 [3] 3.65 mi (7:47 / mi)

Getting the kids from Peffermill football camp via the deliciously cool and damp innocent railway tunnel.

Thursday Jul 25 #

5 PM

Trail running 24:39 [3] 2.68 mi (9:12 / mi)

Home from work via the Dassies and Pipers. Trying out new shoes. Work is a bit full-on so not much time for running.

Monday Jul 22 #


Does anyone know how the 6 day elite start times work? Is it a straight chasing start on the last day? I don’t think I have ever successfully done a week of elite without mispunching. Time based systems are much, much better than adding up your best positions during the week though, which always strikes me as an unnecessarily lazy scoring method. It’s another reason to keep running elite - like the French 5, where the W40 courses were so lame in comparison. Doesn’t help me out with my eternal what-to-run quandary.

How hard can it be to have a spreadsheet apply a formula to times behind winner? It’s like when the hepathlon / decathlon finishes and there is a 10 min delay as they work out the points. Like there is a squad of Marshalls pouring over the points charts, pencils and fag packets in hand. Computers. They have been invented. They are genius things.
10 AM

Orienteering - training 37:00 [3] 2.0 mi (18:30 / mi)

We were staying in Chipperfield (FK) for uncle Richards wedding, and on seeing that there was a forest opposite, Googled it and printed off some maps. Still haven’t worked out how to get the UofE printers to do colour, so this was a black and white map printed on the environmentally friendly sludge-coloured paper the university uses instead of proper white stuff.

The map was mostly small paths and vegetation, so black and white was not a problem cause the map was mainly green so not much imagination was needed. We did some map memory and some bearings, and Laurence did pretty damn well on the bearings seeing as this was clearly not a ‘summer’ sort of area and we were in shorts and short socks. Ripper!

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