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Training Log Archive: rickyp

In the 7 days ending Aug 4:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 6:49:27 33.13(12:21) 53.32(7:41) 165674 /116c63%
  Running12 3:10:02 15.81(12:01) 25.45(7:28) 745
  Total16 9:59:29 48.95(12:15) 78.77(7:37) 240174 /116c63%

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Sunday Aug 4 #

Note
(rest day)

Saturday Aug 3 #

12 PM

Running warm up/down 21:35 [2] 2.56 km (8:26 / km) +131m 6:43 / km
ahr:126 max:153 shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Jog to start, WU and drills
1 PM

Orienteering race 49:58 [3] *** 6.69 km (7:28 / km) +172m 6:37 / km
ahr:146 max:173 spiked:13/20c shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Scottish 6 Days Day 6 at Grandtully - M21E 5.6km

Routegadget

I knew the area was going to be fast and technical and sadly it wasn't to be my day.

I got round the first loop of 4 with only a 30s miss on #1 so was growing on cofidence but then immediatly this was all gone at 5. Manged to hit the fence halfway bang on line but after I crossed the open proceeding the control I deviated North, perhaps to the wrong open patch rather than following the compass. Found 9 but didn't realise it was 9 and eventually relcoated off the green I should have done on the way in. 5:25 wasted.
Slow to 6 as had no confidence and stumbled upon it in the green.
Winsplits not picking up me just being very hesitant on a lot of the controls. Next mistake highlighted is #15 where I found another control before it which confused me.

Generally I was too happy to follow elephant tracks rather than do my own nav. Probably would have been better with an early start. Winsplits says 8:08 wasted.
2 PM

Running warm up/down 9:44 [2] 1.52 km (6:24 / km)
ahr:122 max:131 shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Friday Aug 2 #

12 PM

Running warm up/down 20:31 [2] 2.02 km (10:09 / km) +149m 7:25 / km
ahr:126 max:145 shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Jog to start, WU and drills
1 PM

Orienteering race 2:11:48 [3] *** 16.66 km (7:55 / km) +520m 6:51 / km
ahr:156 max:187 spiked:26/29c shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Scottish 6 Days Day 5 at Craig a Barns - M21E 13.5km

Loggator Routegadget

This was the only day that I was particulary nervous for, mainly after my bad experience as an M20 doing the JK in 2012 where I was out for 3 hours and got very lost. Hadn't amnaged to source myself a gel but had a pocket stuffed with jelly babies to get me though.

Steady to 1 then had planned a bold route to 2 until I picked up the elephant track path and decided it was a safer and faster. Was followign this until near the crag at 8 where I had managed to accidently go down an unmapped elephant track / mtb track thinking it was a path which took me West and not South West. Still tried to make it fit and I only noticed quite a long way down the hill. Found the control fine and arrived at the same time as Ali who had spiked it from above but confirmed I had already binned over 3 mins and added a hefty amout of climb.
Stuck with Ali for #3 and followed Nathan into 4 and 5 I then was very much solo. Steady for the next few. Came out of 9 too far south and ran down the same path for 50m before realising I'd missed the junction fo had to backtrack.
GG and schminty went straight through me on 13 where I'd thought this signalled the point where I would see no one else but to my surprise I sumbled across a very tired Ali at 15 who had no intention on running with me and soon went to retire.
Slow and steady through the rest of the open (I'd be lying if I said I was running quickly as the TV stream has evidence otherwise). Still time for one miss though on 22 when I got caught out by a classic #pathorcrag. I thought the crags to the north was a just a small path so when I hit a line of crags I wasted 4 mins hunting there.
Stumbled round the last loop.

Winsplits says 8:25 wasted.

3 PM

Running warm up/down 10:13 [2] 1.17 km (8:44 / km) +36m 7:34 / km
ahr:122 max:137 shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Thursday Aug 1 #

12 PM

Running warm up/down 26:19 [2] 2.9 km (9:04 / km) +165m 7:04 / km
ahr:120 max:162 shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Jog to start, WU and drills
1 PM

Orienteering race 1:26:08 [4] *** 13.48 km (6:23 / km) +382m 5:36 / km
ahr:163 max:177 spiked:17/18c shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Scottish 6 Days Day 4 at Culteuchar and Dron - M21E 11.3km

Routegadget

Easier day on the grassy fast open hills.

Was so angry with myself on number 5 for not stopping when I was too high and not stopping when it didn't fit wasting 90s. This was my only time loss. Happy to see Andrew and 7 and he guided me perfectly to 8 before choosing the longer route choice to 9. Went left on 13 which may have been the longer route choice though.
3 PM

Running warm up/down 10:03 [2] 1.34 km (7:30 / km) +13m 7:09 / km
ahr:124 max:137 shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Wednesday Jul 31 #

Note
(rest day)

Didn't do the rest day sprint as I haven't blown a day yet and I wanted to conserve some energy for Craig a Barns. Dad also couldn't do the sprint due to his heart problems so played some mediocre golf with him and went for a walk up a hill

Tuesday Jul 30 #

8 AM

Running 16:43 [2] 3.03 km (5:31 / km) +28m 5:16 / km
ahr:129 max:162 shoes: Salomon Speedcross 4 (Grey)

Went to do some pasting. There was nae paste
9 AM

Running 21:04 [2] 3.56 km (5:55 / km) +32m 5:40 / km
ahr:123 max:135 shoes: Salomon Speedcross 4 (Grey)

Did some pasting
1 PM

Running warm up/down 13:08 [2] 1.41 km (9:19 / km) +58m 7:44 / km
ahr:125 max:255 shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Jog to start, WU and drills

Orienteering race 56:04 [4] *** 6.06 km (9:15 / km) +202m 7:56 / km
ahr:163 max:189 spiked:18/25c shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Scottish 6 Days Day 3 at Dundurn - M21E 5.1km

Loggator Routegadget

First time I have worn a tracker. I hadn't even checked if I was on the list so I was a bit rushed sorting this out in the end. And it was really hot so didn't really appreciate the tight GPS vest.

A bit scrappy but fine through the first 6, 90s wasted on 7 where I had navigated to the spur fine but hadn't checked desciption and thought it was on the cliff below, not the knoll on top.
More hesistation on a few of the next legs but only mistake came on 22 where it seemed everything changed to chaos with a leg through the green. I saw Felly, Tam, Ali, Ben Stevens all on this leg with nobody running in the same direction. I got a bit distracted on a hill and missed them all running to the control. Should have been more persistent in the green and made my way to the fence.

Winsplits says 7:44 wasted.
2 PM

Running warm up/down 11:30 [2] 1.7 km (6:46 / km) +23m 6:20 / km
ahr:123 max:136 shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Jog back to the cottage

Monday Jul 29 #

10 AM

Running warm up/down 19:12 [2] 2.55 km (7:32 / km) +100m 6:18 / km
ahr:131 max:151 shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Jog to start, WU and drills
11 AM

Orienteering race 1:25:29 [4] *** 10.43 km (8:12 / km) +380m 6:56 / km
ahr:162 max:179 24c shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Scottish 6 Days Day 2 at Edinchip - M21E 8.7km

Routegadget

More open today so better day nav wise, just struggled with all those tussocks and marshes. Some sloppy mistakes at the end not planning ahead or really paying attention, tiredness just meaning I was on auto pilot following other runners.

Winsplits says 2:06 wasted.
12 PM

Running warm up/down 10:00 [2] 1.69 km (5:55 / km) +10m 5:45 / km
ahr:128 max:140 shoes: inov8 X-TALON 212 Cl Green

Jog down with Phil

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