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Training Log Archive: Ollie

In the 7 days ending May 25, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling5 9:00:25 104.39(5:11) 168.0(3:13) 650
  Road Running2 1:11:56 9.17(7:51) 14.75(4:53) 80
  Cycle Errands1 46:00 10.07(4:34) 16.2(2:50)
  Orienteering1 29:15 2.61(11:12) 4.2(6:58)29c
  Total9 11:27:36 126.23(5:27) 203.15(3:23) 73029c
averages - sleep:5.5

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Saturday May 25, 2013 #

8 AM

Cycling warm up/down (To Event) 54:00 [3] 17.2 km (3:08 / km)
shoes: Specalized MTB Cleats

To Gladstone Park. Unfortunately missed a turning near the end and so ended up cycling an extra kilometre (and climbing a 12% gradient).
9 AM

Road Running race (parkrun) 21:02 [3] 5.0 km (4:12 / km) +80m 3:54 / km
slept:5.5 shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11 AW11

Gladstone parkrun. Arrived a bit late (see above) so started 80 seconds after everyone else, and with no time to switch from jogpants to shorts. Then had to stop for a further 30 seconds at the first corner to retie a lace. Very pleasant day, great views from the park, and a nice two-lap butterfly course with some not insignificant up-and-down. Never pushed myself - was trying to recover from the cycle to the event, and mindful of the day's long cycle afterwards.

Great organisation from the parkrun team - lots of signs, marshals, photography and encouragement. Felt a little bad tearing through the back of the field - it must be disconcerting to have someone do that to you long after you've settled into your pace.

Splits: 4:44, 4:02, 4:28, 4:08, 3:41 (Garmin says course was 80m short so final km is more like 3:58.)
10 AM

Cycling long (To Event) 5:24:25 [2] 92.8 km (3:30 / km) +650m 3:23 / km
shoes: Specalized MTB Cleats

From Gladstone Park (NW London) to Oxford, via Harrow, Pinner, Amersham, Great Missenden, Princes Risborough, Thame and Wheatley. A pretty efficient, straight route (the second half was generally on NCR57), with some nice sections along the Chilterns Cycleway in particular and going through Pinner in London. Phoenix Trail section (Princes Risborough to Thame) was duller than expected. Highest altitude was 260m. Time doesn't include an hour's break at a pub about half-way along. Moving time was 4:49:45, + 35 minutes of short breaks, + lunch. Amused to get a puncture on literally the final corner - about 50m from the planned end at St Aldates.

Thursday May 23, 2013 #

7 PM

Cycle Errands (Back Home) 46:00 [2] 16.2 km (2:50 / km)

To Bethnal Green and then later home.

Wednesday May 22, 2013 #

6 PM

Road Running race (Fun Run) 50:54 [4] 9.75 km (5:13 / km)
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11 AW11

Canary Wharf Jog. 1km course in a tight loop. Started right at the back as arrived only a couple of minutes before. First couple of km were pretty slow with the massed runners in front - but then it is a "jog". Ran with Ben L for the latter ~5km. Last 1.5km hurt quite a lot - did one final km lap to make sure I had definitely done 10km, as had lost count!

GPS had serious issues (all the skyscrapers) but have managed to resurrect my splits based on squinting at the trace. The route was a simple back-and-forth along South Colonnade, with a short section north at the east end, i.e. an L shape.

What I don't understand was that the start line was half way along the main road, but the finish was just before the corner of the "L" - therefore everyone's final lap (or first lap) is not a kilometre - more like 0.75km. Hence why I've logged 9.75km and not 10km! (I appear to have visited the turn at the 300m point 10 times).

Actual course (green = start, red = finish, yellow = first of the two turn-points on the course, at 300m):

9 PM

Cycling (Back Home) 36:00 [2] 12.1 km (2:59 / km)

From Canary Wharf.

Tuesday May 21, 2013 #

7 PM

Orienteering race (Park Race) 29:15 [4] *** 4.2 km (6:58 / km)
29c shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11 AW11

Park Race No. 1 at Wandle Park. Warm. Great controlfest and some devious sections, if you didn't read the map properly (I didn't.) No idea how far I actually ran, because my GPS is still sulking over its lack of memory. But was probably about 6.5-7km.
10 PM

Cycling (Back Home) 1:04:00 [3] 22.7 km (2:49 / km)

Collier's Wood to home. Back on the new bike - I miss the clips from the old one.

Monday May 20, 2013 #

10 PM

Cycling (Back Home) 1:02:00 [3] 23.2 km (2:40 / km)

Putney Hill to home.

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